Frequently Asked Questions
How do you use sugar to remove hair?
Does sugaring hurt?
All hair removal is somewhat uncomfortable, but Sugaring Hair Removal is way better than waxing! Most clients agree that they experience less than half the discomfort with sugaring. If you’ve never had hair removal before or its been a few months, you can expect a little more discomfort since we are pulling hair out by the root. But stick with it, your second treatment it will be a breeze! Plus, with regular sugaring appointments, your hair grows back thinner and lighter. It also results in permanent hair reduction for many people. Less hair means less discomfort!
How is sugaring different than waxing?
The sugar isn’t hot so there’s no risk of burning (and your skin won’t be bright red like after you get waxed!).
Sugar paste doesn’t stick to live skin cells – just the hair and dead skin cells – which means less irritation. There’s no chance of losing a layer of skin like with waxing!
The sugaring technique removes hair in the natural direction it grows. Waxing removes hair against the growth which is more traumatizing for skin.
How does sugaring compare to shaving?
How long does my hair have to be to get sugared?
Length of hair should be approximately 1/4″ or longer, which is about the size of a grain of rice. If you’ve been shaving, 3.5-4 weeks of growth is usually sufficient, but longer is fine, too. If you’ve been waxing or sugaring, you’ll want to wait 4 weeks in between your appointments without shaving.
What if I'm on my period the day of my appointment?
What can I expect from my sugaring appointment?
How should I prepare for my sugaring appointment?
SHOWER & EXFOLIATE Make sure the area of treatment is fresh and clean
LENGTH OF HAIR – Hair should be 1/8” or longer (3.5 weeks – 31 days of growth)
NO LOTIONS OR OILS – No skin care products in the treatment area the day of service. No Antiperspirant or deodorant for underarm hair removal.
DISCONTINUE – Any products or medications that dry your skin out at least 40 days prior. This will prevent irritation and allows hairs to be removed more easily.
CONTRAINDICATIONS – If you are using an external medication prescribed for facial acne, discoloration or aging such as Differin, Retin-A, ProActive, Avita, Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, or Glycolic Acid it is advisable to discontinue use for 4-7 days prior to hair removal. ACCUTANE is an internal medication and dries out the entire body. You must be off Accutane for 6 months prior to hair removal on any body area.
What should I do after my sugaring appointment?
Skip the workout until tomorrow
Keep your skin clean; avoid deodorant or antiperspirant until the next day
Wait 4 days then start exfoliating during showers
Apply a daily body lotion, especially after exfoliation
Can I get sugared if I'm pregnant?
Absolutely! The sugar paste has no additives or preservatives, which means no toxins, irritants or allergens. Body sugaring is a safe, effective and gentle professional treatment. Besides, you can’t see what’s going on down there under that belly.
Can I get sugared if I have sensitive skin?
Absolutely! The sugar paste has no additives or preservatives, which means no irritants and no allergic reactions. Body sugaring is a safe, effective and gentle professional treatment. Clients with sensitive skin swear it’s the only hair removal method they’ll ever use again. If waxing, shaving, and depilatory creams do not work for you, try sugaring!
How long should I wait between sugaring appointments?
The ideal time to return for your next sugaring treatment is every 3.5-4 weeks minimum.