What is Sugaring?
Sugaring is an ancient Egyptian hair removal technique that uses a water-soluble sugar paste is used to extract unwanted hairs. The sugar paste is applied by hand against the natural direction of hair growth, and then with a gentle flicking motion the hair is removed in the natural direction of the hair growth.
How is Sugaring different to Waxing?
Sugaring removes hair in the natural direction of growth, which is the opposite of waxing (which removes hair against the direction of growth). This technique makes the extraction much more comfortable, and can also help to prevent ingrown hairs. Sugaring doesn’t involve sticks or strips, so it’s environmentally friendly in addition to it being biodegradable, no landfill waste here! Sugar paste is applied at a lukewarm body temperature, so no uncomfortable heat and zero risk of burns, unlike wax which is often heated to higher temperatures. Lastly, sugar paste can not adhere to live skin cells, it will gently remove any dead skin but can not stick to living cells – this means no risk of the skin “lifting” like with wax.
How long does my hair need to be to get sugared?
For best results I recommend that hair is at least 1/8” long. This would be about 14 days since your last shave or 1 month since your last sugaring or waxing session.
What is in the paste?
Sugar, water, lemon. That’s it!
Is sugaring environmentally friendly?
Yes! The sugar paste is a biodegradable paste and the sugaring process doesn’t require application sticks or strips.
It is creutly free? Vegan? Fair Trade?
Yes, yes & yes!
If I take Accutane or use topical products with retinol/acids etc is it safe to get sugared?
I do not recommend body sugaring within 6 months of taking Accutane. I also recommend that you wait at least 1 week after using a topical product with retinol (on the area you intend to have sugared) before you get sugared.
I’ve started my period, should I reschedule?
Having your period does not affect the sugaring process, all you need to do is wear a tampon.
How do I prepare for my sugaring session?
- SHOWER – Make sure the area of treatment is clean and dry
- LENGTH OF HAIR – Hair should be 1/8” or longer (roughly the length of a grain of rice)
- NO LOTIONS OR OILS – No skin care products in the treatment area the day of service. No Antiperspirant or deodorant for underarm hair removal.
- NO TANNING THE DAY OF OR DAY BEFORE – Sunburned skin is too sensitive to sugar.
- NO SELF TANNER – the sugaring process will remove your tan. Please wait until one day after your treatment.
- WEAR LOOSE CLOTHES – clean cotton loose clothing is best post sugaring.
What about after my appointment?
24 Hours after sugaring Do Not:
- Use a Tanning Bed with UV Lights
- Spray Tan
- Exfoliate with scrubs or chemical serums
- To reduce chances of bacterial infection, avoid pools and hot tubs for at least two days after your appointment.
- Participate in activities that cause friction or sweating (including sex)
- Use lotions, serums, or other skincare treatments
- Use perfumed skin products or products with chemical irritants
- Swim or use communal bathing areas
- Refrain from touching the freshly sugared area for the first 24 hours. We carry germs on our hands and the area sugared is more susceptible to bacteria that might cause an infection.
- Avoid tweezing, shaving and epilating between appointments
- Exfoliate twice a week
- Moisturise daily
- Keep your sugaring 4-6 weeks apart