Removing Body Hair

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    May 24, 2007 6:15 PM GMT
    I have a reasonably hairy chest and was wondering if anybody had any hair removal tips. I have tried waxing before however it just hurt really bad and didn't get much of the hair at all. Shaving is the easiest but the ingrown hairs and then just having to do it every few days is annoying. Any tips would be great appreciated.
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    May 24, 2007 6:56 PM GMT
    I have a pretty hairy chest, and I get a LOT of compliments on it. As I get older, I've started to trim it weekly with a number 4. Anything shorter and the compliments turn to insults (as it begins to look to "crafted").

    I recommend a trimmer. No in-grown hairs, you don't look sculpted or unnatural from your natural body, and it's really quick. Don't use different numbers. I used to do that, and it was a waste of time. Use the same length the whole way through. I'm slow, steady and thorough, just like shaving my face (or balls!).

    I use a Peanut trimmer which is a real common brand. Ideally, I trim once a week and I go shirtless all the time. At worst, I trim once a month. Good luck!
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    May 24, 2007 7:05 PM GMT
    are you wanting to try and eliminate the hair or just remove it from time to time?
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    May 24, 2007 7:17 PM GMT
    the hair trimmer from Philips works really well, every where a man might need to use...and not very expensive either.
  • OptimusMatt

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    May 24, 2007 10:39 PM GMT
    Waxing hurt like a bitch, but if you pay someone to do it (read: go to a decent salon) they get it all.

    I had my back done for the first time a month or two ago and it wasn't that bad..but the subsequent ingrown hairs basically made me realize that I should just accept the backhair - it looks better than the ingrown ones.
  • mcwclewis

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    May 24, 2007 10:45 PM GMT
    I just used Nair for Men myself.

    Not only did it burn, but it left more stubble than shaving. So while I can't help with what to use, I can tell you what not to use.

    I also realized that it looks unnatural and I think Ive given up on hair removal... I don't even have enough for it to be bad..... eh, what can you do.
  • GQjock

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    May 25, 2007 12:18 AM GMT
    well ya kinda knocked out 2 choices already
    the only ones left are laser and electrolysis..
    and they're kind of expensive an a little on the slow side
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    May 25, 2007 12:19 AM GMT
    waxing is not that painful and when done properly does not leave that many ingrown hairs if any. and if the wax didnt get all the hair you were doing something wrong. the wax may not have been hot enough or too hot, you have to put the wax on in the direction the hair grows and then rip against the grain, etc... a good waxer also knows pain removal techniques such as the fact that your pleasure sensors work faster than your pain sensors so if you rest a hand on the freshly waxed area immediately it can actually dilute any pain significantly. also if you go to a good salon they should have pain free wax which includes a mild topical anesthetic to dilute pain and is also meant to not sick to the skin so that it only pulls hair and not skin. also sugaring can be a really good option.

    lasering is not a true permanent hair removal technique you will have to go for touch ups periodically. body hair grows in cycles so it takes a long time to get through all the cycles, and as you age new hairs that at one point were invisible get thicker. though this is the method with the least maintenance. my ex had it done and he still has some stray hairs.

    razors and dipilitory cream will always leave stubble and ingrown hair and can burn. never get nair on your nipples.
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    May 25, 2007 12:49 AM GMT
    I tried waxing on my back and it worked with out any problems but I got stubble growth fast. For some reason Aveda Salons never gave me any ingrown hairs or any other problems.

    I have been lasering my back, neck and biceps for about a year and a half every 9 weeks and it is really amazing. I had back hair that was 2 inchs long and never went shirtless even in the water unless I was waxed before. It really is the best way. If you talk to the Doctor of a smaller practice you can negotiate a better package deal than with the larger chains, at least that's what I did. I have spent about $3,600 on my back and have about 3 more sessions and I should be done. If you dont want to be a "bear" this is what you do.

    Hope this helps.
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    May 25, 2007 10:58 AM GMT
    Use a trimmer. I do.

    I'd lazer my chest if I had some hair but since I have more hair,,I just clip.

    Don't keep screweing up your chest with ingrown hairs.....it leaves scars... so quit the shaving....

    Make do with the chest and do't worry about it so much....

