What causes ingrown hairs?
This age-old method dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, a treatment that uses raw sugar, water and citric acids to create a hair removal paste with helps with the extraction of ingrown hairs.
Body Sugaring has many benefits; one of its main benefits is that it is applied AGAINST the direction of the hair growth and then removed with the natural direction of the hair growth. This technique allows for the hair to be removed from its complete root without causing any breakage therefore not causing any ingrown hairs.
Unlike Wax the hair is removed in the SAME direction as the hair grows and removed backwards creating the hair follicles to break from the shaft and not removed from the roots, causing ingrown hairs.
An ingrown hair happens when the sharp tip of the hair (broken from waxing or shaving) curls back or grows sideways into the skin of the hair follicle, creating a bump that may appear similar to a pimple and be painful to touch.
Sugaring hair removal removes ingrown hairs by lifting the dead cells and dirt, this helps clear up the mouth of the follicles which helps hair grow normally. Sugar paste also removes dead skin cells which leave the skin feeling smooth and silky after treatment, it’s so gentle that it can be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin such as eczema or psoriasis and even spider veins and varicose veins.
Hair removal from Sugaring results last up to 4 weeks without any hair growth in between appointments; hair can be as short as ½ inch long and can lead to permeant hair removal. Because Sugar can extract the shortest hair, it is possible to extract hair in the Anagen phase of growth which leads to permanency.
Sugar is water soluble it will not adhere to live skin; this means it will only adhere to the hair, not skin reducing the discomfort of hair removal. Unlike waxing it does not have the after “sting” or even the sticky residue, or the rubber band flick on the skin like IPL/ Laser
Sugar is antimicrobial and was used in the civil war to heal wounds and prevent infection and promote healing. A ball of sugar can be used to extract hair on both legs without the need to “dip back into the pot” therefore eliminating the risk of cross-contamination. Sugar is applied by hand only and without the need for spatulas and strips, cold paste also means there is no need to heat the paste, it simply adjusts to room temperature or the temperature of the client/ therapist.