Here are some things to keep in mind for your first time sugaring:
1. Are you getting sugared for an upcoming event? If it's your wedding please get sugared 3 months before your wedding at-least and each month leading up to the big day. You want to prepare your skin and know exactly what it feels like.
2. Your hair length should be about a 1/4 of an inch. *Atleast a week and a half or two weeks after shaving*
3. Take tylonal the day of sugaring so that it takes the edge off of the pain. The first time you get sugared the bulb on the end of your hair follicle is very thick (which thins out from sugaring!) and it will hurt the most the first time.
4. Wear white/breathable underwear when you leave
5. One of my clients said that not drinking any caffeine the day of sugaring has really helped her with the pain as well.
6. Avoid working out, sun tanning and hot tobs after you get sugared - your pores are open and you could get a reaction from exposing your skin to those.
* Just a note, that most people that get sugared don't do any or all of these things - for certain skin and hair types it is just good to keep these things in mind!*
Does less hair really grow back?
Yes!! Most clients notice a significant amount of hair grows back after each session. As well, depending on how dense the hair growth is on each individual, it ranges from 18 months for people with light hair growth to 3 years or more for people with heavy growth.
How long does your hair have to be to get sugared?
Hair only needs to be 1/8" to be removed, in other words I am able to pick up the hairs off of your nuckles.
What about sugaring vs. waxing?
Wax has many chemical ingredients while sugaring paste is made from 100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS. Hot Wax must be heated to a very high degree in order to become liquefied. This amount of heat can cause burning and scarring. It also causes swelling in the tissues, which makes hair removal difficult. Long term use can breakdown the underlying connecting tissues, especially in the lip and brow areas which is associated with WRINKLING.
Does it hurt?
If you have been shaving, the first treatment is the worst, due to the fact that the bulb at the base of the hair shaft is enlarged. The more treatments you receive, the weaker the roots get and the easier it is to remove the hair.
How do I avoid ingrown hairs?
- To prevent in-growns you should soak 3 times per week in lukewarm water with a 1/2 cup of dead sea/epsom salts for 10 minutes. Exfoliate for a few more minutes.
- Be sure to re-hydrate your skin afterwards with body lotion.
- Some clients tweeze in between visits to get their in-growns and I have noticed that those who tweeze and irritate the skin end up with more ingrowns. My clients who tend to leave it, but exfoliate with a loofa soap in the shower rarely get any.
- A client recently shared with me that using coconut oil + Lavender Essential Oil + Tea Tree Oil helped significantly! You can get those products at a local health food store or "Bulk Barn"
Can I shave in between appointments?
I know things come up like a wedding and you feel the need to shave because you don't have time to book with a sugarist or sugar yourself. Whatever you do, please don't use nair or a razor between appointments! There are articles out there that say shaving doesn't cause your hair to grow in faster, thicker and darker, but I have witnessed it all and it will always has "un-done" your benefits of sugaring (thinner hair and LESS hair).
**I will never forget when I had a client who has been sugaring for 2-3 years and didn't have much hair remaining, until one day she came in and had to shave for an event and totally regretted it all of her hair grew back and grew back way thicker and more corse.**
Is there any chance of cross contamination?
There is zero cross-contamination with body sugaring.
Call or text Kristen to ask any questions or for an appointment in Niagara Region (Specifically Thorold): Kristen @ 289.668.1999