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Hair removal tips and facts for men

Best hair removal tips, facts and products for men


Best Back Hair Removal Products For Men

Best Back Hair Removal Products For Men

It is sad but true that not everyone has a wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, partner or whoever to help with their back hair removal. If you have no-one to help you then removing back hair is certainly the most difficult of all areas of the body to do on your own.

Over the years I have tried many methods of how to remove back hair single-handed, most of which would have worked better had I been a contortionist!
I have tried:

  1. Shaving
  2. Scissors
  3. Hair clippers
  4. Hair removal cream
  5. Electric razor
  6. Bodygroomer

No 6 has worked the best and easiest so far.


Best Body Hair Removal For Men

Best Body Hair Removal For Men

Body hair removal for men has come a long way in recent years and is fast becoming the norm.

In the past men only tended to shave body hair if:

  • Body Builders (Mr Universe etc)
  • Swimmers
  • Cyclists
  • Runners
  • Dancers (ballet etc)
  • Male models
  • Transvestites

Now it is acceptable for anyone - which is a good thing.

During the years I have tried many methods of removing body hair. Some were easy to use and gave good results while others were difficult, messy, and sometimes gave poor results.

Body Hair Removal Myths

There are many myths surrounding the removal of body hair.

These are a few of the most common body hair myths ...

Myth 1. Removing body hair makes it grow back thicker and faster

This is something that has been said for generations but the reality is that there is absolutely no truth in this at all. Hair above the skin is basically dead so your hair's follicles have no idea if the hair has been cut, shaved or not. It is just another one of those shaving myths.

After all, body hair is not grass, which does tend to grow thicker the more it is cut.

Myth 2. You shouldn't use mens hair removal creams for private parts

Totally untrue.

Just like on any part of the body you plan to use hair removal cream, you should make a small test first to make sure you don't have an adverse reaction. If you don't have a reaction then it should be safe to carry on and do a larger area.

Myth 3. Hair removal cream should be left on longer for thicker hair

Hair removal creams should never be left on the skin longer than the manufacturer recommends in the instructions. Doing this could cause skin irritation problems or even worse.

Always read the instructions!

Myth 4. Every time you pull out a hair, two grow back in its place

Total nonsense of course.

Hair follicles don't replicate because a hair has been plucked out. If this was true then men who were going bald would just start plucking out their hair wouldn't they?

Myth 5. You should shave body hair against the direction of growth

Although this will often give a slightly closer shave, as it tends to pull the hair away from the skin before it is cut, it is more likely that you will get skin irritation or even nick your skin.

If you shave with the direction of growth, particularly using a shaving foam or gel, then you should get just as smooth results.

Methods and advice for the best back hair removal for men

11 Fun Body Hair Facts

Here are eleven interesting and fun body hair facts and facts about hair in general that you may not have been aware of before.

  1. Hair helps to regulate your body's temperature, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter
  2. The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair
  3. Hair grows approximately 6 inches per year on average
  4. The only part of your hair that is not dead is the part of the hair that is under your skin
  5. Body hair has muscle cells to enable it to stand on end which happens when you are cold or frightened for example
  6. A head hair has a lifespan of around 5 years whereas body hair is only around 6 months
  7. On average a person sheds between 100 and 150 hairs each day. That means in the average life a person sheds over 3,000,000 hairs!
  8. Body hair is usually shorter than head hair as it has a shorter growing phase
  9. Hair is mostly made up of a substance called Keratin which is the same as animal hooves and horns are made from
  10. Hair tends to grow slightly faster in warmer weather as heat stimulates the circulation which encourages hair growth
  11. And last, but not least, Human hair (and fingernails) continue to grow after death!
The top 7 most popular areas to remove body hair for men

In order they are:

  1. Back hair - this is generally considered the most unsightly place to have hair and is often a big turn off for women
  2. Stomach hair - shaving between the chest and pubic hair region is surprisingly popular
  3. Shoulder hair - this goes with having back hair quite often
  4. Chest hair - although this has been seen as a sign of virility for many years (who knows why) it is becoming much less popular to have so is being removed by more and more men
  5. Leg hair - often removed by cyclists, swimmers etc
  6. Pubic hair - manscaping as it is now know is becoming increasingly popular, either removed completely or trimmed
  7. Arm hair - perhaps not so important for many but some do remove it.

Find out how to remove body hair for men


Most popular methods of removing body hair for men

Most popular methods of removing body hair for men

Generally the most popular are those than men can carry out in the privacy of their own home. Going to beauty therapists is becoming more acceptable but we are not there yet.

  1. Shaving - using the good old razor and shaving foam/gel is used for chest, stomach, and pubic ares
  2. Electric Body Hair Groomers - have become very popular over the past few years due to their ease of use. This is particularly true for men's back hair removal
  3. Body hair removal creams - easy to use and work well (although a bit messy and can be smelly)
  4. Laser home hair removal - called IPLs which can remove body hair permanently if use regularly at first
  5. Waxing - this can be done at home or professionally but is not for those who dislike pain (like me)
  6. Professional laser hair removal - this can be quite costly but works well
  7. Professional electrolysis - this can be very expensive but does claim permanent hair removal results

Can anyone suggest any other methods?


Tips for removing male pubic hair

Tips for removing male pubic hair

My top 5 tips:

  1. Cut long hair with scissors first to shorten it and make it more manageable
  2. If using shaving foam and a razor, make use you pull loose skin tight with the fingers of your other hand to make it easier ann to reduce the risk of cuts
  3. You may find it easier to do this in the shower if using a razor
  4. If using a hair removal cream for men then do a test on a small area first to make sure you don't have any adverse reaction to the chemicals in the cream
  5. If using wax - get something to bite on!