Sugaring is an all natural hair removal method practiced since 1900 BC. Used by those in the Middle East and in Egypt, Sugaring became a popular phenomenon that is still used to this day. Sugaring consists of all natural ingredients such as sugar, water, lemon juice, and honey. It can be applied either as a paste or gel; however, paste is rarely used nowadays due to fewer technicians who know how to correctly apply it. Sugaring must be prepared correctly and applied accurately.
The paste must be applied in the opposite direction of the hair growth and then in the same direction as the hair growth using the hands. When pulling, it must then be removed in the opposite direction of hair growth. The gel is a similar process to waxing. The method of the sugaring gel is instead applied in the same direction as the hair growth and pulled in the opposite direction.
The benefits of sugaring surely outweigh any con and in comparison to waxing, are preferential. The list of pros is as follows:
- Large amounts of hair can be taken off simultaneously as well as on other parts of your body. You can sugar multiple parts of the body at once because it does not dry out. Waxing must be done on certain parts of the body at a time.
- Sugaring is easier to clean up and can be done so with water.
- It can be applied over areas of the skin that were already sugared, in case of any missed hairs. Sugaring is sensitive enough to the skin to allow for it to be gone over again.
- Sugaring can lead to permanent results due to the hair follicle becoming damaged and not growing anymore hair.
- Sugaring makes hair removing easier to endure especially when it comes to more sensitive parts of the body. Sugaring only targets hair, not skin.
Those who are receiving hair removal treatment for the first time should consider sugaring. It is a less irritating procedure than that of waxing and gentler on the skin.