5 Easy Tips On Back Hair Removal

Men and women these days are more open to hair removal. Back of the body is also important, these days everyone is interested to remove the back hair. This is a common problem among men although in some women, it can also occur. It can be very unattractive to have hair on the back. In fact, it is more acceptable to have chest and arm hair than back hair.

Some men only have a light smattering of back hair, whereas in others it grows very thickly. But while leg, chest and arm hair are socially acceptable, back hair carries more of a stigma, and is often regarded as unattractive. For this reason many men prefer to get rid of their back hair, and obtain a smoother appearance, and this trend is increasing as more and more men become concerned with their appearance. This article takes a look at the different back hair removal methods that are available, all of which have their pros and cons.

Why Remove Back Hair?

Men remove their back hair for various reasons, a common one being, as mentioned above, that back hair is often regarded as sexually unattractive in this culture. Other reasons include a personal preference for smoother skin (just as increasing numbers of men are also removing hair from their chests and other areas), feeling cleaner without so much body hair, a desire to keep cool, and to avoid looking slobby in their own or others’ eyes. Some men also find that their back hair causes itching and irritation (particularly when warm), and in some cases, can lead to infection in the hair follicles.

Back Hair Removal Methods:


Shaving is the way that men naturally turn to when thinking about unwanted hair because you have probably been shaving your face for a good few years and it’s certainly the way body builders have achieved a smooth look across their whole bodies for years.

You would think that with this method of removing body hair you would need a lot of help but actually there is now a shaver or grooming tool available which has been specifically designed so that you can deal with your back hair yourself. It’s called the Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver.


I know what you are thinking. It is quite painful but after going through it couple of times you will be comfortable with waxing. And as they say, no pain no gain. Waxing involves spreading hot wax on the back and pacing a cloth or disposable strip on it and ripping it off. It removes the hair from roots. Waxing gives the lasting effect than shaving, as the hair does not appear soon and your back remains smooth for longer.

But waxing is little expensive compared to shaving. You will need to buy the wax, strips, and application tool. On top of it you, would also require assistance from somebody, as you cannot do it alone. But waxing is one of the most popular method of back hair removal for men.

Depilatory Creams:

Back hair can be removed using hair removal creams. You will probably be able to reach your own back to apply these so it is a method you can probably manage yourself which only involves applying the (rather smelly) cream and then waiting for around 5 to 10 minutes until the hair has dissolved before removal.

Hair regrowth is pretty quick with this method as, like shaving, it removes hair only from the skin surface. You will also find that you get through a lot of hair removal cream with this method of back hair removal and it can be an expensive way of maintaining your smooth back if you plan to use hair removal creams regularly.

Back Laser Hair Removal:

Laser hair removal for men has become the rage amongst metro sexual gen next. Laser treatment involves killing hair follicles with focused light beams. Follicles contain melanin without which hair cannot grow. It is considered as one of the effective method of permanent back hair removal for men. But there are many risks associated with this method.

Men with sensitive skin may suffer from various side effects such as skin rashes, blisters and acne. Another disadvantage of laser hair removal is that it only works on black or brown hair. So men with blond hair cannot go for this treatment. Laser treatment is also very expensive and you may have to pay frequent visits to the clinic to get the hair removed completely.


Electrolysis involves inserting a tiny needle into each individual hair follicle, which them emits a mild current which destroys the follicle, preventing the hair from growing back. Electrolysis should be performed by a qualified person while you can get home electrolysis kits, these can be ineffective, and aren’t really designed for large areas such as the back. This method should in theory at least prevent the hair from growing back.

In practice it can be difficult to target every single follicle, so you will need to make multiple return visits. It’s also relatively expensive and very time consuming, and can cause a lot of discomfort. Despite these disadvantages however, it is the most reliable permanent back hair removal method, and unlike laser treatment it is suitable for people will all skin and hair colours.

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