Hair Removal Tips For Bodybuilders
By Mike Jones
One of the most time consuming and frustrating parts of
bodybuilding is not building muscles, it's removing unwanted
For any competing bodybuilder, hair removal is a must but
it's also growing in popularity among casual bodybuilders.
Before looking at recommendations for specific body areas it
should be stated that laser hair removal or electrolysis
regarded as the only permanent hair removal methods.
Although the most effective, they are also the most
expensive! For full information on laser hair removal and
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Here is checklist of body areas and recommended hair removal
methods for each:
Upper Lip, Chin, Mustache and Beard -
Women: Waxing or sugaring.
Back of Neck -
Men: Shaving, clipping.
Women: Waxing or sugaring
Waxing, shaving, depilatories.
CAUTION: Some find the shaving option unacceptable due to
the irritation it causes when stubble reappears shortly
afterwards. There can also be an acute problem with ingrown
hairs in some cases. Once the shaving option is taken for
chest hair removal it will need to be done regularly.
Tweezing. Stretch the skin slightly, grip the hair close to
the root, and pull gently, firmly and evenly. Yanking the
hair may cause it to break off thus increasing the risk of
Shoulders, Back, Arms, Hands, Tummy -
Waxing, sugaring, depilatories. Waxing or Sugaring is the
best method for all these areas. Taking a shower directly
after waxing the back helps eliminate the possibility of
acne breakouts and skin redness.
Shaving is safe in this area. Hair under the arm grows in
all directions so a side to side stroke as well as up and
down strokes may be necessary to catch all the hairs. Do not
apply deodorants or antiperspirants right after shaving as
this can cause acute irritation and soreness.
Waxing or sugaring are also safe.
Do not use depilatories to avoid the risk of chemical burns
on the sensitive skin in this area.
After the skin in this area has become accustomed to
shaving, applying a thin layer of Vaseline petroleum jelly
instead of a shaving foam or gel will give a really close
Pubic Area and Bikini Line -
If the hair is long it can be cut down with scissors. Then
use a waxing or sugaring solution. Careful shaving is also
Genitals - Male -
Hair growing on the shaft of the penis and on the testicles
can be removed by shaving using a new wet razor. Great care
is needed to avoid cuts.
Genitals - Female -
Waxing or sugaring is generally best. Shaving will only
cause stubble to appear after a few days and it may cause
skin irritation and painful bumps.
Anus and Perineum -
The Perineum is the area of skin rich in nerve endings
located below the anus. In men it extends to the base of the
testicles, in women to the vaginal opening. The anus is a
mucous membrane. Depilatories should not be used as they can
result in serious damage. Shaving produces stubble which
cause irritation as the sides chafe and rub together. Waxing
or sugaring are the best methods.
Legs, Feet, Toes -
Shaving the legs is popular but the hair grows back after a
Waxing or sugaring are preferred although you have to wait
until there is about a quarter of an inch of growth.
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