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Sugaring

Brazilian Keratin Hair straightening treatment

What Is Sugaring?

It might sound like baking, but sugaring is actually a method of hair removal. Similar to waxing, sugaring removes body hair by quickly pulling the hair from the root. The name for this method comes from the paste itself, which consists of lemon, water, and sugar. The ingredients are all heated together until it reaches a candy-like consistency. Once it cools it’s applied directly to the skin. This mixture is much more natural and environmentally-friendly than wax, making it a desirable method of hair removal.

How is this different from waxing?

Sugaring may sound similar to waxing, but there’s a key difference: the direction in which hair is pulled. With waxing, the mixture is applied in the same direction as hair growth and then removed in the opposite direction of hair growth. With sugaring, it’s the exact opposite. The cooled sugar paste is applied against the direction of hair growth and removed in the direction of hair growth with quick, small yanks. This difference in application can make a big difference in whether there’s any hair breakage. Because waxing pulls hair out in the opposite direction of growth, hair follicles can easily break in half. It’s also worth noting that sugaring paste doesn’t adhere to the skin, so it only removes hair. Waxing, on the other hand, adheres to the skin and can cause more irritation.

What Body Areas Can Be Sugared?

Sugaring is gentle enough for delicate skin and can be applied on any body part (basically, anywhere you’d wax), from abdomen and Brazilian to legs and toes.

Here are the most common areas.

  • Underarms: An experienced esthetician can sugar your underarms in under five minutes.
  • Arms: Depending on how long the hair is (and whether or not you shave this area), sugaring the arms can take about 30 minutes.
  • Bikini/Brazilian: While sugaring this area can still be done during your monthly cycle, your skin may be more sensitive. This area typically takes between 30 to 45 minutes to sugar.
  • Legs: The sugaring process may take longer for a larger area like the legs—expect the appointment to last about 45 minutes.

One thing to note: Patel advises that if there’s an active skin disease on the desired sugaring area—such as folliculitis or eczema—sugaring needs to be avoided, as it can exacerbate the issue.

What should you do before your appointment?

To make sure that your appointment runs smoothly, there are a few things you can do in preparation:

  • Make sure your hair is at least ¼-inch long — above the size of grain of rice. If it isn’t, you won’t be able to get sugared and you’ll have to reschedule.If it’s on the longer side — 3/4 inch or more — you might consider trimming it shorter, though your technician can also do this.
  • A few days before your appointment, lightly exfoliate with a buffing mitt or washcloth to get some dead skin cells out of the way. This will help prevent stray hairs from getting left behind.
  • Avoid tanning or applying retinoid creams 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.
  • Prior to the appointment, dress in loose, cotton clothing for maximum comfort.
  • To minimize pain, take an over-the-counter pain reliever about 30 minutes before your appointment.

How long will the results last?

Sugaring results typically last around three to five weeks depending on the area and the rate at which your hair grows. The beauty of sugaring is that it may reduce hair growth over time, meaning you’ll have less hair to sugar each time a new appointment rolls around. Accardo recommends booking your hair removal appointments on a regular maintenance schedule (every four to six weeks) to ensure the smoothest result and most painless service possible.

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