Ever wonder how Chewbacca look like if he loses all that body hair? OK, no man on earth is so hairy like the space ape from Star Wars but the point is this: what's covered cannot be seen. A set of developed chest hidden under a canopy of hair is a waste. On an intimate level, body hair can get in the way of enjoying the moment with your partner.
Smooth body is an ubiquitous symbol of male sexiness. You see it in every media and then the hair removal scene of Steve Carrell in the movie, The 40 Year-old Virgin flashes into your mind. Carrell screams with tears of laughter in his eyes and you think waxing must be very painful and that estheticians are all sadists. Before you scare yourself, leave the worrying to the expert.
The advantages of waxing
Besides the obvious hygiene reason in our hot weather, waxing removes the dead skin cells leaving your skin soft and smooth. Because hair is pulled from the root, your new hair that grows back will be more sparse and much softer. Your muscle definition will also be more visible without the body hair.
How painful is waxing?
Waxing involves the application of warm wax on the hairy areas before ripping it away against the direction of the hair growth. It looks painful and honestly, it requires more endurance than pulling off a strand of hair. However, the pain level varies from people to people as it depends on our skin sensitivity and thickness or coarseness of our hair.
You can wax one area at a time or several areas in a single session. It will hurt less as you wax more often. Under a trained waxing expert, the pain is always reduced to the minimum.
Too shy to try waxing
Generally, guys wax body parts like armpits, back, chest, hands and legs. In these sessions, you need not go full monty. However, more and more men are having their private parts waxed. In Brazilian waxing you will be very exposed. For a professional experience, go to a professional who observes hygiene procedures and work ethic.
There are self-waxing kits available in the market but improper waxing can cause irritation to the skin especially for sensitive areas. It is always safer to go to a qualified waxing expert.
How lasting is waxing?
According to the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology, waxing on the body can last between 4 to 6 weeks. In warmer weather, the regrowth rate is faster. After your first waxing, your esthetician will advise you when to come in for your next appointment.
* For more information on waxing, contact Thomas D'esthetique at 63376858