First and foremost never, ever, EVER wax your chest hair. There are many things associated with waxing your chest but the main one is an air of desperation. Remember that you are male primate and, like every male primate, you have fur. Live with it.
Sometimes though less can be more and your beach body hair is one case. Here are three top tips for beach body grooming without having to look like you never hit puberty.
Don’t Give in To Jealousy
Back hair is perhaps the worst kind of hair to deal with. It makes you look older and means the girls pay less attention to you. This might make you want to get rid of it. If you do something with the back hair you should tidy up your chest hair a bit too. Also get rid of the back hair if you have a naturally bare chest but a hairy back.
Your best bet is to go with a professional. You can try and trim your own back but it’s not the easiest thing in the world. You can buy a man body groomer that extends and lets you reach those hard to reach plceas but, really, it’s best to use a spa. Don’t forget to have your chest hair treated too. Waxing and Intense Pulsed Light treatment are the best choices. Neither are pain-free but they are better than shaving.
How Much are You Removing?
Remember that it’s your hair so if you want to get rid of it all then that’s your prerogative. In general though you should stop where your bathing suit starts. Cut off anything that’s poking out of your trunks.
It’s a little more difficult if you’re wearing speedos. It causes a lot more hair to pop out of where you don’t want it to. There are a few choices open to the speedo wearers. The most popular option is getting the full Brazilian done, although you can also have just a boxers wax that removes the hair between your navel as far as the length of your thumb.
What About Everything Else?
You should treat shaving your legs the same as waxing the chest. Don’t do it unless you’re an athlete who needs to. Men have hair. They’ve had hair for centuries and they’ll have it for centuries from now. Of course you can trim your leg hair if you have too much of it. You can trim it. Just don’t shave it.
You should also take this philosophy to the hair under your armpits. Women don’t hate hairy armpits as much as you’d think. Of course too much hair means too much sweat and leaves you smelling bad. So trim them down to about half an inch. You can use a trimmer or scissors for this. Don’t forget to use scissors designed for body hair. Taking kitchen scissors to your armpits is not a good idea.
Another important area is the nape of your neck. While you might not be able to see the hair if you go shirtless, see how things look if you’re wearing a shirt. If some hair is popping out then you need to get a trim. The same applies to chest hair. If it can be seen over your collar then you should trim it.
But don’t shave it.
Finally comes the most awkward bit of body hair; your backside. Many men have hair there and, while there’s no real reason to keep it, it’s hard to get rid of it. Really your only option is to go to the salon. You’ll be safe there though. The women at the salon do it every day so they know what they’re doing.