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Sugaring, a kinder alternative to waxing?

I have talked briefly about sugaring before, perhaps in one of my favourites posts, it was when I first started out and wasn't all that specific so seeing as though I went for my sugaring done last night I thought I would bring you all up to speed on what it actually is.

Sugaring, sugar waxing or Persian waxing (I have only ever read that it can be called that in magazines, I have never heard anyone actually use that phrase before) is a method of hair removal that has been in use since, well forever. It has been around far longer than any of us anyway!

Sugaring is often compared or mixed up with standard, painful, nasty waxing. During this process, a sugaring substrate sticks to and basically removes hair without attaching to your poor old skin, unlike harsh waxing. Which you will know if you have ever had a tan or even a spray tan, waxing whips it away with the hair! OUCH! For this reason, sugaring is generally preferred over waxing when it comes to removing hair from larger areas of skin, it is far less painful. And I really can say that from experience.

Nevertheless, of course if you have sensitive skin, sugaring could give you a little skin irritation but hopefully less than other hair removal methods! Sugar itself is otherwise hypo-allergenic, so it should be minimal. It sounds like I am selling it doesn't it? I don't actually do sugaring myself, I just go and have mine done and thought I would share the love!

The sugar paste is warmed to a warm (obviously!!), pretty much room temperature and then rolled over the skin and then whipped off taking the hair with it. You can use strips like in waxing but using the sugar paste directly is less likely to break off hairs and prolong the time it takes to grow hairs back. In case you didn't gather, Waxing actually tends to break off a lot of hairs and well as ripping some out and your skin! I am not a wax hater by the way, I quite often have my brows done and was waxed a long time before I was sugared!

Next time I go, I may well film some of it to share with you (the nicer parts, if there are any!!!) so you can see! It is pretty clever!

Have you ever had any done?

Lots of love,

Hayley xxx

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