Sugaring is available in two forms, a wax and a paste. The sugaring wax method is very similar to the standard waxing method of hair removal. The sugaring paste method is the one used by Cleopatra. It uses just water, sugar and lemon juice making it particularly easy to make at home. Let’s take a look at the sugaring paste method.
Both methods involve applying the paste/wax to the unwanted hair, allow the mixture to dry and attach itself to the hair, apply cloth strips to the dried past/wax then sharply pull off the cloth strips taking the unwanted hair with it. The paste method usually less painful as the natural ingredients tend to stick to the hair and not the skin.
Sugaring paste is a very affordable and safe method you can do right at home. It is simple to make using water, sugar and lemon juice. These items can be mixed at home at very minimal cost. Getting the mixture right is the only real challenge. It must have the right consistency to stick to the unwanted hair. Talcum powder is sometimes used prior to applying the paste to help insure the paste does not stick to the skin.
Men can use sugaring just about everywhere except for facial hair due to it’s different root structure. Sugaring paste has the added advantage of remaining pliable and easy to manipulate giving you plenty of time to take care of business. It’s water soluble making cleanup a breeze.
You can expect to get 3-5 weeks from a sugaring hair removal treatment. Repeated treatments tend to weaken the hair making each subsequent treatment easier to accomplish.
Hair removal via sugaring is clean simple and effective for both men and women. Maybe that’s why it’s been around for thousands of years. Although not as permanent as laser hair removal, it beats shaving and offers a cost effective method to get rid of unwanted hair.