Manscaping 101: What to Expect
Manscaping is the process of removing unwanted body hair via waxing or shaving. This can refer to hair removal from your chest, legs, back, face, and yes gents, even your pubic area.
“Where there was once a stigma and definitely some embarrassment, we are finding that more men, in particular, younger men are choosing to do the full Brazilian experience.” says Briana, manager of Sydney CBD men’s grooming salon Face of Man.
Grooming salons will choose wax over shaving as shaving stimulates potential hair growth and can strengthen the hair follicle. Secondly, shaved hair can often regrow by the next day and is often coarse and cause an itch.
Benefits of Manscaping
- You’ll Look Bigger
Whether you are trying to focus on your abs or pecs, there is an attraction in a clean, younger body that is also more toned and well defined.
One of the main benefits of keeping your body trimmed is so that you provide the optical illusion of size to both yourself and the people looking at you. With a trimmed figure, you give an impression of bigger manhood so that you even look impressive to your significant other.
- You’ll Feel Cleaner
Hair tends to collect a lot of dirt, molecules and dead skin, among other things. Hair tends to collect sweat and perspiration can lead to body odour. This is because body odour occurs when bacteria breaks down sweat. Since hair slows down the evaporation of sweat, waxing your pubic hair removes some of the associated body odour.
- It Enhances Confidence
According to sources, males who take a keen interest in their looks and hygiene, are likely to be more successful in their career compared to those who pay no attention to it. If you want to live the best life, then it is important that you give your looks the best care, and taking part in a spot of manscaping can be one of the best ways to do so.
With manscaping, you can let it be known that you are putting your best foot forward and that you are ready to do anything to win the confidence of others.
- You’ll Sweat Less
Sweat is a mechanism that helps cool your body. Your body can regulate the heat on its own when there is less hair covering it. This means that you will not have to sweat to cool down your body. Even in hot weather, you will feel cooler and more relaxed when shaven compared to when you have hair all over your body.
When there is less sweat coming from your body, you will feel cleaner most of the time. Also, when you sweat a lot, your body starts to release an odour. But you can avoid all this when you always keep your pubic hair trimmed.
Preparing For Your First Manscaping Appointment
A common question asked is ‘Will waxing down there hurt?’
The answer will depend on your pain threshold and as a safe answer, your very first manzilian will probably hurt the most. Waxing becomes less painful with each appointment (4-6 weeks apart).
Wear loose fitting clothes to avoid chafing after your wax – cotton underwear is good.
At certain parts of the waxing process, you will be naked.
Nerves can cause an erection and whilst uncommon, almost every wax therapist has experienced it before. It is nothing to be embarrassed or overly concerned about.
For the respect of salon staff, please be showered and clean before arriving to your wax appointment. Therefore, wash your bits with soap and water please.
Here are some things to avoid:
- Whilst most wax lotions contain small traces of tea tree oil, avoid putting pure tea tree oil on the waxed area as it will burn.
- Do not exfoliate the waxed area for at least 7-days as this will encourage in-grown hairs.
- Do not trim your hair prior to your appointment as longer hair makes waxing easier and less uncomfortable.