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February 8, 2021

Illuminage Precise Touch Hair Removal Review – 2021 Deep Dive

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Iluminage Beauty was a company founded in 2000 by Dr. Shimon Eckhouse in the city of Yokneam Illit, Israel based on his invention of the elōs intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. Eckhouse and his colleague Goldman invented modern IPL technology in 1993 and began producing medical, and later, consumer IPL devices for treatment of a variety of skin conditions and for hair removal.

IPL is now a very common treatment method of permanent depilation and the technology is currently available in consumer devices from a variety of manufacturers. What makes the elōs technology different from other IPL devices you can find on the market is that, unlike other manufacturer devices, it is not limited in effectiveness to only certain skin tones or hair colors.

Most IPL devices cannot function on very dark or tanned skin and also have limited effectiveness on light hair colors. The elōs technology does not suffer from any of these shortcomings and has been verified in clinical trials to work on all skin tones and almost all hair colors (only grey hair was not tested, but Illuminate claims the device will work). See more on the specifics below in our “How elōs works” section.

Iluminage Beauty and its sister company Syneron Medical ceased operations in 2018 and merged with Lescolton to form Syneron-Candela. The company now exclusively produces commercial medical devices, so elōs devices are still available on the market but no further production of the IPL machines is planned.

A Deep Dive into The Iluminage Precise Touch

The Precise Touch is a great hair removal device that is comfortable and easy to use, causing no skin damage or irritation if used in the correct skin locations (not for use on genitals or breasts). Many IPL devices out there are sort of generalist devices for the whole body, but the Precise Touch is precise, as it is so named, and is intended for the delicate, small skin areas of the neck, jawline, and upper lip.

Treatments are in the form of brief pulses of light directed into the skin through a two-centimeter square window which will stun the matrix cells at the base of the follicle and stop hair growth. For the device to work properly, the treatment area should be shaved, clean, and dry, and treatments can be performed every week over a month and a half for permanent hair removal (more on how this works below).

What the Precise Touch is and what it is not
The Precise Touch is an IPL device, not a laser device. That is the short answer.

When trying to read up on at-home hair removal that does not involve depilatory creams or waxes, you will likely find many, many reviews about all the latest rage in-home laser hair removal devices. However, nearly everything that you will read on the internet regarding home laser hair removal is completely and totally false.

This is not to say that the performance review of those devices is false, just the description of what they are and how they work is misleading. This can probably be chalked up to a general lack of understanding of physics among the public, but we will bring you totally up-to-speed on how these IPL devices and elōs specifically work.

All the “laser” devices you find out there, including the Precise Touch, are IPL devices that do not involve lasers but use some form of quartz bulb illumination system. To date, there is only one approved consumer laser hair removal device and it is made by Tria.

The Precise Touch specifically uses a xenon bulb illumination source, which is fast-recharging and tends to be effective over a broader range of skin tones and hair colors. Why are IPL devices not lasers, you may ask?

Lasers are light wavelength narrowband devices that only emit coherent sources of light, meaning that all emitted light is of the same frequency and waveform. They are spatially-coherent devices, illuminating only a very small target area, and tend to remain spatially-coherent over considerable distances because the light output is directed through a collimator.

Laser light is also temporally-coherent, with emitted waveforms in the same temporal phase which drives stationary interference, ensuring that the emitted light remains in a narrow bandwidth of the electromagnetic spectrum (i.e., it appears as one color). The technology of IPL is quite different, however, and the emitted light is not collimated or coherent and is projected in a much broader electromagnetic band range.

As a parallel example, almost anyone these days can easily distinguish between a laser pointer and an LED flashlight. The devices are simply that different.

How elōs works
Before we describe the specifics of IPL technology, keep in mind that the elōs technology is a bit different from your standard IPL device and it is for this reason that elōs is more broadly effective across a range of skin tones and hair colors. What distinguishes elōs is its joint use of radiofrequency emissions (RF) with IPL emissions.

The IPL and RF energies work in combination to heat the hair shaft and stunt matrix cells in the hair follicle. Matrix cells are the only living part of the hair and are responsible for the production of the keratin polymers and embedding of melanin pigments in the construction of the hair shaft.

IPL frequencies are tailored to be absorbed by melanins in the hair, which consist of two types of modified tyrosine polymers. Eumelanin is dark brown pigment and pheomelanin is more of a yellow pigment.

The combination of these two pigments in different ratios is the foundation for different hair colors and skin tones. Absorption of IPL frequencies by melanins causes a spectral phase shift of the light to the infrared band, which produces heat.

The heat produced is intense, but very brief because the emitted light is a momentary flash and just enough to stun the matrix cells without incurring any damage to the surrounding tissues. The RF emissions work in a different, longer wavelength electromagnetic band range and similarly produce brief, momentary heating.

