There are several methods to get rid of unwanted hair. You can shave, use laser methods, thread, and many others. But today we are going to talk about sugar hair removal. It is one of the most natural and least harmful ways to eliminate unwanted hair. It is trendy all over the world, and almost anyone can do it in most areas of their body. It is also very cheap if you do it yourself because you can literally make the sugar mixture with ingredients that you already have at home.
What is sugar hair removal?
Sugar hair removal is an ancient technique that goes back thousands of years. Even Cleopatra used sugar to remove unwanted hair. It is a very gentle and effective way to remove body hair. The sugary paste is made up of three simple ingredients: sugar, water, and lemon juice. It can be easily done at home, or you can buy sugar wax from several stores. It is completely soluble in water, unlike wax. But like wax, it removes hair by pulling it by the root.
Types of sugar, “wax.”
There are two main types of sugar wax. Hard and soft. The hard is thick but flexible, and it is used alone. The smooth one is more liquid and requires that you use a spatula to extend it and strips of fabric to remove the hair.
How is it different from waxing?
The sugar paste is made from natural ingredients and is hypoallergenic. It is also more hygienic. The sugar is also softer for the skin because the paste only adheres to the hair and not to the skin, so it can pass through the same areas several times, unlike the wax, where it can only go through it once, or you run the risk of damaging your skin and causing bruising.
How does it work?
When using sugary paste, simply heat it a little in the microwave to make it malleable but not warm to the touch, then take a little and form a ball. Then you spread that ball of sugary paste on your skin, going against the direction of hair growth, leaving a tab to pull. Keep skin tight and pull.
The minimum length of hair for hair removal is approximately 0.5 cm. Do not peel before removing. The procedure itself is entirely ‘wash or rub’ on its own. It will remove hair and dead skin cells at the same time.
How long will the results last?
After hair removal with sugar, you will have at least 2 or 3 weeks without regrowth. Hairs are removed with their roots, so it takes time to grow back. Also, you will see decreasing growth over time because some of the hair follicles will simply stop growing.
What areas are acceptable for sugar hair removal?
You can use sugar to remove hair on almost your entire body. It is perfect for arms, legs, stomach, back, and even the bikini line. It is also ideal for removing peach fluff from your face. The only area we really would not recommend you do on your own is the eyebrows because it requires accuracy. You can even get a full Brazilian hair removal with this method, but we recommend that you go to a professional for that.