Shugaring (sugar depilation) was known to the ancient Egyptian beauties, and in ancient Persia enjoyed great popularity. Therefore the second name of the shugaring is Persian epilation.
The procedure of shugaring consists in applying sugar paste on the prepared skin against hair growth, and then by abruptly removing it by movement along the hair growth. Hair follicles are not removed during the procedure, and therefore after 3-6 weeks, the epilation will have to be repeated.
When waxing, the optimal length of unwanted hair is more than 5 mm, because the wax captures only a part of the hair located on the surface of the skin. Sugar paste penetrates deeper, at the mouth of the hair follicles, and therefore removes shorter hairs, 2-4 mm long.