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ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WAXING AND SUGARING IS?

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 8:35 PM


So you’ve read through all the articles about sugaring…about how it hurts less than waxing and its many benefits; like how it pulls the hair from the root better than wax causing the hair to grow-in less, that it doesn’t pull as much skin and that it dates back to ancient times and so on…


I’m sure you’re wondering, “is it true?” “Can there really be an easier method to remove hair from my nether region?”


That all depends…


Like I mentioned in the article Hard Wax vs Soft Wax, the same applies to sugaring with regards to where you are having the service completed. You’d be surprised of how much the actual technique that the skin-care specialist performing the hair removal uses, in comparison to the hair removal product itself, determines your level of discomfort.


Don’t get me wrong, high quality products is of the next most importance, but the technique -- regardless of soft wax, hard wax or sugaring, is numero uno. You’re most likely not in the hair-removal industry so to know a place with a great technique, you want to find a place that has great reviews in specializing in their hair removal services.


Does it hurt less?

Yes! Unfortunately it’s not a drastic difference and some have even said they didn’t feel the difference. I guess it’s because we’re still ripping hair from you. But hey, I’ll take all the relief I can get, even if it’s a tiny bit.


When I first opened, I offered a sugaring option. I figured 1st time Brazilian waxers could opt for sugaring if they were nervous of pain. Sugaring was offered for a couple of dollars more than the waxing option. I thought for sure the sugaring would be the top seller, but it wasn’t. That could be because it was in 2012 and sugaring wasn’t as popular as it’s becoming, but the feedback I received is that it wasn’t that drastic of a difference from the feeling of being waxed. I use a natural wax for sensitive skin so it’s not as harsh on the skin as other waxing products. Although clients reported that they felt a slight difference with the sugar being gentler, they didn’t go bananas over it like I thought they would.


Here’s why. Sugar paste is all natural and free from preservatives. It’s just sugar, lemon juice and water cooked to a certain heat point to where it’s strong enough to remove hair. But it’s gentle and temperamental to temperatures; therefore it can sometimes take longer to perform hair removal with the sugaring method.


So after a while of clients not being too interested in sugaring, I discontinued it and it didn’t appear to be missed. However, recently a lot of new clients have been asking for it so I’m excited to announce sugaring will be available again real soon.


How long does it last and does the hair grow back less than waxing?

Sugaring lasts the same time as waxing where you should be serviced every 4-6 weeks. Unfortunatley, I didn’t notice less hair growth from my clients that waxed regularly.


The result:

While there isn’t a clear winner, I personally like every bit of less pain I can get, so I personally like sugaring – sometimes. I’m a bit impatient, so if I feel the sugar is not going to cooperate and take a bit longer to remove the hair, then wax me up baby. This way I know for sure that I’ll be off the table in the next 10-15 minutes!


If this is your first time getting a Brazilian wax, then sugaring may be the best bet. If you’re a regular to Brazilian waxing, and waxing is a bit much for you, then sugaring is definitely worth trying. Either way, be sure to go to a place that has great reviews in their hair removal services.


Remember, technique is key. It may appear that us “skin-care peeps” are just ripping hair out, but there is a method to the insanity (or should be)!


Joe


Happy Skin | Happy Girl | Happy Life



Categories: Sugaring, Waxing