Do men need depilation?
Many women love men with stubble. Some people are crazy about hairy chests. Most ladies are not put off by hairy wrists, fluffy forearms, or manly legs with gorilla hair. Despite this, more and more representatives of the strong half of humanity prefer smooth body skin.
And the reason is not only the desire to please their ladies. Today we will try to figure out if men really need depilation, and if so, what and how to depilate.
Until recently, it was believed that hair removal is an exclusively female affair. And if a man is not a bodybuilder, swimmer, figure skater, or show business representative, most likely, his hairline remained intact. "In general, men don't want to completely remove body hair, but they want to significantly reduce the amount of hair on their backs and chests, for example," says dermatologist Andrei Vashchenko, MD, who regularly performs laser hair removal for men. With age, the hair on the head of the strong half of humanity thins out, and the traitorous “fluff” pops up in less attractive places, such as the shoulders and back. By the way, among the surveyed girls aged 25-40, it is the hairy back that is the number one anti-trend in matters of male attractiveness. To console the “fluffies”, it is worth noting that, according to scientists, back hair is a sign of increased testosterone, the main male sex hormone.
One of my colleagues, a waxing specialist, shared the information that men currently make up a significant part of her clientele:
It all started with eyebrow correction - nature has awarded a lot of guys with a “mono-brow”, which does not look very good in a modern style, so I started my steps in male depilation by giving a beautiful shape to male eyebrows, and then gradually the areas of action expanded, and I already removed the fluff around the ears or on the back of the neck. At the moment I am already working with all parts of the body, although at the beginning, of course, it was not easy for me to overcome embarrassment :)
Unlike women, for whom hair removal is almost a routine procedure, men are often at a loss as to how to deal with excess body hair. The following information specifically for characters is the ins and outs of the most common types of depilation available today.
1) Shave . Most guys shave regularly, but they may only shave their faces. When it comes to removing body hair, shaving is probably the easiest and most affordable way. This allows you to cover any area of your body in one go, with only a razor and cream. Suitable for: any areas of the back, shoulders, legs, buttocks. Shaving in intimate areas is also quite popular among men, but is not recommended, as a cut in this area can have serious complications. The likelihood of the appearance of hated ingrown hairs is also high.
2) Waxing. One of the most well-known benefits of waxing is that, unlike shaving or plucking, the skin remains smooth for weeks after waxing. When the hair grows back, it is usually finer and softer than before. Suitable for: hair on the legs, armpits, arms, eyebrows, hair near the ears and on the neck. While waxing can handle intimate waxing issues with ease, it is quite painful for a beginner so I suggest you try this type of waxing on other parts of your body first so you know what to expect.
My ex-girlfriend waxed my back hair and I can honestly say it was the most painful experience of my life. I would not recommend it if you are a fan of medieval torture…Anton, 28 years old.
3) Cream for depilation. Depilatory creams are a painless way to get rid of excess body hair. By applying such a cream to the desired area of the body for 10-15 minutes, it dissolves the protein structure of the hair, and makes it pliable for extraction. However, these types of products may not be very gentle on the skin, plus it has a persistent specific smell, and it will not work well on thick, dark hair. One important tip - be sure to follow all the directions on the insert and do a test on a small area of skin to avoid any allergic reactions that may occur during the use of such a cream.
4) Trimmer. Using an electric trimmer is ideal for those new to hair removal. In addition, electric trimmers are very safe, do not cause irritation, unlike a razor, and allow you to control the desired length of hairs. Of course, this method does not give a super smooth surface, but it is a great way for people who have super sensitive skin.
Ways to part with vegetation forever
1)Laser hair removal . The light energy of the laser penetrates the hair shaft and practically kills its root. The results depend on the pigmentation of the skin and the color of your hair, so the first step is to find out if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. While laser hair removal provides a permanent reduction in the quantity and quality of hair, it is also one of the most expensive methods. I would even say that this is the "mafia" of all hair removal products. :)
Ideal for: removing or reducing hair in the back, chest, shoulders, abdomen, and genital area. Works best on fair skin with dark hair, but won't work on light, sheer hair.
Laser hair removal specialist Ivanna Boyko says:
Men use laser hair removal primarily on their backs and chests, but they only ask me to thin the hair a little, not completely remove it - and this laser can easily do. As a result, apart from electrolysis, laser hair removal is the only procedure that allows you to reduce the amount of hair, replacing the complete removal. The average man, to achieve the effect, should spend about five to seven sessions of such a procedure.
2) Electrolysis. Using ultra-fine needles to penetrate each individual hair, this system delivers tiny shocks of electricity to the hair follicle, thereby killing the cells that are responsible for hair growth. When the cell is destroyed, the possibility of hair growth in this place is excluded. Electrolysis is marketed as a procedure that produces permanent results, but its effectiveness varies from person to person. Suitable for: eyebrows, "fluff" on the neck and individual hairs on the body. If used to remove hair in intimate areas, doctors advise using an anesthetic, because many men find exposure to this area very painful.
Electrolysis is a much more expensive and time-consuming procedure. One session lasts from 10 to 20 minutes, but since each hair is treated one at a time, take a look at the thickness of your "fur" and you will have an idea of how long it will take. It may take about a year to completely eliminate body hair, and a small suitcase of money.)
In order to make the right choice of the depilation method, first of all, dear men, you need to clearly understand whether you will be comfortable in the end of the procedure. If you hesitate, choose temporary hair removal methods for yourself, because the fashion and whims of your other half pass, and you can always return to your favorite thickets :)