May 4, 2008

The Best Body Hair Removal Options for Men  

When we think of hair removal, we think primarily of The Best Body Hair Removal Options for Menwomen as the gender that most often want to remove unsightly body hair, but often forget that men are also concerned when it comes to removing excessive hair on their chest, back, and belly.

Some of the world's hottest, most sought after male celebrities remove hair from their body, and it often gives them a nice, tones and even look because it takes away a lot of the distraction from what usually are fine, chiseled muscular features.

A lot of my male friends do say that hair on their backs and chest often bothers them, especially hair that grows on the back and neck, because that is less accepted as an ideal aesthetic, even than a lot of chest hair, where it's expected to grow on men.

Other than the very costly procedure of laser hair removal, what are some of the other options that men have for hair removal? Well, in short, they have the same options that women have to remove hair on the most sought after spot on their body to get hair gone, their legs.

There are special devices called epilators that work for both men and women to pull body hair out by its root, and make it more difficult for hair at those locations to grow back.

Once the hair does grow back, especially after a few times around with an epilator, it is very soft and finer than it was before, making it less noticeable and a heck of a lot more aesthetically pleasing.

These epilators are primarily made for women, because that is their target market, but there are a few that are marketed for the removal of male hair as well, that are more distinctly engineered for coarser and harder to remove hairs.

They can run the gamut when it comes to pricing though, anywhere from fifty to hundreds of dollars in some cases, and with these devices, you do often get what you pay for.

Some of the complaints about epilators is that they are painful and may make the skin bleed or become irritated after use, but many people, men and women love them, and they do become accustomed to any associated pain after a few treatments.

It is akin to electrolysis, except your hair will grow back more quickly, but with repeat use, you may only have to use a good epilator once every month. Of course, this varies depending on the individual's growth rate and the type of hair they have (ie, coarse or fine).

Another option for men is some of these great new hair removal gels and creams that are designed to sink down into the follicle, and inhibit hair growth for several weeks.

The more you use them, the better and longer they are supposed to inhibit hair growth, so many people love using them, including bodybuilders who rely on a hairless body to show off their muscles and definition to win competitions.

Electrolysis is another option for men wishing to get rid of bodily hair, but this is both expensive and painful. In fact, I knew someone who underwent the procedure several times and actually had a bit of scarring from the procedure. I'm sure the process is more refined now, but I wouldn't risk it.

Some men still like to use the handy old razor or electric shaver to get rid of hair, but this of course results in harder to remove hair and a more coarse and darker hair, since this is how shaving affects body hair. In the end, shaving takes more work, and it grows back many times within one day.

For my money, I'd say that a top notch hair removal cream or epilator would be my method of choice, both for the economic aspect as well as for an ease of use and permanence perspective. These both can dramatically cut down on your hair removal routines, and they won't put a huge dent in your wallet at the same time. I'd say that's a win/win situation!

Danna Schneider is a contributor to an online magazine for men about male enhancement, male health and vitality . She also has reviewed countless men's products, including what she feels is the best hair removal cream for men for long term body hair removal at .

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