BEST OPTION: Waxing
Jack Dunn, founder, Jack Dunn Male Grooming
“The most popular place for men to wax is the torso, specifically the chest. For a long time, the back, neck and shoulders were the most popular waxing areas, but more recently, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of men having their chest and abs waxed too – it helps to show off all the muscle definition.
We would always recommend a professional salon service for the best results, though if you do wax at home, preparation is key. Ensure the hair is the right length, around ¼ inch, and exfoliate the area a few days beforehand. In terms of effectiveness, waxing is one of the best temporary hair removal methods, though it needs to be carried out carefully so as to avoid the risk of ingrown hairs and skin damage.
In between waxes, use an anti-bacterial wash every time you bath or shower, and exfoliate the skin to prepare for the next wax. We also advise our clients not to touch the hair in between treatments – around four to six weeks – as this could disrupt the cycle and prevent the hair being removed from the root.”