Sugaring for hair removal

Sugaring

Basic facts

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

Description:

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.

Advantages:

Can be done at home

Inexpensive

Disadvantages:

Hairs can break off at or below surface

Can be messy

Consistency is difficult to get correct

Clinical data:

None

Costs:

$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.