Here’s what you need to know about sugaring and waxing — two hair removal methods that might be worth trying this summer! The main difference between sugaring and waxing is the direction in which the paste is applied.
Sugaring is great for sensitive skin because it’s hypoallergenic. It’s made of three natural ingredients: sugar, water, and lemon juice. Waxing, on the other hand, includes resins depending on the type of wax (soft vs. hard) as well as the brand. Unlike sugaring ingredients, which adhere only to the hair, wax ingredients can also adhere to skin cells, which can sometimes irritate the skin.
Waxing typically involves applying the wax to hair in the direction of hair growth using an applicator stick. A cloth strip is then applied firmly on top of the wax, which is then pulled quickly against the direction of growth for removal. Because of this, some breakage may happen.
Sugaring works the opposite way. An esthetician spreads a lukewarm ball of sugar paste onto the hair against the direction of hair growth and flicks it out in the direction of hair growth to remove the hair. The ball of sugar paste is used repeatedly on the whole treatment area and thrown out after the session.
Some argue that sugaring is less painful because it pulls the hair in the direction of hair growth rather than against. Which method is best depends on the body area, hair thickness, and length. For fine hair, sugaring is recommended, and for thicker hair, waxing is often better. If any part of your body is particularly heat-sensitive, stick with sugaring, which is done at room temperature. Sugaring has an added step of molding where the ball of sugar paste is spread onto the hair. This creates a tugging effect that can be painful, sometimes even more than yanking the actual hair out. Despite this, your skin will usually feel less irritated after sugaring than waxing.
The pricing of waxing and sugaring is comparable. Both methods pull hair out from the root, so you can expect hair to grow back in two to eight weeks depending on what you get done.
Make sure you’re summer ready! Be kind to your body and soul and book some me time. Bliss on Broadway offers full service treatments for your skin, body and mind. Call us at 562-439-4333. http://www.blissonbroadway.com/