Sugaring hair removal – is it better than waxing

What is sugaring?

Sugaring is similar to waxing. It is an ancient Middle Eastern practice for hair removal. It is also known as Persian waxing.

Sugaring vs waxing

Sugaring hair removal pains less than waxing. Wax sticks to hair as well as skin. Sugar paste sticks to the hair only. In waxing when the cloth is pulled some skin might also come out. In case of sugaring paste only hair comes out.

The sugar wax is made of natural ingredients and hence can be easily cleaned by warm water as they are soluble in it.

Sugar paste

Sugaring paste is made of natural ingredients and hence is gentle on the skin. The skin also gets softer and healthier.

The sugaring recipe consists of sugar, water and lemon juice to remove the hair follicles from the root.

Sugaring removes hair in growing phase and thus can be permanent also. This makes the skin smooth as the shorter hairs are also removed.

How to apply sugar paste

The sugaring paste is applied in the opposite direction of hair growth for the first time. The second time, it is applied in direction of the hair. The cloth strip is removed in the direction of hair.

Homemade sugar paste

Making sugar paste at home is easy, you can check out this article : Sugar hair removal recipe.

Homemade sugar scrubs are much easier than finding them in the market.

Sugar waxing and Sugar gel

Sugar waxing is different than sugaring. Sugar wax has a few ingredients common with wax and different than sugaring paste. The sugar wax is not natural.

There can be companies that can trick you with this and make you believe that you tried sugaring. Be careful of such products.

How safe is it?

There might be irritation or redness for people with sensitive skin. But otherwise sugar waxing is a very safe process. It also has healing properties with the natural constituents.


The hair removal by this method is not permanent and the effect last from 4 to 6 weeks.