To Manscape or Not To Manscape?

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If you think only metrosexuals, gay men, or triathletes choose to go totally bare down there, think again.

Hairlessness among men is surging in popularity for all types of guys, from gay to straight, and from ultra conservative to liberal, according to a recent Toronto article.

Men are losing it, from their chest to their nether regions.
It’s definitely not just the downtown guys getting waxed anymore, we have seen a rise in male clients by almost 30 percent this year alone.

Guys are doing it not only because it makes them feel cleaner, but also for the illusion of the ‘optical inch’—by minimizing hair you maximize the appearance of other ‘parts’.

Stars such as David Beckham and the Situation may be contributing to the male hairless trend, all over the body. There’s no question that I’ve seen a surge in men coming in for waxing by at least 25 percent in just the last year.
Besides waxes—aka: The MaleZillian—popular areas for guys include feet and toes, butt, back, and chest.

Another reason for the recent rise of manscaping?

More men are becoming open to getting waxed because their girlfriends and wives are encouraging them to clean up, Usually men come back after the first time because waxing makes them feel more confident by eliminating 5 o’clock shadows on the back or groin area. It also helps relieve ingrown hairs caused by shaving.

Plus, it saves time since you don’t have to shave daily, and eventually hair starts to grow back thinner so you don’t need to come in as often. Discover the best type of treatment for you to get control of body hair, and try these insider tips to make any kind of manscaping less painful.

Waxing

Best for coarse hair (think: your groin area) because it easily adheres to skin to pull out stubborn follicles. Also ideal for men who shave since it more easily grabs different hair lengths.

Chill out, being relaxed makes the experience much more comfortable. Some clients distract themselves by texting or listening to their iPods.

Avoid ingrowns by exfoliating with a loofah to remove dead skin cells. This opens hair follicles so they’re more easily pulled from the roots. Though you shouldn’t exfoliate right before or after hair removal, doing it regularly removes debris that causes ingrowns.

Put the trimmers away, at least for a bit, and let hair grow to at least one quarter of an inch before your appointment. Hairs must be long enough for the wax to stick to for effective removal.