    Save the money to straighten the teeth or get good facials every sooften.....that's what everybody sees 24/7....is your face.
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    May 29, 2007 4:54 PM GMT
    I used to always worry about my chest and unfortunately now my back(which I still do) but I've started to accept my hairyness. Besides I have received a lot of compliments on my trail which is a good thing. Stick with trimming and if you have to use anything though, I would suggest the Phillips body shaver because it works pretty well for the price.
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    Jun 27, 2007 3:44 PM GMT
    How much does waxing cost to get it done?
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    Jun 29, 2007 7:37 PM GMT
    depends on where you go and what you have waxed.
    where I go - these are the costs:

    back - $35-$45
    back & buttock - $50
    buttock only (includes blend clip - $35
    chest - $35 - $45
    arms - $40
    eyebrows (trim/wax/shape)- $15
    clips - $5 - $30

  • VolleyNJ

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    Jul 17, 2007 1:34 PM GMT
    I'm in the process of laser hair reduction on the back. Love the results. I have two more sessions with follow-ups to go, and it already looks pretty complete. The only issue is it only gets dark hair, so it won't really work for blonds. If you are thinking about getting it done, you should do it before you go gray/white, too. The spa I'm going to, it's 500 for the back and 300 for the shoulders per session. They have a buy-3-get-4th-free package, and they gave me a break to 400/200, so it was a total of $1,800 for 4 sessions with follow-ups (so 8 visits).

    The process takes a while. You have your first visit, then two weeks later, you have your follow-up. Then you go back for your second session six weeks later, follow-up two weeks later. So basically it's taking the entire summer.

    Which reminds me... you have to be extremely careful with the sun. I'm a beach vball player, so I've really been tempting fate. I highly highly suggest if you are going to do laser hair reduction to start it in September/October!
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    Jul 17, 2007 3:08 PM GMT
    This is largely a function of your hair type, skin type, etc. I have wavy, mediterranean hair and thick skin. I've tried waxing and even sugaring (which is supposed to be gentler and less prone to causing ingrown hairs than waxing). The resulting ingrown hairs were so awful that I vowed never to use them again. Nearly EVERY hair got inflamed while growing back, and more than half of them were ingrown.

    Cautious shaving (at night, when I won't be sweating for at least 12 hours, and immediately followed with acne pads to disinfect the skin) is the best temporary method for me.

    I had good results from the limited area lasering that I tried. It is pricy, and I needed a lot of sessions. But it didn't hurt that badly (it was nowhere near as bad as waxing).
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    Jul 13, 2010 9:37 AM GMT
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    Hey RJers, don't buy Phillips clippers/trimmers. They suck! Seriously.
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    May 27, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    Had chest waxed for my recent holidays, and am glad that I didn't have to bother with trimming whist I was away. However, the waxer only waxed to just below my waistline, so I had to shave a patch of pubes to make it look more natural (rather than being a HUGE triangle), and the itch was a b**ch as I had regrowth and a few spots.

    Also, had a bit of a spotty chest for about 5 days after the waxing was done, which the heat caused to come out a bit more, I reckon, but the sun probably helped to clear up!

    Kindof like the smooth look, but think I will stick to just trimming really close, unless the UK waether stays like it is, or I am going away on hols again. My bf liked the smooth look and feel too, which was good, as he wasn't that keen beforehand, as I've always been trimmed/hairy since we've been together.
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    May 28, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    My chest hair is staying put these days, I just clean it up a bit with trimmers...but if you do decide to shave it all off do it in the shower under warm water and let the room steam up a bit, also trim it right down to stubble first with a pair of hair clippers before you shave.
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    May 28, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    Personally, I like a clean shaved chest. What I do is I use shaving gel (I go with Gilette), let it soak up for about a minute (softens the hair), then I use the Power ProGlide with short strokes. It gives an awesome close shave with no irritation icon_smile.gif
    Oh, and even when I dis this, I used to get these red bump things. But after some sun (finally summer here) and after-shave, they're all gone icon_smile.gif
  • mikeylikes

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    May 28, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    how much do you care if someone's taint and asshole is hairy? preference for hair/no hair?
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    May 28, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    i think no hair is better but it grows back more each time so better to leave it unless you want to shave all the time.
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    May 28, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    j170 saidi think no hair is better but it grows back more each time so better to leave it unless you want to shave all the time.


    Ya exactly. It's a bitch having to shave every couple days
  • mikeylikes

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    May 28, 2012 5:34 AM GMT
    yeah.. it's the only place i grow hair and i dont want it there
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    Dec 31, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    I've recently started getting waxed around my junk and my rear; but after each time I end up with so many ingrown hairs. I've tried the salon's suggestions of a body scrub, and exfoliating the shit out of the areas, moisturizers, "Anothony" ingrown hair treatment...but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any tips on how to continue with the smooth look but get rid of the ingrown hairs that follow in the sensitive areas
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    Dec 31, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    It's so repulsive when grown men allow themselves to be brainwashed into thinking body hair is bad. Why would you remove one of the very things that separates you from women? Unless of course you want to look like a chick or a 12 year old boy. Oh well, maybe your makeup will adhere better. icon_rolleyes.gif