hair removal - how to stay smooth

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    Feb 19, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    I didn't know where to put this. Not all but many bodybuilders often prefer smooth skin to enhance the definition of muscularity. Same with guys who aren't bodybuilders. Many guys just love being smooth. So this is for anyone.

    Does anyone know a way to permanently or fairly permanently get rid of body hair? I would like my whole body smooth. I do not want to do electrolysis, plus it costs too much. I'm having laser hair removal on my chest and abs but I cannot pay for more laser. If I could afford it, I'd have my whole body done with laser. Waxing (and sugar waxing) costs too much for me.

    I have read of some guys who use epilators and say after a while their hair doesn't grow back or only stray hairs. Epilators are probably the most painful of all, but reactions to it differ, and you can you numbing cream. (Numbing cream is the only way I can take laser.)

    So do epilators work like this? No matter how hairy you are, it doesn't grow back after you do it for a while, and how long does that take? Or is it just not true for many guys?

    Are there other options? What are you experiences?
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    Mar 02, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    Clippers and razors do it for me. Except I hate to shave down entire body so have somebody do it for me.
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    Mar 02, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    Have you heard about the No-No?
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    Mar 02, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    im smooth naturally and i want some hair... you need to share icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 02, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    Guy101 saidHave you heard about the No-No?


    I see those ads in the early morning hours when I cant sleep and wondering about it too. it looks pretty good but not sure how much it is. You can also get an epilator at a store like Bed Bath Beyond for around $100 but I think those are painful.... is that no-no thing permanent?
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    Mar 02, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    They say with repeated use of it that it does become permanent but that would be like everything that is sold. The only truth is time.

    It seems to have a high success rate and the most appealing thing about is that it's painless and not time consuming. That's what makes it attractive.
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    Mar 02, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    Guy101 saidThey say with repeated use of it that it does become permanent but that would be like everything that is sold. The only truth is time.

    It seems to have a high success rate and the most appealing thing about is that it's painless and not time consuming. That's what makes it attractive.


    I agree. I want pain-free. Okay... assignment for you: see how much it is and get back to me, okay? haha! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 02, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
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    Mar 02, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    I used an epilator for a couple years. It was fast and easy, and I didn't care about the pain... just did it. I think you have to consider doing it over the long LONG term for it to become permanent. I didn't notice any advantage over waxing except that it's easier to perform on yourself at home. It didn't really reduce ingrown hairs.

    Depilatory cream is the best method for me these days. It's the fastest, least irritating method for me and results in the most comfortable regrowth, even if it doesn't last as long as epilation.
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    Mar 03, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    Thanks for your contributions, guys. I appreciate all of them. Plus thanks for the hot guy shaving his chest. I am hoping this topic becomes more popular because despite what people say, more and more men are shaving their body.

    I could say a lot from what I read, and it is all over the place. I read forums on no no and they say it is a rip off or something, some kind of negative feedback from it. I didn't pay too much attention because I don't think I'm interested in it, which doesn't mean you can't write more on it. Please be my guest!

    Yeah, the epilators. I read now that it makes the hair that grows back in coarser. I am told that waxing makes the hair grow in finer. I don't get it. What's the difference between pulling a hair out, whether it's from an epilator, waxing, or tweezing. Anyhow.

    Not into the pain of an epilator but heard some guys swear by it...that they only get a couple of hairs and are smooth after doing it for a while. Who knows of they are basically smooth to start or what. Every BODY is different.

    There's a site or forum on hair removal that is run by a couple of people who like or practice (want clients) for electrolysis. So I don't know how much I can trust what they say or how they edit the forum. They are always pushing it because it supposed to be the only permanent form of hair removal. I'm not going to do it. It's painful, takes a long time, is not affordable. So forget it for me.

    I know a lot about shaving, can write about that if anyone has questions.

    I also am doing laser hair removal, and know some on that. Can answer some questions and give tips. Thing is that laser is considered "permanent hair reduction" rather than "permanent hair removal." For all practical purposes, it is permanent hair removal. You really do get and stay smooth. I forget or didn't find the explanation for it being hair reduction rather than hair removal. I think you can look at it as permanent period, and expect you may grow some more hair, maybe only a little, and probably almost nothing or nothing. My guess.

    One thing people should know is it doesn't have to be painful. Lots of people can take laser, find other hair removal more painful. Depends on many things. If you have more hair, or denser hair, it can be more painful. It can be more painful over bony areas. People should use numbing cream if they need it, such a simple answer. Many guys do.

    Get a prescription for Emla cream - its lidocaine and prilocaine. Make sure you tell your doctor all the meds you take and your ailments and background to determine if it is safe to use on you. It usually is, and they even use it on babies. But it cannot be used with certain meds and conditions. Othewise, it is safe and works. I still felt the laser in the worst areas, but nothing compared to not having the cream. Mostly you won't feel much or anything with the cream. You put the cream on the skin (do not need to rub it in, just rub it on and leave it. Put it on an hour and a half before the treatment. After you put it on your skin, immediately cover it completely with plastic wrap. Leave it covered until your treatment. Wash off with just water and dry skin right before treatment. I do it right in the treatment room. The numbing will last about an hour or more after you wash it off. If your laser technician is good, they will have ice to put on your skin before and after to help numb it more.

    The thing with laser is you want the latest laser equipment, not the old kind. Laser is just a high energy beam, light, that is absorbed into the hair (because the hair is pigmented). The energy goes right to the root, and the absorption releases heat, which is what destroys the root. Much more info on this. In fact, I have to much too write about laser hair removal. Different issues, depending on which company you go to. Details on what do you do if you have light blonde hair or have dark skin...it will take longer but there are ways they can do this. The only hair that cannot be removed with laser is "grey" or white hairs because they have lost their pigments.

    You CANNOT tan while doing laser hair removal.

    Laser is thousands of dollars. Make sure you show you want a good deal unless money is not am issue. Laser centers know it is costly and are willing to make a deal if you stick to it.

    The process takes a long time depending on many factors. They will tell you it will take maybe 6 treatments. Treatments are spaced every so many weeks or months depending on hair growth cycles. I am well past my 6 treatments and it has been more than two years. I am hoping another year of treatments should get rid of all of it (chest and abs down to pubes).

    If you are on a testosterone replacement, the company may or may not care. Some conservative, overly cautious companies make up unfounded concerns and say you can't take testosterone and get hair removal. I would just not tell them if you do is my advice.
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    Mar 03, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    I've tried razors, clippers, waxing, and hair removal gel. Out of all of them the waxing and the gel are the most effective and ensure less need to repeat on a daily basis. I am already smooth but I just hate body hair...I try to stay smooth (plus I like how it feels) lol. I think if you use nair, try to go for the shower gel that you put on and wait a couple minutes before going into the shower. It doesn't smell as bad and it works pretty well (plus its pretty cheap). Hope this helps.
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    Mar 03, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    keep the hair. LOVE me a hairy man icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 04, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    A little hair on a guy always looks hot and sexy, but if you are like a grizzly bear, that is a little too much. haha.