Sugaring frequently asked questions
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you understand what sugaring is and how to get the best results. Become a sugaring pro by learning all the trick and tips you need for sugaring. If you have problems with your wax, skip straight to the next two subheadings.
What is Sugaring/sugar waxing?
Body sugaring is an ancient art of hair removal using a completely natural paste made from lemon, sugar and water. It looks like honey, but is even thicker. The paste is molded onto your skin against the direction of the hair growth, then quickly flicked off – removing the sugar paste, extracting your unwanted hair, and collecting dead skin cells.
What is the sugar wax/paste made of?
Sugar wax is an all-natural hair removal method. It is literally made of sugar, water and lemon juice or some other form of citric acid.
How long should my hair be prior to sugaring?
1/2 0r 1/4 about the length of a grain of rice. Generally speaking, four to five weeks of hair growth is perfect but about two weeks of growth would be acceptable.
I am pregnant, can I use sugar wax?
Yes! Any pigment or type of hair can be sugared. It is even 100% safe during your entire pregnancy! With Sugaring, only the dead skin and hair is removed – NONE of your live skin can be removed. And the sugar paste is applied at room temperature, so it can NEVER burn you! Made from white sugar, water, and lemon juice (citric acid), our sugar paste is perfect for every skin type. It’s 100% eco-friendly and biodegradable, and any excess sugar paste comes off gently with warm water.
How long does the result last?
Three to six weeks depending on the rate of hair growth.
How hard is this to use? How hard is this to use?
If you have never sugared before, it might take a couple tries to get used to it, especially if you are using the stripless wax. We recommend starting with small areas until you’re ready to handle a larger lump. The trick is in the flick! Overall sugaring is pretty easy to use. I recommend beginners start with strip wax.
Can Sugar Wax be used for sensitive areas like bikini and underarms?
Yes, Sugar Wax works very well for bikini, Brazilian, underarms and even your face. Sugaring is less painful than waxing and much gentler on sensitive skin than shaving. We recommend starting with a small part like the under arms to get a feel. Besides, sugar wax contains no harmful ingredients like a shaving cream would make it perfect for bikinis and Brazilians.
How often do you suggest I get Sugared?
For areas below the waist, we suggest you get sugared every 4 weeks. Areas above the waist grow at different rates. You may want to get your eyebrows or underarms done more often than once a month. Your arms hair may not need to be done as often.
How much time does it take to sugar?
Depending on the size of the body part it can vary. But small areas like the upper lip, brows, and underarms might take 2 - 5 minutes. Whereas a full arm might take 10 - 15 minutes. Don’t start with full legs. Be patient and start small. You might invest a little more time at the beginning when you’re mastering your technique however, the time is quickly made up by sugaring only once every 4 - 6 weeks, instead of shaving every 2 - 3 days. Like all great things in life it just takes a bit of practice and practice improves performance and speed.
What steps should I take prior to sugaring?
Start off with clean skin. No deodorants or lotion especially if you are getting it professionally done. For best results, you should exfoliate two days before sugaring. Not on the day.
What steps should I take after sugaring?
Absolutely no hot baths, perfumed oils, heavy creams, deodorants, tight fitting clothes, exercise and lastly, sex. Especially if you have done a bikini or brazilian. You should wait at least 24 hours. You don’t want to expose the tender area to bacteria.
Why is there a strip in my stripless sugar wax?
We understand you might have troubles dealing with strip less sugar wax especially if you are just starting out. In a case where you realize that flicking is impossible, just apply the strip and voila, problem solved.
Having Problems with your wax?
We have compiled a list of problems that you might come across while sugaring and how to fix them.
What if my Sugar is too hard?
If the room temperature is on the cool side the wax can harden more quickly, but the heat from your skin will naturally warm up the wax. If your sugar wax is too hard and difficult to distribute, you can either knead the sugar with your fingers or let the lump of sugar wax sit on your skin for a few seconds before spreading. The longer the wax interacts with the skin, the warmer it will be. You can also put it in a warm water bath. Boil water and put the container in the water till you get your desired consistency.
What if my Sugar is too soft? How do I know if the Sugar is too soft?
If your sugar seems too soft before you start waxing, you can leave it in the freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes.
The sugar wax gets warmer every time it is reapplied. When it has thinned to a point where it spreads too easily and doesn’t hold together, it’s time for a fresh lump.
Softness can be caused by humidity or temperature of the room. Make sure that you store your Sugar in a cool, dry place. If your body temperature is too warm when sugaring, this can also cause the sugar wax to soften more quickly. The Sugar Wax naturally adopts heat quickly from the skin and the environment. Try sugaring in front of a fan or in an air conditioned room.
What if my sugar is not sticking to my hair?
This could be because your skin has oil, dirt, dead skin cells and make up on it. All these would make it difficult for the wax to stick to hair. It could also be because your skin has moisture on it. Try applying a cleanser and powder. You could also try sugaring in front of a fan or an AC room as some people tend to sweat when sugaring.
What if my sugar is sticking to my gloves or hands?
It is normal for sugar to stick to your gloves or hands. Dampen your hand or gloves a bit or apply a little oil.
What to do if your sugar paste is too sticky and how to fix it
This can happen for a few different reasons:
- The weather or the temperature of the room is too warm. To fix this use the sugar in a cooler room or next to an AC/fan if possible. You can also sugar at a cooler time of the day.
- Put the sugar wax in the freezer for around 5-10 minutes until it firms up
- You could be using the wrong technique. Make sure you are using the taut and flick method correctly. Remember to pull the skin taut (backwards) with one hand and flick with the other in the opposite direction.
- Your body temperature is too warm. Wait until your body is cooler and apply power before use.
- You can also apply a bit of powder on the sugar ball to firm it up a bit while sugaring
- Sugaring with gloves will help the sugar ball stay firmer for longer since the heat from your hand can warm up the sugar.
- If all else fails, you can simply wash it off with warm water or use a wax strip and get a fresh sugar ball.
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