You probably get asked this all the time from clients: “Which is better, sugaring, threading, or waxing?” As wax professionals, we know that waxing is by far a better treatment and better for your skin, but your clients may have some questions. We’re here to break down each of these hair removal treatments with a guide that gives you the information you need to remind your clients that waxing is always best.
Sugaring is the process of removing hair using a cooled paste made of sugar, lemon and water. The ingredients are heated together to form a candy-like consistency and then allowed to cool before applying. Applied in the direction of hair growth it is then removed by a series of quick pulls. Like waxing (and unlike shaving), sugaring removes the hair at the root and does have some exfoliating benefits. Some cons include it can’t be done if your client is taking certain medications and it tends to be more expensive than waxing.
Threading is an ancient hair removal treatment that was first discovered in Asia. The technique uses a piece of thread coated with anti-bacterial wax the quickly removes hairs directly from the follicles. The process relies on the client to hold the skin tight which can make it a little difficult. It can also be easy to nick the skin if it’s not pulled tight enough. On the pro side, threading can be better for those with sensitive skin, and some say they like the smooth precise finish threading gives them.
We’ll own that we are a little biased here, but the benefits of waxing go beyond just hair removal, and if done right any of the potential issues such as breakouts and ingrown hairs can be avoided. Waxing quickly pulls hair from the root, which not only means skin will stay smooth for several weeks, but it will grow back finer and lighter. Finally, when the wax is applied and stripped off, any dead skin cells are removed leaving the skin exfoliated and the texture improved.