In the past few weeks we seem to be getting the same question in different versions over and over again; can you use sugar coarse hair? Can you use sugar sensitive areas? What about short hair? And on and on.
The short answer is YES you can use on EVERY body part, including sensitive areas like bikini, underarms, and face. There is only one exception and that is the male beard. We’ll discuss that at the end.
UPPER LIP, BROWS, GENERAL FACIAL HAIR OR PEACH FUZZ
If you have sensitive skin keep reading. Why would you remove that greenish shadow of a stash? Or move your sideburns line just above the earlobe? Or get rid of that fuzz pasture on your cheekbones? Because you can, and because underneath the microforest of your face lies a glowing and dewy landscape called your skin.
Serums and treatments are better absorbed and makeup goes on super smooth. Sugaring your face is like a facial treatment with deep exfoliation, even for the most sensitive skin types.
With one foot on the toilet seat or the countertop-depending on your flexibility-you can sugar your vag or sack in a matter of minutes. The only tricky part will be getting the powder on, we recommend using a brush, or dusting the area with powder lying on your back first.
If you’re not familiar with the term pit-shock, you’ll get to know it well enough after sugaring your underarms. Pit-shock happens after sugaring when people start to wonder why their pits don’t stink. The shock continues for weeks, and when the pits start to stink again you know that it’s time for another sugaring.
When you remove hair from the root in lymph areas where bacteria tends to congregate the bacteria goes away because it doesn’t have a place to make a home around.
LEGS, ARMS, STOMACH, CHEST & BACK
As long as you can see the hair shaft, you can sugar it. No need to wait for the hair to grow out, the sugar grips just the hair so it’s easy to remove when short. Sugaring is hair removal from the root so you can expect maintenance to be every 3-4 weeks when you first start and 6-8 weeks once you’ve sugared 3-6 consecutive hair growth cycles. The exfoliation is a byproduct of the sugaring and that’s where your glow comes in. Although arms, legs, stomach and chest are pretty accessible you might want to get some help for the back.
SHORT VS. LONG
Though conventional waxing wisdom would have you believe that hair removal is easier on long hair than short, that isn’t always the case with sugaring.
When applying the sugar, you are usually pulling it in the opposite direction of hair growth, so that you can remove it in the direction of growth for minimal pain. This works surprisingly well with short hair. But since the sugar is sticky, pulling long hair in a sticky substance could feel rather uncomfortable. So if you’re planning on sugaring an area with hair longer than a half inch, you might want to give it a little trim first.
DON’T SUGAR THE BEARD
The ONLY part of the human that shouldn’t be sugared is the male beard.
Sugar is so effective in removing hair from the root that you don’t even have to wait for the hair shaft to get longer than 1/8th of an inch. This is also the reason that it shouldn’t be used on the male beard. The roots of the male’s facial hair are pretty deep in the skin, nearly rooted in connective tissue, so removing the hair from the root would not only make every pore bleed but also cause tissue damage. Keep those razors and trimmers handy boys!