Alternatives of Waxing

It’s hard to believe that a wax can be made (and successfully executed) at home using a handful of ingredients that you are likely to find in your kitchen. Unlike its refined ingredients, sugar wax is not your next DIY gone wrong. In fact, cosmetologists agree that the age-old technique has proven to be the most effective hair removal technique, especially for sensitive skin. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, the possible consequences of a failed shave—itchy red bumps and irritated skin included—are anxiety-provoking. Instead, this summer we consider sugar wax as the only choice for irritation-free hair removal.

Aliyah Marandiz, CEO and founder of Sugardoh is one of many women who have felt uncomfortable with traditional hair removal. To mitigate this, she began to look for sustainable, environmentally friendly materials that could remove hair without breaking the bank. From her research, she discovered sugar hair removal and after launched Sugardoh with only 3 ingredients: sugar, citric acid and water. We consulted Marandiz together with other experts to give us an overview of sugar and its benefits. Keep scrolling to learn everything you need to know about the Natural ua Technique that got us excited.

First, a little history lesson On sugar hair removal

Cleopatra was known for using this technique on her royal legs, which drove men crazy (at least that’s what the movies show us). Salome Sallehy, the founder of Sugar Sugar Wax, tells us that the earliest records of sugar being used as a hair removal tool “date back to the earliest period of the Persian Empire, about 3,000 years ago. Only a few hundred years after Cleopatra popularized sugar in ancient Egypt.”

What is sugar?

“Sugar is a safe and natural hair removal technique that consists of only three ingredients: sugar, lemon juice and water,” says Jade Haifa, a beautician at the Beauty Studio in New York City, where she serves a variety of celebrities, top models and skincare lovers. A paste is formed from these three ingredients that can be applied anywhere on the body “as long as the hair is ¼ inch long or about the length of a grain of rice,” she adds.

How Does Sugar Work?

Sugar is similar to waxing in that it pulls out hairs at the root. If you practice this technique at home, keep in mind that there is a certain learning curve and it may take some attempts to get used to it, but it’s definitely worth it. Also remember that your skin should be clean and dry. If your skin contains lotion or oil, the sugar paste will slip and not stick, which will not give the desired results.

How to sweeten wax at home

First step

First of all, make sure that the area you are sweetening is clean, hydrated and gently peeled off. Next, mix ¼ cup of water, ¼ cup of lemon juice and one cup of granulated sugar. After mixing sugar, lemon juice and water into a paste, warm it up for about 10 seconds. Sallehy recommends using a microwave or a hair dryer. “You want the sugar wax to be soft enough to remove a bump with your fingers,” she adds. “When it’s ready, you’ll find that you can roll it around your fingers and hold it together in one piece.”

Step Two

Then press the piece of sugar wax on the skin. Their body heat makes the paste more soft and makes it easier to roll on the skin and stick to the hair. Courtney Rashidi, licensed beautician at Perfect Image, says that you want to apply the sugar wax—using a wooden popsicle stick or other spreading tool—in the opposite direction of hair growth.

As soon as the dough is rolled out, gently lift the edge of the wax with your fingers and pull it off with small, quick movements in the direction of hair growth. Sallehy recommends the “triple pull technique”, that is, you pull the dough three times before removing it with one quick movement. If the dough is too sticky and difficult to work with, just warm it up until it is more malleable.

The editor’s choice for sugar Hair Removal at home: Sugardoh Pits-to-Pubes Sugaring Kit

Sugardoh’s sugar wax formulation contains three ingredients: Natural Sugar, Organic Citric Acid and purified Water. This combination helps to remove fine coarse hair from all areas of the body without causing irritation or redness. All you have to do is warm the formulation in your hands, apply the product to your skin and quickly brush the doh to gently remove the hairs from the root. In addition, we love the brand’s commitment to sustainable packaging.

How Long Do The Results Of Sugar Hair Removal Last?

It really all depends on how fast and thick your hair grows back. However, after your first time, you can expect the results to last for about three weeks. “The more you do it, the slower your regrowth time is and the hair grows back thinner and less noticeable,” says Sallehy.

Does sugar Hurt?

We would be lying if we said that sugar is painless. If you pull the hair directly from the root, there will be some pain, but it really depends on how tolerant you are and how often you do it. In your first session, it will most likely look like waxing, but with continued use, you will notice that the pain subsides significantly.

Is sugar better than waxing?

Sugar is the best option for sensitive skin. The main benefits of sugar are its tame after—effects compared to waxing-which means you’re less likely to go with irritation and ingrown hairs.

For example, one of the main differences between sugar and waxing is the method of applying and removing sugar paste. When waxing, it is applied in the same direction of hair growth and removed in the opposite direction. With sugar, it is the other way around, which leads to less ingrown hairs.

As Haifa explains: “Sugar is less irritating than waxing. It does not stick to living skin cells, as it does when growing.only dead skin cells and hair. “Sugar paste is also applied at a lower heat—usually at room temperature – while conventional wax is heated to temperatures between 125 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. If used improperly, hot wax can cause painful burns and scars.

Sallehy explains that sugar is hypoallergenic and biodegradable due to the natural ingredients used, which makes it very gentle on your skin and the environment. Since no strips or spatulas are needed, there is less waste—an added bonus. And since the paste consists only of sugar, lemon and water, you never have to worry about resins or other not-known ingredients, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. “It is so skin-friendly that sugar is becoming the first method for people who are sensitive and suffer from other skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis,” she adds.

How to care for the skin after sugar hair removal?

After the sugar, your skin will probably be a little sensitive. Marandiz mentions that it is easier for her to get irritated because the pores are freshly opened. Therefore, it is best to avoid sunbathing in the sun, in saunas and hot showers, because during this period your skin is more sensitive to ultraviolet rays and bacteria. You should also avoid peeling for two days after the sugar session, but after that, regular peeling should be part of the care to avoid annoying ingrown hairs. Haifa also urges its clients to avoid excessive sweating 24 hours before, so keep your hard training for a few days after the appointment.