Sugaring Hair Removal Vs Waxing

By | December 27, 2015

Sugar waxing hair removalSugaring hair removal or Sugar Waxing is intrinsically different to Waxing in many aspects. Here is a summary:

Sugaring Hair Removal


Used at body temperature, no risk of burns Used hot, can burn the skin
Spread against hair growth Spread in the direction of hair growth
Pulled in the direction of hair growth Pulled against hair growth, can deform follicle and break hair
Sips into the mouth of the follicle and lubricates the hair for easy extraction Remains on the surface of the skin
Attaches to dead cells only, gently exfoliating the skin Attaches to dead and live cells and can lift the skin
The sugar paste is removed with a flick of the hand The wax is removed with a strip
100% natural: paste made of sugar, water and lemon Wax is made with chemicals and resins
Can be used on Varicose Veins, Eczema, and Psoriasis Cannot be used on Varicose veins, Eczema or Psoriasis
Antibacterial: bacteria cannot grow in high concentrations of sugar Prone to contamination
One ball of sugar can be used for the whole area, even the whole body Needs multiple drippings and can be a cause of cross-contamination
Hair comes out complete with root and sheath, less breakage and ingrown Hair tends to break and cause ingrown
Gentle on the skin Can irritate the skin and can cause allergic reactions
100% fragrance free Contains fragrances that can cause a reaction
Easy to remove: just use warm water Difficult to remove: needs special solvent and can damage fabrics
Sugaring can extract up to 1.5mm hair Waxing needs at least 6mm hair
Less painful More painful
Can go over the same area multiple times, to remove stubborn hair Can go over the same are only once, or run the risk of lifting the skin
Eco friendly, less waste: same ball of sugar can used for the entire body More waste: each body area requires multiple sticks and strips


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