Waxing vs. Sugaring
We are die hard waxing fans – Berodin wax to be more specific. Despite our love for wax, we have many clients who ask us about sugaring. Sugaring, a paste of sugar, water and lemon juice, is a hair removal method that has been around for hundreds of years and has recently come back into trend. To be clear, we are not haters! Every professional can choose the service that works best for them and their clients. But we are here to debunk some myths /claims being made about the merit of sugaring vs. waxing.
TRUTH: Wax contains organic tree spa, bees wax, food grade colouring to name a few. Always read ingredients and confirm this for yourself, different brands contain different ingredients.
TRUTH: Not all waxes are heated at high temperatures, especially Berodin wax. But even so, technique is the key here. Always test your wax before application.
TRUTH: Wax is used with a barrier applied on the skin, we use Jasmine Oil with Berodin Wax but different waxes have different protocols. With the use of a barrier, the skin is protected from lifting and irritation. Even so, some waxes (hard wax) don’t stick to the skin and are more suitable for sensitive areas.
TRUTH: Breakage during hair removal is due to improper technique on behalf of the technician and not the wax itself. Need proof, flip over the strip and check for the bulb and shaft of hairs.
TRUTH: Post waxing home care exfoliation is key to ensuring clients don’t get ingrown hairs.
TRUTH: Hormones or heredity are the only things that can affect hair growth. Waxing doesn’t cause hair to re-grow faster.
TRUTH: Proper waxing technique reduces skin irritability. Both sugaring and waxing remove hair from the follicle and are uncomfortable services, but trained and skilled technicians can ensure a more efficient, speedy and comfortable service.
What does it all mean?
There are always claims thrown about by industry representatives that are trying to push their products. Use your judgement, common sense and some thorough research to decide what works best for you. If you have questions along the way let us know and we will try our best to help.