Sugaring versus Waxing

When it comes to the world of hair removal, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with new trends and technology as new tools continue to show up on the scene. But, that’s just not the case with sugaring. The art of sugaring is actually a hair removal process that’s been around a long time. Sugaring has become progressively more popular in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, but has been known to be a used technique as far back as Ancient Egypt.

Sugaring and waxing both pull hair from the root. Other than that, the techniques are quite different from each other. Usually waxing is a strip that removes hair in the opposite direction of the pattern of follicle growth. With sugaring, the hair is removed in the direction of natural follicle growth pattern. Sugaring is usually room temperature unlike waxing, which tends to be hot.

What is Sugaring?

Sugaring is an organic, natural alternative to traditional hair removal techniques. It’s more gentle on the skin.

Using a paste of sugar, lemon juice, glycerin, and water, removing hair this way hurts less since there is less of a tug on the skin while successfully removing the hair. This causes less redness and irritation. A light cloth used for sugaring also helps cut down on some of the skin irritation. Sometimes honey or essential oils are used in the standard recipe as well.

What’s is Waxing?

Waxing is melted wax that hardens on undesirable hair and removes the hair out swiftly and firmly away from the skin. The two types of wax are hard wax and soft wax.

Hard Wax

Hard wax is beads of hard wax melted in a warmer that creates an even liquid. When the liquid is cooled enough to apply to the skin without burning, it is spread onto small areas of the skin. After it hardens and cools entirely, the wax is withdrawn from the skin in the opposite direction of the hair follicle growth.

Soft Wax

Soft Wax is rubbed on a muslin strip while it’s on the skin. The strip is then used to tear the wax off the skin removing the body hair with it. Since soft wax is more flexible and softer, it is used for larger areas of the skin, such as armpits, arms, and legs. Soft wax can leave behind a residue and is usually a messier method than hard wax.

Things to Consider with Sugaring versus Waxing

Whether you decide to use either sugaring or traditional waxing methods, each treatment depends on the thickness of the hair and length as well as the area of the body. For those with thick hair, waxing may be a better option. For those with fine hair, maybe sugaring is better. Here are some things to consider when making the choice.

Sugaring Option

Some people prefer the sugaring process because of the lasting smoother results with less redness and irritation than waxing. If someone tends to be sensitive to the heat, sugaring may be the treatment to choose as it is done at room temperature.

For waxing to work, it must be warm. The heat and pulling of a wax treatment can be irritating on the skin and the initial flash of pain as the hair is removed. This is why sugaring is often preferred by people with sensitive skin. Sugaring is the gentler of the two treatments. It’s usually just a matter of preference.

Waxing Option

Some people choose to wax as it is an effective treatment to remove a large amount of hair at one time, and it is long-lasting. Usually, the hair won’t grow back for as long as eight weeks. Areas that are waxed frequently over a significant period often show signs of regrowth that is much softer, leaving smooth, hair-free skin.

No matter which method of hair removal you prefer, the estheticians at The Waxing Spot are here to serve you in the most comforting, supportive, professional manner possible. If you’ve never come to see us, it’s time you give our waxing salon a try. If you’ve been to our salon before, come see us in our new location next to Sprouts near the Mall Of Georgia. Book an appointment today.

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