Male Body Hair Removal | 3 Cheap Ways To Remove Hair
Hair removal has become a hot topic over the past decade, even more so for men. Male body hair removal never had the amount of popularity in the past as it does today and was generally thought of as more of a “female beauty” thing.
Now more than ever, men are looking for solutions to unsightly body hair. While some hair removal methods last longer than others, one aspect remains constant: Neither men nor women want to pay an outrageous amount of money to get rid of body hair. For that reason, we’ve listed 3 common methods below that are not only cost effective, but can be done in the privacy of your home.
The Anatomy of Male Body Hair
First, let’s clear something up. Male body hair removal is generally considered to be somewhat more difficult than that of a woman. The simple fact is that male body hair is much thicker, more widespread, and more coarse than a female’s. This is pretty common knowledge, but it’s important for men to realize that it’s not going to be as easy or pain free.
Due to the thickness and coarseness of male hair, men have reported that waxing and sugaring are a little more painful than it might be for their female counterparts. However, the more you perform these methods, the easier it will be and the pain factor will go down.
Now that you’ve been warned, let’s look at 3 male body hair removal methods, their cost, and how long they will actually last…
*We did not include shaving because it’s not an actual “hair removal” method and we’re assuming you are already well informed on how to shave.
3 Inexpensive Male Body Hair Removal Methods
- Depilatory Creams – Otherwise known as “hair removal cream for men”, these can be very inexpensive and convenient for hair removal at home. Applied directly to the skin, these creams contain a chemical that destroys the bond inside the hair follicle causing it to be wiped away with the cream.
The whole process only takes roughly 30 minutes to perform and can easily be done at home. You are then left with a smooth surface that last anywhere from: 1 week to 1 month
Cost: Up to $20 for an over-the-counter product
Also see: 4 Men’s Hair Removal Creams That Work!
- Waxing – If you’re in search of male body hair removal that lasts a bit longer, waxing might be an option for you. However, waxing is not something that we recommend you try at home, at least not for the first time. Visit a salon or spa that performs waxing to get a consultation to see what is involved with the process. Once you’re experienced, many department and drug stores sell waxing kits for home use.
Waxing is well known method of hair removal and is probably the most common since it’s cheap and lasts for a relatively long period of time: About 1 month to 6 months
Cost- Depending on the region you live and what parts of the body you need done, prices can range from $20 to around $80. Home waxing kits and strips can range in price from under $10 to over $50.
- Sugaring – Lastly, let’s talk about the sugaring hair removal method. Sugaring has been around since ancient times and was most likely the very first method of getting rid of hair in volume. Using a sugaring paste that you can make at home, it’s applied just like a waxing to the surface of the skin. After 20 – 30 minutes, it’s removed along with the hairs in that area.
The effects of sugaring is similar to waxing and usually last anywhere from: 2 to 6 weeks Also worth noting is that sugaring uses all natural ingredients. That’s important for people who may have irritation from the chemicals in waxing or depilatories.
Cost – Ingredients to make your sugaring “paste” can be purchased at any grocery store in the country and shouldn’t cost you more than $15 or so. Very inexpensive!
For a home sugaring recipe, see: Sugaring Hair Removal | Better Than Waxing?
The 3 methods above offer value and ease of use since they can be performed at home. Remember though, everyone’s body is different. Give one, or all of these, a try to see which one works better for you.
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