A Man s Guide to Body Hair and Manscaping - Men s Journal

Remove Body Hair for Mens

Body / December 12, 2017

A lot of guys have their facial hair grooming rituals down pat with their preferred methods of removing, sculpting, and trimming hair up top. But when it comes to removing body hair, things get a little more complicated.

There are lots of reason for guys to want to remove small or large areas of their body hair. Perhaps they want to remove embarrassing hair on their shoulders or have been working out at the gym and want to show off their pics. And athletes like cyclists and swimmers remove body hair in order to gain a competitive edge. And some guys just feel cleaner and sexier.

Whatever your reason for wanting to remove body hair, it’s important to do it the right way so that you get the very best look and minimise irritation, missed patches, and uneven results.

To that end, we’ve compiled this simple yet comprehensive guide to removing body hair for men.

Creams and Shaving are options for removing hair however they are very short term and carry risks like cuts, burns and irritations.

For truly excellent results, waxing is the way to go. Used for centuries by men and women alike, waxing works by pulling hair out at its root. Depending on your genetic makeup, you can enjoy being hair-free for a month to six weeks. And the more you wax, the easier and more effective the process will become.

Waxing Pros

For truly excellent results, allow a professional to perform the waxing. That way you’ll be sure to get every single hair in the targeted area quickly and efficiently removed. You’ll be left with soft, supple skin, and when the hair does start to grow back, it won’t itch.

Waxing Cons

About the only downside to waxing is the psychological barrier. Guys getting their first wax done get so worked up about the possible pain that they’re often suffering before the first drop of wax touches their skin. If it’s your first time trying out waxing, definitely let a professional do the job.

Tips and Tricks

Make sure the skin you’re going to wax is clean and dry. The day before, gently exfoliate the area to remove any dead skin cells. The best way to minimise the sting is to rip off the wax with one quick and clean movement just like removing a plaster. Suck it up and be brave, and you’ll find that it hurts far less than you’ve imagined. When it’s all over, you can reward yourself for your bravery by pressing a cool cloth on the area.


Whether you just want to feel cleaner, leaner, and sexier, or you’re more interested in removing unsightly patches of hair, there are some really great methods for getting the job done easily and safely. Remember that the skin on the rest of your body is much more sensitive than your face, so take all the necessary precautions to prevent irritation, rashes, and little cuts.

Source: www.guysgrooming.com.au