WHEN THINGS GET TOO HAIRY

BODY HAIR CAN BE AP­PEAL­ING – OR AP­PALLING. LEARN HOW TO GROOM, TRIM AND SHAVE YOURS TO LOOK YOUR BEST

Mens Health (Australia) - - Grooming -

1/ Eye­brows

A uni­brow will not win friends or in­flu­ence dates. To take care of your brows, use tweez­ers to grab each hair as close to the root as you can; then yank as­sertively. Clean up stray hairs around the edges to sharpen the brow’s shape.

2/ Chest

Don’t go over­board – most women say a hairy chest looks more mas­cu­line. You want to keep it a lit­tle longer than a half inch. It’ll look nat­u­ral but tidy. If you like the bare look, go with a wax or pre­pare to shave ev­ery three days. Chest stub­ble looks and feels ridicu­lous.

3/ Armpits

Armpit hair can be a friendly for­est for odour-caus­ing bac­te­ria, so keep it as short as pos­si­ble. Trim it ev­ery cou­ple of weeks with scis­sors or a trim­mer. If you want it gone, use a ra­zor in the shower, just like your wife does.

4/ Back

Wax­ing keeps you hair­less for as long as six weeks, ver­sus six days for shav­ing. See a pro­fes­sional, who will trim the hair with scis­sors be­fore ap­ply­ing wax and us­ing strips to rip it out from its roots. If you de­cide to go DIY, you’ll need a part­ner and the right ra­zor. The Braun Multi Groom­ing Kit fea­tures a body groom­ing head that al­lows for max­i­mum flex­i­bil­ity, with min­i­mal fuss.

5/ Head

Un­ruly hair that’s sport­ing white flakes is never a good look. Treat a dry scalp with a dan­druff-fight­ing sham­poo and con­di­tioner and keep cowlicks un­der con­trol with a matte-fin­ish hair clay.

6/ Nose & Ear Hair

Keep those growths out of sight with an ear-and-nose trim­mer, or nose-hair scis­sors. Move with cau­tion so you don’t give your­self a bloody nose. You can also have th­ese ar­eas waxed. Never pluck nose hair – that can clear a path for bac­te­ria and al­ler­gens.

7/ Pu­bic Hair

Bushy is bad; bare is just plain weird. Use scis­sors to trim hair to about a cen­time­tre, then run a clip­per with a short guard up and down your in­ner thighs – and lightly over your scro­tum – to tidy things up. Hold the skin taut to pre­vent any grab­bing or nick­ing.

Un­kempt hair can make you feel dirty and look older.. Shav­ing cream and ra­zor blades aren’t al­ways the an­swer – hair tex­ture varies. de­pend­ing on where it ap­pears, and some ar­eas are more sen­si­tive than oth­ers. Read on for our handy tips on keep­ing ev­ery hair in (or out of) its place..

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