A new grooming technique is making headlines and gaining popularity. Sugaring, which is essentially waxing but less painful because it does not use a hot sticky wax. It uses a mix of sugar, lemon, and water, which is much gentler on the skin than the harsh wax. The mixture works too, even if it sounds like a strange combination for hair removal.
If you are skeptical, that is entirely understandable. After all, over the years, there have been many tries at products to replace the dreaded waxing (hello, threading for eyebrows). What makes sugaring work and a better choice than waxing is simple. The mixture is all natural. Therefore it removes hair easily with no adhesive tape ripping at the skin.
According to Refinery29, the sugaring process begins by cleaning the area that needs the hair removed with a gentle cleanser such as aloe. Next up some powder is placed on the clean area adding a layer of protection between the paste and the skin.
A technician will then warm the mixture in his or her hands. This is done to mold it but also to get it warm. The mixture is not hot like wax and is then rubbed against the hair growth. Finally, the hair is removed when the technician pulls his or her hand off the hair.
Brazilian Sugaring is wayyyyyy better than waxing! Y’all 😌— Trin Wright (@TrinNicoleW2) July 18, 2018
Yes, the hair removal happens because of a person's hand. It sounds a little weird, but it works. The entire process is repeated until the area is clean and smooth. Sugaring will only pull out your hairs. It does not pull at the skin which makes it much more pleasant than waxing. Plus the sugary mixture gets down to the roots of the hair, making it an excellent choice for those who are prone to ingrown hairs.
If you have not tried sugaring yet, you may want to give it a go next time you think about getting a wax! It will cost you about the same as waxing but will save you from the pain, unless of course you really like getting waxed. As always, consult a doctor before trying any new treatments or applying anything new to the skin.
If you have already tried sugaring, let us know what you thought of it! We would love to hear your thoughts.