This morning I went and did something I do every four weeks – I had my friend Jill use sugar, something I usually associate with everything good and pure in life, to rip the hair off my goodie box. YOWCH!
I got my business waxed for years, and although effective, waxing your lady bits is pretty painful. For starters, the wax takes off the top layer of your epidermis, so afterwards, your skin is red and raw. Second, I have pretty coarse hair, and somewhat sensitive skin, so I was really prone to ingrowns. Finally, no matter how good the esthetician, I always seemed to have strays that I would later have to attack with a tweezers. Yuck.
I started seeing Jill at Smooth Sugaring Studio YEARS ago, and honestly, although I can’t say I enjoy the process, it is worlds better than waxing. I really like the all-natural aspect of sugar. There are no cloth strips, no chemicals, and it takes only the hair – not the skin. It’s much quicker than waxing, in my experience, and I have far fewer ingrowns and no angry red skin. I also find it considerably less painful. It still hurts – sorry, but having your hair ripped out down there is gonna hurt – but much less so than waxing. Besides all that, Jill herself is awesome – we talk and chat through the session (which usually takes less than 20 minutes), and she knows all the latest products to soothe skin and slow down regrowth. But this isn’t Yelp, so I won’t go all “go see Jill!” on you. (But if you’re in the Seattle area, seriously, you should. Just sayin’.)
Okay, so here’s a little more specific information – read no further if you don’t want to know my personal experiences with hair removal, and possibly have a vague visual of my nether regions.
I get a modified Brazilian – I keep a triangle up top, and everything below that goes. When I used to get waxed, the waxer would often make me get on my elbows and knees on the table, in the position I UNaffectionately refer to as the “wave your ass in the air like you just don’t care” position, so she could do the under bits. Not so with Jill – she just has me roll on a side and bend one knee! SO much more pleasant and less embarrassing. I’m not sure if this is standard procedure with sugaring, but it’s the first time I have experienced it.
All in all, highly recommend sugaring, specifically sugaring with Jill. If you’re elsewhere than Seattle, try a Google search to see if any estheticians in your area do it – it’s definitely gaining ground, so you might have a sugarer near you!