Sugaring is an ancient form of hair removal that has been practiced since 1900 BC. Yes, you read that right.. 1990 BEFORE CHRIST. The reason why this old school method has survived is that it is effective, affordable, easy and relatively comforatable. Sugar’d are the local Lower Mainland experts in all things sugaring. I headed to their Vancouver location to see what all the fuss was about. I had a great time getting to know all things Sugar’d from founder Tammy, and left with some seriously smooth legs. Read on to learn more about Sugar’d Eco Sweet Hair Removal.
Many people confuse waxing and sugaring, or use them interchangeably. But there is subtle differences in the composition and technique.
Sugaring paste is made from sugar, lemon juice, and water. Where as wax is made from harsh petroleum based resins and chemicals. Body Sugar is naturally sticky and doesn’t need to be heated to hot to remove hair. You will never get a burn from sugaring.
Another key difference between sugaring and waxing is that the sugar is applied against the direction of hair growth (to get right to the root) and then removed with the direction of hair growth to gently and effectively pull hairs out from the root. Waxing is done in the opposite fashion and can lead to discomfort and breakage and skin damage.
Another pro is that sugar is naturally anti bacterial. Wax, especially when heated and reused from the same warmer, can be the ideal breeding ground for all sorts of bacterias.
Sugaring is a much more environmentally and body healthy hair removal option compared to traditional waxing.
Tammy, creator and head honcho over at Sugar’d, wasn’t happy with the commercially available sugar pastes she was finding, so she created her own line with the help of an aromatherapist. The result is a luxurious and 100% natural sugaring formula that is delicate and effective. It’s available exclusively at Sugar’d boutiques.
Sugar’d is a small, woman-run business that started with humble begginnings and has grown steadily ever since. Tammy began with a great idea and developed a winning formula and is now able to share her success by employing sugaring technicians at 5 locations across the Lower Mainland.
Anyone who has ever gone for a wax or tried their hand at home waxing knows that this hair removal style comes with a lot of sticky waste. From the wax covered spreading sticks to the hair filled muslin strips to the clean up supplies, waxing can be messy! And don’t even get me started on the waste created by disposable razors. If you are a shaver you need to upkeep your hair zones more frequently, which means you are going through razors like crazy. Tons of waste.
For me the most amazing part of my Sugar’d experience was that there was virtually no waste! Tammy put on a fresh pair of gloves, and then just grabbed a ball of warm sugar paste and used it to remove all the hair on my legs. The leftover hair/sugar ball could then be composted ! yahoo.
The prices at Sugar’d are comparable to other hair removal boutiques in and around Vancouver. You can deffinatly find a traditional wax at a no frills shop for less, but with Sugar’d you are getting friendly service and a high quality, sensitive, environmentally friendly hair removable experience. Worth the splurge.
And over time sugaring will need to happen less frequently as your hairs are weakened and start to grow in thinner. Saving you money in the long run.