What is the difference between a professional paste and a homemade one?
Nowadays sugaring, removing unwanted hair with the help of the sugar paste, is gaining increasing popularity. And this is not a surprise as the procedure is less painful and discomfortable, compared to other methods of hair removal.
But there is another reason why women more and more often choose sugaring: an opportunity to make the paste themselves and to perform the procedure on their own, without visiting the beauty salon.
To make the sugar paste you will need only sugar, lemon juice and water. At the first glance, it is very simple, fast and does not require huge expenses. So what is the difference between a homemade sugar paste and a professional one and is it possible to achieve the desired result using a homemade paste?
The composition of the professional sugar paste and the homemade one
The base of the professional paste for sugaring is glucose and fructose which are the components of sugar. Therefore, many mistakenly believe that the professional paste is not different from the homemade one.
However, this is not so. The glucose and fructose molecules are smaller than the sugar ones. Due to that, the professional paste can penetrate into the hair follicle, envelop it and remove the hair much better. When using a professional sugar paste, the skin stays smooth up to 3 to 4 weeks.
Professional paste needs to be warmed up just a bit in a wax warmer or water bath. Some types of sugar paste can be warmed up by simply kneading it.
Ones it reaches its working temperature is 36-37C (96F) degrees, it is ready for use. This will make it more elastic and the paste will grip hairs better.
Achieving the right consistency when preparing a homemade paste is very difficult, especially the first few times when there is very little experience.
Most often, the caramelization of sugar crystals occurs and instead of sugar paste, one gets a quite dense caramel, which will be very difficult to warm up and apply.
Density of the paste
There are 2 lines of sugar paste that SugaringFactory offer: Joile and Luxury, each line has the paste of three types of density: soft, medium and hard.
Different body parts and different types of hair require use of sugar paste of a certain density. With a homemade "caramel", it is very difficult to control the density, and often, using wrong density paste for certain skin area may result in poor performance, there will be stubs (broken hairs) left , which will be felt in a couple days after the procedure. And as a result, women get disappointed in the procedure, considering the promised 3-4 weeks of smooth skin a myth.
To be completely honest, it doesn't happen in 100% of cases, and some practitioners succeed in using homemade paste, once they gain enough experience by trial and error. And when they start working in a salon, it amazes them how easy and fast work can be when the professional materials are used. Although the main advantage of the professional paste is that it's certified and tested, hygienic and hypoallergenic, and, therefore, there is a guarantee that it will not harm the clients.