Sugaring

Sugaring, known as Halawa, in the Middle East is still practiced today. Halawa means sweet in Arabic. It has been written that in ancient times, women would remove all of their body hair for their wedding night. The method of body sugaring used today is very similar, but has been modernised.

ADVANTAGES OF SUGARING

  • 100% natural method of hair removal
  • Regularly repeated treatments can lead to permanent reduction of hair growth
  • Water soluble (can be washed out if accidently goes on clothes)
  • Gently exfoliates the skin, leaving it very soft
  • Sugar paste only adheres to the dead skin cells, no risk of lifting the skin
  • Safe for clients with varicose veins
  • Sugar is warmed to body temperature so there is no risk of burning
  • Sugaring can help diminish ingrown hairs
    Very hygienic, as bacteria can not bread in high concentrations of sugar
  • Can get hair as short as 2mm (Anagen stage)
  • Hair is removed in the natural direction of the hair growth, potentially making this hair removal method less painful
The warmed sugar paste is moulded onto the body area several times using a gloved hand. As this is being moulded the sugar paste is able to melt into the hair follicle allowing an easier, gentle extraction from the root. With the flicking motion the hair is gently lifted out of the follicle by the root
Sugaring removes the hair by the root, so you will feel the extraction and it may cause some discomfort. With regular repeated treatments, this sensation is often minimised as the hair becomes more refined and the hair bulb is smaller
Rate of hair growth depends on an individual person. Expect to be ready for another sugaring within three to six weeks. Hair can be extracted as short as 2mm. For a quicker diminishment of hair growth, do not allow it to get any longer than 3/4mm
No suntanning prior to treatment. Avoid stimulants, such as caffeine. Keeping your skin exfoliated and hydrated; however do not exfoliate the day before or on the day of the treatment.
You may feel the skin is a little more sensitive. Avoid any creams, lotions or deodorants with artificial fragrances. Do not use products containing hydroxyl acids for at least 24 – 48 hr. This could cause more sensitivity. Full aftercare advice is given by your therapist
To speed healing you can apply salt water compress. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water. Saturate a cotton pad and applied to the sugared area
Dissolve a cup of Dead Sea salts to warm (not hot) tub. Soak for no longer than 15 minutes. If you soak any longer, the skin will become dehydrated. Make sure to moisturise after your soak
Be sure to use a method of gentle exfoliation on a regular bases to remove dead skin cells. The hair is missing out of the hair follicle for approximately 3 weeks. This allows the dead skin cells to grow over the mouth of the hair follicle. Exfoliating will allow the hair to grow up and out preventing ingrown hair.