The Complete Guide To Body Waxing For Men
In your head, waxing, whether at home or in a salon such as Beauty Box Man, probably sounds just torturous. Ripping, screaming and making a fool of yourself all come to mind. But here’s the thing, if you are determined to remove your hair, it’s got to come off somehow. Its no simple feat to get a razor to hit the right spot on your back or to avoid an itchy, irritated chest. The only way to stay clear of these two painful phenomena is a good, old fashioned wax. So, before you grab the wax, and go to town on yourself, its best to know exactly how it should be done.…its nowhere near as bad as the image in your head.
In fact, the opposite. Here’s how you can turn waxing from your worst nightmare into a pain-free, hair- free dream.
- There are different kinds of wax. Beware not all wax is necessary created equal. Hard wax tends to ‘take off’ more of the hair, and its less painful, hard wax tends to
be universal, best for different types and quantities of hair.
- Soft wax, can rip at the skin, making it more painful than its counterpart, whether, you’re coming to see us in the salon, or doing it at home (which of course we do not recommend – we won’t go into the horror stories we have had to rectify, copious amount of ice, and lots of ouch !
Be mindful of which type of wax you’re using.
- NO !!! it doesn’t hurt that bad. Calm Down! Part of the pain is the mental game, if you go into your appointment and you’re all tense and you’re thinking its horrible, it becomes a less enjoyable service. Instead, go into your wax with a positive or at the very least, a realistic attitude. Its not going to be nearly as painful as it looks or sounds. Its particularly helpful if you’re done your research beforehand and the salon environment. Check out websites, 360 visits, and reviews.
- There are ways to prepare beforehand if you are nervous. Yes, you could go with the usual pre-wax hacks of grabbing ibuprofen or doing a shot of vodka to relax. Those things wont necessarily hurt, but the most fool proof way to face your fear, is to do it head on.
- Try waxing a small patch or do only one single, less intimidating area, in order to make sure you’re comfortable. Want to get everything below the belt waxed off?? Try just doing your back first or only having a small area done in preparation. You’ll get a sense for just how a wax actually feels.
- And afterwards, you’ll have to switch up your routine a little bit. Immediately after you get a wax, you should avoid working out, and by avoiding working out, we mean that it is a must that you skip the gym for the day. If you sweat heavily into the open pores, you’re going to end up with bacne (back acne) – and nobody wants this.Next time – pinkie promise! It’ll be even easier, once you wax the first time, your skin becomes used to the feeling. If you keep going, your skin will only continue to become increasingly acclimated to the practice. In fact, the exfoliating process makes your skin smoother and softer, which is always a plus. With each session, you’ll likely be more and more prepared physically and mentally. Look at it as self-care practice and not an annoying chore or obligatory ritual.
More and more men are choosing to get waxed. Body hair is becoming increasingly personal and arguably, men’s grooming practices are on the rise. Men are also continuously to embrace healthy ideas like wellness and self-care. As we have seen at Beauty Box Man, more and more men are coming into the salon than ever before, without female persuasion.
- Some men do it because they’re in sports and some men do it because they like the look, some men have never ever thought of it, but were finding them after that they love that clean feeling. They’re not as sweaty or its just much better. No matter the exact reason why men are getting waxed, they’re doing it in pretty considerable amounts.
- You don’t need to be self-conscious, hairless v hairy – your choice. All we do is offer a friendly, clean, and efficient salon should you decide it’s your decision to get waxed.
If women can do it – why can’t men?
No matter how much hair you prefer its your choice of whether to get it waxed or not, you determine whether you want to go ahead with a waxing appointment, and if you do, you should be able to do it proudly. ALL men should try it once, before it was really all about the women, but now its an option open to men too. Waxing doesn’t need to be a pain, nor does it need to be a shame.