What Is Sugaring Hair Removal And Does It Hurt Less Than Waxing?
Everything you need to know about sugaring as a means of hair removal. Full story at MTV.Co.Uk
Waxing and shaving are one thing, but there's actually another way to remove hair that everyone's talking about at the moment and that's sugaring.
It works a bit like waxing, but instead of using boiling wax to rip out those hairs, beauticians use a caramel-like substance made of sugar, lemon juice and hot water to pull your hairs out by the roots.
If you thought this was a new-fangled practice then you'd actually be wrong as it evolved from an ancient Egyptian technique and here's the best part: it's less painful AND lasts longer than waxing.
Wondering how this magical treatment works? Basically you apply the mix to wherever you're wanting to remove the hair and unlike wax, instead of sticking to the skin and the hair, it just affixes to the hair, which is why it hurts less when it's removed with a strip.
You need hair of at least a quarter of an inch long to sugar it, but it works really well on the legs and on fine hair all over the body, including on peach fuzz.
It's not so great for eyebrows though, so you're best to stick to threading, waxing or plucking there.
Interested? This tutorial will show you what it's like although we'd definitely advise getting it done professionally your first time so you know what it's supposed to be like.
Obviously you need to be super careful to hold skin taught when removing strips as you don't want to end up with bruises, do ya?
So what do you reckon - will you be trying this next time you hit the salon? Let us know with a tweet to @MTVStyleIntl.