Hi everyone, lately I have gotten quite a few questions about the difference between sugaring and waxing. Since we are headed into Summer I wanted to answer all the common questions. Both of these methods are used for hair removal, but some don’t know the differences between the two! I talked to my esthetician to help answer some questions for you guys so you can know exactly what you’re getting into with each.
First, let me explain what each is!
Sugaring is made of all natural ingredients: honey, lemon juice, and sugar! With this method, it only pulls off dead skin and the hair. Waxing is a little different and, in my opinion, not as great. Waxing can pull off live skin which makes it even more painful, no matter where you are getting the hair removal done. Sugaring melts down to the temperature of your skin and can actually rip out hair follicles to prevent future hair growth, whereas waxing is hot and can burn your skin as well rip off live skin so it can be unhealthy. Another perk is with sugaring, a spot can be done multiple times without risk of damaging your skin, but with waxing you can only “pull” from a spot few times before you risk damage. Overall, my esthetician has always told me that sugaring is healthier and better for you which, from my research, this seems correct to me!
Now onto the FAQ’s:
***Don’t read if you are uncomfortable talking about sensitive topics***
DOES IT HURT?
I have been waxed and sugared before on different areas of my body, so I can try to answer this partly. Hair removal is always uncomfortable, and depending on the area can be painful at times. The first time is ALWAYS the worst but it does get much easier from then on and it can be so much quicker. The first time I got my eyebrows waxed I was a complete baby and it hurt for a while, second time around was easy as heck because the ground work had already been done! Getting sugared the first time was painful as heck, but it got way better and now my esthetician can do it in 25 minutes because I go in so often. Soreness afterwards is normal, but should go away by the next day!
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE GETTING SUGARED/WAXED?
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! I can not say that enough because nothing is worse than dealing with ingrown hairs, or itchiness after a service. Make sure to talk to your esthetician before going in for a service because there may be special before/after care that needs to be taken care of, especially if you are doing any service with the word “Brazilian” 😉
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BETWEEN SUGARING APPOINTMENTS?
This definitely depends on your hair growth but, in my experience I wait about a month between Brazilians! It is really up to you though, you can do it about every two weeks if you really want to, but I think every month gives me enough “wear” out of the appointment and also enough time that I am not causing any damage.
HOW DO I FIND A REPUTABLE ESTHETICIAN?
Talk to friends, ask around. You can visit and chat with a few to find one you are comfortable with because if you are uncomfortable, your body will be way more sensitive in my experience. Definitely find someone that you are comfortable around, my esthetician is amazing and I love her!
WHAT KINDS OF QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK ABOUT THEIR FACILITY?
I would just make sure they have their license up to date, and make sure they are being sterile with their equipment. Nothing would be worse than getting an infection- yikes!
IS IT SAFE?
It is normally safe, talk to your esthetician before doing it. I am not a doctor and I don’t want anyone to get hurt so definitely chat with the pros before you do it! I have never had any issues with it and honestly I can’t imagine not doing it now!
WHY SHOULD I GET SUGARED INSTEAD OF WAXED?
Sugaring is way healthier for you and doesn’t cause any damage that waxing could cause. Ultimately the decision is up to you but I would not ever get waxed again simply because it isn’t as good fr your body and can be even more painful.
I hope this helped y’all out! If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a message or find me on social media and DM me.