Natural Hair Removal: The Sugaring Trend

It seems that no matter what we do, we will still encounter potentially dangerous toxins and chemicals in our day to day lives. While most of these are considered safe, the long term effects are usually less well known, especially when being exposed to the same products day after day, and year after year!

Lately, there has been a trend towards using all-natural products in an attempt to avoid potentially toxic items. One of these trends is the move towards a more natural hair removal method. The natural hair removal method that is gaining attention around the world is body sugaring. Sugaring has exploded in recent years and is becoming the number one choice for men and women across Canada and the US!

Sugaring is an all-natural form of hair removal with an elementary, easy to pronounce ingredients list. The sugarist uses a sugaring paste made from sugar, lemon, and water. That’s all there is to it!  Sugaring paste is applied to the skin in the opposite direction of growth and then removed in the direction of hair growth. This results in less breakage and consequently to the complete removal of most of the hair. This is one of the main reasons that the result of sugaring typically lasts longer than waxing.

Another benefit of this natural hair removal method is that it produces an incredibly low amount of waste. One ball of sugar can usually be used for an entire appointment. There are no strips or sticks involved, making one pair of gloves the entire waste of a sugaring appointment. Keep in mind that sugar paste is water-soluble, so even the paste itself will simply wash away, leaving nothing behind. Compare this to wax. Wax is non-biodegradable and will sit in a landfill for thousands of years. In addition, there are a significant number of stripes and sticks that are necessary for each appointment, especially given that there should be no double-dipping!

Salons across the country are switching to this natural hair removal method, as well. Take, for example, Eden Street Spa in Campbell River, BC. They offered waxing to their clients for years but switched over to sugaring when they realized the many benefits that sugaring provided. It is also financially beneficial for salons to make the switch. As Eden Street discovered, the competition for sugaring clients is much lower than for waxing clients!

Sugaring is also much gentler on the skin. Sugaring paste does not stick to functional skin cells, leaving skin less red and irritated compared to other removal methods. It does, however, remove loose, dead skin cells, providing a gentle exfoliation for the skin. Combined with the all-natural aftercare products used by most sugaring salons, your skin will be left feeling smooth and hydrated.

Are you interested in getting sugared for the first time? A simple Google search will help you find salons that provide this natural hair removal method in your area. If you are interested in switching your waxing salon to sugaring, or simply interested in learning how to sugar, feel free to send us a message at education@sugarsmac.ca to get started!

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