3 Reasons To Stop Waxing And Start Sugaring

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Lets be honest, there’s nothing exciting about getting a wax. If you’re anything like me, there’s that slight pre-wax anxiety and sadly often you’re left with post-wax redness and if you’re really unlucky – ingrown hairs. So in search of a better (less painful) way to remove my unwanted body hair I stumbled upon an alternative: sugaring. 

Sugaring is an ancient form of hair removal and uses a paste made from sugar and water. It’s a lot like waxing in that it’s applied to the hair and then pulled off quickly using cloth strips. So in the name of research I booked through Flossie and went along to Auckland’s Ushu (part of Sydney Lashes) to get my full body sugared and to find out what all the fuss is about. Watch what happened in the short video below.


Sugaring can be used to remove hair all over your body (depending on your growth) however according to Ushu owner Jayde Kelly there are some key differences: 

  • Waxing removes the top layer of skin with the hair while sugaring only removes the hair. 
  • Sugaring is all-natural. We use two types of sugaring solution, one is made from honey, lemon & kiwi fruit and the other is honey, lemon & rosewater. So there are no hidden nasties and it’s so much gentler on the skin.
  • It hurts a lot less too because sugaring paste does not adhere to the skin cells the way most waxes do. It only pulls out the hair and not the skin which helps to minimise the pain and as a result there is less redness and skin irritations. 

The verdict? Im a convert. I wouldn’t say sugaring is as relaxing as having a facial  (you’re still having your hair pulled out), but it certainly IS less painful than waxing. My skin also felt unbelievably smooth afterwards and there was hardly any redness and zero in-growns


If you want to try sugaring for yourself then the girls at Ushu are offering some great specials over on the Flossie app  All you need to do is download the app and you can check out all the offers HERE  


Above: The sugaring solution looks like wax but is primarily just sugar and water.