Have You Been Sugar’d? Eco-Sweet Hair Removal!

Okay, ladies. Let’s talk hair removal.

Just between you and I, I have done it all. Shaving, obviously. Waxing (hot and cold), plucking, threading. Depilatories (not my fave). I’ve even dabbled in permanent hair removal; electrolysis in the old days, and laser hair removal most recently, neither of which really worked for me.

So, when I got invited to try a new method of hair removal, I was understandably skeptical. Until now, my primary way of taking care of my bikini line was by cold waxing, which I found effective, although a bit painful. It’s also not cheap–the place I was going charged about $60 a pop, and you’re supposed to go every 6 weeks.

Well, I’m never going back to waxing, because I have discovered the holy grail of hair removal: Sugaring.

An ancient hair-removal process employed for generations of Egyptian women, the paste itself is a combination of sugar, lemon juice and water. In fact, the leftover paste is often used in the culture to sweeten tea.

When it comes to waxing, the process requires very little tugging of the skin, and the hair is pulled in the direction of its growth, not against. It’s not hot, and I was shocked at the difference in pain from my regular waxing. The discomfort was considerably less.

There’s so much to love about this process! In addition to it being less painful, it’s better for the environment, better for your skin, and here’s the kicker–for me, the results have lasted a lot longer than regular waxing.

Sugar’d is the brainchild of Tammy Dupuis. Originally from the bustling metropolis of Moose Jaw, Tammy, a single mom, has been in the esthetics business for ages. Sugaring is really popular in Moose Jaw, but it seems that it hasn’t made the leap to most other places in Canada. In 2009, Tammy picked up her youngest child from her high school graduation in a U-Haul, and they drove west, eventually settling in her native Abbotsford. Tammy opened a sugaring studio there, launched a line of sugaring products, and is now branching into other cities. You can now book appointments with her in Langley, Chilliwack, Cloverdale and near Oakridge in Vancouver.

So, ladies, just between you and me, I’m hooked. I literally did this once, and I’m never going back to my old waxing studio. It doesn’t hurt that a similar service at Sugar’d only costs $42. Did I mention it’s ‘eco-sweet hair removal’?

I urge you to check them out. I think you’ll be converted in the same way I was!

*******Guest post by my gal pal Rebecca Coleman, Marketing & Media Relations. You can find her here! *******

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