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Updated: Nov 3, 2023

For those of you who don’t know the difference, depilation is the removal of hair through a chemical degradation process. It’s different than shaving cream. Depilatory cream works by breaking the disulfide bonds that link the protein chains and give hair its strength, making the hair disintegrate.

Epilation is the removal of the entire hair, including the part below the skin, and lasts longer than depilation. Examples of epilation methods are waxing, sugaring, lasers, and other epilation devices.

Depilatories neatly remove hair without the pain associated with epilation. But it only get rid of hairs at the surface level, so you can still see little black dots where the hair shafts are. On top of that, we can’t put aside chemical irritation as a potential side effect of depilatories. Especially when we applied the product improperly by rubbing it onto our skin instead of just spread it across the hair. If you have ever tried depilatory creams, don’t you think the smell is a little bit overpowering?

We all have known about the superiority of sugaring compare to waxing, from getting burn-free skin, less ingrown, to soft-smooth & hairless skin. If you want to have a 100% natural ingredients hair removal product, body sugaring worths the time you’re investing.

Epilator devices might be another alternative. Epilator device works by grasping hair with metal plates (tweezers), so the hair is also coming out with its root, just like sugaring.

But that doesn’t help you with ingrown hair. In fact, with the wrong technique, hair's root is rotating, thus making the hair starts to grow in different directions causing ingrown hair. On the contrary, sugaring technique works by applying the sugar paste on the opposite of hair growth, then pulling them in the same direction of hair growth, preventing you to have ingrown hair and can even eliminate it. Isn’t it the goal of every woman to be free of ingrown hair?

To wind it up, depilatories do give you a painless hair removal experience, but there are more detriments from it. Body sugaring seems to be the best option if you want a body scrub and gentle massage all in one with less painful hair removal experience.

Besides, isn’t it nice to come to the salon and have a me-time & spoil yourself enjoying fabulous treatments? Plus, practitioner specialists claim that sugaring is way less painful than using epilator devices to remove hair! ;) So ladies, the choice is yours!

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