A Guide to Sugaring for Hair Removal

While sugaring may be similar to waxing, there are a lot of benefits that make it stand out:

It’s all-natural. “With a formula of just sugar, water, and lemon, it’s 100% biodegradable and better for the planet,” Blake says.

It’s less painful. “Because sugaring paste is applied at a lower temperature than wax and hair is removed in the direction that it grows, the skin is less irritated and red,” Blake says. “Clients will still feel a slight sting from the root of the hair being removed from the tiny pore, but there isn’t that lingering burning sensation wax leaves since sugar paste doesn’t have resins to grab the live skin like wax. Sugar only grabs dead skin and hair.”

You’ll get fewer ingrown hairs. “This technique smoothly pulls the hair out in the same direction of its growth. As a result, sugaring is less painful and helps to prevent ingrown hairs from forming,” Rodney explains.

It’s gentle. Because of that, sugaring can also be applied multiple times to the same spot during the same session, Rodney adds.

It exfoliates the skin. You also get a similar benefit when you wax. Rodney says sugaring helps unclog pores and removes excess residue from the hair follicle.