Historically, men have been eliminating body hair for thousands of years. From the Greek soldiers of Alexander the Great’s armies to the athletes and bodybuilders of today, men have been waxing and removing unwanted hair throughout history. Now more than ever, men are taking advantages in the advances in hair removal for aesthetic purposes, to look well groomed and professional.
The art of waxing body hair is a semi-permeate way to remove hair from the body. A wax is placed on the hair and bonds to each hair strand. When the wax is removed, it brings the unwanted hair with it. This can be done either by cloth strips or a thick hot wax that hardens and is itself removed with the bonded hair. Waxing can be done on any area of the body where there is hair. For men, some of the most popular areas to be waxed are abdominal, back and full arm waxing.
There are several benefits of using waxing as a tool to remove hair. First of all, it lasts longer than other techniques. While shaving removes hair for only a few days, waxing can last several weeks, up to eight weeks in some cases. Waxing also leaves the area completely smooth because it removes the root with the full hair follicle. This causes the hair to grow back lighter, softer and with less volume after each waxing. Another benefit to waxing is the fact that large areas of hair can be removed at a time.
First of all shaving takes time. Even after shaving, visible stubble may remain, as the roots cannot be removed with shaving. Another drawback of shaving is that the hair grows back thicker and coarser with rough stubble. The opposite is true with waxing, which grows back lighter and thinner after each waxing treatment. This is an added benefit for areas like the back and abdomen.
A more obvious reason that waxing is usually preferred over shaving is the skin irritations shaving can cause. Unsightly razor burns, bumps, ingrown hairs, abrasions are all some of the side effects of using a razor to remove hair. Not only are razor burns and cuts a nuisance but they also can expose your body up to possible infections.
Although there are home treatments for waxing the best choice for any waxing is to use a professional esthetician. From a safety standpoint, it is important to use a professional for hair removal from the sensitive areas or areas such as the back that you cannot reach yourself.
A professional knows the best techniques to offer you a safe and effective waxing treatment. They work with all types of skin and have different types of waxes and products for different levels of skin sensitivity.
Shaving or any other ways of DIY hair removal also is limited to the areas you can see and reach. When removing hair from the back, or even groin area, there are many areas that get missed with shaving that do not with professional waxing. A professional not only can offer you full coverage waxing, they also know the best products and newest forms of depilation. For example, if you do not want full removal in your groin area, they can work with you to attain a style that you desire.
Waxing is not only the safe choice, but it is the smooth choice for the best hairless appearance. For a new fresh appearance and the best estheticians in the Waynesboro/Staunton area call Attitude Salon at (540) 946-6888 to schedule your waxing today.