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Sugar Waxing


Sugaring is an all natural hair removal process that involves applying a sugar-based wax to the skin. When the wax is removed, your hair is removed with it. The name for this method comes from the paste itself, which consists of lemon, water, and sugar. The ingredients are all heated together until it reaches a candy-like consistency. Once it cools it’s applied directly to the skin. This mixture is much more natural and environmentally-friendly than wax, making it a desirable method of hair removal.

Sugaring vs Waxing

Sugaring and waxing are very different. The sugaring paste is applied in the opposite direction of the hair growth and removed with it, whereas waxing is applied with the direction of the hair and removed against it. Traditional waxing uses either muslin strips or hardens on the skin before removing it.

Sugaring is simply made out of sugar, water &lemon juice.


Wax has many chemical ingredients mostly resin & preservatives.

Sugaring paste is applied at body temperature & will not burn your skin.


Hot wax must be heated to a high degree that can cause burning & scarring.

You will never leave a sugaring treatment feeling sticky.


Wax needs chemical solvents to remove its residues.

Puts less strain on the skin with the paste removed in the same direction hair grows.


Can break follicles and causes ingrown hairs due to removing against the grain.

Sugar paste is used repeatedly on different parts of your body.


Wax pots, single strips and sticks create waste.

Black woman, swimwear, sugar waxing - Cherish V-Steam Spa


1. Natural Ingredients

While traditional wax that is used in salons often contains a number of strange chemical ingredients, sugar wax is clean enough to eat! Most sugar waxes contain mainly sugar, and some form of citrus that acts a preservative.

2. No Risk Of Getting Burned

With sugar wax, you don’t have to worry about burns since the wax only has to be warmed to body temperature. No welts, no scars, just smooth skin!

3. Easier Clean Up

One of the benefits of sugar wax is that it is much easier to remove from the skin. Unlike regular wax, sugar wax is water soluble. It’s easy to clean up. Just wipe down with water or hop into a lukewarm shower.

4. Less Irritation Post Treatment

Since sugar wax doesn’t have to be as hot as regular wax, and since it’s all natural, there is less swelling post treatment.

You’ll also experience less irritation since sugar wax doesn’t stick to water-containing live cells. It only removes dead skin cells, meaning it will be less painful and will leave your skin softer and smoother.

5. Permanent Results

After just 3-4 back to back sugar wax treatments, you will notice a reduction in hair regrowth. Not long after that, the hair follicle will completely atrophy, meaning soon after you begin sugaring, you will have permanently smooth skin!

Are there any side effects or risks to consider?

You may experience temporary redness, irritation, and itching immediately after your sugaring session.

These side effects are pretty common, but remember to resist the temptation to itch. This could create tears or scarring in the skin.

If your skin is very sensitive, you may also develop bumps or rashes wherever the paste was applied.

All that said, sugaring typically produces fewer side effects than waxing.

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