Grooming the Modern Man Through Body Hair Removal

By: Pedersenm
Body Hair Removal As A Popular Choice Among Men

Most men these days are becoming more open to the idea of body hair removal mainly because of aesthetic benefits and hygiene. Gym-toned bodies free of chest hair appear more muscular because you can clearly see the muscle cut and texture without the concealment of profuse body hair. Men can also swim and move faster with streamlined bodies while annoying body odor is minimized. Even though men will tend to sweat more with less body hair, there is less hair to trap body odor.

Effective Body Hair Removal Procedures

Waxing is advisable for the chest, back, shoulders and butt. This is done by spreading a sticky wax on the area of skin with unwanted hair growing. A cloth is then placed over the wax and quickly pulled off, removing hair by the root along with dead skin cells. You can buy home waxing kits for fine and medium hair. However, for larger areas of hair like the chest and back, it is best to go to a professional at a salon.

Shaving is suitable for the chest and armpits, but you have to be very cautious around sensitive areas on your chest or even your privates if you intend to use the razor there. Shaving is very inexpensive since all you need is a razor and warm water. Shaving cream or gel is optional. Unfortunately, shaving can cause razor burn, bumps, nicks, cuts, and ingrown hair.

Trimming is best for the arms, hands, legs, feet and crotch. You can use an electric hair clipper to do the job. Be very careful when grooming your most sensitive area.

Using depilatory creams or liquids work by melting hair with strong chemicals. The cream reacts with the protein structure of the hair so that the hair dissolves and can easily be washed away. Depilatories are best for legs, underarms and bikini areas. If you have sensitive skin, it would be prudent to consult a dermatologist first to know which cream to use.

Using hair removal mitts is similar to plucking and waxing except that with these mitts, you get to remove huge portions of hair at a time. This can be very painful and is not as effective as the rest.

Hair removal via laser emits a beam of light directed through the skin to the hair follicle to stop hair growth. This results of this process last longest compared to shaving and waxing since it usually takes months before you need another treatment. Unfortunately, laser hair removal is very expensive with sessions costing $400 or more.

Electrolysis presents permanent hair removal. However, there have been cases wherein some people grow hair again in the treated area. Through electrolysis, a professional electrologist inserts a needle into the follicle to send an electric current through the root, thus killing it. This body hair removal procedure requires weekly appointments for optimum results. Electrolysis is also very expensive, costing at least $150 an hour.
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