Many options are available when it comes to removing male chest hair. The chest is possibly the most common area for men to remove hair from because it is relatively a flat and accessible area. How to get rid of chest hair is a common question men ask and earlier it was thought that shaving is the option but today we have so many other options too. Various hair removing methods like shaving, waxing, intense pulsed light, and other temporary and permanent ways can be used. Let us learn about all the possible ways in brief.
How to Get Rid Of Chest Hair:
Though there are numerous ways using which one can get rid of the hair on any part of the body, but not all are safe, or practically possible. We will be discussing only those methods that are being used safely.
Shaving is the most common and easy way to remove hair from the chest and is not much costly and time consuming. A sharp blade or razor, patience, a few minutes of time, and a good shaving gel is all required.
It is a temporary method and stubble can be seen in two days. Putting a blade so close to the skin can run the risk of cutting and scrapping it, hence caution is advised.
- Trim the hair, wash it and soften it with a good shaving gel.
- Take a sharp razor and shave in the direction of the hair growth and then against it.
- Use the blade in the direction of the hair growth. A good razor would remove most of the hair. Now, run it against the hair direction for a closer shave.
- Wash the area and use a vitamin E or aloe based lotion or moisturizer.
To know more about shaving tips and frequently asked questions click on Best tips for shaving chest hair.
Waxing is the second most preferred option. It is a bit messy, is time consuming, painful, and not as cheap as shaving is but the results are satisfying. Waxing gives you smooth skin for weeks. It is a painful process which involves uprooting the hair. Depending upon the rate of growth the hair grows back anywhere between 10 days to 3 weeks or more.
- Wash and clean the chest.
- Melt the wax and apply a thin layer of it in the direction of the hair growth.
- Press a clean cotton cloth on it and pull it in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
Melt the hot wax in a container with warm water and using a spatula put a thin layer of it along the hair growth. Wash it and soothe the irritation with ice cubes and moisturizing lotion. To learn more about it click on Tips for men to wax chest hair at home.
This is a painless method which involves a mere application of the cream for a set period of time and the job is done. But, it is has side-effects like skin burning, allergy, skin irritation etc.
- Wash, clean, and pat dry the skin.
- Apply a thin layer of the cream, and using a moist cotton cloth wipe the hair off.
- Use ice cubes in case any redness is observed.
To learn more about these creams read Depilatory Lotion for Men.
Just like waxing, sugaring too uses thick, consistent wax, but is not as majorly popular as waxing it. It is comparatively less painful.
- Melt the homemade sugar paste or gel and apply two layers of it on the chest. First in the opposite direction and then along the natural growth of the hair.
- Press a cotton strip and pull out the hair in the opposite direction.
- Wash and apply a moisturizing cream.
It is the best option to remove chest hair. Electrolysis removes the hair forever but is expensive, and requires many sittings or sessions to make the skin hairless. Expensive but the only permanent method to get rid of the hairy chest, it is not affordable to all.
- Using fine needle shaped electrodes; very light, but effective electric currents are passed to destroy the hair follicles.
- Because hair grows in different phases, this process needs many sessions to have any area of the body become hairless.
If not done by an expert, it can result in burns and discoloration too.
A permanent and expensive mode of getting rid of unwanted hair; it uses single frequency of light to destroy the hair follicles. Laser therapy cannot be afforded by all and is very time consuming.
- This method is fairly good for people with light skin color tone, but not for the dark texture.
- The aim is to weaken the hair, destroy the follicles, and discolor the pigmentation. For a long lasting result laser should be considered.
- Laser should be seriously considered for men with very hairy chests.
It is not advised for people with dark hair color and skin tone. Side effects should be discussed before hand and understand the consequences it can lead to.
Intense Pulsed Light:
It is a permanent but expensive method of removing hair. It can cause some redness and bumps on the skin for a couple of days.
- Using an intense pulsed light machine various frequencies of light are passed through the skin.
- At a pulsed rate the light is passed 5 to 6 times to heat the hair and destroy the follicles.
- This weakens the hair and it falls on its own in 2 to 3 days time.
To learn more about the different permanent hair removing options in detail read Tips on How to Permanently Get Rid of Hair.
Plucking, threading, and using tweezing are viable but these options will be very tiring and practically laborious to get rid of chest hair. Whatever way you choose, do it with proper care, and patience so as not to hurt or scar yourself. Read about Men’s Back Hair Removal to get rid of unwanted hair on the back and learn more about grooming ideas.