Monday, July 13, 2009

Hair Removal: Sugaring

For as long as my mind will allow me to remember, I've never been big on hair. On my head, yes. Everywhere else, absolutely not. I was caught at the age of 8, in front of the bathroom mirror, plucking several hairs from my eyebrows--only to be quickly disciplined and banned from tweezers. After watching my mom take a razor to her underarms, I followed suit, hoping to encourage hair growth, only so that I could do away with it. What a surprise it was then, when year 7 rolled around, and my mom began to make appointments for me to have my arm hair waxed? Oh okay, so now the disciplinarian wanted to rid me of my hair as well...I tell you, the confusion...

sugarflick (source)

So for years it has been just that--threading to the brows (which is still the case), and waxing to everything else. Until a few months ago when sugaring entered my life. A mixture of sugar, lemon juice and water is apparently all that's needed to de-hair me. Now, it wasn't the first time that we had met--my second year of college in the back row of a Summer Intensive Spanish course, is when my Persian pal (who payed attention to our professor as little as I did), took sugar to my right arm. It worked well, but I knew that if I were to try the same thing at home, I'd chicken out at the removal steps.

Sugaring studios are popping up left and right, and I'm quite thankful, as my reaction to it is milder than waxing. No hives, no redness--and that's because the top layer of skin isn't being ripped off along with the hair. It's less painful (big plus), the hair grows back slower, and in general it's cheaper. Each time I see my lady, I am able to choose a complimentary pair of panties, and she always has some new beauty product line to sell me on. I'm unsure if there are any reasons to dislike it?

Do you sugar? Are you brave enough to do an in-home treatment?

PS. I am also starting a Project 5-pan experiment. Not much different than the one I tried to begin prior to the wedding, but I think getting to the bottom of 5 makeup products is much more manageable. Not until I have effectively finished all five, will I be able to make another makeup purchase. The only rules are as follows:

-Body products do not count (same goes for fragrances, polishes, etc)
-All proof will be documented via photography
-Glosses, and lip products count. I seriously can't get to the bottom of 5 powders--I don't think..

Who is with me on this? If you are, leave a comment so that we can all keep each other accountable!

56 comments:

Will said...

This is sooo off subject, but i remember one time in 7th grade I had to apply some type of medication on my face b/c of a rash i had. well i was accidentally applying it on my eyebrows and within a few days they fell off! i had no eyebrows for like 2 months! talk about social suicide. hair removal = nightmare! lol.

Rocaille said...

I've never tried sugaring, I only tried epilating my legs and it was so painful, took me ages, my hair grew back quite fast plus the skin was really irritated! Never again, now I just shave, that's fine for me... Who knows, maybe I should try sugaring?

fantastic said...

@will: horrible! a face without eyebrows makes such a huge difference! that was some strong medication though...

@rocaille: i've never used an epilator...it looks so painful, i can't even imagine! just the sound of it..*shudders*

Dila said...

My mom and I used to do sugaring but it has more ingredients than u count but I don't know all of them excatly but it was usefull.. Now I'm doing lazer which is the best thing that I can do for myself :)..

I would love to join project 5 pan experiment but lemme count body products too :) I have sooo many lotions that I stop using and I want to finsh them... plus I might not be so successful but I can try :)

Tali said...

My mum is a sugarer!! I am bizzarely hairless so ive never tried but it looks like fun with that ball of sugar haha

PROJCT 5 PAN- Day 1..was tempted. Resisted. Still waiting for one eyeshadow to arrive from mac (where is it we dont know) and i think when he arrives it will satisfy the urge for shopping.. I have no products that look kindof like they could finish soon which terrifes me!!

Hows it going with you??
xxx

fantastic said...

@dila: yes, I think laser will be my final answer...I just worry about permanent things!

Project 5 pan--you're in! If body products are your issue, then fine..we'll let this one slide ;) I may do a separate one for body things...I'm having an easier time going through those!

@tali: your will is about as strong as mine. I heard that the nars fall collection came out early here, so I was going to run & pick it up yesterday. What is wrong with me?! I didn't though. (Btw, do you think the olive color in nars' taiga is similar to sumptuous olive?)

I have one product on its way out...the rest I'm worried about--I never keep them around long enough to hit pan in the first place! I think I will target any slightly used products & go from there...

♥ fashion chalet said...

What a cool story... O_o
maybe we all have "twins" somewhere out there. ;)


x

bubblegarm said...

wow i've never heard of sugaring, but i want to try it now!

Tali said...

Scumptious olive is actually one shade I never owned so im not sure!! I finally did my project 5 pan post.. maybe now ive done it i will stick with it so i dont embarrass myself!! xxx

fantastic said...

@fashion chalet: it's sort of crazy, right?! I'm happy I finally met mine..although I wish I said something to her!

@bubblegarm: that's so funny, bc I imagined you would have already tried it at home! Perhaps I will...but only on something less painful like my shins!

@tali: I will pass the test, if only for sake of my pride! Lol

tina_mbc said...

Uh, I totally hate hair everywhere but on my head and a pair of well-groomed eye brows, however I 've never tried the sugaring thing...
Would love to try it out, although not sure where I can in my country/city...it would take a bit of investigating! :PPP

I see we've started the Project! ;)
My blog post should be live a bit later! Haha! :)


xxx

fantastic said...

@tina_mbc: we have! and congratulations for getting tali on twitter! lol. you know, i didn't realize it was that difficult to find sugaring places..i just got off the phone w/a friend after trying to search in LA, and they are near impossible to come across!

ladyb said...

I've only tried it once - I ned to look into it again :) not sure how common they are here but the idea of less pain alone sounds like its worth another shot!!

tina_mbc said...

Uh oh, that's not good....if it's difficult in LA, I can't imagine it would be any better in Greece!!! :)))
Now I really want to do some looking up!!!


xxx

fantastic said...

@ladyb: definitely worth it, if only for the pain factor...but i tell you, you can go directly into swimming or whatever you like afterwards--for me, no irritation at all!

@tina_mbc: greece...ahhh..how i would love to be there right about now..let me know if you find a place! xx

emjoi epilator said...

wow... I've never use sugaring. I think the best way to remove hair is Emjoi Hair removal

Anonymous said...

I want to know what Edward will change with that :D

-Warm regards
Leona

hair removal said...

I do sugaring, it’s cheaper and less painful than waxing. Love my hair free legs :)

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