Wax or no wax?

  • tbeaux

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    Jan 11, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    So Basically I really screwed up my shaving on my chest. I was just trying to see what looks good, plus i want my muscles to look more defined. Well I screwed up on one part and so I was like shit, so I ended up shaving the rest of it off. Now I have been reading this it will grow back longer and thicker, lol, i don't want that! I am naturally hairy and usually i am pretty comfortable with it, but when i read that having less chest hair makes you look more defined, i wasl ike hmm might as well try it. So waxing, what are you all think about waxing? I just want to try it and see if i like it.
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    Jan 11, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    This might help ... http://www.realjock.com/article/1224/

    Hopefully you won't have to worry too much about looking more defined if you're working out at MizzouRec for the next couple of years, because with all the variety of equipment and great accessibility of the facility, you will definitely meet you fitness goals there with or without chest hair. I miss working out there icon_cry.gif



  • Delivis

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    Jan 11, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    Your hair will not grow back thicker (or your fingernails, etc). This is a myth..icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 11, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
    when I was a triahtlete I shaved my legs. There are parts where the hairs never grew back icon_eek.gif kinda funny.

    I don´t like shaving because of the stubble it leaves, and waxing gives me spots. So I´m in trouble. It´s amazing for about 3 days, then I have spots which don´t fade for about 6 weeks. Not worth it.
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    Jan 11, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    Delivis saidYour hair will not grow back thicker (or your fingernails, etc). This is a myth..icon_smile.gif

    True. The appearance of thicker hair is a temporary visual effect created by the fact that the cut hair is blunted, and lacks the narrow taper of newly grown hair. New hair grows thin at first, then becomes thicker naturally.

    As your current blunted hair falls out over time, it will be replaced by new growth, that will have the same appearance as your old hair did, with a thin tapered end. The thickness of the mature hair shaft will not have changed because of being cut.
  • tbeaux

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    Jan 11, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    i don't like stubble either, i may just let my hair grow and keep in trimmed short. sounds like the safest deal i have lol and the least painful.
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    Jan 12, 2009 1:37 AM GMT
    Just using a razor every few days works best for most folks. It gives you a chance to avoid in-growns because you shave the hair again before it can curl over and be in-grown.

    Your hair never grows back thicker, nor darker. That's just urban myth.

    If you want to avoid those shaving bumps / ingrowns the trick is to shave more often. Best to do it after a warm water shower (softens the hair and skin), and with a nice lubricant of some kind.

    After you've done it a few times, you'll be an expert speed shaver.
  • asupas

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    Jan 12, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    I think ChuckyStud's the resident expert on this subject - given that shiny head of his.
  • MuslDrew

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    Jan 12, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    you'll see your definition pretty good if you clipper the hair with the smallest guard. ingrown hairs aren't a problem. waxing hurts like hell.
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    Jan 12, 2009 2:41 AM GMT
    I highly recommend the Norelco Body Groomer. I use it every other day. Only takes a few minutes and no irritation.
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    Jan 12, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    Don't shave. Hairy chests are sexy!!

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  • tbeaux

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    Jan 12, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    I will definately look into the Norelco. Thanks for alot of the answers. I am convinced NOT to do it. I'm not 100 percent sure what I want really. Like I looked at some pictures of my chest hair and hated how it looked but everyone loved how it feels lol. so i guess now is a time to experiment.
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    Jan 12, 2009 3:01 AM GMT
    I honestly believe that this thread is worthless without photos..

    don't shave, wax or anything else, chest hair is hot.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 12, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    I think that if you don't like your chest hair, then wax it off. It's your chest, do whatever you want. icon_biggrin.gif

    I wouldn't wax mine. I had hair at the back of my neck waxed once and it hurt like a mother-fucker. I can only imagine how much it would hurt on my chest.
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    Jan 12, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
    You big pansy Timber, grow some balls icon_razz.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jan 12, 2009 3:07 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidYou big pansy Timber, grow some balls icon_razz.gif


    those I shave every now and then icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 12, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    hahaha
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    Jan 12, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    I like I swing both ways when it comes to chest hair - sometimes I love it, and sometimes I hate it. I used to shave and manscape on occasion and liked, but not loved the results. Then two weeks ago I decided to try waxing professionally. It hurt like a bitch, but it was worth the experiment.

    Immediately it was nice, but bumps and itching did follow. The main advantage is even with a close shave you get a little stubble - but not with waxing! I'll definitely do it again, but not all the time.
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    Jan 12, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    no wax please...f#@$ing ouch! I trim with the shortest available attachment comb....it's cleaner and the skin is less likely to negatively react, plus no hard bristols growing back.
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    Jan 12, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    I agree with Chucky. I have been shaving since the day I moved out and went to college - yes - 1983. Before some of you were born. I have waxed ... way too painful for me. I also really had severe break-outs. Shaving in the shower with softsoap really works for me. ... As does Nair. I alternate.
  • tbeaux

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    Jan 12, 2009 4:34 AM GMT
    Hmm. So many options, should I try the waxing atleast once? Just to see if I like that better or should I just stick to trimming ?
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    Jan 12, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
    Well, when the back hair starts growing, you've gotta either get it waxed, or have a good buddy to trim/shave it for you, or risk getting mistaken for sasquatch and shot at.
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    Jan 12, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    It's gonna itch like a mother fucker when it grows back!!!
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    Jan 12, 2009 4:46 AM GMT
    This works really well for the back:

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    http://tinyurl.com/7yoq3b
  • tbeaux

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    Jan 12, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    Well I don't think I really have a problem with the back.