Are you tired of razor bumps, scars, and extremely course hair due to shaving? However, you’re not quite sure you want to commit to laser hair removal, but yet, waxing is rather taxing to say least? Well, say no more. We think we may have found the silver lining to all of your hairless dreams. (Looks for angels to appear)*** The ancient hair removal technique known as Sugaring, has provided vegans and health conscious people alike, with a more ideal choice when considering hair removal.
Sugaring uses very few, natural (can be all organic), and affordable ingredients. Not to mention, that is can be done from the comfort of your own home. Not to get confused, there are definitely cute and fancy sugaring salons that will gladly do the deed for you. Or you could purchase an already made (yes, even organic) batch from a retailer online. Of course, however, it totally up to each individual and one’s unique needs.
The ancient practice is said to have originated in the Middle East, and is often compared to waxing, due to it’s sticky consistency and application/removal process. Except, after a bit of research, we’d like to argue that sugaring is definitely better of the two. It is the most environmentally friendly, as wax can contain artificial substances, toxins, chemicals, by-products, irritants, or perfume. Sugaring is simply safer, less harsh, and more efficient than waxing.
Because of its simple and natural components, sugaring does not stick to the skin but only to the hair, which makes a difference is the amount of pain. Another important difference is that sugaring is water soluble while wax is bound to leave a sticky mess.
So, if you’re looking to save money and have a little bit of time to master the technique, then try sugaring! You won’t be disappointed!
1. Sugar (granulated) + (brown or white)
2. 1 Lemon
4. Mason Jar
5. Spoon/ popsicle stick
6. Stove/ hot plate
7. Optional: honey
7. Cotton cloth strips (can be created from fabric around home i.e tshirt, pillow case)
.The exact recipe is often a result of trial and error but about two cups of sugar and one quarter each of water and lemon juice is a good place to start.