Once upon a time, hair removal was something only women did – if you were a man, you just didn’t do that type of thing, unless for some reason, it was part of your job/hobby (Bodybuilder, swimmer, that sort of thing.) That’s all changed now, hair removal for men is a pretty popular thing.
Blame it on the media, or peer pressure, or who knows what, but men are opting in more and more for hair removal now. Nearly just as many men are having hair removal done as women now!
Should men remove body hair?
A lot of men wonder if removing their hair is something that should be done. Our parents or friends have probably made fun of such a thing for so long that we just assume it’s a terrible thing as a habit. However, it’s not that bad – and there’s no reason as to why it shouldn’t be done, if it’s something that you want done.
Hair removal for men is still a pretty new thing – or fad (you decide.), so while women usually tend to know what they’re doing in that department, men grow up not knowing much about it. An occasional article in a magazine, or maybe HairRemovalHelp.org website – or whatever is on the back of the hair removal cream box at the local store – that’s about all of the formal training men get.
So, that being said, let’s dig into a few different options for hair removal and cut through some of the fog for you.
Hair Removal option 1: Waxing
You’ve probably seen this done in quite a few movies – usually comedies – because there is some pain involved. Though, it’s not as bad as said movies make it out to be.
Hair removal wax nowadays isn’t that terrible.
It’s designed to specifically stick to only your hair. Just apply the wax to the area that you’re working on, apply a special cloth strip on top of the wax and give it a few minutes to dry. (Check your instructions – each wax may be different.) Once it’s dry, just pull the strip away and the hair will come with it. While there is a little pain with this method, it really only takes a few minutes to do – so that’s a big plus. The cost is also pretty low. You’ll be looking at $5-$10 for a kit from your local store.
Hair Removal For Men Option 2: Creams
This option is similar to waxing in many ways. There’s no strips to rip off of your skin – so there’s a lot less pain. This option may work best for many men who want to do it quickly and easily at home, but don’t want to deal with the pain and complications of trying to use a wax.
Hair removal creams work by way of a chemical reaction by literally dissolving the hair at the base, which causes the hairs to just fall out and wipe away when you remove the cream. It’s a really painless and quick method of hair removal.
However, that being said – as it is a chemical, some people may be allergic.
Test it on a small area to see how it works first.
Also, keep in mind, this may not be the best option for genitals – that skin may be too sensitive for this. One last – make sure that you pay close attention to the directions on the kit, because if the cream is left on for too long, it may very well cause chemical burns – which is worse to look at than a lot of hair, and painful.
These kits are usually pretty cheap, going for roughly $10 a piece at your local retail store.
Hair Removal For Men Option 3: Laser Treatments
This method you can’t do at home – and it’s quite a bit more expensive compared to the previous two options. However, in the long run this may be the cheapest option.
Laser treatment literally uses a laser (okay, a laser light – not as “Trekky” as it sounds.) to kill the root of the hairs.
Technically the hair can grow back – but a lot of times, the hair is gone for good.
If it does grow back, you’ll notice that it’s quite a bit thinner than before and it probably took a really long time to get to the point it’s at. “Touch ups” can always be done to take care of those hairs too.
Again, this method is a bit expensive – around $500 or so, but keep in mind: Most of your hair will probably be gone for good – and if it’s not it will take a long time to grow back.
As you can see, there are a few options – and no option is best. However, one of these methods may work better for you over another, so hopefully this information will help you decide how you want to go about it.