Frequently asked questions about sugaring
I've never been sugared before, how is it done?
Sugaring is a method of removing hair by the root (epilation). The sugarist uses a gloved hand to spread sugar paste on the skin and hair. The sugar is removed by a quick flick of the wrist in the direction of hair growth. Sugaring is very similar to other methods such as wax; however, the experience is much more tolerable.
Can I be burned?
Absolutely not! Not only can the sugar not burn you, it's not hot at all. The sugar is warmed to just below body temperature, so burning is never an issue.
Does sugaring hurt as much as waxing?
The method of sugaring removes hair gently in the direction of the natural hair growth. This means the hair slides out of the follicle with less resistance and pain than traditional wax. However, effective hair removal is going to hurt a bit. Removing body hair from the root is traumatic for the follice. Over time, the pain may lessen, but removing hair will never be pain-free.
How long does my hair need to be to get sugared?
Sugaring needs 1/4" of hair growth to be effective. To visualize it, think of the length of a grain of rice. If hair is long, there is no problem with getting sugared; however, the treatment might be more painful. We recommend going over the area with a trimmer (2 guard) to make the session more comfortable.
What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
The day before your appointment, exfoliate the area to be sugared. Use a body scrub, or exfoliating loofah or towel and scrub the area down well in the shower. This will help prep the skin for sugaring and release any ingrown hairs growing under the surface of the skin.
How often will I need a treatment?
This depends on your individual hair growth cycle and area to be sugared. Different areas of your body grow hair at different lengths. Also, when sugaring, regular treatments make the hair grow back thinner and finer, and clients go longer between treatments. Normally clients come every 4-6 weeks. Timing is usually closer to 4 weeks in the beginning, but spaces out to 6 after a few treatments.
Can you remove soft, downy, facial hair?
Sugaring has no problem removing the downy "peach fuzz" facial hair
Can I get sugared during my monthly cycle?
Your monthly cycle does not affect when you can get sugared. With sugaring, there's no chance of lifted or damaged skin in the first place. Just keep in mind, you might be a little more pain sensitive than normal. For an intimate sugaring, a tampon is preferred, but not mandatory.
How long does the hair stay away after Sugaring?
Sugaring usually lasts between 2-3 weeks before hair starts to grow back. Because of the way hair grows, there's a constant growth of hair under the skin. Sugaring effectively removes hair 1/4" above the skin; however, does not remove hair under the skin or in the resting stage of hair growth. It is not unusual to have some stray hairs emerge in the weeks after treatment. Feel free to tweeze the stray hairs if desired. Shaving is not recommended.
I have sensitive skin, can I get Sugared?
Sugaring is great for sensitive skin! The sugar is never hot, and can not burn. It also never adheres to live skin, so no scarring or lifted skin. The hair grows back in thinner and finer, greatly reducing your chances of ingrown hairs. The sugar is also certified organic with the only ingredients being sugar, water, and lemon juice. This means fewer allergic reactions to the product.
Is there anything I need to do after my appointment?
Aftercare for sugaring is crucial.
Can you sugar any part of the body?
I can sugar any part of the body from the hairline to the toes, with the exception of men's facial hair.
Are you experienced? I'm scared!
Many people are apprehensive about their first sugaring session, especially if it's an intimate sugaring. My most popular service is intimate sugaring, and have had plenty of experience. I have had extensive post-graduate training in intimate waxing, speed waxing, as well as sugaring and intimate sugaring. I am also the midwest educator for Sugar of the Nile and train other estheticians to perform this service. I realize the first time is a bit scary, but I try my best to take my time to walk you through it at a comfortable pace. I center my services around my client and their comfort level.
How long will my brazilian appointment take?
I make sure to schedule out ample time for a brazilian, especially if the client has never had one before. Normally they take about 30 minutes, but I schedule out an hour so I can go slow and let my clients have a breather if they need it.
Will the hair grow back darker and coarser?
Hair growing back darker and coarser is a myth, mostly associated with shaving. With sugaring, hair grows back thinner and finer over time. Proper hair removal damages the follicle so that the hair doesn't grow as thick if at all.
Can I sugar if I suffer from Psoriasis or Eczema?
Psoriasis and Eczema does not exclude a client from sugaring services. Depending on the severity, the exfoliation benefit from sugaring can help. If the condition is severe, the manuverability from sugarigng lets the sugarist avoid problem areas easily while treating the rest of the skin.
I am Pregnant, can I get Sugared?
You can get sugared while pregnant. Keep in mind it is more uncomfortable. The best course of action is to start early, so when it's time to deliver, the hair is already thinner and less painful to remove.
What's the difference between a bikini, french bikini, and Brazilian sugaring?
A bikini sugaring includes the hair on the inner thigh and belly that falls outside of a normal bikini bottom.
Will I get bumps like I do after waxing?
Everyone's skin type is different. Most clients do not have bumps or irritation after sugaring treatments, even if they get bumps from wax. Aftercare instructions are vital to prevent irritation after treatment, and the bumps lessen with sucessive treatments.
Will this treatment cause ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs are a necessary evil of any hair removal treatment. Since the hair is removed in the direction of hair growth, there is little distortion of the follicle and therefore fewer ingrown hairs. Exfolitation 2-3 time per week, however, is key to preventing them. We also stock a variety of products to help treat and prevent ingrown hairs.
Can I get Sugared if I'm using Retin-A or Accutane?
Retin-A and Accutane can severely impact skin quality and health, making skin much more fragile than normal. We require 3 months of not using these medications or a doctor's release.
Can men be Sugared?
Men can definitley be sugared. We don't recommend removing men's facial hair though.
Is this the new trendy technique?
Sugaring has found newfound popularity; however, it's a very old form of hair removal dating back to ancient egypt. It's a traditional method of removing hair and is still used extensively in the middle east. It might be trendy, but it's a tried and true method with thousands of years of history.
Can you remove men's facial hair?
With how deep seated and coarse men's facial hair is, we don't recommend removing it in this method.