If you are not familiar with this term, you might wonder “what is sugaring?”. No, this is not a new baking trend! Very similar to waxing, sugaring is a body hair removal method coming from Ancient Egypt and widely spread in California especially in the Los Angeles area.
What is sugaring made of?
Sugaring is a natural product called sugar wax, made of sugar, lemon juice and water. Due to its few (and natural) ingredients, it can easily be found in organic versions. As opposed to waxing, sugaring leaves the skin smooth, soft, and clean, even before aftercare.
As the sugar melts in warm water, the residues can easily be washed off with warm water, so you (or your clients) will never feel sticky!
How does sugaring work?
To understand what is sugaring and how this technique works, you first need to understand how hair grows from the skin.
When you shave hair off using a razor, you only remove the hair shaft and the hair quickly grows back thicker and coarser. But with the sugar waxing method, hair is removed beneath the epidermis, so it takes about 5 to 7 times longer for hair to grow back.
One of the essential requirements in order to succeed in your sugaring hair removal technique is the temperature of your sugar paste.
So, what is the ideal temperature for sugaring?
The general answer is: room temperature.
However, be careful of not over-melt your sugar wax if you live in warm areas such as Los Angeles, California.
What is sugaring method of application?
This is one of the major difference with waxing. Whether you use your fingers or a spatula, when using sugaring, you always apply the sugar paste in the opposite direction than hair growth and peel it off in the hair growth direction.
The benefits of sugaring vs waxing
Sugar waxing is by far the most gentle and natural alternative to lasers and razors when it comes to hair removal. Your sensitive areas will thank you!
Another one of the many benefits of sugaring is that the result lasts longer than traditional waxing.
It sounds like the perfect option for the long summers of California!
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