Collectively, both emissions damage matrix cells in the hair follicle and arrest hair growth, and the addition of RF emissions allows the elōs device to target a broader range of hair and skin types than other IPL devices. However, users should be aware that IPL treatments for permanent hair removal require a longer treatment cycle than professional laser hair removal treatments.

The typical treatment cycle for IPL devices is six to eight weeks, applying a treatment every two weeks with periodic follow-ups over the next six months as maintenance. The reason for this lengthy treatment cycle is connected to how IPL devices work: they only can target hair follicles in a particular state of growth, referred to as anagen phase.

Hair growth is a cyclical process that involves an anagen phase (active hair growth), catagen phase (follicle involution), and telogen phase (mature hair phase). The majority of hair on the body at any given time consists of telogen phase hairs, with this stage in a hair life cycle typically lasting about two to three months and ending when the hair is shed.

Anagen phase hairs will grow at one centimeter per month until they reach their terminal length, then transition to catagen phase hairs for two to three weeks before entering the telogen phase. After hair shedding, the follicle will reenter the anagen phase and begin new hair growth.

IPL requires catching hair follicles during their anagen phase and disabling matrix cells to break the hair growth cycle. This is the reason for repeated treatments and having to wait it out for all the follicles in the treated area to go through a cycle.

Who’s It For?

The Precise Touch is perfect for people who want to permanently remove body hair from small, sensitive areas of the skin. It is intended to treat areas such as the upper lip, neck, and jawline, but will also work well on armpits, the bikini line, and forearms. The bulb of the device has an estimated lifespan of about 150,000 flashes and is estimated to be able to treat about 195,000 square centimeters of skin with a total of 80 treatments.

That number of treatments will provide basically two years of use time before the bulb needs to be replaced. The Precise Touch is also offered in a second-tier, a more expensive model with a bulb lifespan of 300,000 flashes, which will treat approximately 240,000 square centimeters of skin over 150 treatments with an estimated use time of 10 years.

How to use the Precise Touch
The device is extremely easy to operate and does most of the work for you, however, it is recommended that the intended treatment area is shaved prior to using the device. The treatment steps are as follows:

  1. Shave hair from the intended area
  2. Power on the device. The blinking blue light indicators report the energy level (1-3) and the device powers up at energy level 1.
  3. Using the elōs button on the back, you can adjust the energy output to the desired level (it is recommended to start at power level 1 and see if that is adequate for you by doing a small patch test and waiting a day to see if you have any skin reaction).
  4. Place the device on the skin so that the silver faceplate makes contact. This is the RF emitter and the device will not flash if it does not sense contact with the skin.
  5. Slowly glide the device over the area to be treated. The device will flash cyclically as long as it is applied to the skin.
  6. For small, delicate areas like the face, place, and allow to flash once, then remove and reposition (in this mode you will need to treat the area 2-3 times in a session using the device in a stamping motion).

If you have fair hair (blonde, red, or grey), it is recommended to wax or epilate the treatment area before using it. Plucked hairs leave microscopic wounds in the follicle and the light energies will heat the blood left in the base of the follicle, which overcomes the limitations with the low melanin content of the hair.

You will also need to double the number of treatments for results, although the device instructions do not specify this change in the treatment pattern.

Illuminage recommends 7 treatments, one each week, for optimal results (more, if you have fair hair). For treatments of the face, you should treat intended areas 2-3 times weekly.

As for how long a treatment requires in time, both armpits take between 2.5 – 5 minutes to treat, depending on the color and density of the hair shafts. A note about permanent hair removal: It is not really permanent, since hormone changes can stimulate the development of new follicle tissue, but full treatment cycles should keep the skin hair-free for a year or two.

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What We Like About the Illuminage Precise Touch

The Precise Touch is pain-free, very easy to use, and does not weigh much, so it is comfortable to hold and you will not tire after a long treatment session. Many users report positive results after just a few treatments and most users to find that treatment cycles of less than six weeks are completely adequate. Compared with other IPL devices, the Precise Touch is more effective and produces better results in less time.

Among all the positive attributes of the Precise Touch, we feel the biggest advantage of this device compared with other devices on the market is its ability to effectively treat all skin tones (Fitzpatrick Scale I-VI) and affect all colors of hair. The overwhelming majority of IPL device manufacturers cannot make this claim and the Precise Touch has been verified to perform this way through clinical trial validations.

The main difference between the Precise Touch and other IPL devices is its inclusion of RF emissions with light therapy to effectively target hair follicles, regardless of skin tone or hair color.

What We Don’t Like About the Illuminage Precise Touch

Many users complain that the flashes are too bright, however, the product package does contain a set of goggles to address this issue. The goggles are rather dark, however, and many customers find that they cannot see a thing with them on (as an alternative, users can wear sunglasses).

