Thread: Hair removal from upper chest
Hi guys, I have patches of sparse and wiry hair on my chest where my sternum is and also around my nips... it's really not attractive. I have been removing it hair by hair but it's just a pain the... well chest... to pluck each one individually.
Can anyone recommend a method of removing hair from the chest quickly and relatively cost effectively?
You haven't heard of wax?
Mine is actually a perfectly reasonable question to someone making their first post who claims to tweezering his chest. Please. Surely waxing is the first option for anyone considering hair removal? (Big respect to tott for not thinking so).
Last edited by Dr_Rudi; 23rd October 2009 at 11:29 AM.
I can only recommend removing sparse chest hairs, since I am basically in the same situation, I remove it too (although not by plucking).
Shaving is the fastest and cheapest way, and for small areas, it is very easy to do it daily in the shower.
Depilatory cream/foam such as Nair is cheap. However, I have never had good luck with this method. The rumor is that hair removed in this manner will appear to come back more slowly, but it probably will only buy you a couple days over the shaving method.
As you know, plucking is also cheap, but slower and more painful. However, the hairs take longer to grow back than with shaving. It is difficult to do yourself for hard-to-reach areas, though.
Waxing is certainly an option (sort of like plucking en-masse), but it could be a bit painful in the nipple area. Also with waxing, there is a tendency for ingrown hairs, which can be painful as well. It is possible to do you own waxing and save a bit of money, but for hard-to-reach areas it would be better if you go to a full-service salon. People say that hair growth removed by waxing can stay clean for a month or more, but I did not find that to be true for me. The reason is--waxing only removes the hairs that are above the skin surface at the time of treatment. While those particular follicles are "cleaned" by waxing, other follicles around those areas have hairs waiting to pop out. Also, follicles that did not have hairs in them before can "activate".
The best hair removal methods are considerably more expensive--laser hair removal or electrolysis. However, I have had the best luck with these. With laser treatment, in the long run I actually save money over having continual salon services. One drawback--it works best for dark hair on light skin. Electrolysis does not have this restriction, but it is a slower process.
Last edited by Asha; 23rd October 2009 at 02:31 PM.
Don't worry about it.
Cheers everyone, I'm going to whip it off with some sugar wax and cotton strips!