All about sugaring: hair removal

Hey everyone! Lets talk about sugaring! It’s something we don’t talk about much, but its a service that we have offered ever since we have opened our very first salon! For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about when I say “sugaring”, I am referring to a type of hair removal. Hair removal can be a very personal thing. Whether you get your eyebrow hair removed, or hair removed from down south, it is very personal and can be a very scary thing, although it shouldn’t be!

I know at some point we have experienced having too hot of wax being put on some area of our body. So, a good question to ask is, “is the sugar heated like traditional wax”? It’s heated, but it’s not heated as high as traditional wax, its warm, rather than hot. Think about it like this, sugar, lemon juice, and water are the three main ingredients for candy. Sugar’s not supposed to be soupy, it actually needs to be a little bit firm, so it’s better if it’s cool. So if you are someone who is afraid of the traditional hot wax, just remember that sugaring is not hot. The sugar is warm, to make it more easy to work with, and to make it more comfortable for the person who is receiving the service.

Now, other than the temperature of traditional wax and sugaring, what are the differences in these two services? Sugar is water-soluble, unlike wax. Wax shrink-wraps the hair, so when you pull the wax strip, you’re hoping that it pulls from the root. And most of the time it does, if it’s a good, quality hard wax done by a professional. Although when having a traditional wax service, the technician pulls the wax strip in the opposite direction of your hair growth. By doing so, the hair tends to break under the skins surface rather than getting puled out completely. What happens when the hair breaks? That is when ingrown hairs happen. When the hair breaks, the hair does not always grow straight out, it sometimes curls and causes an ingrown hair.

Unlike traditional wax, the technician performing the sugaring service will gently pull in the same direction of the hair growth, making sure to pull the hair from the follicle. Sugar is also a natural exfoliant and provides moisture to the skin, leaving the skin soft to the touch. The sugar paste is hypoallergenic— unless you’re allergic to lemon juice, sugar or water, then you’re fine.

Another good question to ask is how long should the hair be in the desired area of treatment? To make sure that you get the best results, it is best that the hair in your desired treatment area be at least one quarter inch. By pulling our the hair follicle completely using the sugar paste, that means that your hair will grow back slower and softer, which is a girls dream! Overtime with waxing, your hair cycle stays the same. As with sugaring, we break the cycle of your hair growth because we pull the hair out completely. If you stay consistent with your sugaring service every 3 to 4 weeks, we guarantee you will see a noticeably slower and softer hair growth!

If you have any questions or want to try this fabulous service, give us a call at any of our 2 locations and we’d be happy to help you book your Sugaring appointment!

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