When it comes to beauty and aesthetics, it is obviously known that the majority of people that tend to wax or sugar are women. Men often avoid the waxing department because they believe it is 'too feminine' in which they always result to shaving. To the fellas reading this blog, it is most definitely not just for us women and it is a great alternative to shaving with many great benefits. You may be questioning how is it beneficial and why is it a great alternative. Well, keep reading and I will answer those questions while telling why you should choose sugaring over waxing.
For starters, our WELLB sugar paste is made using only 3 natural ingredients which are lemon, sugar, and water. Sounds tasty but resist the temptation. Because our sugar paste only contains these ingredients, it will never harden up like regular hard wax. Since it comes in a paste form, it doesn’t not need to be heated up. This is one of the differences between sugaring and waxing. Heating up wax to a certain temperature is required in order to get it into a thick liquid form which often results in burns. Sugaring = zero burns!
Another reason why men choose sugaring is because of the difference in how the paste and wax are applied. When the sugar paste is applied, it is molded onto the skin in the opposite direction of the hair growth instead of in the direction like waxing. The reason it is applied in the opposite direction is because the paste is able to grab every single hair while overlapping the paste several times. This lessens the likelihood of the hair breaking and instead grabs the hair and is removed from the follicle. When you’re using wax, you are only able to go over the same area twice at the most because waxing can not only burn the skin but it is not uncommon for it to be irritating and can rip some of your skin. If there is any paste residue left behind, just simply apply water to the area and boom, it’s gone.
This leads to the next reason of why sugaring is chosen for men. Before sugaring is even applied, our WELLB powder is applied to act as a protective barrier between the paste and your skin. The powder is used to soak up all the oils on your skin because since the paste contains both water and sugar, once it touches moisture, it will soften and become loose. The powder removes the oils, allowing your skin to be dried for better application and removal of the paste and hair. With one pass, you’re able to remove most of your hair and if needed you can pass over the same area more than a few times without doing any harm to your skin.
When it comes to protecting your skin from damage, the one main question everyone is concerned about whether it’s with sugaring or waxing is "will it hurt?" I can guarantee you that sugaring is way less painful than waxing and I do not have a high pain tolerance. Now men tend to have thicker hair than women so it is another reason why men often opt out of getting waxed. The 2 reasons why waxing hurts more than sugaring is because 1) The temperature of the wax can burn the skin making it much more sensitive and 2) there is no protective barrier which results in the wax applied directly onto your skin removing not only dead skin, but healthy skin as well.
Saving the best for last! The 5th reason why men prefer sugaring is the hair free period. Depending on how quickly your hair grows, the hair typically tends to grow back at the minimum of 3-4 weeks. The more you sugar, the thinner your hair may get, and in some cases, it will lead to permanency. When you continue to shave, it often leads to ingrown hairs, irritated skin, razor bumps, and the risk of getting folliculitis due to bacteria getting trapped in your razor if it’s not changed after a few uses. Buying razors and cartridges can become pricey over time so this will save you a good chunk of money.
Once again, sugaring is not only for women, but for men as well. It is a great alternative to shaving and waxing because it not only gives you a longer free period, but it is less painful and much healthier for your skin. If you haven’t gotten sugared yet, try it out! You won’t regret it not one single bit. We are already busy enough with our daily lives, so having one less thing to worry about when it comes to shaving every day or every other day is a major bonus.
PS: If you are looking for the best at home sugaring hair removal kit may we recommend the smooth kit.