I'm sure by now you have heard of different types of hair removal methods that exist and have researched the internet to try and gain more knowledge about which one to choose if you are interested in trying out these services for the first time! Below we are going to talk about what each different method is all about so you can make an educated decision before you book your service.
First things first, the main difference between waxing and sugaring is the ingredients and how its applied to the skin. If you choose to be waxed, they will use a wooden stick and place the wax in the direction of the hair growth and use a cloth strip to remove the wax, or they will use a 'hard' wax that is applied onto the skin, dried, and then removed against the hair growth. With sugar, your artist will use a paste made out of sugar, lemon juice, and water and mold it onto your skin in the opposite direction of the hair growth and remove it using a 'flicking' motion in the direction of the hair growth.
Secondly, sugar is applied to the skin at room temperature so it is not as hot as traditional waxing- so if you are someone that has more sensitive skin or is bothered by the heat of wax, sugaring would be a great method for you to try!
Waxing can tend to be a little more harsh on our skin, due to the fact that it removes live skin cells during the process so guests tend to be a little more red and tender after their hair removal session. Since sugaring has all natural ingredients, it doesn't adhere to live skin cells, only dead skin cells. Our guests usually experience minimal redness and sensitivities after their session. Sugar is a moldable paste so it can easily grab the full root from the hair follicle instead of removing just the surface area hair like when you wax. This leads to faster hair depletion than traditional waxing. You still get hair depletion with wax, but not as quickly as sugaring.
There are truly many benefits to both methods of hair removal, but our salon favorite is sugaring. A long with the many benefits our clients get from sugaring, its also better for the environment; less waste, only three ingredients, and its safe to eat (LITERALLY)! Our guests have experienced better results, and have found sugaring to be slightly less painful. Thats a win-win in our books!
We hoped this helped give you a little more information on each method of hair removal so you can make the best decision possible when it comes to your own skin.