‘Boyzillian’ Waxing/ Waxing for Men
In your head, waxing, whether at home or in a studio, probably just sounds torturous. Ripping and screaming, all come to mind. Our Aesthetician IVY MULUKA advices on how you can turn waxing from a red, hair-coated nightmare into a pain-free, hair-free dream.
Yep – men wax, and a lot too. A huge percentage of men have now jumped on the waxing trend. Body hair is becoming increasingly personal and arguably, men’s grooming practices are on the rise. Men are also continuing to embrace healthy ideas like wellness and self-care.
No matter the exact reason why men are getting waxed, they’re doing it in pretty considerable amounts. But here’s the thing: If women can do it, why can’t men? And it’s no simple feat to get the razor to hit the right spot on your back or to avoid an itchy, irritated chest. The only way to stave off those two painful phenomena is a good, old-fashioned wax.
So, before you go for waxing, it’s best to know exactly what you’re in for – and how exactly it should be done.
- Not all wax is necessarily created equal. Hard wax, which is used in most parlors tends to “take off more of the hair and it’s less painful” and is best for different types or quantities of hair.
Soft wax is more painful than. It’s better for removing fine hair.
- No, it doesn’t hurt that bad. Calm down. Part of the pain is a mental game. Get into your wax with a positive feel or, at the very least, a realistic attitude. It’s not going to be nearly as painful as it looks or sounds.
- Prepare beforehand if you’re nervous. The usual pre-wax hacks is doing a shot of vodka to relax. But the most foolproof way to face your fear is to do it head-on.
Try waxing a small patch or do less intimidating area in order to make sure you’re comfortable.
- Try switch up your routine a little bit. Immediately after you get a wax, you should avoid working out. It’s a must that you skip the gym for the day because If you sweat heavily into the open, irritated pores, you’re going to end up with acne like you’ve never seen before
- Once you wax the first time, your skin becomes increasingly acclimated to the practice. In fact, the exfoliating processes actually make your skin smoother and softer, which is always a plus.