The device is intended for small areas, so attempting to treat any large areas of skin (such as the forearms) takes time and patience. If this is what is desired, Iluminage makes a bigger model for large skin areas (the Touch).

There have been some reports of device failures, but in each case, Iluminage has either repaired or replaced the product. You can also find some unfavorable reviews of the device out there from dissatisfied users who claim the Precise Touch does not work. In these cases, and based on their description of use, it is apparent that the customers do not fully understand how the devices work and the amount of time required for observable results (read the manual!).

PROS

  • Proven in clinical trials to work on all hair, including blonde and red hair
  • FDA and CE certified for safety
  • Comfortable to use and easy to operate
  • Small treatment area (2 square cm) is great for delicate locations (neck, jawline, and upper lip)
  • Fast bulb recharge = fast treatment time
  • Safe for all skin tones (Fitzpatrick Scale I-VI)
  • No skin tone sensor necessary
  • Corded, so no need to charge a battery
  • Uses a combination of IPL and RF energy emissions for safety and reduced skin reaction
  • Built-in UV filter
  • Great customer service from the manufacturer

CONS

  • For lighter hair colors (grey, blonde, red), required epilation prior to treatment lengthens the treatment interval several weeks
  • Not intended for treating large skin areas, such as the legs
  • Instructional materials do not fully explain what permanent hair removal means
  • The manufacturer has discontinued the device (and their other hair removal devices), so supplies are limited

What’s Included?

  • Iluminage Precise Touch
  • Quick start card (other instructional materials are on the packaging box)
  • Power cable with AC/DC power supply (UK Commonwealth style plug)
  • Device stand
  • Goggles with a charcoal tint

Overview Of Features

  • Combined IPL and RF emission treatments
  • A 2-year limited warranty
  • The device is a small size (only 5.7 x 6.1 in; 15 x 15.5 cm)
  • Bulb rated for 150,000 flashes (there is a more-expensive 300,000 flash mode as well)
  • 94% hair reduction in 7 weeks
  • Three power levels

Review Summary

If you are looking to remove hair from sensitive areas of the skin in a permanent and pain-free way but do not want to foot the bill of going to a dermatologist for laser hair removal, the Precise Touch is an excellent means of achieving your goals.

 

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April 29, 2020

Chest Hair Removal 101: What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of It?

Before you dive in… If you want to find out exactly how to deforest any part of your body with amazing results, be sure to check out my notorious guide to hair removal for men!

It seems the trend of showing off a hairy chest has well and truly died, and in its place comes a new wave of men losing it for smooth skin.

The truth of the matter is:

Professional salons all over the world are reporting significant spikes in the number of men coming to have their chest hair removed, and while it used to be something limited mainly to swimmers and metrosexuals, many surmise the recent increase can be attributed to partners asking their man to “clean up”.

Whatever your motivations are, below are the dos and don’ts of at-home chest hair removal for men:

How to get rid of chest hair: The Do’s

1. Chest wax

Waxing has got to be one of the most effective ways to totally remove chest hair, and thanks to the (relatively) smooth regrowth, it’s a much better choice than shaving.

Why?

The chest area is a large one, but with waxing- you can remove the hairs in bulk with a pull of a single wax strip.

As I mentioned earlier, I find hot wax way more effective than the pre prepared strips (although it’s also a lot messier. If you want to keep it simple for the first try I recommend these wax strips from Nad’s), they just seem to have a better grip on the hairs.

Here’s the crux of it:

The hot wax kit (such as this all inclusive set from Genround, the best choice for the pro waxing man IMO) will come with instructions which you should follow closely, but in general the process will be to:

  • heat up the wax in the microwave (or in the electric wax heater that you can purchase as part of the kit) until it’s runny and glue-like
  • stir it with a small wooden spatula (not plastic- it’ll melt), and apply it directly to your skin.
  • Then, gently press a strip of muslin cloth or suitable paper on top of the wax while it’s still runny and hot
  • pat it gently, wait several seconds, and rip it off in the direction opposite your hair growth. And repeat.

Start small! No need to go coating your entire chest all at once. Also, start at a point you think is least sensitive; it can be hard to motivate yourself to go on if you begin with the most sensitive areas.

You can always take an over the counter pain killer half an hour before you start to mitigate some of the discomfort, and a cooling aloe vera gel (or any other kind of soothing lotion) afterwards will take away the after-sting.

Self-waxing can be tricky for first timers:

It’s a good idea to watch some videos first so you can see the correct angle to pull the strips off from. Once you get the technique down though, it’s plain sailing- and results will last a good few weeks.

Bonus points for this one:

Regrowth tends to be far less stubbly than shaving, which makes your chest much more pleasant to the touch when the hairs do start to grow back.

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2. Hair removal cream

Depilatory creams are a great way to tackle chest fur, and offer a pain-free alternative to waxing.

