Sugaring is a form of hair removal that resembles waxing, but is gentler on the skin & all-natural (only sugar, lemon juice, water & glycerin). Shobha® sugaring treatments use our exclusive line of products & our signature Shobha method. They are available for the bikini, all areas of the body & for the face (except brows & forehead).
Due to current events, many people are choosing to sugar at home. We know DIY hair removal can be tricky, especially if you aren’t experienced. Rest assured, sugaring works! We have been using it in our salons for over 15 years on thousands of clients. With a few simple tweaks of how you are using it, we will get you on the road to hairless happiness too! Below are some common challenges and tips to overcome them to take your DIY sugar waxing game to the next level.
Challenge: The sugaring wax doesn’t seem to be working
Tip: Check the following to use your sugar wax to its highest potential
-Consistency – Make sure sugar wax has a honey-like consistency
-Application – Apply sugar wax in a thin, consistent layer
-Make sure the sugar wax adheres to the muslin/denim strip – Press the strip firmly wherever you’ve applied sugaring wax. Rub back and forth a few times to make sure it adheres well.
-Use force when removing the strip – don’t just peel it off – Make sure you use some force when pulling the muslin/denim strip so it removes quickly and thoroughly; don’t just peel it back gingerly
Challenge: I am getting a lot of ingrown hairs and/or my hair is growing back quickly
Tip: Apply the sugaring wax in smaller sections – When you apply the sugar wax in large strips and try to remove the hair, sometimes the hair breaks instead of it being removed from the root. Unfortunately, this can result in the hair growing back faster and/or ingrown hairs because the hair is breaking under the skin and then getting trapped underneath. Apply the sugar wax in small sections and pull your skin taut and remove the hair. That will ensure that all the hair is being removed from the root.
Tip: Trim hair that is too long – Another reason the hair could be breaking is that the hair is too long. If your hair is longer than a quarter-inch, we recommend trimming it. It will ensure you remove the hair from the root, but it will also reduce the pain that you feel.
Challenge: I am getting some bruising when I remove the hair
Tip: Pull your skin taut while removing the strip to prevent bruising and minimize discomfort. The skin is being pulled when you are removing the strip if you are not pulling your skin taut resulting in bruising especially if the skin is loose in the area. The most common areas to bruise are under your arms and bikini area.
Challenge: I can’t visualize what it looks like
Challenge: I’m not sure how to clean my muslin/denim strips
Tip: Hand-wash fabric strips for reuse. Another great benefit of sugaring over waxing is that the sugar wax is water-soluble. We recommend hand-wash versus throwing the strips in the washing machine.
Challenge: I spilled some sugaring wax on my counter/jar/tub
Tip: Warm water easily cleans up spills. Because the sugar wax is water-soluble, you can use a wet washcloth and a bit of soap and it will all come off.
Challenge: I am still having trouble getting the technique down