Men who have a lot of body hair on their back and shoulders may choose to get waxed regularly at a salon or spa, but the thought of getting waxed can be intimidating. If you are interested in Brazilian waxing for men, here are some benefits and tips you might not know about this grooming option. This article will give you an overview of how to prepare for your wax and what to expect during and after your visit to the salon or spa.
Why get a brazilian wax?
Though men may prefer a full bush, there are many benefits to getting a brazilian wax. From getting it done professionally in a salon or learning how to do it yourself at home, here are some great reasons to try a brazilian wax. Some benefits of waxing your pubic hair include that it lasts longer than shaving (1-3 weeks) and has less painful ingrown hairs. Most importantly, waxing leaves you feeling fresh and new with less sweat issues. If you don’t want stubble but aren’t willing to get a full-on shave, you should definitely try some pubic hair trimming/waxing!
Where can I get a brazilian wax?
If you are thinking about trying a brazilian wax, but aren’t sure where to go or who to trust with your most private bits, then you should check out Wax Angels. They’re a popular salon in New York City that offers brazilian waxing services for men. It’s also a good idea to ask some of your female friends where they have their brazilian waxes done.
Find out if they liked it, how much it cost them, what kind of environment they were in while getting one done and who did it? These are all important questions that will help you decide on which salon is right for you. We recommend going through Yelp or another crowd-sourced review service to get some reviews on local salons before making an appointment.
What should I expect?
The first step of a Brazilian wax is to make sure your hair is at least a quarter inch long. Then, it’s time to get comfortable. Most salons require that you lay face down on a bed with your feet in stirrups or spread apart on either side of you, depending on their routine.
Make sure to keep breathing normally—in through your nose and out through your mouth—as well as talking if possible, since it helps distract from what’s happening below. A few moments later, once all of your hair has been removed (and yes, there will be some eyebrow action) you can take off that paper or plastic wrap around you’re wearing from under your underwear…and never use it again!
Any tips before hand?
Having a professional do your waxing may be painful but it is well worth it. The most important thing to remember is that you must follow all of your technician’s instructions. It will also help if you are as relaxed as possible before hand. If possible, schedule a massage with your therapist prior to coming in for your waxing appointment so you are more relaxed when it comes time to take care of business.
For example, if you have any scents on from your recent grooming session, make sure to wash them off prior to waxing so they don’t clash with what your technician has planned for you.
What after care should I do?
The first couple of days are painful, which is why it’s important to take care of yourself after a wax. Although nobody wants to feel like they’re back in puberty with a manzilian, there are easy ways to make it more comfortable. Moisturize both before and after a wax, wear loose pants and try not to irritate your sensitive area.
There are also products that help reduce irritation such as vitamin E, aloe vera gel or other ointments designed specifically for use after waxing. Remember though, you should always consult your esthetician before adding any products to your skincare routine just to be safe.
Is there an alternative if I’m not comfortable ?
While some men may feel an alternative to waxing would be a desirable route, don’t go with it. In fact, there are many benefits of waxing over other hair removal techniques. Some men may not be comfortable getting their groin area waxed; if you’re one of those people, opt for laser hair removal instead.
However, with that being said, there are a couple of drawbacks to using lasers as opposed to hot wax. First, lasers can sometimes cause burning in sensitive areas like your genitals or anus—not exactly ideal if you’re hoping to feel good while you’re dealing with other issues down there. And second, laser treatments take a while because they need to be done in multiple sessions.