Is Sugar Waxing Painful?

Is Sugar Waxing Painful?


Is Sugar Waxing Painful?

It's typically found that sugaring hurts less than traditional waxing. Of course, it is pulling the hair from the root so a level of discomfort may occur, but often over time the discomfort lessens. The top five reasons the discomfort lessens the more you sugar are:

  1. You master the technique - using the right technique makes a huge difference. Tutorials on how to properly sugar can be found here
  2. Your hairs often grow back lighter and more sparse with continued sugaring.
  3.  Sugaring removes hair, but not the top layer of skin like traditional waxing does. 
  4. Sugaring is an all-natural hair removal method made with just sugar, lemons (or citric acid), and water. These ingredients create a gentle hair removal doh, without harmful chemicals that irritate the skin. 
  5. No heating is necessary which removes the risk of burning your skin. 

Unlike traditional waxing, sugar wax is applied in the opposite direction of hair growth and removed in the direction of hair growth which causes less pain and irritation. According to a study provided by Sugardoh - the average pain rating from customers is 4/10 and found to be less painful than traditional waxing. 

Is it OK to sugar if I have sensitive skin?

Sugaring is great for sensitive skin and much more gentle than traditional wax. The doh will only stick to hair and dead skin cells (resulting in exfoliation).


In summary, sugar waxing is much less painful than traditional waxing. This long lasting hair removal method is more gentle and effective than traditional waxing and the discomfort lessens over time as you master the technique and often less hair returns. 

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