ABOUT YOUR HAIR
How long does my hair need to be?
At least 3mm long. Think “grain of rice”. Around Japanese or Jasmine if you want to be specific. And if in doubt, the longer, the better. We can always trim if need be.
How often should I get sugared?
For areas below the hips, we’d recommend sugaring every 4 weeks. Areas above the hips grow at different rates; for example, you wouldn’t sugar your arms or abdomen as often as you might do your underarms, which you may want to do every two or three weeks.
How does sugaring work towards a permanent hair reduction solution?
Regular extraction around 3.5mm every 2 to 5 weeks, meaning the anagen phase of hair growth, leads to permanent hair reduction. At that length, part of the follicle wall is pulled out during each extraction, eventually causing it to collapse, so over time, the follicles shrink and hair becomes more refined and can eventually diminish, which is why we recommend sugaring at least every 4 weeks for most body areas.
What do all the bikini/Brazilian zones refer to?
Below you’ll find a diagram that includes our “zoning” standards. Remember, if you’re ever in doubt or looking for a custom job, speak with your Sugarist.
ABOUT brazilian sugaring
If you’ve never done a Brazilian at Sugar(ed), then this one is for you, sweetie. Our signature service complete with our soothing mud treatment removes all the hair from the pubic bone, labia and between the cheeks. Prefer to keep a landing strip? Not to worry – our sugarists are happy to line up your runway upon request.
The classic Brazilian to get your lady garden perfectly pruned, anytime. Our rich mud treatment is always available as an add-on – if it’s been a while since your last Brazilian, give yourself a little treat to keep your flower patch smooth and soothed.
This Brazilian is for our regular sweeties looking to achieve hair refinement on a faster scale by grooming at Sugar(ed) every month, while hairs are still in their anagen stage of growth. Return within five weeks of your last Sugar(ed) Brazilian to book this service.
ABOUT your skin
I have sensitive skin – can I be sugared?
Of course you can; all pigments and types of hair can be sugared. With sugaring, only dead skin cells and hair are removed with lukewarm sugar paste, leaving your live cells safe and sound.
Made from white sugar, water, and lemon juice (citric acid), our sugar paste is 100% eco-friendly and biodegradable and any excess comes off gently with warm water. Should you have any concerns, it’s always best to discuss them with your sugarist before beginning your treatment.
I got sugared a while ago and noticed pimples/rashes on my skin – does this mean that I am allergic to the sugar paste?
Rest assured, it is common to experience a reaction if it is your first time getting sugared (i.e. having hair extracted by the root) or it has been a while since you last sugared. When hair is being extracted, your body's immune system might react by producing histamine or pimple-like bumps to fight the 'threat', akin to having an allergic reaction. This reaction can appear within a few minutes to days after sugaring. This is especially if you choose to remove Vellus hair (those that serves the purpose of protecting the skin, like peach fuzz), such as hair growing on the arms, chest, back or face.
This, however, does not mean you are allergic to the sugar paste. Sugar will never cause an allergic reaction because of its natural ingredients (unless you have a rare allergy to sugar, lemons or water), never attaches to live skin, and if it does cause skin to flare up, not to worry as it will generally subside within 72 hours. Keep in mind to avoid picking at the skin, excess heat and comedogenic products.
With time, these reactions should subside as your body acclimatises to future sugaring sessions. Should you have any concerns about post-sugaring reactions or aftercare tips, do not hesitate to contact us or swing by for a follow-up consultation.
For first-time sweeties getting facial, back or chest sugaring, requesting for a patch test prior to making an appointment is highly recommended. Contact your preferred Sugar(ed) studio directly for more assistance.
Can I still get sugared if I'm on my period?
That time of the month can often get in the way, so always call your respective studio if you're expecting "Aunt Flo" to come to town, and we'll see what we can do.
Does sugaring cause ingrown hairs?
Most of our clients find that sugaring leads to fewer ingrown hairs than both waxing and shaving. Sugaring removes hair with the grain and doesn’t distort the follicle, resulting in less breakage and a smoother result. If you are prone to ingrowns, feel free to speak with your sugarist about aftercare options.
Can I have sex after getting sugared?
Not that we’re recommending anything, but should you wish to practice that sport, we’d advise waiting at least 24 hours after Bikini and Brazilian treatments before doing so. When follicles are dilated, sweat and bacteria can irritate freshly sugared skin, which can rapidly lead to inflammation or tenderness and even ingrown hairs down the line. Hold off for 24. That’s all we ask.
about the girlie stuff
Can I still get sugared (Bikini/Brazilian) if I’m pregnant?
Our sugar paste is 100% natural so, sure you can. As long as you’re past your first trimester in a healthy pregnancy, sugaring is safe but just note that you may be more sensitive than usual. Sugar(ed) caters to many pregnant clients but one non-negotiable requirement is that you check with your gynaecologist before your session, so please do so before requesting an appointment.
Remember to mention your pregnancy when you book in so we can better prepare your treatment. By making an appointment, Sugar(ed) will consider that you’ve taken note of all the necessary requirements and precautions.
How long after giving birth should I wait before getting sugared (Bikini/Brazilian) again?
We generally recommend waiting 1 to 3 months (natural) or 3 to 6 months (caesarean) after giving birth before popping in for a session. It is, however, entirely dependent on the method of childbirth and on your and your gynaecologist’s opinions. In most cases, once Mothers are up for it and have their doctor’s approval (written for <1 month post-natural and <3 months post-caesarean), they’re welcome to book in. Hit up any of our resident sweeties for more information.
What should I do if I’m on any medication?
We’d recommend that you consult your physician before making an appointment if you’re under any medication. Certain ingredients can alter your skin’s condition, making it more susceptible to tearing and irritation, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Can I get sugared if I'm using Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, or Differin?
As these topical products can make skin more susceptible to tearing and irritation, we refrain from sugaring treated areas and ask that you wait at least three months after discontinuation before having them sugared.
Can I get sugared if I'm taking Accutane (Sotret or Claravis)?
Unfortunately, we don’t perform any sugaring services for clients on accutane or similar medication. Because their ingredients are known to cause drying and thinning of the skin, there is a high risk of permanent skin damage associated with epilation. We strongly advise that you wait 3 to 6 months after discontinuation before getting sugared and would highly recommend a patch test.
how old to get sweet
Girlies, if you’ve hit your sweet sixteenth, then feel free to pop in anytime.
Mommies, if you’re planning to bring your daughters in and they’re under the age of 16, please bear in mind that your presence will be required at each session.
Sugaring all other body areas is possible from the age of 12 (parents must be present for those under the age of 14).
Our gentlemen are more than welcome to book in a Manzilian session as long as they’re 18 and above.