Chest Hair Removal

Chest hairs can be a real problem. Luckily, there is help in getting rid of them. Here are a few tips on how to go about the whole matter of chest hair removal.

Understand Your Skin
One must understand what skin type he/she has. This will be used to tell when, how often and how chest hair removal will be done.

Know what to use
Presently, the following options are waxing, shaving, using chemicals and using tweezers.

Try not to shave immediately after waking as the body fluids are usually concentrated in one area which might make shaving difficult. Wait until the body is fully exposed to the atmosphere and the fluids are fully distributed before attempting to shave.

When doing chest hair removal using the shaving method, always wet chest hair about three minutes before shaving to ensure thoroughness and to prevent excessive scraping. For less irritation and scrapes, try to use blade at a 30 degrees angle from the skin.


  • First, bathe thoroughly before taking a wax to remove oils which can prevent the wax from spreading properly. Ensure you are dried properly.
  • Chest hair should be at least 1/8 inch long for this to be effective.
  • Always check with a doctor to ensure your skin is not prone to infections by doing this procedure.

Using Chemicals for Chest Hair Removal
Be sure to check with a doctor to verify that your skin type and medical conditions allow for the use of such chemicals.
Read the instructions printed on the label before using the product.
Keep the application on the skin for the time recommended in the instructions and then remove. Wait 24 hours. If there are no signs of irritation or allergic reaction such as redness or broken skin then proceed over a larger area.


  • This is generally a very economical method depending on how much one wishes to spend on good quality tweezers.
  • The main disadvantage of hand tweezing is the time and effort required. It is a painstaking process and requires much patience.
  • On the other hand, some find the procedure to be therapeutic.

Special Tip

Chest hair removal by laser treatment can take between 1 to 3 hours depending on the size of the area to be treated. At least 2 or 3 treatments are necessary.

In order to do this, the hair should be darker than the skin around it. Persons having dark hair are the easiest to treat as dark hair has melanin( a pigment which is dark and which attracts the laser light so more laser energy is absorbed). The pain experienced with laser chest hair removal varies from person to person depending on their sensitivity. Some have described the sensation to a slight sting on the skin while others liken it to a pinch on the skin.

The cost of using laser to remove chest hair varies according to geographic area. Use your local yellow pages and telephone a few laser clinics to get comparisons.

There are other methods of removing chest hair. The choice of method is dependent on the preference of the user.

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