Sugaring Hair Removal

What Is Sugaring Hair Removal?

Sugaring involves removing hair at the root by applying a sugaring paste made from a mixture of lemon juice, sugar and water.

Much like normal waxing, the mixture is rolled onto the skin before being peeled off together with the hair.

It also claims to have skincare benefits, as the sugar, lemon and water mixture exfoliates the skin.

Sugaring goes against the grain of other hair removal methods, as sugaring involves extracting hair in the same direction that it’s growing. This minimises the chance of ingrown hair and also depletes hair follicles over time.

Sugaring Hair Removal

What Are The Benefits of Sugaring?

  • As the sugar paste is removed in the same direction as hair growth, it minimises the chances of getting ingrown hair.
  • Plus, as the sugar, water and lemon mixture binds to the hairs and not the skin, your skin doesn’t get tugged, meaning it’s less painful than traditional waxing.
  • Sugaring is also hygienic as a single ball of sugar paste is used for one client and discarded after single use, meaning there’s no risk of double dipping.
  • As the sugar is water soluble, it also means you aren’t left with any sticky residue on your skin.
Sugaring Hair Removal

What Should I Know Before A Sugaring Appointment?

  • With your first sugaring apppointment it’s recommended that your hair length  is 5mm long (length of a grain of rice) in order for the sugar paste to attach to the hairs properly. Thereafter the sugar is able to adhere to hair of 3mm in length
  • It’s also recommended that you don’t use any lotions or oils on the day of your appointment as this can prevent the sugar paste from sticking to the hairs.
  • You should also avoid exfoliating your skin the day before of the day of your appointment.
  • You should also avoid physical activity for at least 24 hours after your sugaring appointment.