Hair Removal Techniques - Sugaring

Hair Removal - Sugaring
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The hair removal technique commonly called sugaring, is one which has been in use for quite a long time.

There is a good possiblity that you might have seen sugaring done in movies, commonly as a comic scene. The characters in the scene would be applying a thick substance to someone, followed by a small cloth patch bing patted down over the area. We all can guess that the next thing to follow is a quick jerking motion where the cloth is yanked off the flesh with much to do about the sensation of having hair being ripped out by the roots!

Good guess!

Well, while movies do sometimes tend to dramatize things, there is a bit of truth to this scenario...including the painful results.

Despite the pain issue, this is a treatment that can be done at home fairly easily and often with ingrediants you already have.

The problem is of course, that you get what you pay for.

Consider this; the hairs might not all be removed at the same level (some above the surface and some below the surface). It can be just as messy as it sounds, and just as uncomfortable as you can imagine. The discomfort is essentially how we feel when we remove bandages stuck to hairs on your skin. You know how some people prefer it done quickly, and some people slow. Well, with this treatment you might want to be quick about it. If not, you'll be playing out your own dramatic scene.

This might be why it is probably better to have sugaring for hair removal professionally done or use a hair removal cream or other product specifically designed to do this task.

The Sugaring Process Described

For this method to work at its best you need the hair you wish to have removed trimmed down to at least 1/4 inch long but not much longer. The hair needs also to be dry and free of any lotions, oils and deodorants for success.

Apply the sugaring mixture and cover with the cotton cloth strip, pressing it down. Remove the cloth strip with a quick yanking motion in the opposite direction than the hair is growing. You will probably need to use your other hand to hold the skin down (the part that is not being worked on) before you yank the cloth away and keep holding the skin down during the yanking process. It is best to initially treat only small patches at a time. If you warm the paste first before using it, be very careful not to apply it to the skin while it might be too warm. This could cause burns and irritation to the skin. About 10 seconds in the microwave should be about right. Results from this method can last 4 to 6 weeks.

No Beards Allowed With This Method!

While you can use this method on several different parts of the body: eyebrows, upper lip, underarms, legs, arms, stomach, and bikini line, for example there are some things better left alone. Sorry guys, don't even think about trying this on your beard. Your beard doesn't have the same type hair root system, and you may discover a new level of pain.

Overall sugaring is a cheap and safe hair removal technique but, like most other things, it is not fool proof.

If you don't follow the routine properly you might have another unpleasant experience, in addition to the joy of having your hair ripped out. The most common sugaring mixture is made of sugar, lemon juice and water. You can find sugaring recipes on the Internet if you want to give it a try. There are even sugaring mixtures available on the market. Whatever you decide to use, use it on a small test area first to make sure you are not allergic to the ingrediants. Sugaring is generally considered less painful than waxing. This is primarily due to the face that the sugar wraps itself around the hair and not adhering to the skin as waxing does.

However, do-it-yourself hair removal can be messy, time consuming, and the results can be iffy. Unless you really just would rather do it yourself, your best bet is to have it done by a professional or put out some change for a hair removal product specifically designed for the process.

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Page Updated 3:20 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021
Sugaring - Hair Removal Techniques