Manscaping Methods, and Techniques for Men’s Hair Removal
There are several options for removing men’s body hair, and the best method depends on several factors – your budget, pain threshold, skin type, and texture of body hair. Here we profile the different methods of manscaping available to help you choose the best way to manage the hair on your body.
Best Ways for Manscaping
Waxing is probably the most well-known of all the Manscape methods and means pulling the hair off from the root. There is obviously a lot of pain involved initially, but once the manatomy has been waxed, the next time it is applied, the pain significantly reduces. By removing the hair from the root, it takes relatively long for it to grow back – up to six weeks. The method can be used in most areas of the body apart from those that are highly sensitive i.e. The genitals and nipples.
Hair removal cream or powders
Often referred to as Depilatories, are useful if you don’t want to shave or wax, although the hair will grow back quicker (normally around 2 weeks) than with waxing. It will sometimes require several applications before it is effective and works by dissolving the hair just under the skin. Manscaping with creams is becoming more popular with men who want an easier way of hair removal without a visit to a waxing specialist.
Shaving the body
Shaving can be used all over the body but care should be taken not to cause any cuts on sensitive areas! Shaving gives a very smooth clean look and there are many good shave creams and products to help moisturise your skin during the shaving process. The downside with shaving is that the hair removal is very temporary (usually a few days) as it only cuts the hair on the surface.
Clipping & trimming
Clippers are for trimming the hair and can be used on any part of the body. An advantage of this method is that clippers are relatively inexpensive and can be reused. This method is useful if you are prone to skin irritations and want to avoid risks. Good hair clippers can also be used for pre-cutting the hair to a shorter length, making it much easier to shave afterwards.
Plucking smaller hair areas
Plucking hair using tweezers is a useful, inexpensive way to remove individual stray hairs, such as on the eyebrows. It can be effective as when plucking, you are essentially pulling the hairs from the route, although this is not really feasible for larger hair areas. When using tweezers, make sure they are clean and sterile.
An alternative to hair removal is by simply bleaching the hair to make it less noticeable. To prevent your hair turning orange, make sure you follow the instructions and allow the bleach to work properly! Another way of treating the hair is by using hair inhibitors such as laser or electrolysis, which prevents hair from re-growing rather than removal. Inhibitors can prevent the regrowth of hair for a temporary period, or in some cases permanently.
Whatever solution you choose, please make sure that you do make sure that you do follow the recommended guidelines – as there have been well-documented cases of painful genital experiences where people used products not meant for those areas!