In 2009 we started using a new product for our Acomoclitic waxing. It is called 'sugar'. So instead of waxing, we are actually 'sugaring' Acomoclitics. There are so many benefits to using this new product that we can't imagine going back to using the hard wax. For years, we thought that the blue hard wax was the least painful, the least amount of irritation and the best at grabbing all the hairs. Come to find out, sugaring is way better! Here's why:
Sugaring is not hot. We actually use our hands to apply the sugar to the skin, so it cannot be too hot or our hands would burn. We do heat the sugar in a warmer, but it is only to keep the sugar soft enough to use. The warmer doesn't heat the sugar much warmer than room temperature.
Sugaring grabs more hair. The sugar lubricates the hair follicle while it is being applied, so that when the hair is pulled out, it comes out more easily. There is a technique that we can use the sugar kinda like tweezers and the sugar will grab out the small little stubbles. The way that the sugar is removed (we call it a 'flick') has less chance of the hair breaking off (like the blue hard wax) and more chance of getting the hair out by the root. Plus we pull the hair out in the direction that the hair grows, rather than against it like traditional waxing.
Sugaring lasts longer. We did a comparison between the hard wax and sugar and saw a noticable difference after a couple weeks. The side that was sugared had less hair growing back in. This is a result from the sugar grabbing more hair and not breaking the hairs off.
Less ingrowns. Sugar is a natural exfoliant which removes the dead skin cells. The dead skin cells are usually the culprit for blocking hairs from growing back in normally, and then they get trapped under the skin.
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