SUGARING (SUGAR WAXING), SO… WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Many new Sugaring clients have made a comment that makes me think I need to write a blog to tell you all exactly what Sugaring is and what it is not. Quite a few clients have come in for their appointments, and been surprised when I show them the jar of sugar paste. Because they have never heard of Sugaring they think I am going to put sugar on them (granulated sugar) and somehow remove their hair. I wish it were like that. That truly would be sweet and pain free hair removal. However, that isn’t exactly how Sugaring works.
The ingredients of sugar paste truly are ONLY sugar, lemon juice and water, but they are combined and heated so they create a sticky paste that is a phenomenal way to remove unwanted hair. I purchase my Sugar from a wonderful company called My Gold Sugar that makes an awesome professional sugar paste. The owner Grace Powers has been Sugaring for many, many years and is dedicated to educating and supporting Certified Sugarists.
SUGAR WAX IS ALL NATURAL WITH ZERO CHEMICALS
Because sugar paste is made from sugar, lemon juice and water it is natural and has NO chemicals or additives in it. This is awesome, because most hair removal waxes (both hard wax and soft wax) have chemicals added in to make them smell a certain way, or be better for sensitive skin, etc. Additionally, both soft and hard wax have ingredients added to them that can be allergenic for some people. Since sugar paste is used at room temperature, there is no possibility of being burned when you are Sugared. Wax is heated and then applied, and anyone who has been burned by hot wax (raising my hand here) can attest to how uncomfortable that is. Also, the sugar paste only adheres to hair and dead skin cells so there is no way for you to have any live skin removed. Anyone ever had their skin taken off with the wax? (Raising my hand for that too). In fact I have permanent light areas above both my eyebrows from damage to my skin caused by pulling my skin off during eyebrow waxing. Sugaring does not pull your skin; therefore it is safe for use ANYWHERE, which is why it is such a wonderful medium for Brazilians. Sugar can safely get ALL the hairs, even inside the labia.