WHAT IS SUGARING?
Sugaring is an ancient art of hair removal. Consisting only of sugar, water and citric acid, the sugar paste is spread onto the skin (molding) and removed (flicking) by snapping the wrist, lifting the sugar off the skin and taking the hair with it. Sugar is all-natural, kept only slightly warmer than room temperature (no burning), lifts only dead skin (no bruising or tearing), and can remove hair as short as 1/8 of an inch long. Additionally, the hair is removed in the direction of growth, virtually eliminating breakage and ingrown hairs. I have heard mixed reviews over which is more painful, waxing vs. sugaring. Truthfully, they both hurt when you are removing hair from the follicle. I recommend trying both services out to see which service is best for you.
HOW FAST WILL MY HAIR GROW BACK?
The short and sweet of it is, everyone's hair grows differently. Typical hair growth is somewhere between 4-6 weeks. If your hair growth takes longer than that, talk with your sugarist and we can get you set up with an appointment schedule that best fits your hair growth.
Some cycles of hair growth will return every 4-6 weeks, some every 1-4 months, and some every 6 years. So when your sugaring technician thoroughly removes every single hair they can see, in a week or so more growth could be popping up that wasn't even visible at the time of your service.
Most people have three phases of hair growth: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. This is complicated hair science language for baby hairs, full grown hairs, and hairs with sheaths. The anagen phase of the hair is the most variable stage of growth, from birth to puberty. So the hair could be entirely beneath the surface of the skin or almost full grown. Both catagen and telogen hairs will be visible and easily removed. When it comes to hair removal, it will take about 4-8 visits before all cycles of hair growth are present simultaneously so we can remove them in one fell swoop.
HOW IS SUGARING DIFFERENT THAN WAXING?
The three major differences are: (1) Sugar is only heated to body temperature, so there is no chance that your skin will be burned with a hot product. (2) Sugar paste will not stick to live skin cells and easily dissolves in water. (3) The hair is pulled in the direction of growth, fully removing shorter hairs than waxing and without breakage.