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"Sugar Hair Removal"

Sugar Hair Removal - How To Get Great Results

Note: Hair inhibitors and sugar hair removal compliment each other well. As sugaring paste pulls the hair out from the roots, hair inhibitors can have a maximum effect in disabling the hair follicle and slowing down and preventing future hair growth.

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To remove the hair by the root it must be at least 1/4 inch or 6 mm long. Longer hair should be trimmed to this length.

Hair must be clean and dry before starting hair removal sugaring. Remove all creams and oils, towel dry and then apply talcum powder to ensure the skin is completely dry.

Apply the sugaring paste in the direction of the hair growth.

When pressing the cotton strip on top of the paste, leave a small section at the end free so it will be easy to hold when pulling back.

If using a spatula to apply the paste use the edge not the flat side. This will help ensure a very thin layer is applied.

Pull the strip back sharply against the direction of the hair growth. Do not lift the strip up or out away from the skin.

Hold the skin firmly with one hand while you pull the strip back sharply with the other hand.

Treat small areas at a time when hair removal sugaring on sensitive parts of the body.

When heating the paste, either by microwave or oven, be absolutely sure the paste is just warm to the touch not hot. Otherwise burns to the skin may result.

If using hot water to warm the paste container, be sure not to allow water into the paste. Sugar paste is water soluble and will be spoiled if the container is not sealed properly and water gets in.

Sugar Hair Removal: Recipes to Try at Home

While many natural waxing and sugaring solutions are inexpensive to buy, some persons get satisfaction from making their own sugaring pastes at home.

Note however that while the recipes are quite simple, getting the correct proportions of the ingredients, the precise temperature and the cooking time exactly right can take much practice. It is an art to produce a sugaring paste with the right consistency which provides best results.

Recipe #1


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of water



Put the sugar in a large saucepan, add the lemon juice and water.

Stir constantly over a low flame until the sugar is a dark brown.

Pour into thick plastic storage containers and allow to cool. (These can be put in a microwave later for reheating if necessary.)

Allow the sugar paste to cool until it is warm and spreadable.

Be sure to test the warmth on a small portion of skin first. It is easy to burn oneself if the paste is too hot!

If it cools too much and looses the correct consistency, put in a microwave oven for 10 to 20 seconds. Again, test the temperature before applying over a large area.

Recipe #2 - Sugar Syrup


  • 8 parts sugar syrup
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part mussed oil
  • 2 parts water


Put it on a medium heat for 45 minutes.

When the mixture turns brown remove it from the heat.

Add a little glycerin and let the mixture get cold.


Recipe #3 - Honey


  • 5 spoonfuls of honey
  • 1 spoonful of lemon juice


Put it on a medium heat for 30 minutes

Remove it from the heat and add a little glycerin

Sugar Hair Removal Facts

What is sugaring?

Using a technique which originated in Egypt, a paste made primarily of sugar is applied to the surface of the skin. The paste is then removed taking the hair along with it.

How does sugar hair removal work?

The paste is warmed and then applied thinly to the skin in the direction of the hair growth. Reusable cotton strips are then pressed firmly onto the paste and then sharply pulled back thus removing the hair with the paste.

On what areas of the body can sugar hair removal be used?

Practically all areas including:

  • eyebrows
  • upper lip
  • underarms
  • legs
  • arms
  • stomach
  • bikini line

Men have one exception - they cannot use sugaring on the beard due to a different hair root system.

How long before hair regrows?

Generally sugar hair removal lasts between 4 and 6 weeks depending on the level of hair growth. The hair is removed from the root. Repeated treatments can tend to weaken the hair so it becomes easier over time.

Is it painful?

Some report a slight sting comparable to ripping a sticky tape from the skin. The skin may be red for a while afterwards but this usually disappears within 24 hours.

Is sugar hair removal safe?

Yes, the ingredients are all natural. Sugar even has healing properties. Paste solutions which are purchased can also contain other ingredients such as citric acid and gum Arabic.

The citric acid is an astringent which can tighten the skin making hair removal easier and the gum Arabic gives a proper consistency to the paste making it easier to remove.

What are the differences between sugar hair removal and waxing?

Wax adheres to the hair and the skin.
Sugar paste adheres only to the hair so there is less discomfort.

Wax is applied either hot or cold (in precoated strips) to the skin.
Sugar paste is used at room temperature or slightly warmed.

Wax often contains chemicals which can be a little hard on the skin if used repeatedly.
Sugar paste is completely natural and gentle on the skin.

Wax can be messy to clean up due to the petroleum base.
Sugar paste is easily cleaned up with water.

Where can I obtain supplies?

Sugaring solutions can be ordered online with a quick delivery time and a money back guarantee.

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