We’re gaga for this hair removal trend that’s been sweeping the West Coast, and we knew we had to bring it to our salons. Among the different types of hair removal services, such as waxing, plucking, and shaving, sugaring lands as one of our favorites as an ideal way to remove unwanted hair.
What is Sugaring?
Sugaring is an ancient technique that uses an all-natural ingredient paste consisting of natural sugar, water, and lemon juice to remove hair. Unlike waxing, sugar paste can be applied to an entire area without drying out, making it a sweet deal for anyone who wants their hair-removal to be speedy.
It also tends to be gentler and less painful than waxing, as the sugaring paste works to remove the hair from the hair follicle without sticking to live skin cells. Over time, sugaring can even result in finer hair regrowth, hair reduction, or even permanent hair removal.
Benefits of Sugaring
Sugaring paste is completely botanical and safe for the entire body, from eyebrows to bikini line. Bacteria is unable to grow in a high sugar environment, making the sugaring wax completely sanitary. For a sugaring session at Bombshell, the hair being removed doesn’t need to be as long as it does for waxing. Sugaring can actually remove hair as short as 1/8 of an inch. Sugaring is also known to leave fewer ingrown hairs than other types of hair removal and causes less irritation to the skin.
Sugaring also generally takes less time than waxing, as more sugar paste can be applied to the body, letting more hair be removed at once. The sugar is also water-soluble, meaning that it can easily be cleaned off with water. Plus, it is entirely organic, biodegradable and hypoallergenic!
How Does Sugaring Hair Removal Work?
In a sugaring hair removal session with Bombshell, the sugar wax is applied by a professional esthetician at body temperature to prevent burning. The warm sugar paste is applied onto the skin in the opposite direction of the hair growth. After hardening for a few seconds, it is then removed in the natural direction of hair growth, unlike waxing. A typical sugaring session lasts 30 minutes and generally lasts 3-5 weeks before another session is required.
Sugaring is gentle enough to be applied over the whole body, from the face down. After treatment, it is recommended that you avoid scented lotions and exfoliating for 48 hours to avoid irritating the skin.
Bombshell provides sugaring services to both women and men. From removing unwanted back hair and unibrows on men, to Brazilian bikini or other intimate areas, Bombshell provides sugaring hair removal services to leave you hair free and feeling smooth.
Schedule an appointment with our sugaring hair removal experts in Richmond, VA
Want to learn more about this type of hair removal service, or are you ready to get started with your sugaring session? Schedule an appointment at our Richmond hair removal salon and get ready for luxurious, loveable, smooth skin.
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