I sat down to write about sugaring and found that I had so much to say, that I didn’t really know where to start. Sure, there’s the technical explanation about how sugaring works and why it’s a better choice for hair removal (especially for lady bits), but for me it runs far deeper than that. There are so many elements about how I sugar that speak to what I do and how I do it, but before we dive into what you could call ‘the zen’ of sugaring, let’s talk about why you should choose it.
First off, sugar as a product is far superior to wax for these reasons:
- Sugaring is more gentle on your skin and it removes only dead skin cells, not live ones, so your skin doesn’t get red and irritated. This is partly why it is less painful than waxing.
- Hair is removed in the direction it grows – which means less breakage and therefore less possibility of in-grown hairs.
- Because sugar can be reapplied over the same area, you can ‘detail’ better. This results in a much more complete and cleaner hair removal overall.
All this sounds pretty sweet, right? Well, these are just some of the reasons why sugaring is superior to waxing. Perhaps the most appealing differentiator is that it is less painful, but the true difference will only be apparent if there is good technique. And when it comes to good technique, it’s an open playing field!
Got your interested? Good. Now you have the basics. Stay tuned for more discussion on the art of sugaring and why most people (industry included) really don’t get it.