Monday, September 6, 2010


Sugaring hair removal, an ancient middle-eastern practice uses an all natural paste or gel made from food-derived ingredients like sugar, water, and lemon juice to remove the hair follicle from the root. The results can last up to six weeks. While there are many recipes, only natural ingredients are used in real sugaring. It's also been called sugar waxing, although not a correct term, because it's done very similar to waxing.
How Does it Work?
The two types of sugaring, using the paste and gel are performed differently. Here's how:

* The paste. Considered the traditional technique, a warmed thick mixture is applied first in the opposite direction of hair growth and then in the direction of hair growth using the hands. It's then flicked off in the in the direction of hair growth. See this sugaring technique performed.

* The gel. Performed similarly to waxing, the gel is applied in the direction of hair growth and removed in the opposite direction.

Learn more about these differences: Sugar Wax Vs Sugar Paste
The Pros
1. Someone experienced can do sugaring quickly with the paste. Large amounts of hair can be taken out at once, and finished faster than even waxing. With most waxes, you have to apply them to a limited area- remove, go to your next area- remove and so forth. With sugaring hair removal you can speed things up by applying the paste to a very large area, and it won't dry out, even if you take it off in smaller sections.

2. Easy clean up. Both the paste and gel are water soluble, meaning you can clean off any residue left on the skin with plain water, unlike regular wax.

3. Sugar right in your own home. Entire sugaring hair removal kits, supplies can be bought online, or you can whip your paste at home. (Be aware of conditions or circumstances in which you shouldn't sugar, and follow all instructions).

4. Sugar paste can be applied over missed hairs. The paste is very gentle and can be put right over an area that was just sugared but missed some hairs, without fear of much irritation.

5. Temporary results can turn into permanent. Over time, frequent sugaring can cause the hair follicle to become damaged, and stop growing hair.

The Cons
1. It's hard to find a pro that does real sugaring using the paste. Some salons and spas use a wax that has been mixed with sugar, and advertise it as sugaring- but it isn't the same. Few places offer the real method.

2. Getting just the right consistency can be tricky. If you make your own paste at home, you'll have it get it just right for the paste to hold on to the hair.

3. Some hair growth is needed. 1/16 of an inch is needed when using the traditional sugaring technique with the paste, which is about 2-5 days of hair growth after shaving. Using sugaring gel requires 1/4 inch of hair growth.

4. Lack of knowledge or cleanliness can lead to disaster. If sugaring contradictions (circumstances or conditions when you shouldn't get sugaring) are simply unknown or ignored, skin could end up extremely red, and even become scabby. Salons or spas not adhering to safe and sanitary sugaring procedures could give a client a skin infection, or even a disease.

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  1. Sugaring Hair Removal is a great way to remove unwanted hair, better than shaving or waxing. I use it all the time now, thanks for the tips.

  2. please credit sugarflick for the first sugarball pic or kindly remove the image, thank you Sugarflick

  3. Please credit Sugarflick with your picture, you are in breach of copyright, or remove it, have asked twice now!