Being a hairy man is nothing to be ashamed of! After all, most women see a bit of body hair as either endearing or simply not a problem. But there is one thing that a lot of people can’t stand – back hair. As a guy, you can get away with having armpit hair, a beard or even a little chest hair. But for some reason, back hair is less popular, which is why we’ve developed this guide which will teach you how to get rid of your hairy back for good.
Why is My Back Hairy?
Since it doesn’t have any apparent function, you’re probably wondering why you have any back hair at all. The reason is down to your hormones. A lot of guys are genetically predisposed to grow hair in certain places. In scientific terms, it is referred to as hypertrichosis, a condition which affects men and puts their body hair growth into high gear. But don’t stress! The growth won’t cause any harm.
Do Women Like Hairy Backs?
While some ladies like a man with a hairy back, others tend to disagree. For a lot of women, it’s all about being hairless. After all, keeping everything bare gives a smooth and clean appearance. So, if you are one of those guys with a hairy back and you don’t feel very confident about it, take our advice and consider getting rid of it. You can always let it grow back if you don’t like the look and feel.
How to Remove Back Hair
One of the most common, affordable and painless methods to remove hair is shaving. Seeing as most guys frequently shave anyway, this should be the easiest option. Before shaving, you’ll first want to trim your back hair, otherwise, you may irritate the skin. For the best results, you’ll also want to use shaving cream and a good quality back shaver. This way, hair is cut easily at an angle that won’t cause irritation when it starts growing back again. The only major downside to shaving is that it only slices the hair and does not remove it from the root. This means that it will grow back pretty quickly.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser treatments aim to remove the hair root permanently. They tend to be pricey and usually require several procedures over a period of months. It all depends on the amount of hair that your back has, your hair’s thickness and your hormones. You will also need to avoid sun exposure a few weeks before and after your treatment. And even when the hair is gone following the completion of the treatment, there’s no guarantee that it won’t come back after a few years. Laser hair removal is a specialist procedure so you’ll want to make sure you’re going to the right place. This form of hair removal must be done at a clinic by an operator who is qualified.
The most painful choice, of course, is waxing. Putting that aside, the best thing about this method is how quick and effective it is. Plus, since the hair is pulled from its root, you’ll have at least two hairless weeks! So, if you’re leaning toward waxing, we would recommend going to a professional. Not only will they get it done quicker and less painfully, but they’ll also get the cleanest hair removal. Besides that, there’s a lot that can go wrong with waxing. Doing it the wrong way could lead to ingrown hair, irritation or even infections. But if you have a low pain threshold, there are always other options.
If you’d rather be in control yourself, there is an alternative to salon waxing. Home waxing is much more affordable, however, poses a much higher risk for things to go wrong. But if you are determined to do it yourself, then you’ll want to grab someone you trust and find a good wax. Make sure the temperature isn’t too hot and then get your assistant to apply it to the hair in the same direction as the growth. Once you’re all lathered up, apply the strips then rip them off in the opposite direction.
Cream Hair Removal
Hair removal cream is a practical alternative to waxing. There are so many products on the market to choose from. Just apply the cream over the hairy area, wait for a while and then wipe it off. The downside to this method is that you may have skin that is too sensitive and have a bad reaction. Another thing you should consider is that the cream works the same way as a razor. It only cuts the hair, it doesn’t remove it from its root. This means that hair will grow back much quicker.
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