Hair Removal - Sugaring - Better Than Waxing

Q&A About Body Sugaring!


What is Body Sugaring?

Body Sugaring is an ancient art of hair removal using a completely natural paste made from lemon, sugar and water. The paste is molded onto your skin against the direction of the hair growth, then quickly flicked off - removing the sugar paste, extracting your unwanted hair and collecting dead skin cells.  This ancient hand technique that allows for the hair to be extracted in the direction of its growth means less breakage and discomfort for you! 

Does it hurt?

At SugarBare, we offer organic cold sugar paste and have been told that it hurts less than waxing. If you have been shaving, the first treatment is going to hurt due to the fact that the bulb at the base of the hair shaft is enlarged. The more treatments you receive the weaker the roots get and the easier it is to remove the hair.

Will sugaring get all of the hair with the first appointment?

You have 3 stages of hair growth. Because these stages are weeks apart, there may be some hairs left here and there after your first appointment. We do our best to get as much as we can, but ultimately to catch the hair throughout all 3 stages to have it all completely removed, it takes approximately 2-3 treatments. It also depends on if you keep your appointments regular and also the regime that you maintain at home because home care is an important part of your success in sugaring.

How long does the hair have to be for sugaring?

Hair growth needs to be at least 1/8". This is typically 4-5 weeks of hair growth for legs and arms and for bikini or Brazilians you would need about 3-4 weeks of hair growth to be effective.

How long do the effects of sugaring last?

Generally sugar hair removal lasts between 4-6 weeks, depending on the level of hair growth and on how regular you are sugaring. This varies from person to person and is also depending on the body area.

Why is sugaring better than waxing?

Wax has many chemical ingredients while  sugaring paste is made from 100% natural ingredients. Hot wax must be heated to a very high degree in order to become liquefied. This amount of heat can cause burning and scarring. It also causes swelling in the tissues, which makes hair removal difficult. Long term use can break down the underlying connecting tissues, especially in the lip and brow areas which is associated with wrinkling.


Can sugaring remove hair permanently?

Stubble that is 1/8" in length is in the Anagen Phase of hair growth. This is the growth phase which is considered ideal even for laser hair treatment. Regular hair removal at this stage leads to permanent loss. Every time hair at the Anagen Phase is extracted, a little part of the follicle wall is torn with it, which eventually causes the wall to collapse. Regular body sugaring may lead to thinning of hair and permanent hair removal, but only after around 6 months or so of regular treatments.

Can I get my Brazilian or bikini sugared if I have my cycle?

It is completely up to you. Generally, skin is more sensitive during this time and you may opt to reschedule, but if you are comfortable, it is fine to get sugared while on your period. If this is the case, we ask that you wear a tampon or cup and tuck the tampon string.

Will the hair grow back darker and coarser?

With sugaring, your hair will grow back thinner and many clients report a noticeable reduction of hair growth.

Staying on a regular sugaring service pattern will help with this as well.

Using razors or depilatory cream between appointments will interfere with the goal of diminishing your hair growth.

Is sugaring safe?

Yes! Sugaring is all natural and generally consists of sugar, lemon and water.

The sugar paste we use from SugarLove, is cold and applied at room temperature so there's no need to be concerned with getting burned.

Sugaring wraps itself around the hair shaft making it pliable and gently encourages the extraction of hair deep inside the follicles.

Sugar is bacteria resistant and is used in a sanitary manner.

Erin M. - *****

"I had always been into waxing. It wasn't until SugarBare that I learned what sugaring is. How have I been missing this all my  life! It was very fun and relaxing. It went by so fast. I recommend it to everyone!"


Please review the documents below prior to your appointment.

Before Sugaring (pdf)


After Sugaring (pdf)