Menu Close

Let’s talk about cost of hair removal for a moment, shall we?

Total Beauty1 Year5 Years10 Years
Shaving$172.80$864.00$1,728.00
Waxing$780.00$3,900.00$7,800.00
Laser$940.00$1,880.00$3,055.00
Daily Worth1 Year5 Years10 Years
Shaving$264.00$1,320.00$2,640.00
Waxing$845.00$3,098.00$5,915.00
Laser$3,240.00$3,240.00$3,240.00
DW:*Waxing 1st yr: Session every 4 weeks or 13 times per year
DW:*Waxing: Session every 6 weeks after first year
DW:*Laser: (for 6 treatments)

With all due respect to Total Beauty and Daily Worth (and their journalists, of course) lest we forget that there IS an all-natural, gentle alternative? And that it's been around far longer than any of these methods of hair removal?

I make organic sugaring and it costs about $20 per jar. Each jar will provide 2-3 treatments (legs and underarms as per your model). Treatments are every two to three weeks, lessening throughout time because follicle walls collapse and hairs grow back thinner, finer and sparser. Studies show that sugaring leads to permanency over time, sometimes 3 years, sometimes up to 10 depending on the person, DNA, history and adhering to sugaring only.

By my calculations (sticking to your calculations, Dailyworth) sugaring* will cost:

$8.00 per session ($20 jar 8 oz ÷ 2.5 sessions) 17.3 sessions per year = $138.40 per year - (Less than 7 jars per year)

*no warming or heating, no raw skin, far less painful, easy warm water cleanup, no strips, chemical-free, all natural, ancient method, an applicator provided for your choice finger method or applicator method (along with cornstarch and pure aloe).

*Waxing: Their model on dailyworth.com (closest method equivalent): $65 per session at 13 sessions per year = $845 per year

They forget to mention, however: Gas to the salon, don't forget to tip your practitioner, and gas home. Of course we think of waxing and immediately think of painful, red and/or raw skin, heated resin wax, some containing chemicals, and wax is certainly not easily cleaned up.

*Sugaring: The first year, we can safely say 17 sugaring sessions per year. Because the hairs grow back thinner, finer and sparser that number will diminish over time.

2nd year we can say an average of 13 times per year.

3rd? 10.

4th year: down to about 6 or 7 times per year (average person).

You (dailymotion.com) are calculating ten years and twenty, however, within about 5-7 years, most sugarers should experience permanency as long as they have been sugaring during the anagen stage of hair growth (1/8"). (See diagram below).

Is it just me...or is the winner perfectly clear? First, compare the methods, the benefits, and the cost. I'm still confused as to why the FDA, WebMD, Total Beauty and Daily Worth do not give Sugaring Hair Removal the utmost credit it deserves? Now, mind you, we do have reporters and journalists who are certainly getting on the sugar hair removal wagon.

Here's a few: