- Someone who has an experience in working with the paste, can do sugaring quickly. Large amounts of hair can be taken out at once and finished faster than waxing. With most waxes, you have to apply them to a limited area –remove, go to your next area- remove and so forth. Working with the wax, you have to apply it on the limited zone, working on every area one by one, when in sugaring you can speed things up by applying the paste to a very large area, and it won't dry out, even if you take it off in smaller sections.
- Easy cleanup. Both the paste and gel are water soluble, so you can clean off any residue that was left on the skin with just a water, unlike regular wax.
- You can do sugaring without leaving your home. Entire sugaring hair removal kits, supplies can be bought online, or you can whip your paste at home. (Be aware of special conditions when sugaring is not allowed, and follow the instructions).
- Since the paste is very gentle, it can be re-applied to the area that was just sugared and some hair were left, without any further irritation.
- Over time, frequent sugaring might damage or even destroy the hair follicle, and hair will stop growing back.
- It's hard to find a good professional, who can use both technique and the paste correctly. Some salons and spas use a wax that has been mixed with sugar, and advertises it Other places use the gel, but only few ( compared to waxing) use the paste.
- Getting just the right consistency can be tricky, you'll have to make sure it has the right density that will actually grip the hair.
- Some hair growth is needed. 1/16 of an inch is required when using the traditional technique with the paste, which is about 2-5 days of hair growth after shaving. Using the gel requires 1/4 inches of the hair growth.
- Lack of knowledge or cleanliness can lead to disaster. If contraindications(circumstances or conditions when you shouldn't get sugaring) are simply unknown or ignored, the skin could end up being extremely red, and even become scabby. Salons and spas that are not following sanitary and safety rules properly, can leave the client with a skin infection, or even a disease.
If you find someone experienced who uses the traditional technique working with a paste, you would feel the difference in a good way, because hair is removed in the direction of its natural growth (unlike in waxing, where hair are being removed against the growth).