Sugaring Your Bikini Line Advice From A Beginner
My bikini area tends to be EXTREMELY sensitive, to the point where shaving really is just not an option for me. It would leave me with the worst razor burn and ingrowns that seemed to never go away. I really believed that this was just something I would be dealing with for the rest of my life.
I tried waxing and the pain was just too much for me. Not to mention the awkwardness of a waxing appointment that I never got used to 😂
I was told that I wasn’t a good candidate for laser hair removal, and then during what turned out to be my last waxing appointment I learned about sugaring.
They were starting to offer sugaring services as it hurts much less than traditional waxing, which was music to my ears. I decided to take to Google when I got home and do some digging of my own.
What was this sugaring they spoke of? Why have I never heard of it before? Why does it hurt less than waxing? I had so many questions!
It’s amazing what you don’t know you don’t know. To my surprise, I found several ‘sugar wax’ brands, but one caught my eye. Sugar Sugar Wax, not only is the brand eco-conscious, but they also offer an at-home sugaring kit called the Whole Kit and Kaboodle with everything you need to sugar anything you want to sugar!
Initially I was skeptical about sugaring or waxing at home myself but the tutorials and How to Sugar page convinced me otherwise.
If I could save money and avoid making appointments, I needed to give it a try.
Let’s be clear here, the first time I tried sugaring, it wasn’t a hit. It wasn’t the worst experience but it felt awkward and I couldn’t quite get the technique right. The sugar kept getting too soft and runny and unmanageable, probably because I was sweating from how nervous I was.
I found out the hard way that it’s super important how you apply the sugar wax. If you don’t apply the triple pull technique or you pull it up rather than pull it back, you’re gonna have some issues.
But with the help of the Fairy Fuzz Mother at Sugar Sugar Wax, and the incredibly supportive staff member that got on a call with me to help me figure out what I’m doing wrong, I have mastered the technique and I am here to share it with you.
1. Clean the area!!! This is so important especially if your skin is sensitive. Spray the Clean Slate on the area and wipe it off with a towel. This will get rid of any dirt and oils that could be on the skin and keep them from getting into your pores while you sugar.
2. Keep it dry. My bikini line tends to sweat, especially when I'm removing hair. Applying the Detox Dust to the area before you apply the sugar wax absorbs any moisture and keeps the skin dry so your wax will grip properly. I like to work the powder in for a second and dust off the extra powder before I apply the sugar wax. With my bikini area I usually have to reapply the Detox Dust a few times during the process.
3. Time to sugar. Once the area is dusted up you can grab a small lump of Glow Goop. If you are new to sugaring, I would start out with a smaller lump and maybe practice on your arm or leg first.
Ok this is the important part : apply the Glow Goop AGAINST the direction of your hair growth. This way you flick it off in the direction of the hair growth. This technique not only results in less hair breakage but it is way less painful because the hair is sliding right out of the follicle instead of being pulled backward. Second reminder; do not pull up, always flick away from you by twisting your wrist.
4. Lastly, now that your pores are open and vulnerable you do not want to apply any oil-based products. Wipe off any sticky bits left behind with a damp towel. And then give your skin some love. The Silk Slip is a hyaluronic acid serum that is super gentle and nourishing and will give you that protective barrier and further help to discourage any breakouts, all while boosting your skin’s hydration.
Seriously, if I can do it myself at home anyone can do it! Like everything, it takes practice but you will get it. And if you don’t, someone at Sugar Sugar will help you get it!”
If you want to schedule a one-on-one call like I did with Sugar Sugar Wax, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!