What you need to know about manscaping

These days, men demand the same grooming rights as women – including smooth skin.

17 October 2016
by Zoe Gruss

Used to be that only male cyclists, dancers or Olympic swimmers engaged in hair removal. Not any more! Nowadays, more and more males are enjoying the benefits of smooth grooming. 

Not sure which hair technique removal works for what? Follow our guide below.

Shaving

Best for: Facial regions

Sticking to a regular shaving routine is still the number one choice for cleaning up facial hair. Whether it’s disposable razor blades or a shaver you’ve invested in, shaving is quick and easy.

TRY: Gillette Blue 3 Ice Disposable Razors; Remington Comfort Series Shaver

Hair removal creams

Best for: Head, body, back and underarms 

Increasingly popular, particularly among black men, are hair removal creams and lotions. Until a few years ago, these were made for women only. Quick and simple to use, these wipe-off products give a long-lasting, smooth finish, also eliminating the bumps, cuts and razor burn associated with shaving.

Hair trimmers

Best for: Nasal and ear hair

Because these areas are small and difficult to reach, making use of a specialised trimmer is best. It lessens your chances of cutting yourself and is quick and efficient. 

TRY: Philips Body Groomer; BaByliss for Men Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer

Waxing

Best for: Chest, back, back of neck, eyebrows and below the belt

If you’ve never been for a wax before, be prepared – it is not a painless experience! However, if you learn to breathe through treatment while the therapist does the wax, you’ll soon get used to the sensation. The benefit of waxing is that, over time, the hair grows back thinner and at a slower rate. It also helps prevent ingrown hairs.

Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL)

Best for: Permanent hair removal

Laser hair removal is used to target unwanted hair and leaves the surrounding skin undamaged. Usually, 90 percent of patients experience permanent hair loss after eight to 10 sessions.

Intense Pulse Light is not as powerful as laser treatments because the energy is produced by a lamp and produces a variety of light waves. Laser uses intensely concentrated beams of light and is much more precise. This is a medical procedure, so always be sure to consult a qualified practitioner. 

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