Male hair removal has its fair share of supporters and critics among women and men alike. Until very recently, only sports athletes practicing bodybuilding or swimming would undergo hair removal. However, currently more and more men, in the pursuit of hygiene and well-groomed appearance, want to have smooth body not only for their partner, but also for themselves. The growing interest in hair removal from armpit, chest, back and intimate areas forces many men to undergo the hair removal treatment in the privacy of their own home with the use of more traditional methods. Following this new trend, an increasing number of beauty salons includes hair removal treatments for men into their offer.
To remove, or not to remove, that is the question.
Although some men still consider epilation to be a feminine practice there is no doubt regarding the fact that hair removal helps men to maintain desired level of hygiene and avoid unpleasant smell. In the end, even a gentleman brakes a sweat. Male skin is generally covered with bigger number of hair than female skin, and as male hair is much thicker, it requires specialized care. Men are much more likely to suffer from hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) on underarms and intimate areas. Numerous sebaceous and sweat glands, located in the skin of the groin, combined with the physiological secretions create ideal conditions for the development of microorganisms and bacteria responsible for infections and unpleasant odours. Not having hair has proven helpful if you wish to solve this issue.
What are the options?
A shaver is by far the most popular method of hair removal for men. Regardless of whether you use disposable razors or electric shavers to trim or completely remove unwanted hair this method is quick, convenient, painless, and most importantly – very practical! The main advantage of this method is that it can be performed at home, in the privacy of one’s own bathroom during a shower or a bath. Moreover, the method works for every part of the body, including the areas which are hard to reach. However, the main disadvantage of this method is the fact that, unfortunately, the hair grows back very quickly and a characteristic, sharp regrowth becomes visible, in some cases even within one day. Electric hair removal devices for men usually give better effect. It can be used on every body part giving the effect of smooth skin and peace of mind for up to 1 week. Specially designed heads allow to easy remove hair together with the hair bulb, even from sensitive areas.
The popularity of waxing among men is growing year after year, but the method, although not pleasant, gives a longer lasting effect than shaving (about 3 weeks), due to the fact that the hair is removed together with the hair bulbs. Wax epilation is highly recommended to men who want to feel comfortable and do not want to waste time on body care every day, but its main disadvantage is the pain. The effects of using sugar paste are almost equally long lasting (2-3 weeks).
A Boyzilian is the hair removal from male intimate areas by waxing. The treatment is the male equivalent of the Brazilian hair removal in women, consisted of complete removal of female pubic hair. One may ask, “Do man need to remove pubic hair?” And the answer depends entirely on the preferences of each individual, however, it is a fact that this type of treatment enhances level of hygiene, especially in the case of physically active men who practice sports on a regular basis.
Only laser can offer long-lasting effect when it comes to hair removal. If you have dark and thick hair the treatment has proven to be highly efficient, once the laser beam reaches the melanin present in the hair follicle, destroying the bulb irretrievably and inhibiting hair growth. The procedure is cyclical in nature, so 6-8 sessions are required for long-lasting results. The procedure is non-invasive and safe – if performed by trained professionals. You can definitely get rid of skin irritation, bumps and ingrown hair, mostly caused by razors blades and wax. The initial results of laser hair removal are visible about 3 weeks after the first treatment, but in order to get a permanent result it is necessary to have between 6 to 10 treatments performed in ranges from 30 to 45 days.
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