Important Spotlight: Is Sugaring Paste or Wax best for you?

Sugaring Paste or Wax
Which is Right for you?

You've heard the saying "Love the Skin you're in"? Well, now you truly can love, adore, and feel sexy from your eyebrows to your toes!


There are 2 Methods of Sugaring.

which, I believe warrants it's own subject page. Perhaps one of the most common questions asked on my Etsy Shop
Which method do I recommend?
The answer lies in your goals, hair thickness, nature and history. NOT the technique or method you'd like to learn and start your sugaring journey on. Really. It's true.
Perhaps you've shaved your entire life after puberty and your hairs are quite thick and dark?
Or..You shaved as a teen but then started waxing in your twenties and your hairs are already thinner by years of waxing.
Perhaps your ancestry passed down in your DNA thin hair?
Perhaps you are a teenager and you've never shaved before or just started shaving?

My Reply?

How thick is your hair and what is your ultimate goal?
Sugaring PASTE leads to permanent hair removal.
Sugaring WAX/ GEL does not.
Both methods are far more gentle than waxing and have many benefits to your skin compared to common hair removal methods used in today's world.

Take a look at the following chart for further distinctions between the two sugaring methods:
It is a personal preference about which one you choose to embark on.
  • Is not as painful as waxing.
  • The sugar seeps into pores ensuring a smooth extraction.
  • You don't experience the ingrown's and razor burn associated with shaving and waxing.
  • Is Eco- friendly (refer to)
  • is Earth safe and friendly
  • Is Skin friendly -It is ideal for anyone who has a problem with waxing or shaving and seeking an all natural alternative.
Sugaring paste is used at room temperature and requires only your fingers or an applicator.
Sugaring Gel is used slightly warmed (never HOT) with an applicator and reusable denim strips.

When the sugar is applied to the skin, it seeps into the hair follicles. This "lubricates" the hair, which allows the hairs to "glide" out more comfortably and gently.

This is the biggest contributor to the "less pain than waxing" factor. This method also minimizes any redness, irritation, hair breakage and ingrown hairs.

All this while simultaneously exfoliating dead skin cells! Sugaring is safe for all skin types (sensitive, itchy, psoriasis, eczema) and is safe on varicose veins and spider veins.

Paste vs Gel/Wax Techniques

JBHomemade Sugaring Paste JBHomemade Sugaring Wax
Technique  Paste Wax/ Gel
Temperature   Room temperature Just melted 
Thickness  Very thickly with thick perimeters   Applied very thinly over large area
 Application  By hand, specifically with fingers or applicator provided With a wooden spatula, butter knife
Or applicator provided 
 Direction of Application Against natural
growth direction 
 Against natural
growth direction
 Direction of Removal With the natural
growth direction
With the natural
growth direction
 Method of Removal  With the fingers of
one or both hands or
Applicator provided
With plastic, cloth
or paper strips (I provide 2 denim strips) 
 Hair Thickness  Thick/Coarse/Dark
 Goal  Permanent Hair Removal over time  Temporary lasting up to three to four weeks
Hair Length   Hair can be as short as 1/8". Trim if longer than 1/4"  Trim if longer than 1/4"
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Sugaring Paste is thick like taffy. Sugaring Wax is thinner much like honey.

Sugaring Paste:

Cooked to a consistency much like a thick taffy. Organic Raw Sugar, Lemons, a smidgen of water. If you are a beginner or your hairs are thick by nature, start off with sugaring paste. Hairs will begin to grow back thinner and sparser (Read the "Science of Sugaring Hair Removal". Refer to Anagen Stage of Hair Growth - 1/8" growth.) 

Sugaring Gel

is a lot like thick honey.
Organic Raw Sugar, Lemons, a smidgen of water. Great when your hairs are already thin from previous waxing or natural.
You can still use sugaring paste as well.

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