The Art of Sugaring

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The Art of Sugaring

Sugaring is a technique very similar to waxing with different benefits. Anyone who has waxed or considered waxing should take this option of hair depilation into consideration. It has been around for thousands of years, originated by the ancient Egyptians; its other term is hallawa, which is what sugaring is referred as in Egypt. Sugaring is similar in the sense of waxing because it is all natural, chemical free, and has about the same hair regrowth rate for hair. Sugaring would be best compared to hard wax because there is no use of strips in the process. It is slightly different in the sense that it can be made right at home for an affordable amount and there is no use of sticks. Wax also becomes a liquid when warmed for use, where as sugaring becomes a paste or gel that is room temperature and only clings to the hair and not the skin, like hard wax. There are kits available to purchase for sugaring, but the cheaper, less expensive route would be to make it yourself. All you need is 2 1/2 cups of granulated white sugar, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of water. You will also need baby powder and a washcloth for the process, but that comes later. You will need a pot, a wooden spoon, and a glass jar if you are interested in storing the sugaring mixture for later. First you will combine the 2 1/2 cups of sugar, the 1/4 cup of water, and the 1/4 cup of lemon juice into a pot and cook on high heat until the mixture starts to boil; make sure to stir the mixture with a wooden spoon consistently. Once the mixture has reached a boil, stir until golden brown and then remove the pot from the heat until it cools down. Let the mixture sit and cool until it is cool enough to touch and then proceed to take the suga...

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...ess of removing the hair with the sugaring mixture. Today, there are salons and day spas that perform sugaring treatments, which are much more expensive, and can be in the same price range as waxing or me because it is not as commonly used in spas as waxing . It is difficult to find a professional that uses the paste form of sugaring as opposed to the gel if you are able to find a salon that you like that does sugaring, and even though it is inexpensive, making it at home can be difficult because you have to be able to get just the right consistency of the sugaring mixture or else it will not hold on to the hair, therefore leaving you with a mess and leaving you with hair still on your body. At any lengths, whether you feel that sugaring is the right option for you, it is a great option to consider when deciding on which route of hair removal you want to use.
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