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5 things you need to know about the hair removal process called sugaring

There’s a new hair removal trend in town and it gets rid of unwanted strands with natural ingredients you can find in your kitchen

5 things you should know about the sugaring hair removal trend

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#1 IT GOES WAY BACK 
Sugar(ed) is the first and only body-sugaring studio in Singapore, but sugaring is one of the oldest forms of hair removal. It has been around since 1,900 BC, as a hairless and smooth body was considered the gold standard of youth and beauty in ancient Egypt. 

#2 YOUR HAIR NEEDS TO BE LONG ENOUGH 
For the paste to effectively bind your hair and pull it out at the roots, your hair must be at least 0.2cm (the length of a bristle on a mascara wand) long. 

#3 IT DOESN’T LEAVE ANY STICKINESS 
The sugar concoction is water-soluble, so just wash it off after the procedure. 

#4 IT'S LESS PAINFUL THAN OTHER METHODS 
Unlike hard wax, the paste is applied onto your skin in the opposite direction of hair growth, then quickly removed or fl icked off by the therapist. As it is removed before it dries, the paste only adheres to your hair and not your skin, which minimises topical pain when it is removed. Plus, it is only heated to lukewarm temperature, so you won't get scalded. 

#5 IT USES NATURAL INGREDIENTS 
The sugar paste has a sticky consistency like malt candy, is 100 per cent natural and water-soluble. It’s made of three ingredients: Sugar, water and lemon juice. Rather than DIY, go to the pros for a job well done. 

Sugar(ed) is at #02-02 Second Avenue Junction (6816-6288)

 

This story was first published in the October 2016 issue of Her World magazine. 

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