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How Long Does Sugaring Last?

How Long Does Sugaring Last

There are many different kinds of hair removal techniques. Traditional waxing can be very painful, hair removal creams usually don’t do the job well and lasering is quite expensive. And then there is sugaring. Sugaring is an almost pain-free method of getting rid of unwanted hair and getting perfectly smooth and shiny skin. But how long does sugaring last?

Sugaring results last around 3 to 4 weeks. If you keep regular appointments, the entire process will become less painful and the hair growth will become slower over time. Sugaring is affordable, relatively painless and gives long-lasting results – so what are you waiting for?

Let’s learn more about the sugaring process!

How Long Does Sugaring Last - Results

How long sugaring lasts varies from person to person. It depends on how thick your hair is and how fast it grows back.

It is important to understand the hair growth cycle to understand why the unwanted hair keeps coming back and when it will stop.

Hair Growth Cycles

Hair Growth Cycles

Hair has 3 growth cycles. This means that hairs grow, fall out and start growing again. After your first appointment, your hairs go through the first, second and part of the third growth cycle. When you keep removing unwanted hair with body sugaring, your hair passes through all 3 growth cycles. With regular sugaring, your hair will grow back finer, thinner and it will be much less visible.

Typically, you will see a bit of hair growth two weeks after the sugaring appointment. But even if you are not seeing that hair grows, you should do body sugaring regularly.

It is good to remember that sugaring is not a method of getting rid of unwanted hair permanently. Epilating, waxing or shaving also give good results, but all of them have their downsides – they are expensive (epilating) or painful (waxing) or cause ingrown hairs (shaving). It’s safe to say that sugaring is almost a perfect hair removal method.

For more information on how to permanently remove unwanted body hair, see here.

How Often You Should Do Sugaring

Look at the table below to check how often you should do body sugaring.

Facial Sugaring


Upper Body Sugaring


Lower Body Sugaring


Upper Lip

3 to 4 weeks

Arms And Hands

8 to 10 weeks

Lower Leg

3 to 6 weeks


2 to 4 weeks


3 to 5 weeks

Upper Leg

6 to 8 weeks


3 to 5 weeks


4 to 6 weeks


6 to 8 weeks


2 to 4 weeks

Bikini Zone

3 to 5 weeks

Sides And Neck

4 weeks

How To Prep For Sugaring

How To Prep For Sugaring

It is very important to learn how to prep for sugaring – you will get better results if you are well prepared:

  • Hair needs to be ¼ inches (6 mm) long. If your hairs are longer, trim them. You will get the best results after the sugaring treatment if your hairs are the right size. It usually takes about a week without shaving for your hair to grow out.
  • Gently exfoliate the areas where you’ll be removing unwanted hair before getting them sugared.
  • Make sure your skin is clean and dry. Avoid using any lotions, powders or sprays.
  • Do not apply any skin care products to the areas you are planning to sugar.
  • Do not wear tight clothes.
  • Don’t be nervous!

Sugaring is a hair removal process perfect for removing unwanted facial hair and hair from all areas of your body. It is very important to learn how to use sugar wax properly if you are planning to do it all by yourself. Click to read how to use sugar wax in our blog post!

Warning! If your skin is sunburned, don’t undergo a sugaring hair removal procedure.

Post-Care Instructions

Post-Care Instructions Sugaring

Follow these simple instructions to get the most out of your treatment:

  • For the first 48 hours, avoid exfoliating the sugared area. After that, exfoliate with care.
  • Avoid excessive sweating.
  • Protect yourself from the sun and avoid tanning.
  • Avoid any kind of friction to the area, especially after removing hair from your pubic area and your Brazilian appointment. Yes, it means no sex!
  • Avoid touching, tweezing and shaving the freshly sugared area.

48 hours after the procedure, you can continue with your regular skin care.

Check out our blog post about hair removal devices and see here our laser vs IPL hair removal comparison.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, sugaring does not last longer than waxing. On average, the results of both sugaring and waxing last around the same amount of time. Usually, sugaring is more effective and removes even baby hairs. But the results of both of these methods typically last no less than 3 weeks. Click the link to read more about sugaring vs waxing.

After sugaring, hair stays away typically around 3 to 5 weeks depending on the area where the hair was removed and the rate at which your hairs grow. Sugaring removes your hair follicles and dead skin cells and prevents ingrown hair. It also reduces hair growth over time, which means you will have less hair to sugar each time.

Visit our blog post here for detailed guidance on how to get rid of ingrown hairs and read more about the best sugar wax by clicking the link.

Yes, sugaring eventually stops hair growth. When you sugar your body, you pull out your hair from the root. Every time you do this, you are causing damage to the hair follicle. Eventually, hair follicles will stop producing hair altogether. The longer you continue to use sugar wax, the less hair will grow back. Read more about the best sugar wax recipe in our blog post.

No, you shouldn’t shower after sugaring. No baths or showers are recommended the first 24 hours after the sugaring session. If you don’t follow these instructions, you may suffer side effects if your skin is sensitive. Proper aftercare of your freshly sugared skin is very important. Skin post-care treatment includes avoiding showering, hot baths, workouts and any activity that leads to sweating.


Some people prefer sugaring to other hair removal procedures. Sugaring is perfect for sensitive skin and rarely causes ingrown hairs. It is a great way to remove hair from all areas of the body and the results last longer compared to other methods. The best part of sugaring is that sugar paste is made of all-natural ingredients: lemon juice, water and sugar and it doesn’t cause irritation.

How long sugaring lasts depends on how thick your hair is and how fast it grows back. Make sure to prepare your skin and take care of it properly after the procedure. I am certain you will get the best results if you follow the precautions we provided.