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post #21 of 36
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Originally Posted by alaskaberry View Post
I shave my legs, arms, back, armpits...did I miss anything? I have also done my bikini area but my SO prefers me "natural". Usually I use VEET because it works pretty well...it just smells so icky though. Want to try sugaring, thanks for the tips.
YOU SHAVE YOUR BACK????

My youngest baby (with a Turkish Father) has a patch of hair in the small of her back. Is that what you mean? I will DEFINITELY wax that spot for her if she needs it when she gets older. Her father has black, hair, but the baby's is dark, dark brown. She had patches of hair on her forehead, ankles, shoulders, back, but it has mostly fallen out.

I hate the smell of chemical hair removers, too. Sugaring or waxing is more work, but it probably lasts longer.
post #22 of 36
Don't want to hijack this thread, but I just tried sugaring for the first time, and it left much to be desired.

I waxed the same spot three times, and there's still hair left, though I did see & feel hair being removed each time. And, the wax cools too quickly, so I need to stay by the microwave, or change containers so I can use a hot water bath, I guess.

What am I doing wrong?
post #23 of 36
I keep my sugar on a small mug warmer. Are you using it with strips or not?

Have you ever had professional waxing/sugaring done (helps with technique)?
post #24 of 36
I have a Braun Epilator http://www.braun.com/global/female-g...epilators.html It works like waxing but you don't have to wait as long for the hair to grow, no messing around with wax and strips. The results are the same as waxing.
post #25 of 36
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I keep my sugar on a small mug warmer. Are you using it with strips or not?

Have you ever had professional waxing/sugaring done (helps with technique)?
Keeping it on a mug warmer is a great idea! We have one of those--well, it's a candle warmer, but they're the same, right?

I have had professional waxing done before. But, I'm thinking perhaps the hair isn't long enough, and that's what caused the problem.

I planned on doing it with strips, but the fabric didn't want to stick to the wax?!?
post #26 of 36
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Keeping it on a mug warmer is a great idea! We have one of those--well, it's a candle warmer, but they're the same, right?

I have had professional waxing done before. But, I'm thinking perhaps the hair isn't long enough, and that's what caused the problem.

I planned on doing it with strips, but the fabric didn't want to stick to the wax?!?
Yeah, a candle warmer will work just fine.

Let's see...I usually wait a month between doing it to make sure the hair is long enough. Then I put a little bit of baby powder on to keep the wax from sticking to the skin, so it only sticks to the hair. I put the wax on, I use a tongue depressor (comes in the kit I use) to smooth it down so it is pretty thin and even. It goes on in the direction of the hair (so for the leg, from top to bottom). Then I put the strip on and spend a bit of time pressing down on it (same direction) to make sure it sticks on well. Finally I use one hand to hold the skin taut just beyond the strip (so on the leg, just below the strip) before I grab the edge of the strip with the other hand and pull, keeping it close to the skin as I pull (pull up the leg, not away from the leg).

Other parts of the body (armpits, bikini) it can be a bit harder to hold the skin taut and I help it through positioning myself to stretch the skin there first.

hope some of this helps!
post #27 of 36
I have absolutely no problem waxing/sugaring my legs... but I gave up on my armpits or bikini line after the first time i tried each of these I bled a significant amount.

Are we saying that stops after the first few times? Because I'd love to try it, but not if I'm going to bleed every time... lol
post #28 of 36
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Are you talking about oozing blood from your pores? I had a lot of that the first time I did my armpits--nothing significant after that first time, and I don't know if I ever had any in my bikini area. My armpit hair is MUCH less coarse now, too.
post #29 of 36
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Don't want to hijack this thread, but I just tried sugaring for the first time, and it left much to be desired.

I waxed the same spot three times, and there's still hair left, though I did see & feel hair being removed each time. And, the wax cools too quickly, so I need to stay by the microwave, or change containers so I can use a hot water bath, I guess.

What am I doing wrong?
Could be that your hairs are not long enough? I wonder if leg hairs are like head hairs--they grow at different rates, etc. Also, if the hair grows in different directions, that might make it harder. That is why I have such trouble with my armpit hair.

Practice does help!!! But I have often waxed, then shaved just to get the ones I missed. Easier than trying to pluck every hair.
post #30 of 36
I had my legs sugared for the first time about a month ago. My "sugar lady" was saying that your leg hair is like your head hair - it does grow at different rates. I'm watching it come back in now, and its alot more sparse, thats for sure, but I can also see some longer than others. Kinda cool.

I'm soooo doing this again. I loved not having to worry about it for close to a month!
post #31 of 36
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Are you talking about oozing blood from your pores? I had a lot of that the first time I did my armpits--nothing significant after that first time, and I don't know if I ever had any in my bikini area. My armpit hair is MUCH less coarse now, too.
Exactly! If the pain weren't enough, the blood was definately enough to convince me I didn't want to try again. But if it stops after the first few sessions, then that would be worth it.
post #32 of 36
It does get easier the more you do it, the hair becomes sparser and easier to pull out (not held in as tightly). The first time is always the worst by far.

Also if you do it yourself, your technique gets better over time.

I would guess that those two things would help reduce bleeding if you had it, but I don't know for sure...you might want to ask a professional.
post #33 of 36
I've tried sugaring, but my hair is too thick and stubborn--it barely pulled anything out!
However, shaving just wasn't doing it for me--I had to do it EVERY day and I would have stubble by like 8pm at night! So I got an epilator--and now I wish I would have gotten one a long time ago! It is awesome!! The first few times, it does hurt, I won't lie hehe! AND I haven't tried the bikini area yet {I think I'm going to get a few waxes there first to desensitize the area LOL} But now my armpits and legs and few hairs on my tummy are a breeze, and are growing back MUCH more sparsley and less dark {when its almost time to epilate again, I can still wears short skirts becuase my leg hairs look like my arm hairs now--sort of thin and sparkly}. I only have to epilate about once every 2-3 weeks, which is AWESOME! I have the Braun silk Epil X'elle {I think thats what its called}.
post #34 of 36

need help with sugaring!

So i made my own sugar yesterday, followed the recipe from most of the videos on youtube; 2 cups sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/4 cup water. I cooked it til it was an amber brown color, let it cool, then put it in a tupperware container in the fridge over night. Today I took it out and set it on the counter for maybe an hour before i tried doing anything with it.
I tried kneading it like the videos said, but it was way too runny and sticky. It just coated my hands and I ended up just washing it off. It was kind of like having honey all over my hands
The weird thing is that it looked like it was the exact consistency it was supposed to be, but I just couldn't knead it into the tacky paste...
I tried microwaving it but that just made it worse...
What can I do to make it work?
TIA
post #35 of 36
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my leg hairs look like my arm hairs now--sort of thin and sparkly.
I love this description--sounds like natural body glitter!
post #36 of 36
I've had my bikini area sugared and love the results too, i've moved and cant find anyone who knows what sugaring is around here.
I did find a natural sugaring kit at Sally's and was doing my own for several months with strips. But then i got this awful ingrown hair that is still ingrown after 2-3 months. I cant put my bikini area through that again. Ingrowns are not even cool. So then i started to just shave and the same darn thing happened. I got a few ingrowns and i've never gotten them my intire life. NEVER! I'm not sure what to do other than keep it all cut down with a remmington lady trimmer.
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