You might still be wondering how rubbing actual sugar on your body can result in the removal of hair. First off, for sugaring to be successful, the hair, ideally needs 10 days of hair growth from shaving or 1/8″ post sugaring or waxing treatment. Additionally, it is important to not exfoliate three days prior to treatment the sugar needs your dead skin cells in order to remove your hair. Avoid lotions or oils the day of your appointment and remember to keep your system hydrated.
Here’s how it works, according to Be Sugared founder Nicole Maldonado: A licensed Esthetician applies the sugar paste in the opposite direction of hair growth, which allows the paste to seep into the follicle and completely submerge the hair shaft in the sugar. They then use a flicking motion to remove the paste, along with the hair, in the natural direction of growth. This technique is extremely effective. There is no stick or strips involved all of the products used are completely natural and biodegradable.
In other words, the sugar paste itself grabs onto the hair and removes it out of its follicle completely. Similar to waxing however much more gentle and extremely effective. Because the hair gets removed in its entirety (i.e. from the root) the hair growth is refined over time. After just one sugaring treatment you will only have 1/3 of your hair growth making your future treatments less uncomfortable.
Hydrate daily with a natural moisturizer preferably coconut oil. Refrain from exfoliating for three days after your treatment. After the first three days exfoliate daily gently. Avoid touching the freshly sugared area and keep it clean.