If you are a guy who wants to remove your chest hair, you’re in the right place. It’s a personal choice for most men—whether or not they like the hair on their chest.
Some men find that the hair their makes them look and feel more masculine, but others want a smooth chest. This means figuring out ways to remove chest hair permanently. If you are a guy who doesn’t want hair on their chest, this article will see you through the ways you can get rid of it for good.
There are many ways to remove hair from the chest. Let’s look at the easiest and best options out there for most men.
1. Shaving: The Easiest Hair Removal Option
Shaving is by far the easiest method of hair removal for the chest. All you need is a razor and shaving cream. You can choose to use an electric razor or a regular razor. You should also have lotion on hand for after your shave.
- Start by washing your chest with water and body wash. Rinse the chest but do not dry.
- Apply the shaving cream to the hairy part of your chest.
- Making sure you have a sharp razor, shave the hair in small sections, taking care to rinse your razor after each shave.
2. Using Cream Hair Removers to Remove Chest Hair
Cream hair removers are great for removing chest hair without giving yourself razor burn or causing pain from waxing. You can use these removers at home. The creams are available at the drug store or online.
- Clean your chest with body wash and water and pat completely dry before moving on.
- Always read the directions on the bottle of cream hair remover because they may differ between brands. Most brands will tell you to liberally apply the cream to all areas where you want hair removed. Remember, do not rub the cream in. Make sure that all hairs are covered.
- You will need to wait for a specified amount of time. Read the bottle. When the time is up, test a small patch of the cream to see if the hair is removed when you wipe it off.
- If the hair is not coming off yet, apply more cream to that area and wait an additional 1 to 3 minutes before proceeding to the next step.
- When the hair comes off on the test, wipe all of the hair off with a damp cloth. Discard the used cream and wash your chest.
3. Waxing Chest Hair With an At-Home Waxing Kit
There are many at-home wax kits on the market. Waxing chest hair is much more permanent than shaving because waxing pulls the hairs out by the roots instead of just cutting them mid strand. Keep in mind, however, that waxing is more painful. Many people say they get used it over time.
- Each wax kit will be different, but you should again start by washing your chest and drying completely.
- Warm up the wax with either a wax warmer or in the microwave. Do not get it too hot as you could burn yourself.
- Apply the wax to the hairy area. Some waxes require muslin strips to go over the hot wax while other waxes simply harden and can be removed themselves. Follow the directions.
- Always hold your skin taught when removing the wax, and remove wax in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
4. Getting Chest Hair Waxed at a Salon or Med Spa
You can also choose to wax your chest at a salon or med spa. Keep in mind that although this is a lot easier than doing it at home, it will cost more money.
- Find a med spa or salon that does waxing near you and book an appointment.
- Arrive at your appointment with your chest washed. Wear a shirt that opens in the front for easiest access.
- Your salon waxer will do the rest! Don’t forget to book your next appointment in a few weeks.
The Permanence of Laser Hair Removal
Finally, remember that there is really only one way to get rid of your hair so that it will never grow back. This is with laser hair removal. There are some good things about laser hair removal, and there are some negative things as well. Let’s go over them.
1. The Negatives of Laser Hair Removal
- First, laser hair removal can be painful. You are using a laser on your skin after all, so it is not pain-free. But you must remember that most of the other hair removal methods listed above are not free from pain, either.
- Laser hair removal could be expensive. Your insurance likely will not pay for the removal of chest hair unless it is causing you medical problems.
- There is a slight chance that your skin might discolor from laser hair removal treatments. It is important to talk with the esthetician who will be performing the treatments to assure that your skin is conducive to this hair removal method so that your skin won’t discolor.
2. The Positives of Laser Hair Removal
- Fortunately, even though the treatments of laser hair removal can be painful, they are done in small sessions. You don’t have to get all of your chest hair zapped off in one session.
- In addition, of course, with this method of hair removal, you will never have to worry about chest hair again. After the sessions are completed, you will be hair free for life.
- Lastly, even though these sessions can be rather expensive, if you are used to removing your chest hair with razors and shaving cream, cream hair removers, waxing sessions at a salon or waxing kits at home, you won’t have to pay for these hair removal methods anymore.
Whether you decide to remove your chest hair with shaving cream and a razor, wax strips at home or at the salon, cream depilatories or laser hair removal, know that you have all of these options at your service. You don’t have to live with lots of uncomfortable or unsightly chest hair if you don’t choose to. Use this article to create a look on your chest that you are comfortable with having.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, comments, or questions below.