If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had a bad experience with traditional waxing at some point in your life. Maybe the technician was rough and carelessly ripped off the burning hot wax at 120°F+. Or maybe it was the other way around, and the wax wasn’t hot enough, leaving excess unwanted hair that wasn’t removed properly.
These are just a few of the problems that can occur when you get waxed. Even if they haven’t happened to you yet, do you really want to roll the dice every time you want unwanted hair removed? That’s precisely why more and more people are starting to take their hair-removal activities to sugaring instead. Not only does sugaring work to solve both of those hypothetical waxing-nightmares, but it brings a whole lot of added-benefits with it, too. Let’s explore the value of sugaring vs waxing.
Wait — What’s Sugaring?
Before we can dive into the nitty-gritty details of why sugaring trumps traditional wax, it’s important that we take some time to gain a basic understanding of what it even is. On a fundamental level, sugaring is just another type of hair-removal technique that uses an organic substance — made from only a few all-natural ingredients — to create the optimal hair removal experience! At sugaringLA, our unique sugar paste consists of only three simple ingredients: water, sugar, as well as lemon (used as a preservative). Not only does this all-natural quality make the sLA method hypoallergenic and entirely biodegradable, but we also consciously formulated our paste to be vegan-friendly and gluten-free!
How Does It Work?
So far, it all sounds well and good: sugary paste, perfect hair removal, the end! And although our goal at sugaringLA has always been to make the process this simple for clients, there’s a lot more that goes on behind the scenes to make sure it looks that easy! We’ve spent over a decade refining the art and science behind sugaring, so let’s take a look at how the sugaringLA approach works!
First, our licensed estheticians (or Sugarists) apply a warm, sticky paste to areas you want to get sugared. This substance has a consistency reminiscent of melted caramel, and it’s only as warm as your natural body temperature! Once this step is complete, the paste is ready for application! sLA’s Sugarists have been expertly trained in the nuances of handling sugar paste — they know exactly how to leverage the substance to optimize for efficient hair removal while also maximizing client comfort. We methodically work the paste into your follicles, in the opposite direction of your hair growth. With a gentle flick, all unwanted hair is removed leaving you with smooth, glowing skin.
No rips, no burns.
The Benefits of Sugaring
Now that we’ve gotten a big-picture rundown of the sugaring method itself, let’s get into the good stuff: why it’s so much more valuable than waxing. We’ll go through the key added-benefits that this technique offers to your holistic hair-removal experience, and why waxing fails to deliver.
Beauty Doesn’t Have to Hurt
One of the biggest downsides that comes with traditional waxing is the oftentimes painful and downright uncomfortable feeling of having hot wax ripped off your body. This is because the wax isn’t only sticking to the follicles at your skin’s surface, but it’s also adhering to the skin surrounding that unwanted hair. When it’s removed, you’re literally ripping away live skin cells — no wonder it’s painful!
At sugaringLA, we disagree with the idea that ‘beauty hurts‘, and we make sure our sugaring services reflect that. Unlike conventional waxing, our sugar paste is able to adhere solely to the unwanted hair follicles and dead skin cells that are present on your skin’s surface. That means when the paste is ultimately removed, it doesn’t disrupt your skin — and you’re getting an added benefit of exfoliation! This creates a considerably less-painful experience, one of the core benefits that can only be found with sugaring!
Better Results. Period.
Another critical aspect of any hair-removal technique is its results, and whether it produces the perfect outcome that you’d imagined going in. On a basic level, both sugaring and waxing are able to remove virtually all unwanted hair. However, that’s where the similarities end.
While waxing is just a temporary solution that will forever force you to schedule more appointments, sugaring is different. Our all-natural technique is actually able to produce long-term results, with hair-growth slowing down after each subsequent session. In many cases, our clients have even seen a permanent end to their unwanted hair growth in the areas we treated.
This is possible because sugaring works to collapse unwanted hair at the bulb, or the root area that is responsible for a follicle’s growth. Over time, that bulb grows weaker and weaker, making it harder for unwanted hair to grow and taking it longer to do so. This yields thinner hair growth and longer times between sessions, all with the possibility of a permanent solution!
The Bottom Line
At the end of the day, what matters most is your experience with hair removal. Not only does sugaring offer an escape from the sharp, painful rips that come with burning wax, but it also achieves a higher quality of hair-removal results! It’ll get rid of that unwanted hair just as well as waxing, but also go one step further and inhibit future hair growth. Consider that with the fact that sugaring is an organic solution for your skin, while no one knows for certain what they’re putting in wax these days. The improved experience, optimized results, and all-natural quality of sugaring are the key value-adds that traditional waxing simply can’t provide.
If you’ve made up your mind to get sugared but don’t know where to start, check out our team here at sugaringLA. With several convenient locations scattered throughout the Los-Angeles area, we’d love to guide you through the sugaring experience and show you what you’ve been missing out on!