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Sugar is the New Wax

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Let me start with this: there is no pain-free way to get your pubic hair ripped out by the roots. So don’t get your hopes too far up. But there is a way, recently publicized by a briefly considered ban on bikini waxing in New Jersey, to rip it out a touch more easily.

Sugaring is an age-old hair removal technique that Lina Kennedy, owner of Alexandria Professional products, will be bringing to Los Angeles this summer. Similar to waxing in that it yanks hair out, sugaring uses natural ingredients and purports to be less painful.

“Sugar paste is soft and pliable,” says Kennedy. “It molds to the shape of the hair follicle.” By seeping into the follicle and gripping the hair by the root, she explained, sugar paste allows the hair to slide out gently.

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Sounds fun, right? So I decided to try it.