A Brief history of Sugaring

SUGARING, the most modern way to remove unwanted body hair – WRONG!!!

Body sugaring  is one of the oldest methods of hair removal. It is speculated that honey was the first sugaring agent and has been in practice since 1900AD, it is considered to be an ancient Egyptian art purportedly used by Cleopatra herself.

A common misconception is that women have only been removing body hair for around 100 years. This may be true of American and European women, but remember, many American women are European immigrants.

Earliest references to hair removal come from the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. Egyptian hieroglyphics describe how slave girls serving Pharaoh were expected to remove their body hair as it was considered to be unclean by the upper classes.

Writings from Mesopotamia describe kings asking for women to be brought to them clean, smooth and hairless.

These women removed most of their body hair with the exception of the eyebrows. The Egyptian women even removed the hair on their heads

Sugaring is often compared to standard waxing, but it is really quite different. Sugar paste sticks to and essentially removes hair without attaching to the skin, making the procedure less painful than waxing.

The practice of sugaring is still very much in use in North Africa where local women group together on a monthly basis. They boil up a pot of Sugar, water and lemon, let it cool and then sugar one another. They consider this to be the most effective and natural way of removing body hair. This ancient art is becoming more and more popular in Europe and the USA, as people are looking for a more natural but equally effective treatment. The desire for smooth, hairless bodies is strong, but people are looking to move away from the more common forms of  waxing, shaving, chemical creams, laser and IPL. These solutions can be harsh, unnatural, painful, cause in-grown hairs, redness, irritation. With sugaring there is little to no irritation, little to no in-grown hairs, skin is left smooth and exfoliated, hair grows back soft. Whats not to love about Sugaring!!!!


A brief history of Sugaring by Michele Jameson