Shaving your chest

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    Dec 29, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    How often should you shave your chest if you want to do it regularly? Am I right to assume that the more frequently you do it, the less itchiness there will be?
  • rnch

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    Dec 29, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    NEVER!!! hairy pecs/abs abound in this house. icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 29, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
    I shave my quite hairy chest/stomach occasionally and never get itchy from doing so. YMMV. You'll never know until you try it.
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    Dec 29, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    treadmillwindow saidHow often should you shave your chest if you want to do it regularly? Am I right to assume that the more frequently you do it, the less itchiness there will be?


    Different folks grow hair at different rates, so, your requirements may vary. Just a common sense thing, you know?

    If you shave MORE frequently, you'll suffer from fewer ingrown hairs.

    Shaving serves as a way to remove dead skin, and, as your skin gets used to being shaved, any itchiness will subside, and you'll be younger looking, as you'll have exfoliated the layer of skin on top. That's why men's faces age a bit differently that women's. Their daily shaving gets rid of dead skin.

    You'll normally get itchy if you wait too long, and the hair is growing out more. There's a point where it gets itchy when it regrows and then it calms down. Again, that's all avoidable by shaving more often.

    You can pop up ingrown hairs with a pair of tweezers. If you get a particularly stubborn ingrown, soak with a hot compress, and it will cause it to come to the top along with any white cells / infection that's there. For especially stubborn ingrowns you can use any substance containing a bit of sulfur (like Boil Ease) which softens the skins and allows the ingrown to erupt.
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    Dec 29, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    Thanks for replying, but, how often is "occasionally"?
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    Dec 29, 2010 7:44 PM GMT
    Never. Naturally chest hair free! icon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 29, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    ChuckystudIf you shave MORE frequently, you'll suffer from fewer ingrown hairs.


    Thanks a lot, that's really detailed advice! icon_smile.gif
  • Webster666

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    Dec 29, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    treadmillwindow saidHow often should you shave your chest if you want to do it regularly? Am I right to assume that the more frequently you do it, the less itchiness there will be?



    I used to shave my chest (usually every other day), and there was never any itchiness. I might have put aloe vera on it, afterwards. I can't remember.
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    Dec 29, 2010 9:02 PM GMT
    I shave mine every few days... no problems
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    Occasionally.. maybe every 3 months.. I let it grow back some then change my mind and do it over again..
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidNever. Naturally chest hair free! icon_twisted.gif
    Ditto..
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:12 PM GMT
    Guys...WHY? Nothing sexier than a furry chest!!!
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    Boro_Bear saidGuys...WHY? Nothing sexier than a furry chest!!!


    This. Men have hair; boys are smooth.
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:20 PM GMT
    I shave mine every 3 or 4 days. Sometimes my boyfriend will shave it for me. icon_wink.gif
  • rnch

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    Dec 29, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    Boro_Bear saidGuys...WHY? Nothing sexier than a furry chest!!!


    This. Men have hair; boys are smooth.




    YEH-U-RITE!! icon_cool.gif
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Dec 29, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    Ewww.....I hate shaved chests!!....Furry is the New smooth....icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    sorry i dont like a heary chest and i will start shavin one day icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    Geez, you lycanthropes. This is Not Your Thread. Go someplace else and pick cooties out of your gnarls.

    Once a week max for me, or it gets irritated. You'll have to work out the right schedule for yourself.
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    I trim but never shave, I like a hairy chest.
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    Dec 29, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidGeez, you lycanthropes.
    Nice, I had to look that one up, you had me stumped
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    Dec 29, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    The Word Of The Day is "lycanthropes."
  • OutPhase

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    Dec 30, 2010 12:01 AM GMT
    I used to shave but now I just wax it off. I am hairy on my chest and stomach so it takes me a while to remove it all.
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Dec 30, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    "even a man who is pure at heart and says his prayers by night..."
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    Dec 30, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    usually shave my chest the same time I shave my legs, which is around every three days. It is frequent enough to stop the ingrown hairs and stop regrowth annoyance!. Have had a few laser treatments but I am one of the ones that it didn't work for so back to the trusty razor blades.
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    Dec 30, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    If you want to do it regularly, then wouldn't you be shaving your chest every day or every few hours?


    I'd advise against shaving your chest unless you're doing it for a sport (and then do it as necessary).
    A hairy chest is hot.
    A shaved/waxed chest looks like a plucked chicken. icon_rolleyes.gif