Sugaring Vs. Waxing: Everything You Need To Know

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Sugaring vs. waxing: Everything you need to know

When it comes to hair removal methods, most of us have tried shaving, waxing, depilatory creams and epilators. However, one hair removal method that you probably haven’t tried yet is sugaring. Using sugar wax to pluck hair from the roots has become one of the most popular ways to get rid of unwanted hair. We know what you are thinking, how is waxing different from this, right?

Don’t get confused; we will tell you exactly what the difference is between waxing and sugaring. Are you ready to dive into a lesson on hair removal?


What is waxing?

What is sugaring?

Waxing is a hair removal method that involves applying a thin layer of melted wax onto the skin, allowing it to harden, and then quickly pulling it off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Since the hair is removed from its roots the results last longer than shaving or depilatory creams.

There are two consistencies of wax used in waxing – hard wax and soft wax. Hard wax is applied and then removed by gripping the hardened edge of the wax. Soft wax, on the other hand, requires a waxing strip to be patted on over it and then pulled quickly to remove hair.

Waxing lasts up to two weeks before new hair grows back. To wax again, the new hair needs to be at least ¼ inch long or the wax won’t be able to grab the hair.


What is sugaring?

What is sugaring?

Sugaring is pretty similar to waxing. It’s a natural hair removal method that originated in Persia. This method also removes hair from the roots and can last up to two weeks before new hair grows. The sugaring paste as the name suggests is made using sugar, lemon and water. The three ingredients are melted on low heat until it resembles a candy mix. Once cold, it can be used in the same way as waxing to get the best results.

Sugaring paste has no essential oils, additives, chemicals and preservatives that are commonly found in waxes. Therefore, if your skin is sensitive or you had an allergic reaction to waxing before, sugaring is a great option.

The residue left behind by sugaring can be easily removed with water, while waxing requires post wax treatments and oils to get rid of the residue. Also, sugaring is an easier and more comfortable way to remove hair because it can be used at a lower heat, so you will never end up burning yourself.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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