We would advise clients to let hair grow out for 2 weeks before your sugaring appointment if you have been shaving, 4 weeks if you have been waxed or sugared.
It is a good idea to exfoliate the area(s) to be sugared a day prior to your appointment. Exfoliating takes off dry and dead skin, and helps to expose hairs that are going to be sugared. Exfoliation should not be done on the day of an appointment. The combination of exfoliating and sugaring may irritate sensitive skin if done both on the same day.
The area(s) to be sugared should be clean prior to your appointment. Please avoid using any oils or creams on the area(s) to be sugared the day of the sugaring treatment. This can inhibit the sugar's ability to remove hair and make the treatment less effective.
The most important thing to remember after getting sugared is to keep the area that was just sugared as clean as possible. After the hair is removed your pore becomes an open pore. If too much bacteria gets in the pore it could become irritated. To avoid this from happening; don't use any lotions or creams on the area(s) sugared for 24 hours, stay away from chlorine for 24 hours and try to avoid heavy sweating.
Exfoliation is important when you are having any type of hair removal where the hair is removed by the root. Sometimes when a hair tries to grow through the surface of the skin it can be trapped by dead or dry skin (this is what an ingrown hair is). Exfoliating removes the dead or dry skin and lets the hair grown through the surface, thus preventing ingrown hairs. Exfoliating should not be done on the day of or after your appointment. You want to give your skin a day inbetween to rest.
Your hair will be ready to be sugared again between 4-6 weeks.