Sugaring is an all natural, organic form of hair removal (made up of only three ingredients: lemon juice, sugar, and water). This sticky, golden paste is molded onto the area of skin you'd like to be hair-free. Contrary to waxing where the hair is pulled in the opposite direction of hair growth. Sugaring is removed in the direction of hair growth with a gentle, fast flicking hand technique.
Preparing For Your Appointment
- The length of hair should be at least ¼-inch long — above the size of grain of rice for best results
- Before your appointment, gently exfoliate with a loofah or washcloth, this will help prevent stray hairs from getting left behind by removing some of the dead skin cells.
- Avoid tanning for at least 24 to 48 hours before your appointment.
- The day of, minimize your caffeine and alcohol intake to prevent your pores from tightening.
- Avoid wearing any deodorant, oil, lotions, or any other skincare products on the areas you intend to have sugared.
After Your Sugaring Appointment
- Exfoliate regularly (2-3x a week) with a brush, glove, (we sell hemp gloves), or wash cloth to prevent ingrown hairs.
- Avoid products in the area sugared for 12-24 hours.
- Avoid excess sweating as the follicles are still open.
- Resist sun exposure and tanning beds for 48 hours after being sugared.
- Avoid swimming or chlorine for 24 hours after your appointment.
Other Common Sugaring Questions
How long does sugaring last?
As a general rule you should sugar regularly (anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks depending on the area being sugared and how fast your hair grows). *A key reminder is typically waiting until the length of a grain of rice. Although it does vary from person to person and here's why: There are three separate growth cycles for your hair. On your first sugaring visit, we get the first, second, and part of the third growth cycles of your hair. Once returning to get sugared two or three times, we start getting all three hair cycled out at the same time. As you continue to get sugared regularly, you will be able to go longer periods of time between your sugaring.
Is it only used on your bikini area?
Nope. Because sugaring doesn’t adhere to the skin’s surface, it’s a preferred method of hair removal for many parts of the body.
This includes the:
Does sugaring hurt?
This entirely depends on your personal pain tolerance. For some people, all types of hair removal can be painful. For others, sugaring might not be painful at all. If you do experience discomfort you can apply a cold compress, or take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Can I get my Brazilian or bikini sugared if I have my cycle?
Yes! It is fine to get sugared while on your period. But be aware it is usually more sensitive. If this is the case, we ask that you wear a fresh tampon or Diva Cup.
Is there any reason that I shouldn't sugar?
There are some good reasons why sometimes you shouldn't sugar. For example, if you have been taking Accutane, Retin-A, or any other skin thinning acne medications orally, you should not sugar for a period of at least three months after discontinuing the medication.
If you are using Retinol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Fruit Acids, topical Vitamin C products, have a sunburn or have undergone a heavy peel in the last week, you should not be sugared.