As unbelievable as it may sound, there is an increasing trend with hair removal for men. How did the previous look of man with massive chest hair become less appealing?
Why hair removal is becoming popular with men
There is no conclusive reason as to why the Burt Reynolds chest hair appeal has gone down in the last two decades. Some male athletes remove hair for practical reasons. They believe that hair increases the drag of the air or water, which significantly slows them down during a competition. Muscle builders who work hard in developing their pectorals, abdomens and biceps will want to properly showcase their body by removing any body hair.
The current appeal amongst most women for men isn’t the rugged muscled type, but the clean and smart type. Having hair on the body increases a man’s body odour due to their sweat getting trapped by the hair follicles. Removing body hair will prevent the sweat to get trapped and produce B.O. eek!
Hair removal for men
For anyone who wants to get their hair removed, there are numerous options available for them:
Possibly what most men will go through when their girlfriend, spouse or partner strongly insists in removing their chest hair. This procedure is where wax is applied to the hairy part of the skin then covered with cloth strips. Once the wax has dried and settled onto the skin, it is removed with a quick motion. As painful as waxing is, there are still other options for most men to choose from such as hot waxing, which are less painful than normal waxing hair removal. The hair removed by waxing will usually re-grow within a few months depending on how fast their hair grows.
Some people still feel the only way to remove hair is a good sharp razor blade. This is understandable since men are more comfortable with shaving, which is very natural to them as compared to other hair removal procedures. Shaving simply requires a razor or electric shavers as well as some shaving cream to remove hair, which means that there is no other additional equipment or kits needed to purchase.
Shaving does have its disadvantages, including the inability to remove body hair in unreachable places. This can be alleviated by having another person helping them shave. Shaving is also not a permanent solution in removing hair.
IPL hair removal
For those who want a painless hair removal procedure, IPL or “intense pulse light” hair removal is their best option. This procedure is also considered as a laser hair removal treatment, yet it costs significantly less. IPL can remove any hair within any part of the body through the use of a special pulse of light energy, which is absorbed within the hair shaft and quickly turns to heat within. The heat retards the growth mechanism of the hair and will simply fall off of the skin in a few weeks.
Remember, the clean body look is the most trending appeal today and there are a lot of ways to achieve this.