Sugaring for hair removal


Basic facts

An ancient method of hair removal, still in use today.


A sticky paste is applied to the skin, and a strip of cloth or paper is pressed into the preparation. The strip is then quickly pulled away, taking hairs with it.


Can be done at home



Hairs can break off at or below surface

Can be messy

Consistency is difficult to get correct

Clinical data:



$10-$20 for a kit

Background facts

Marketing terms and tactics:

Folica sells several brands (not an endorsement of Folica).

Historical overview:

This method has been around for thousands of years, but in modern times, waxing has become the more popular option.

Government regulation:

Many states require a cosmetologist or aesthetician’s license to do hair removal like sugaring.

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