At home hair removal.

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    Oct 22, 2007 3:42 PM GMT
    I am trying to remove most of my body hair as I personally dislike it. I have tried waxing and it just left me sticky and I still had hair. icon_rolleyes.gif Then I tried Nair for men, that worked better but it left a stubble. Anyone with more experience in this field or with hints care to share??
  • swimbikerun

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    Oct 22, 2007 4:03 PM GMT
    Electrolysis is the only effective treatment for permanently removing hair.
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    Oct 22, 2007 4:03 PM GMT
    A razor is the tried and true method. Try baby powder on the skin. Its absorbant so it can help prevent and cuts from the blade.

    Not that I recomend removing that which makes us men icon_cool.gif

    Just manscape.


  • iHavok

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    Oct 22, 2007 4:35 PM GMT
    What about a guy like me, who grows maybe 30 hairs on my chest in total? It's not enough to look manly, actually makes me look younger I believe, because it is so scraggly and sad.
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    Oct 22, 2007 4:53 PM GMT
    Lol. Awesome Trance23. Good ole manscaping. Keeping the yard trimmed and clean ;)
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    Oct 22, 2007 7:23 PM GMT
    man be proud of yo bush
    stop being a bitch and be a man
    in the D people would clown you
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    Oct 22, 2007 9:30 PM GMT
    ya the little chest hair i have i just shave lol, but i manscape everything else
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    Oct 22, 2007 11:16 PM GMT
    I manscape down their, but I dont want to be a bear before my time. :p
  • Timbales

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    Oct 23, 2007 12:43 AM GMT
    If you really have issue with it, I'd suggest going and getting a professional waxing.
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    Oct 23, 2007 1:53 PM GMT
    use Veet. It's similiar to Nair but better. And, don't use that dumn plastic scraper they provide with it!!! icon_mad.gif Put it on; let it sit for like 6 minutes or so, then use your hands to "wash" it off. Rub them around in circles over the veeted area where u want 2 remove the hair. The hair comes right out of the pores w/out hurting and balls up together. u might want to use a razor then for any hairs that u missed. Works for me icon_biggrin.gif
  • asupas

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    Oct 24, 2007 11:32 PM GMT
    Just be careful to follow the directions -exactly- when you use that chemical hair removal crap. If you leave it on for too long you can get serious chemical burns. I've seen a poor hairy oxe of an irish guy try to use Nair on his entire legs only to get road-rash level burns on most of his upper thighs. Pretty crazy stuff!
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    Oct 30, 2007 6:27 PM GMT
    Also with the veet there is an amount of time you have to wait before you do it again. Because it is a chemical like Nair it makes your skin VERY sensitive to it and other chemicals like it, if you don't wait like a week I think it is, you can still get SERIOUS! chemical burns even if you follow the directions.

    Never use nair for coarse hair, because even if you follow the directions it rarely gets all the hair, and if you leave it on the maximum that you're allowed to, you run the risk of getting a chemical burn on the last part you get too.

    If you don't want to be a bear before your time, I wouldn't suggest the razor, just because when you shave it comes back darker and more coarse.

    I'd say go get professional waxed, it may be embarrassing, but it's harder to do it at home. And after a few visits the embarrassingness will wear off icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 30, 2007 7:03 PM GMT
    I've been getting waxes since I was 18. Doing it at home only works if you're doing a small area like your eyebrows. Even still it's messy and ends up being more hassle than it's worth. Go to a salon and get it done. You may have to try a couple places before you find one with a good wax for your skin or an esthetician that you like.

    If you want something permanent, screw electrolysis, get laser hair removal. That is permanent. It's pricey and you have to do multiple sessions, but I have friends who've done it & they swear it's worth every penny. Check out http://www.spaweek.org to see if there's a city nearby that participates. A lot of times you can get a great deal on a single session, or package.
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    Nov 29, 2007 4:18 PM GMT
    have you ever heard about likie spray and go or epilstop. they are very effective.they must be used very carefully.and not on sensitive areas.
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    May 05, 2008 7:10 PM GMT
    Well here's my issue. I've tried shaving, waxing, nair, plucking, AND laser and none of them have been effective. To elaborate a little further:

    - I've done 12 sessions of laser hair removal and it definitely did not do the trick.
    - I've used Nair and it left me with chemical burns
    - I've waxed quite a few times and they always leave me with nasty ingrown hairs all over my chest that keep popping up every week (THIS method is the worst for me).

    The only method that's worked in at least keeping me presentable is shaving, although I have to do it more often. But, at least I don't get as many ingrown hairs.

    While I'm discussing this, does anyone know of a good regime to keep ingrown hairs from occurring? Right now, I loofa my chest area daily to remove dead skin, I moisturize the area and I put this post-waxing oil on at night to slow down hair growth...but I still get ingrown hair...I think it may be linked to eczema. Any suggestions or thoughts?
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    May 05, 2008 7:44 PM GMT
    How often do you replace your blade? Maybe more frequently to insure a smooth cut?
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    May 05, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    Oberon said

    If you don't want to be a bear before your time, I wouldn't suggest the razor, just because when you shave it comes back darker and more coarse.



    This is a myth. It actually doesn't grow back darker and more coarse. Read up on it.
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    May 05, 2008 8:48 PM GMT
    ryejock saidWell here's my issue. I've tried shaving, waxing, nair, plucking, AND laser and none of them have been effective. To elaborate a little further:

    - I've done 12 sessions of laser hair removal and it definitely did not do the trick.
    - I've used Nair and it left me with chemical burns
    - I've waxed quite a few times and they always leave me with nasty ingrown hairs all over my chest that keep popping up every week (THIS method is the worst for me).

    The only method that's worked in at least keeping me presentable is shaving, although I have to do it more often. But, at least I don't get as many ingrown hairs.

    While I'm discussing this, does anyone know of a good regime to keep ingrown hairs from occurring? Right now, I loofa my chest area daily to remove dead skin, I moisturize the area and I put this post-waxing oil on at night to slow down hair growth...but I still get ingrown hair...I think it may be linked to eczema. Any suggestions or thoughts?


    Mate, i think your body is trying to tell you something ;)
  • MattyC0709

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    May 05, 2008 9:19 PM GMT
    Oh just grab a blade and shaving cream and make yourself baby smooth! When I want to get rid of hair, a blade is all I need. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • G_rocco

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    May 05, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    I can't remember the name of the produce... *ggrr*

    But there is a product one can buy at places like Wal-Mart (at least in the states) that is primarily intended for the 'ethnic' hair care (read: african-american hair)

    It's a powder that you mix with water to use as a paste, and it works similarly to nair.
    But - since it's a powder, you can make it to any strength you want, and cut down on the burn factor.

    I'll do some research tonight when I get home and see if I can't find a product name for it.
  • Timbales

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    May 05, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    txguy1605 said
    This is a myth. It actually doesn't grow back darker and more coarse. Read up on it.


    True, but it does lose it's natural taper which diffuses light and makes it seem thicker.
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