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Sugaring vs. Waxing

Sugaring Is a Sweet Alternative to Waxing

Bikini waxes are fine, but nobody loves too-hot wax, post-service skin irritation, or quick regrowth. So why not look into sugaring for hair removal?

I was surprised to find at my first service just how different the sugaring treatment is from traditional waxing. The room-temperature sugar mixture is actually applied directly onto the skin and then flicked off with a quick movement of the hand. That means no wasteful strips of fabric, tongue depressors that run the risk of being double-dipped, and no scalding-hot wax on tender skin.

Eco-friendly and sanitary bonuses aside, let's get to the point: how much does it hurt? I have to say it was far less painful than waxing, probably because the hair is pulled out in the direction of growth, not against it. At this point I was already hooked, and when those pesky bumps that had become the norm in my waxing routine didn't show up the next day, I was sold.

The price tag for salon sugaring is higher than waxing, but given the advantages, would you try it?

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Designermode Designermode 7 years
will try it too
fashion_doll24 fashion_doll24 7 years
I always self-waxed (a bit painful and a bit messy, true) and then I bought a jar of sugaring paste at the Body Shop. It was indeed less painful, but on the other hand I found that I couldn't remove as many hairs in one pull as I could with ordinary wax. However, I switched to going to a salon recently. For about 25$ a wax, I can't be bothered to go through the mess of doing it myself again.
Advah Advah 7 years
I tried to do it on my own but never managed to get the sugar to the right temperature/consistency. :(
remember-aurora remember-aurora 7 years
Doesn't work for me. Wax it. Painful but it's over in a couple minutes.
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
no thanks
Micha22 Micha22 7 years
I tried this after not being waxed for a few years and I hated it. It was still extremely painful I thought, and it took forever. They kept redoing the same areas over and over. I was afraid to do ANYTHING down there besides shaving for another year, and finally just went back to waxing. Still crazy-painful but at least it's super fast!!! I think sugaring is over-hyped.
POPSUGAR-Fashion-UK POPSUGAR-Fashion-UK 7 years
I definitely want to try this.
g-hockey1 g-hockey1 7 years
Hmm, I think I'd be up for it as long as it isn't ridiculously over priced.
k1tsune k1tsune 7 years
How much are we looking at, and would you happen to have a list of reputable places in the SF bay area
gingirl gingirl 7 years
What did you get sugared, Bella? Because I'd love to try that on my eyebrows (I tend to go too long in between waxings, and if doesn't grow back as soon, that would be great!). It seems like it would be sensitive enough for the face.
Mariana48 Mariana48 7 years
where can i get that in nyc? im really curious to try it!!
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I'm for anything that doesn't leave me with ingrown hair. I should start sugaring again. Anyways making the sugar paste is rather easy.
prencesschris prencesschris 7 years
I'm willing to try it as long as its less painful than waxing, its worth a try
NaturallyGlam NaturallyGlam 7 years
I have been self-sugaring for almost a year now. I tried waxing myself once... but it hurt so much! Sugaring is less painful (I don't know how that works).... I find the pain to be in the anticipation. But once it's gone, so is the pain.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I'd like to try this. Thanks for the review.
lydia_or_not lydia_or_not 7 years
I've only recently tried this and I doubt that I'll go back to waxing! Minimal pain, no ugly marks after and I stay hair-free longer than with waxing, The only minor problem I have is that it takes a bit of time, while with waxing it's done in minutes. But, I'm sticking to sugaring!
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 7 years
I would be really curious to try this, going to search online. I've been waxing myself for years and the pain is getting a bit unbearable. But not so much so that I will pay someone to do it for me.
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