Hair removal: Is sugar bear shampoo worth it?
It’s a common refrain when discussing hair removal for women, but is it worth it, or is the procedure worth the money?
Dr. David Leavitt, an assistant professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and co-author of the study, says the answer depends on what you are looking for.
“If you are seeking to improve your appearance or just want to look healthy, then I would not suggest the sugar bear is going to be the right hair removal procedure,” he said.
“However, if you are wanting to get rid of any unwanted hair, you could be looking at sugar bear.”
A sugar bear removal procedure involves removing hair from the scalp and scalpels from the back of the scalp, which then is washed down with a small amount of water, usually distilled water, and sometimes sugar.
The treatment is usually followed by a light shampoo or a shampoo containing a chemical called benzyl alcohol, which is known to help remove hair.
Dr. Leavitz says the procedure is often considered a cosmetic treatment, which has been shown to improve hair health and appearance.
“When people think of cosmetic treatments, they usually think of hair treatments, so if you do have hair removal procedures, I think they would look at them as more of a cosmetic procedure,” Dr. Levitt said.
Dr Leavitzer and colleagues looked at a study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science that examined the effect of different treatments on hair loss rates in women.
They found that sugar bear and other hair toners and shampoo were effective at reducing hair loss and also significantly improved hair health, including reducing the likelihood of breakage.
The researchers say the sugar bears are likely the most effective treatments because they are water-soluble and don’t require a daily water bath.
They also are a great choice if you have thinning hair.
“This is because they absorb water quickly, and you don’t have to take a shower every day,” Dr Leavitte said.
But if you’re concerned about hair loss, Dr Levit says the sugar beavers are not the best choice.
“I would not recommend sugar bear for thinning, thinning-haired women,” he added.
Dr Levine said the most important thing to consider is the type of hair you have and whether you want to remove it.
“What we want to do is find treatments that are safe and effective, and then we have to do a lot of trial and error to make sure it works for you,” she said.
A sugar beaver treatment is effective at preventing hair loss from thinning.
The American Academy of Dermatology has advised women with thinning or thinning blonde hair to use a sugar bear treatment instead of regular hair removal.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, also advises women to get hair removal before they begin a hair transplant.
“The treatment will allow you to keep your hair and avoid any hair loss,” said Dr. Eric Levine, a dermatologist who directs the Mayo Clinic Center for Dermatologic Care.
“It will also reduce the amount of damage your hair could be going through,” he continued.
Dr McEwen of the Mayo clinic said there are two types of sugar beards: natural hair and artificial hair.
“Natural hair is much more difficult to treat and it requires more time,” he explained.
“But we can treat it with a natural product that has more of an effect on the hair,” Dr McEwensaid.
He also said it may be worth spending more money on the treatment if you already have thick hair.
According to Dr Levet, sugar beacons are a good choice if your hair is thinning and it has a lot more than one strand.
“For thicker hair, I would recommend using a product like the shampoo,” he recommended.
Dr Ewers also recommends the shampoo, which also contains a chemical known to remove hair from hair follicles.