Body hair trimming/removal Suggestion, recommendations and advice are more than welcome!

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    Jul 15, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    I've got a fairly hairy body and I would like to trim or remove hair in a painless way but also a way that doesn't develop additional or increased hair growth.
    Is there anyone out there with some sound piece of advice?

    all the best!
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    Jul 15, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    "Additional or increased hair growth".

    That's a myth. Old wives tale. Hair doesn't grow back any thicker or denser after you've shaved it.
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    Jul 15, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    IceBucket said

    That's a myth. Old wives tale. Hair doesn't grow back any thicker or denser after you've shaved it.



    I suppose my body is an exception to that myth rule...

    now on to getting some actual recommendations and tips icon_wink.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 15, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    No, your body isn't an exception, either. It looks thicker, because you've shaved off the hair at its thickest point, at the base, and it continues growing at that width. If you remove your hair by tweezing/waxing, or after your hair has completed its cycle and falls, it starts growing back again with a thinner end.

    The most painless way is shaving, or using an awful smelly chemical depilatory. Everything else is painful, and lasts for varying lengths of time and is suitable for certain areas. . I finally bit the bullet and started getting laser treatments on my unwanted hair, and the results look promising, but I'll need a few more cycles before I'm hair free in the unwanted areas.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 15, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    depending on what you need, the Norelco bodygroom isn't bad

    philips-norelco-bodygroom-1.jpg

  • gwuinsf

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    Jul 16, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    I have gone thru a lot of shavers. I feel like I've tried them all. At one point I had three different trimmers for different body parts. I feel like the only one that has been good for all my body parts is this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Philips-BG2040-34-Bodygroom-Grooming/dp/B0037HP9OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342396553&sr=8-1&keywords=Body+shaver

    One end is a beard trimmer that works well on pubes and pits where you don't want a complete down to the skin trim. The other end is a shaver for the places where you want to get all the hair off. It works on your balls and doesn't pinch the skin at all... Unlike some of the others I've tried ... Ouch.

    If I had a great deal of body hair as you describe I'd look into a more permanent solution like laser
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:17 AM GMT
    Timbales saiddepending on what you need, the Norelco bodygroom isn't bad

    philips-norelco-bodygroom-1.jpg




    Thanks!
    This is what a friend of mine has been using and I tried his... but I am still torn, especially considering my lack of practice, LOOL!
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:19 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidNo, your body isn't an exception, either. It looks thicker, because you've shaved off the hair at its thickest point, at the base, and it continues growing at that width. If you remove your hair by tweezing/waxing, or after your hair has completed its cycle and falls, it starts growing back again with a thinner end.

    The most painless way is shaving, or using an awful smelly chemical depilatory. Everything else is painful, and lasts for varying lengths of time and is suitable for certain areas. . I finally bit the bullet and started getting laser treatments on my unwanted hair, and the results look promising, but I'll need a few more cycles before I'm hair free in the unwanted areas.



    Aside from possibly being out of my budget, I also doubt there's a place I can go to in my area, for frequent laser cycles - but I'll look into it - thanks a ton!!
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:20 AM GMT
    gwuinsf saidI have gone thru a lot of shavers. I feel like I've tried them all. At one point I had three different trimmers for different body parts. I feel like the only one that has been good for all my body parts is this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Philips-BG2040-34-Bodygroom-Grooming/dp/B0037HP9OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342396553&sr=8-1&keywords=Body+shaver

    One end is a beard trimmer that works well on pubes and pits where you don't want a complete down to the skin trim. The other end is a shaver for the places where you want to get all the hair off. It works on your balls and doesn't pinch the skin at all... Unlike some of the others I've tried ... Ouch.

    If I had a great deal of body hair as you describe I'd look into a more permanent solution like laser


    Thank you so very much!
    your input is really appreciated - I didn't even expect to get ANY feedback on this, but yours and the other guys' advice is already great help!

    hugs to you and all here!
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:33 AM GMT
    The 'no no' shaver. supposed to break down the hair root so it doesn't grow back as strong and fast. Otherwise I love hairy guys. Makes them masculine.
  • PBLH

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    Jul 16, 2012 12:43 PM GMT
    Timbales saiddepending on what you need, the Norelco bodygroom isn't bad

    philips-norelco-bodygroom-1.jpg

    . This body groomer is ultimately the best, I've used it for almost 4 years now...