Waxing: Are You Man Enough for it?

male-waxingWaxing has been in trend for many years not only for fashionable reasons but also for hygienic ones. Most women undergo the process to get rid of all unsightly hair in different parts of their body. There are spas and parlors that offer different waxing services for different body parts like the armpit, legs and the bikini area.

Waxing is basically a form of hair removal that makes use of wax, which then adheres to body hair and is then removed abruptly using a strip of cloth. This method of hair removal is advisable for all skin types, although some may be allergic to the strip of cloth used or even the wax itself. Therefore, when you want to go and get waxed, you should not hesitate to ask questions about what the parlor uses—be it the chemicals or the methods used for the process.

Is it painful?

One common question when it comes to waxing is whether or not it is painful. Truth is that the process is a little painful but it is often tolerable. However, people have different pain thresholds and the pain may be different depending on the person. For some, it feels like a prick of a needle while for others, it feels like the end of the world. It is really important to know what you are getting into before you consider yourself brave enough for the process.

There are two types of waxing—strip waxing, which makes use of the traditional strip of cloth to remove the unwanted hair; and the strip-less waxing, which uses a different type of wax that does not need a strip of cloth to remove the hair. The strip-less method is getting more popular since it is less like to to cause allergies, skin rashes and pigmentation.

What are the different kinds of waxing?

The kinds of waxing vary on the area being waxed. It can be performed on the armpits, legs, bikini area, upper lip and eyebrows. It is not only for women; there is also what people call “male waxing”, which intended for men who want to have hairless backs and chests.

More and more men are getting themselves waxed—they go to the spa or parlor and get what they need. Male waxing is basically the same as regular waxing but it is called such because of the clientele it serves.

Before you go to a parlor or spa to be waxed, you should be ready for how painful it can be. Some people can tolerate it; some people cannot. Before you go to a point where there is no turning back, think of the benefits rather than the little sting waxing may cause. Just remember that it can be beneficial—but only if you are man enough for the pain.

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