The earliest references to hair removal came from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. Early writings out of Mesopotamia tell of kings asking that women be brought to them clean and smooth, i.e. hairless. Ancient Egyptians place a high importance on aesthetics and cosmetics. Egyptian hieroglyphics describe how slave girls serving Pharaoh were expected to remove their body hair. Hair on the body was considered unclean by the upper class. Possibly through a fortuitous accidence, the method of using sugar for hair removal treatments was developed.
The British Museum’s famed Department of Egyptology displays copper and bronze razors and tweezers from as far back as 1900 B.C., including one combination razor/hair cutter/trimmer from about 1450 B.C. These methods however, were still primitive and painful. During the reign of the Turkish Empire, the harem was an important part of court life and the removal of body hair was considered an art.
Today sugaring paste is what Organic Honey Care uses considered the traditional technique, a warmed thick mixture is applied first in the opposite direction of hair growth and then in the direction of hair growth using the hands. It’s then flicked off in the in the direction of hair growth.
Why we choose Sugar:
- Natural for your skin
- Large amounts of hair can be taken out at once, and finished fast.
- Easy clean up as the sugar paste are water soluble
- Over time, your hair becomes finer or some stop growing as the frequent sugaring can cause the hair follicle to become damaged.
- It`s less painful and doesn’t stick to live skin cells which means less irritation.