Wax or Sugar. What's the difference?
It's a question I get asked a lot. I offer both services, because some clients prefer wax and others sugar. And that's cool!! But since it's an FAQ, here we go!
My favorite benefits of sugar are that it's gentler on the skin and it's water soluble. No sticky wax residue is left behind. Nice! But why is that? Wax products are typically made of resins whereas sugar is made up of sugar, water and lemon juice. Sugar removes only the top layer of dead skin making it less painful for you.
Another difference is wax is removed in the opposite direction of hair growth and sugar removes hair in the direction of the growth. This allows for the sugar to seep into the hair follicle and helps lubricate the hair. That allows for easier hair removal and also reduces the risk of broken hairs and ingrown hairs.
Some people like wax because they say it's quicker. It's not that a sugar appointment takes more time, but with wax, it's a one strip removal process that cannot be repeated. You never reapply wax to an area. Sometimes you need to tweeze. Sugar can be reapplied because it is gentler.