Sugaring is an all natural method of hair removal. It is one of the oldest forms of hair removal and was created by the Egyptians. The product is made of Sugar, Honey, Lemon, and Distilled Water. That’s it! No dye, No resins, No fragrance!! It is even edible!
The Sugaring Paste looks like a thick ball of honey that is held in the hand. There are no sticks or strips used. The sugar is placed onto the skin by hand and is then applied in the opposite direction of hair growth. This lifts up the hairs and forces the product down into the hair follicle. The sugar then wraps itself around the root of your hair. The sugar is removed in the direction of hair growth pulling out the entire hair including the root and does not disturb the follicle. It leaves you completely smooth without stubble.
1. Wax is usually made with a resin. Resin is put into wax to adhere to the hair, but unfortunately it also adheres to your skin. This is why some people’s skin comes off and will scab after waxing. The Sugaring paste is Water Soluble. It can only adhere to your dead skin cells. All live skin cells have moisture in them and the sugar can not adhere to them. 2. Wax also can contain fragrance and dyes. Both can cause allergic reactions and skin irritation. The sugar is has no fragrance and no dye. It is hypoallergenic and in 10 years of sugaring every day all day long I have never had a client have an allergic reaction. 3. Wax has to be heated in a wax pot to melt. Some wax pots heat up to 175 to as hot as 220 degrees F. This can cause severe burns and scarring to the skin. You have to really pay attention to the wax and the temperature. As you near the end of a pot of wax it becomes hotter increasing your risk of burns. Sugaring works best at your body temperature and feels slightly warm on your skin. It will not burn you! Since your esthetician applies the sugar by hand she can always feel the temperature through the gloves before it ever touches your skin. When using the proper sugaring warmer, provided by Alexandria Professional, it does not allow the product to get hot enough to burn. 4. Wax is usually applied with wooden sticks. Always make sure your service provider is wearing gloves and that they are NOT double dipping the stick in the wax pot. Double-dipping can cause staph infections and a host of other things
we just don’t want to have to talk about. If your service provider is working directly out of the wax pot they should be getting a clean stick EVERY time they need more wax. Pay attention! This is your body and your health! When getting sugared your service provider will always wear gloves. You use the same piece of sugar for the entire service. If your provider does need a new piece of sugar then the gloves and sugar are both thrown away and new gloves are put on before ever reaching back into the sugaring pot. One piece of advice I give my clients is to check the pot of wax or sugar before you ever even start your service. It is your business. All of my clients are welcome to open the lid to my sugar and check for any debris or hair before any service. I guarantee that it will be clean. 5. Wax is applied in the direction of your hair growth. The resin adheres to the skin, to the hair, and to the strip. If it is hard wax, then it just adheres to the skin and the hair, no strip will be used. With strip wax, after the wax is applied, the strip is applied immediately, rubbed for a few seconds, and is pulled in the opposite direction of hair growth, breaking the hairs off. Hard wax is applied in the direction of hair growth, you wait for it to harden, then it is flicked off in the opposite direction of hair growth also causing breakage. Point being they both cause some breakage and usually leave you with some stubble. The sugar is applied in the opposite direction of hair growth. It seeps down into your hair follicle, wraps around the root of your hair, and is then removed in the direction of hair growth, removing the entire hair. You will not have any breakage. You will leave feeling super smooth! Another advantage to removing the hair by the root is that it causes damage to the hair follicle, which slows down hair growth, and causes hair to grow back thinner, finer, and softer.