Sugaring is an organic hair removal method that every Sassy Girl should try!
Before I share my personal experience with sugaring (no, I’m not referring to a type of candy or dessert), let it be known that I have a low tolerance for pain. Like really low. And although I find myself to be quite the curious cat when it comes to new beauty treatments, the one thing that I always feared is hair removal.
I’ve managed to avoid the razor on the regular because I have ultra-sensitive skin and thanks to a combination of not-so-pleasant bumps and in-growns, I’ve sworn off shaving. So a few years ago just for the kick of it, I signed up for my first-ever Brazilian wax appointment, and to say that it was an unpleasant experience was an understatement. Not only did I have to let a stranger get acquainted with my nooks and crannies, the room was too dim; I was extremely worried that she might just wax off something else, and the therapist was literally selling her packages to me mid-waxing with my legs wide open! So no, you can’t blame me for not giving this particular type of hair removal a second chance. Until I heard about sugaring…
I heard about a home business owned by Jasmine, called Sugared that provides a hair removal technique called sugaring from a local television show before the wedding and figured that I should give it a try. So I made my appointment three weeks prior (this sugaring therapist is so in-demand!) and was worriedly anticipating the treatment. I had many questions in my head and some of them were: Will the therapist doing the sugaring judge my body? Do I look normal down south? Will it hurt so much that I might just run out before the treatment ended? Will I kick the therapist if it hurts so bad? Where does it hurt the most? Clearly, these are all valid questions.
Before I ramble on about my experience with being sugared, here’s a couple of things you need to know about sugaring;
- It’s an all natural hair removal treatment that uses natural ingredients
- It’s water soluble
- Does not adhere to live skin cells
- It’s bacteria resistant
- Promotes superior, healthy and hairless results
- It safely removes hair from follicles
- Helps in-grown hairs
- It’s safe for sensitive skin
- Leaves skin feeling soft and clean
As soon as I arrived at Jasmine’s swanky-looking, Pinterest-worthy home, I was made to fill out a form that included my personal information such as experience, skin allergies etc. After that, I was led to a clean and bright room and was instructed by Jasmine to strip from the waist-down. I let her know how awfully nervous I was, and she simultaneously told me there’s nothing to be nervous about and assured me that I’ll be very happy with the results and that the experience will be totally worth it.
Before I knew it, the treatment began with some sanitising. Jasmine then dipped her gloved fingers into a pot of treated sugar and began pulling at it to loosen it up a little. She was really kind and thoughtful and explained every single detail of the treatment process along the way. “Hold your skin tightly upwards,” she said, placing my hands on my lower stomach. I pulled the skin taut and Jasmine spread the warm sugar ball on my skin. Within a split second, the first strip of sugaring was done.
I was extremely nervous initially, but with every swipe and pull of the sugar ball, Jasmine and I became a team. We were chatting, discussing the benefits of waxing, laughing – you know, girl stuff. She had me in a couple of positions, mainly just moving my legs towards my thighs in a triangle shape and even promised that the last bit won’t hurt as bad as she told me to turn over and started heading toward the back (surprise!).
“Are you alright and comfortable?”, she asked. Jasmine was this thoughtful the whole time, I kid you not! And honestly, I felt really comfortable despite being in a very compromising and vulnerable position for an hour. Sure, it was painful (on a scale of one to 10 and 10 being the most painful, I would rate my sugaring experience a 7 – this coming from someone who has a very low threshold of pain!), but after 15 minutes into the sugaring treatment, most of my nerves had dissipated. Some areas where the skin is slightly more sensitive hurt a little more but trust me when I say that the pain is manageable. And, Jasmine said that if I went for more sessions, the pain will get lesser with time!
The whole treatment lasted an hour because Jasmine said she tends to go a little slower with first-timers and by the end of that hour, my back was covered in sweat. Jasmine then put on a hydrating mask for me and carefully explained the after-care for the treatment. She also told me that my intimate bits looked perfectly normal as soon as the session ended and with that, I walked out of her home a happily sugared convert!
Overall, I would say that my virgin sugaring experience was an interesting one. Jasmine’s chatty and kind personality helped so much and she made the whole session more pleasant and she even put some of my body insecurities to rest. It’s been almost a month since my first sugaring session and I’m already due for my second appointment with Jasmine next week! I realised that after sugaring, my skin was visibly lighter and more smoother. Plus, when the hair started growing out, it grew out much thinly and the texture is so much more fine than before. I honestly feel so much cleaner and lighter (this might be sub-consciously) after being sugared and I highly recommend everyone to give it a go!
How to prepare for your first sugaring experience:
- Make sure that your hair is at least 1/4 inch long (like a rice grain)
- Skin should be clean and dry
- Avoid skin tight clothing (from experience!) on your sugaring visit
Sugared Bukit Timah, 733 Bukit Timah Road, Second Avenue Junction, Singapore 269748, Tel: (+65) 6816 6288, Mobile (WhatsApp Only): (+65) 9122 9366
Sugared Katong, 79 East Coast Road, Singapore 428784 (Opposite i12), Tel: (+65) 6816 6530, Mobile (WhatsApp Only): (+65) 9133 1546