Male genital waxing
Male waxing is the practice of male pubic hair removal. Due to increased public awareness, it is thought to have become more acceptable during the 1990s, although the number of users historically and currently are unknown. Male waxing is popular in the body building and male modelling community. There are several types of wax used for hair removal.
Chest and back waxing
If you are a man and sensitive about having a lot of chest hair, you are definitely not alone. Most men with excessive chest hair consider hair removal at some point in their lives. If you want to be well groomed but prefer to avoid constant shaving, then waxing your chest may be the ideal solution. Waxing is quick, effective, and although not necessarily painless, it eliminates continual shaving or the use of messy depilatories.
How we do chest and back waxing?
Before your waxing appointment:
- If you have diabetics, psoriasis or if you take Retinol or Accutane then avoid chest and back waxing.
- After wax avoid all oil based products.
- Take anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen one hour before waxing and also avoid caffeine.
- The area is cleansed with an antiseptic cleaner or pre wax lotion and allowed to dry.
- Spread talcum powder on that area.
- Apply thin layer of warm wax in the direction of hair growth.
- Put strip over the wax and wait for attachment.
- Pull off the strip in opposite direction of hair growth.
- Apply suitable antiseptic after-wax lotion to soothe the skin.
You may wish to go shirtless for a few hours or wear something very soft such as a cotton or rayon shirt. You should avoid scratching your skin or wearing irritating fabrics such as wool.
Chest and back waxing the positives:
- One of the main advantages of chest hair waxing is that the results last three to four times as long as the results associated with shaving. Waxing can last up to six weeks with stubble only slightly noticeable after one month and new chest hair tends to grow in thinner after waxing.
- In addition, chest hair subject to frequent waxing typically becomes thinner over time and occasionally disappears altogether. This is because the constant trauma to the hair follicle that is associated with waxing procedures eventually stunts new hair growth.
Chest and back waxing tips
- Showering should be avoided prior to chest waxing. Some men make a common mistake in thinking that warm water will loosen the pores around the hair follicles and make the waxing process easier. In reality, your hair will absorb the water, making it softer and less able to adhere to the wax. Tough hair will actually be easier for you to remove.
- Chest hair should be at least 6-8 cm long in order to achieve the best waxing results. Therefore, when you are completing the shaving process outlined above, it is important not to shave the hair too close to the skin. Very short chest hair is almost impossible to remove with wax and if you attempt this you will end up experiencing pain and discomfort for little or no benefit.
- One to two days after the waxing procedure you should exfoliate your skin with a loofah to prevent dead skin build-up which results in ingrown hair.