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So-called “manscaping” is growing in popularity, whether you’re looking at conservatives or liberals, gay or straight. But if you’re not familiar with the ins and outs of hair removal, the thought of laser hair removal in Adelaide deals might be intimidating. I mean, no man wants to look ignorant, especially about something as sensitive as this!

Before you head out to the salon, here is a quick rundown on hair removal.

What about Shaving?

Why bother with going out to a salon at all? Can’t you just shave yourself?

While these are fair objections, shaving can often be uncomfortable and time-consuming. Hair grows quickly, so you would have to deal daily with a 5 o’clock shadow as well as the potential of ingrown hairs. While this may not be a problem on, say, your back, this discomfort could be unbearable in a more sensitive area. Plus, when removed properly, hair grows back thinner, which could mean even less frequent visits after a while.

Waxing

Waxing is best for course hair as well as for men who shave since it most easily adheres to stubborn follicles and different hair lengths. If you’ve been shaving, you’ll want to stop for a while. Hair should be at least a quarter inch in length so the wax can adhere well for effective removal. You’ll also want make sure that the skin is dry so that the wax will stick to it well. No body lotion, because this will lead to the hairs breaking off rather than being pulled up from the root.

Sugaring

Sugaring is best for those with sensitive skin. If you’re not quite ready to head out to a professional hair removal salon, sugaring can also be a good do-it-yourself solution. The water solubility makes for easy cleanup! As with waxing, you’ll want to make sure that the skin is as dry as possible. You may even consider using a talc-free powder to handle any excess moisture. Laser Tech Clinic can help you keep your skin at its best condition. 

Threading

This is best for those with very sensitive skin, or men who use medications that thin your skin. Rather than pulling on the skin as well as the hair (as with waxing and sugaring), threading pulls directly on the hair by “lassoing” the hair. Unfortunately, threading is very time-consuming since it targets individual hairs, so it can be impractical for dealing with larger sections of the body.

Hopefully, this quick rundown on hair removal techniques has proved beneficial. Whichever choice you make, if you are concerned about pain, feel free to pop a couple Advil before your appointment. Even if you choose not to follow through with hair removal at all, at least now you’ll know what your girlfriend or wife is talking about when she makes an offhand comment about waxing!