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What’s the difference between sugaring and waxing?

What are the four classifications of hair?

What causes hair growth?

What causes excess hair growth?

What is the skins function?

What areas should not be treated?

What’s the difference between sugaring and waxing?

Pure and Natural Ingredients
Wax has many chemical ingredients, mostly resins and preservatives.

Sugaring paste is made from 100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS with no testing on animals and with no harmful side effects caused by allergic reactions. lt is so natural you can EAT it!

It ls Not As Hot
Hot wax must be heated to a very high degree in order to become liquefied, this amount of heat can cause burning and scarring. lt also causes swelling in the tissues, which makes hair removal difficult. Long-term use can break down the underlying connecting tissues, especially in the lip and brow areas, which are associated with WRINKLING.

The Advanced Sugaring Paste is applied at body temperature making it safe for all areas. lt is even safe for spider veins and varicose veins, it will not increase blood supply. Sugar paste is barley lukewarm.

It ls Easier To Clean Up
Since wax contains resins, chemical solvents are required to remove it from floors, equipment, clothing, etc., which can be costly to replace. After waxing, the client usually left sticky.

Sugar can be easily cleaned up with water. Clients never feel sticky after treatments.

It Will Not Stick To The Skin
Wax has been known to remove more than just the hair, since it can adhere directly to live skin cells, which makes waxing painful and irritating. Wax cannot be applied to an area more than twice at the most.

Sugar cannot adhere to live skin cells. Live cells are wet, and because sugar is water soluble, it will not adhere to live skin cells. lt will extract the hair and exfoliate the dead skin cells, helping to free ingrown hairs. lt is also safe to perform treatment on dry itch eczema and dry psoriasis. This means less discomfort to your client, and less trauma to the skin. lt is gentle enough to go over the same area several times when necessary to extract the shortest and most coarse hair, without causing skin damage or irritation.

It ls More Cost Effective
Wax can be more costly due to constant dipping for each strip applied
The Advanced Sugar Paste can be used over and over on different parts of the body and is discarded after each treatment. lt is never used on any other person

It Never Dries
Most waxes must be removed immediately before they dry. This means repetitious dipping and stripping, making the process longer than necessary.

Sugar will not dry, so you can work over an entire area without ever dipping and stripping.

It Will Not Break As Many Hairs
One of the most common problems waxers face is early regrowth due to broken hairs. Waxing can leave 15 - 30% breakage behind. This problem is usually caused not by the aesthetician, but by the wax used. Since wax hardens on the hair, it has the tendency to break it off at the surface, rather than pull it out.

Using our Advanced Sugaring Technique, the paste wraps around the hair shaft making it pliable, while seeping below the mouth of the follicle and lubricating the hair to make the extraction more complete and gentle. The hair is eased out of the follicle only in the natural direction of growth, which helps to extract the hair intact. Because of the direction of extraction the client feels little, if any, discomfort.

It ls More Sanitary
Cross contamination in a waxing room is always a danger, especially since bacteria will breed inside of a wax jar. The sugaring paste is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Sugar helps control cross contamination. Since our paste has such a high concentration of sugar, bacteria cannot breed in the jar. Sanitation in your salon is increased when Essential Tonic and latex gloves are used in conjunction with our antimicrobial skin cleanser.

Note: Sugar was used to heal wounds during the Civil War as it helps to prevent infections while promoting healing.

Can Extract Very Short Hairs
Wax products require at least two to three weeks growth before treatment when a client is shaving.

The Advanced Sugaring Technique requires less than 1/16 inch or four to seven days growth, after shaving.

Leads to Permanency
After a number of treatments the hair follicle begins to deplete. The hair grows in more refined each time. Because sugar can extract the shortest hair, it is possible to extract hair in the early anagen phase, which can lead to permanency. Clients will see superior results after just a few treatments.

What are the four classifications of hair?

Lanugo Hair
soft, downy like hair found on a newborn baby. This hair will be shed before or shortly after birth.

Vellus Hair
soft, fine hair (peach fuzz) found on the face and some other parts of the body. They are usually pale in color, grow from a shallow follicle and have a slow growth rate.

Terminal Hair
coarse, strong and deep-seated, with well-developed roots and bulbs. They are found in men and women's scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes underarms, genital areas, female facial areas (usually due to hormonal imbalances).

Intermediate Hair
found on most parts of the face and the body. The texture is between vellus and terminal hair types.

What causes hair growth?

Congenital Pattern
the hereditary factor and the general make-up of the genes can produce varying amounts of hair. Generally speaking, most hair growth rates are predetermined at birth.

Systemic Pattern
hormones are excreted by all the endocrine glands and control the growth and development of all parts of the body. Endocrine glands are over-active in puberty, pregnancy and menopause. The androgens (male hormones) are responsible for stimulating hair growth. A high amount of this hormone is acceptable in a man, but in a woman will lead to excessive amounts of superfluous hair on the face and body.

What causes excess hair growth?

Stress increases the flow of certain hormones such as ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), which may cause an increase in the production of androgens (male hormones). An overproduction of male hormones, such as testosterone, can and does cause excess hair growth. Any prolonged stressful or emotional experience may carry with it potential to cause an increase in facial and body hair for certain women.

Prescribed medication can cause excess facial and body hair as a side effect because they effect the regular functioning of the endocrine, a hormone system of your body. Quite often, this condition will diminish when the medication is discontinued.

While smoking itself has not been proven to cause excess hair growth, it does cause an increase in adrenaline. Some surveys have shown this increase to be as high as 70% above normal. An increase in adrenaline will cause an increase in the rate of hair growth.

Because of the change in the hormonal balance, some women do notice an increase in hair growth during pregnancy, but the reverse can also be true during this time.

Often after a woman has had a hysterectomy, estrogen or other hormones will be prescribed to maintain the balance of male to female hormones. lf the balance is not maintained, new hair growth will be visible, usually on the face.

Warm/Hot Climates
Continual exposure to higher temperatures can cause more rapid hair growth due to an increase in blood flow.

What is the skins function?

The skin protects the body against blows and falls through the fat cells of subcutis. The horny layer acts as a barrier against bacteria and excess fluid. The germinal layer protects the body from harmful ultraviolet light.

Skin contains many tactile nerve endings, which send messages to the brain to react to the disturbance of the epidermis from heat, cold, touch and pain.

Heat Regulation
Skin helps to regulate the body temperature through the secretion of the sweat glands and contraction or dilation of the blood vessels in the dermis.

Excretion and Secretion
The skin excretes waste material through the sweat glands and controls fluid loss from the body. Sebaceous glands secrete sebum, which helps to keeps the skin oily and supple. Sebum assists in producing an “acid mantle” on the skin, which is of great importance in maintaining a healthy skin surface. A decrease in acidity results in an unhealthily appearance with uneven texture.

What areas should not be treated?

Enlarged varicose veins
New scars
Sunburned skin
Inner ear
Network beards
Skin tags
Raised moles


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