Chest hair has definitely lost its popularity, and how! If you pull out movies from only a few decades ago you will see men (not just in India but in the west as well), exposing their chest hair to the wind like a happy dog out of a car window. But the trend has evolved and so have men.
So when you decided to get rid of the fuzz on your chest for the first time, we understand that despite being the popular choice, it’s a big decision, and for a good reason.
On the one hand, shaving your chest hair may help you show off your hard work at the gym, save you from embarrassment or rescue you from the category of an ‘uncle’ at a young age; but on the other hand, chest is a huge area compared to the face that you’re used to removing hair from so far.
To make things even more confusing, not all women are crazy about hairless chests. We recently surveyed a group of young women at popular college festivals in Delhi-NCR and 71% of the undergraduates and 79% of post graduates said that they preferred well-groomed men but with some chest hair.
Now, we’re not saying you should make all your grooming decisions based on what women find attractive, but it’s definitely something to keep in mind. So, before you whip out the razor, consider this and a few more factors.
The Pain Factor
Let's be real, removing chest hair isn't painless, especially if you go with traditional methods of hair removal, like waxing (you’ll be surprised to know how many men go for this). If you've never done it before, be prepared for a little discomfort even with a razor. However, the pain and discomfort can be minimised by making some small tweaks in your plan.
Use a Hair Removal Spray that is 100% painless and gives you as smooth a finish as waxing. Bombay Shaving Company Hair Removal Spray safely removes hair in 8 minutes with a single wipe action.
Use a good quality trimmer that cuts neatly and doesn’t tug or pull your chest hair while trimming. Bombay Shaving Company Landscaper 2.0 is the perfect pubic hair and body trimmer with ceramic blades that are safer and more efficient than stainless steel blades.
Don’t use a razor as shaving is not as safe as trimming, when it comes to body hair. And when the hair starts growing back it feels prickly and uncomfortable under your clothes.
Your Skin Type
Before grooming your chest hair, it’s important to consider your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, you may be more prone to irritation, redness and ingrown hair. Be sure to use gentle products, and avoid using any products that contain alcohol. Use this quick guide as reference when you get down to business.
Men with normal skin have a balanced pH level and are less prone to irritation. For them, waxing is an effective way to remove body hair, which keeps the skin smooth for up to four weeks. You can opt for professional waxing or do it yourself at home with pre-made wax strips. However, if you want a painless method to get rid of your chest hair, you can use a Hair Removal Spray that’s much more convenient and works in just about 8 minutes or so. If you want to go ahead with waxing, it's essential to exfoliate the skin beforehand to prevent ingrown hair.
Men with dry skin are more prone to skin irritation and sensitivity. Therefore, it's best to use a depilatory (hair removal) spray to remove body hair. Hair removal creams and sprays dissolve the hair, leaving the skin smooth and soft. It's important to choose one that's specifically designed for men and sensitive skin. Before applying it on your skin, do a patch test to check for any allergic reactions.
Bombay Shaving Company Hair Removal Spray is designed for men. Additionally, it is formulated with aloe vera and Vitamin E, which provides an extra soothing action for a better experience.
Men with oily skin tend to have more open pores and are prone to acne breakouts. Shaving is a permissible option for this skin type, as it's less likely to irritate the skin. However, it's essential to use a sharp razor and shave in the direction of hair growth. Both trimmer and hair removal spray are safe to be used for this skin type.
The Length of Your Chest Hair
Depending on what method of hair removal you choose you may have to keep the length of your chest hair in consideration. If you're starting with a significant amount of chest hair, it may be best to trim it down before shaving. This will make the process smoother and less painful. Plus, it will reduce the risk of clogging your razor or trimmer. If trimming your chest hair is your end goal, then you may have to continuously remove hair from your trimmer blades/comb to keep the process optimum. However, if you’re using a hair removal spray, the length of hair doesn’t really matter as long as all of it is completely covered with the product.
Maintain your chest skin after hair removal, whatever method you choose, to avoid any prickly sensations. Don't forget to moisturise your chest regularly to keep the skin hydrated and prevent any dryness. Here’s a quick checklist that you should keep in mind…
After hair removal, your skin may become dry and itchy. Apply a moisturiser to your chest after every shower to keep your skin hydrated and soft.
Avoid tight clothing:
Tight clothing can irritate your skin and cause ingrown hair. Wear loose-fitting clothing to allow your skin to breathe.
Use sun protection:
Exposing your chest to the sun can cause damage and premature ageing. Use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Avoid scrubbing or rubbing your chest vigorously. Use a gentle touch when applying products or drying your skin after showering.
Thanks to safe and convenient products like a hair removal spray and a body trimmer, men can get rid of unwanted body hair without any pain or discomfort. No matter what method you opt for, do take good care of your skin post the process