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Updated: Nov 3, 2023

Ever since Sex and the City tackled the subject, what women do with their pubic hair - trim, shave, pluck, wax, sugaring or let it all hang out - has become a topic for discussion.

Some people wax for the beach and other people wax for boys, and people who wax for boys wax the underneath ;)

Talking about your pubes can be a bit uncomfortable. And defending your choice on whether to wax them or let it all hang out is even more awk because even though it’s your body and you can do what you damn well please. But if you low-key want to look as smooth as Rihanna when she did that photoshoot in Brazil for Vogue, here’s what I’m gonna put you on: body sugaring.

Most of women are a devout shaver throughout high school, and honestly this is the worst. It`s like a weekly job, and let’s not even talk about the razor bumps! So obviously you threw your good ol’ Gillette razor in the garbage and moved on to the next thing.

Now we all know what a Brazilian wax is and either it’s your go-to, or you stay far away from it. Anyone that’s ever had a Brazilian wax knows that it hurts like hell!! Not only is it painful, but if you have sensitive skin, waxing isn’t great for your skin — it’ll irritate you like crazy.

So came across another hair removal technique called sugaring. Still many women think it`s the same thing as a traditional Brazilian wax with just a prettier name.

“What exactly is sugaring?” Sugaring is an all-natural method of hair removal and that it is basically made out of water, sugar, lemon. That`s all...nothing else...really :) Now unlike regular hot wax, sugar isn’t actually hot. It’s applied at body temperature and will not burn your skin. It also sticks only to the hair so when the sugar-paste is pulled off, only the hair is being pulled not the skin. This makes it less painful than typical waxing, and more ideal for people with sensitive skin. Your skin is not being irritated as much or even at all.

One of the most important difference between sugaring and waxing is that the sugaring really gets the hair from the root, leaving you with a little peach fuzz (rather than those stubborn stragglers that wouldn’t come out with the hot wax).

You may be tempted to shave in-between sugaring, but if you slip up and shave, you just set the whole process back. It’s a little disappointing to wait and it seems like a pain at first, but all good things take time right?

Also, the sugar is natural — it’s made of water, lemon and of course sugar, and it allegedly doesn’t contain any chemicals, coloring or fragrance. Of course, some salons might sneak some in so you’d better ask and make sure, if that’s important to you. Bacteria is also something to worry about when considering any type of wax, but with sugaring, it’s almost impossible for bacteria to breed in a tub of sugar. So you don’t have to worry about cross contamination, and since the sugaring does not pull off the skin leaving it raw, you also don’t have to worry about skin infections. A major plus!

While the end goal is the same with both techniques — a smooth, hairless well you know… — sugaring does way less harm to the skin and is less painful.

Sugaring is an alternative if you are looking for other ways to stay groomed down there.

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