Whether you want to show off your pecks, create a seductively smooth torso or just maintain a groomed and polished appearance, shaving your chest hair can be an excellent option. Of course, cutting off your scruff is only a good choice if you know how to do so properly. While shaving the right way will leave you with a silky and hairless surface, doing so incorrectly can lead to stray strands, bumps, rashes, razor burn, and more unappealing results. Luckily, a smooth and sexy chest is but a few steps away, and we can help to show you the way. By just following this easy guide, you’ll learn how to properly shave your chest the right way in no time at all. So, get ready for a shirtless summer because we suspect that you’ll want to show off your beach-ready body every chance that you get.
Should I Shave My Chest?
To decision to shave your chest or not is entirely up to you and your personal preference. While many men enjoy a cleanly shaven torso, there are still plenty who prefer a more natural appearance. The same goes for women. Although many ladies enjoy their gents to have a smooth, hairless chest, there will always be others who are partial to a more rugged look. As such, it’s best to make your decision based on what you (and possibly your partner) feel comfortable with and not the thoughts of others or supposed trends in body hair.
If you do wish to groom your chest hair, you will need to decide on how you want to do so. This choice includes the method, such as shaving or waxing, and the result that you desire. If you want a well-groomed appearance without shaving off all of your chest hair, you can always opt to trim and tidy it for a neater style. Also, don’t forget to consider your facial hair when deciding whether or not to shave or trim your chest hair. While a clean-shaven face will look balanced with minimal to no chest hair, a beard will be better suited to a more natural and hairy appearance.
How Often Should I Shave My Chest?
While shaving may be easier and less painful than waxing, it does mean that the hairs will grow back faster. As such, you will begin to experience new growth and stubble quicker with shaving than if you choose to wax. To maintain a smooth and hair-free chest with shaving, setting up a grooming routine is essential. How often you shave your chest as part of this routine will depend on how quickly your hair regrows and your personal preference.
As the rate of growth varies between individuals, there is no set rule to follow regarding how often you should shave your chest. While some men may want to groom every few days to ensure consistently smooth skin, others may wish to wait longer. Waiting a little longer, until the strands grow past the prickly stage and start to feel soft again, is especially ideal for gents who are prone to razor burn and/or ingrown hairs.
Does Shaving Chest Hair Make It Thicker?
While many people believe that shaving causes the hairs in the area to grow back thicker, the notion is actually a myth. Shaving will not cause any strands to grow back thicker. Likewise, this method of hair removal also won’t create a greater growth of hair as some people think. As such, you can rest easy knowing that shaving your chest won’t turn you into a woolly mammoth when the strands start to regrow.
Although the concept is a myth, it does have some merit as shaving tends to make hairs appear thicker when they grow back. This thicker appearance is because of the process of shaving, which cuts off the tips of your hairs, leaving them each with a blunt end. These flat ends are more noticeable during the regrowth process than those that grow naturally and create a wider look for strands. If you don’t like this slightly thicker appearance, you can try a different method of hair removal. Other options, such as waxing, sugaring, and depilatory creams, remove hairs from the roots. As such, the strands grow back naturally with a fine and soft tip.
How to Shave Your Chest
- Before beginning to shave, be sure to trim any long chest hairs to make the process easier.
- Apply plenty of shaving cream over your chest and any other areas that you intend to shave.
- If you’re using a regular razor, ensure that you use a new blade to achieve the best and smoothest results.
- Begin shaving, using short, gentle and slow strokes for a clean shave without any nicks or cuts.
- After each stroke, rinse the blade to avoid getting it clogged and causing a messy shave.
- Once you’ve completed shaving and removed all unwanted hair, rinse your chest thoroughly and apply an aftershave product, such as the one that you use for your face.
- Remember to also exfoliate the area twice a week with a quality body scrub to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.