Waxing for men?
We’re not advocating waxed legs or arms – jeez, a dude should look like, well, a dude.
Can you imagine getting a bikini wax alongside your woman? Neither can we. However, men have come a long way since the days of showing up to work in an unbuttoned button-down that revealed an army of hair fighting its way past the nape of their necks — haven’t they? While you likely won’t go the Brazilian route, you might be surprised (or not) to hear that men are taking it off — their body hair, that is.
Is it weather-related? Is she hinting at it? Or, have you been curious about how you would look with less hair? Whatever the motivation, men have already arrived at this point. Between waxing, shaving, electrolysis, tweezing, trimming, and laser hair removal, men of all ages, sizes, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, and professions are getting rid of excess body hair.
AskMen is here to help by bringing these hair removal trends for men to your attention. We’re not advocating waxed legs or arms — jeez, a dude should look like, well, a dude — but we do advocate taking the time to do your homework to figure out what’s best for you.
Waxing and sugaring
What is it? Waxing is a hair removal trend for men that involves spreading hot wax on to the desired area, and then applying a strip of cloth or muslin onto the wax, rubbing it, and ripping off the strip in one fell swoop — wax, hair, root, and all. Sugaring is similar to waxing, only it uses sugar paste (which usually consists of a mixture of sugar, lemon, water, and even citric acid and gum arabic) instead of wax and is a method of hair removal that goes as far back as ancient Egypt.
Since some men might be embarrassed about getting waxed at a salon, there are at-home aestheticians who can perform this at home. There are even do-it-yourself waxing kits — but unless you’re a glutton for punishment, it’s pretty hard to put yourself through such torture and it can get very messy.
If you opt for waxing, go to a professional. If you choose to get your genital area waxed, keep in mind that most spas and aestheticians simply wax the areas surrounding your crown jewels — so only the regions around and above the base of the penis get the royal treatment.