Short answer? Yes, waxing is better than sugaring. But if you’re looking to kill some time (or you don’t blindly believe everything you see on the internet), read on to learn all the reasons why.
Waxing vs. Sugaring: What’s the Difference?
Both waxing and sugaring remove hair from the root. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.
Waxing uses hard or soft wax, applied in the same direction of hair growth. The hair is then removed quickly by pulling the wax off in the opposite direction.
Sugaring uses a sugar paste (likely including sugar, water and lemon juice) and flips the process by applying the paste in the opposite direction of hair growth and removing it in the same direction as natural growth.
So Why is Waxing Better Than Sugaring?
Here are just a few reasons (four, to be exact):
- Waxing works for all hair types: Waxing is the more efficient method when it comes to both coarse, thick hair and fine baby hair. Sugaring will remove these hairs eventually, but it might take a second (or third!) pass to get the same smooth results as waxing.
- Waxing is quicker: Sugaring paste becomes less and less sticky as the treatment goes on, meaning some parts of the body might have to be treated several times before all the hair is removed. With waxing, it’s usually one and done, making the whole process take a lot less time.
- Waxing is less painful: Since it’s so quick and hair is removed in one pass, there’s just a lot less pain involved with waxing. Makes sense, right?
- Waxing is less expensive: After doing a little research and quick price comparison, sugaring tends to cost $5 to $10 more per body part than waxing, probably because it’s more time-consuming.
So as it turns out, the waxing vs. sugaring debate… isn’t really a debate at all. Waxing wins!