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MRTexas
10-10-2003, 09:06 PM
Any recommendations on methods Pros/cons to getting rid of unwanted body hair on the back, shoulders, and stomach for competitions?

WillBrink
10-10-2003, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by MRTexas
Any recommendations on methods Pros/cons to getting rid of unwanted body hair on the back, shoulders, and stomach for competitions?

Long term removal, the laser appears to be the best method being used these days. Short term for shows, people still shave it off as far as I know.

alanjlamore
10-30-2003, 12:03 AM
NAIR worked well for my abdomin area, but burned the hell out of my chest.

I had a little bit of eczema (red, dry skin) on my face and after using the nair I found out that I have a little on my chest too!

A razor after a hot shower seems to be the best bet, although it takes a while. If you're like me and have an extremely hairy chest, then mabee using some hair clippers first would help, then shower, then shave.

MRTexas
10-31-2003, 04:28 PM
Thanks Will and Alan. I went to two laser places and both gave me the same story...they can do it; it would be expensive; and my hair is light colored and the laser needs contrast, hence no guarantee.

So, I got talked into waxing. Not the most pleasant thing I've ever done BUT the results on my back and stomach were GREAT. Supposedly this will last for three weeks and the subsequent times are supposed to be much more tolerable. There are also a few "hair inhibitors" that you use just after waxing that slow or eliminate hair growth. I will try one after my next waxing and let you know how they work.

Cute girl who did the waxing by the way!

astrea
12-05-2003, 03:46 AM
Originally posted by MRTexas
Thanks Will and Alan. I went to two laser places and both gave me the same story...they can do it; it would be expensive; and my hair is light colored and the laser needs contrast, hence no guarantee.

So, I got talked into waxing. <snip>

Cute girl who did the waxing by the way!

hahaha, any girl will tell you that waxing is the best...and the hair gets weaker compared to shaving it off....now you know what ladies live with..painfull... hahaha that big guy like you?

WillBrink
12-06-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by MRTexas
Thanks Will and Alan. I went to two laser places and both gave me the same story...they can do it; it would be expensive; and my hair is light colored and the laser needs contrast, hence no guarantee.

So, I got talked into waxing. Not the most pleasant thing I've ever done BUT the results on my back and stomach were GREAT. Supposedly this will last for three weeks and the subsequent times are supposed to be much more tolerable. There are also a few "hair inhibitors" that you use just after waxing that slow or eliminate hair growth. I will try one after my next waxing and let you know how they work.

Cute girl who did the waxing by the way!

For some reason waxing didnt come to mind at the time, but it makes sense sure. Depending on how much waxing you need, that too can get expensive fast if you do the entire body that a show requires. Depends on how hairy you are. Hard to hit on cute girls when getting waxed i would think. "Say, where you fro...OUCH!" and so on....

mdolls68
12-06-2003, 03:49 PM
Wow...how much does it cost to wax your back, shoulders, abs? That must be pretty darned painful. Glad as a woman I don't have to do that, but just to wax my brows, that's nearly $20, which is a very small area (of course, I'm pretty particular on how they are shaped, hence the cost). What's pretty inexpensive for me is to daily shave my legs so they are always smooth; hence not putting any chemicals on them or experiencing the pain with waxing. However, the drawback is doing it daily and stubble if I do not. There's no way I would consider waxing my legs as my hair is dark brown/black and hair would show up between waxings.

For those considering waxing, there are different types of waxes that are used....not just the honey stuff (which I think is messy, more painful, and not as effective). There is better stuff, but do not know the name, but it's the stuff that does not require wax strips to rip off. Rather, you can rip this stuff off by taking hold one end of the wax after is quickly dries.

Sometimes what does crack me up is a guy who is clean all over except for his unibrow. To take the trouble of making your body so smooth to have a unibrow is funny to me.

Guys....us girls do notice. LOL.

:p :p :p

astrea
12-06-2003, 07:06 PM
Well, I would not advice to do it on your own....it gives a double signals to the nervous system, hence it is more difficult and painful and doing your back is impossible anyhow.

Waxing eyebrows? Never heard of that ....20 bucks is a rip off. The pincett does the job just nicely yet many boys make terrible faces when having the eyebrows fixed.


The way the waxing is done is that they have a kind of soft plastic
"squeeze container" with warmed wax that it spread thinly on the skin. It is not messy at all. Step two: a thin strip is put on and quickly that strip is torn off against the direction of the hair growth...QUICKLY is the key word here.

We all have a different pain treshold but many times it is less painful than one would imagine.

One strange factor that I discovered is that when the person that enjoys performing the waxing does the job it hurts less..while another one who would rather fiddle with other cosmetic tasks and simply have to do the waxing gives you more pain. It may be a personal biased opinion but so it was for me several times.

Possibly the chest can be more sensitive but the back shouldn't be much of a problem because the nerve endings (or however you call that in English) are not that tight together there. Result: less sensitivity....

The main advantage of the waxing is that it takes longer before the hair shows again and as mentioned already before teh hair has a tendency to get thinner.

I don't think it needs to be more expensive than doing the legs for ladies.

Hitting on the girl ? Well smile and joke and be cool but openminded .....that works always. Muscles or not.

Preferably skip the "where are you from" question that is terribly boring.

MRTexas
12-06-2003, 07:23 PM
Well, I just had my third waxing. Waited about 3 1/2 weeks between sessions. Much easier each time. Hair is definitely thinner. Have used "Kalo" Hair inhibitor right after each session. This is definitely the way to go for me.Probably could have waited a little longer between sessions.

Cost has been $75.00 including tip for my back, stomach and shoulders and the girls have been friendly and fun. They told me they like working on an inshape guy.

astrea
12-06-2003, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by MRTexas
Well, I just had my third waxing. Waited about 3 1/2 weeks between sessions. Much easier each time. Hair is definitely thinner. Have used "Kalo" Hair inhibitor right after each session. This is definitely the way to go for me.Probably could have waited a little longer between sessions.

Cost has been $75.00 including tip for my back, stomach and shoulders and the girls have been friendly and fun. They told me they like working on an inshape guy.

:-))

yap, it hurts less with time
and if you do not have to do that for a competition some hair IMHO does no harm..
Summertime when sun bleeches the hair it is even easier.