It’s a super simple process:

Simply apply the cream all over the hairy area, and wait no more than the recommended amount of minutes before hopping in the shower and wiping it off.

Cream, hair, the whole shebang.

But you might still be wondering:

How does the regrowth compare with shaving?

Generally, results will last anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks depending on your hair growth, and the texture of the regrowth will be somewhat softer than shaving. My favorite products are the range of Nair Men Hair Removal Creams because they come in a big bottle with a pump head, meaning not only is it cleaner and more convenient to use, but the bigger bottle size also lasts a decent amount of time, even when using it on large areas like the chest.

But be warned:

Hair removal cream is messy business, and usually smells like someone is dissolving a body in a tub of acid.

No, really. This is because the chemicals themselves smell bad to begin with, but when applied to the hairs, it begins a chemical reaction which makes the smell even stronger.

3. Electric trimmer

Trimmers are a brilliant way to keep chest hair in check, but they don’t offer full-on removal.

If you’re going for the more natural look, trimmers are the way to go. Each device will have different settings so you can tailor how long/short a cut you want.

I’m a Braun man myself; the Braun 3010 model is my favorite as it can be used in the shower and it recharges insanely fast.

4. Laser hair removal

Although it can be costly to purchase an at-home laser hair removal machine in the short run (Remington have a great entry level budget-friendly model), it does offer a long term solution to your chest hair woes.

Why?

Treatments can be tailored for total hair removal, or just hair thinning depending on what look you’re going for. It’s usually a low-pain or no-pain process too.

But it’s really important to note:

Your suitability for laser hair removal will depend on your skin pigment and hair color, so it’s important to read up on this before you buy the machine yourself.

5. Epilation

Epilators are a good choice for chest hair removal because they will clear away hair from a large area in a relatively short time frame.

It’s going to sting a bit on the chest, but there are plenty of ways to reduce the pain from epilation if it’s bothering you.

Check out this one from Emjoi, specifically designed for male epilation. Another use for this epilator? For mens pubic hair! (Not gonna lie, though… It hurts!)

The Don’ts

1. Shaving

When it comes to chest hair, shaving is definitely not ideal.

Here’s the truth of the matter:

Results will last a very short period of time, a couple of days at best, and regrowth will be stubbly and sharp to the touch. Shaving also carries increased risk of ingrown hairs, and since chest hairs are usually curly anyway, that risk doubles.

2. Tweezing

With the chest being such a large area, tweezing would be far too time consuming to be an effective method of hair removal.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, there’s really no “best” overall chest hair removing method; but based on this article, you should be able to find the right solution for your own individual needs.

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Got a question? An intimate issue? An epic chest waxing story? I want them all – let me know in the comments below!

 About the author Dave Levitt

Dave is a Brooklyn-based editor with a specific interest in the recent trend of men adopting beauty and self-care routines. It’s not all about the ultra-masculine-packaged, strongly-scented all-purpose shower gels anymore! Modern men are seeking the quality resources to turn to when it comes to skincare, haircare and fashion. Dave’s hard and passionate work is dedicated to building up more resources like that on the web.

April 29, 2020

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin of 2021 – Complete Reviews with Comparison

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin of 2021

If you have sensitive skin, you know how hard it can be to find razor blades that do not cause irritation or outbreaks.

Well, we are to help you find the best safety razor blades for sensitive skin, so you can shave in comfort.

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Comparison Table

Image Product Price
Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
Feather Double Edge Blades
7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades
Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin: Reviews

1. Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

  • checkVery affordable
  • checkDurable
  • checkVery sharp

Here we have an extremely cost-effective option if you need safety razor blades for a very low cost.

Review

What is nice about the Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades is that you get 20 boxes of them, each with 5 blades inside. For under $10, you get a full 100 safety razor blades.

Not only are they very affordable, but they are also quite versatile, as they are designed to fit any double-edged safety razor out there.

The Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades are made out of high-quality steel, and they have a super sharp and smooth cutting edge. These safety razor blades are made to be very durable, plus they do a great job at providing a smooth and close shave, even for very sensitive skin.

Pros

 

  • checkVery affordable
  • checkDurable
  • checkVery sharp
  • checkFit any double-edge safety razor

Cons

 

  • Blade surface may be slightly uneven

2. Feather Double Edge Blades

  • checkExtremely sharp
  • checkVery durable
  • checkPremium steel and platinum

Here we have a slightly more expensive option — these cost around 3 times as much as the previous option. Although, with that being said, the quality is very high.

Review

When you purchase Feather Double Edge Blades, you get 50 double-edge safety razor blades for under $15, which makes them costlier than the option we just looked at. However, the level of quality is very high, as the Feather Double Edge Blades are made with premium stainless steel and feature a platinum coating.

This makes these blades extremely durable and long lasting, not to mention that they have a very smooth and sharp cutting edge.

It’s not hard to get a close shave with these Feather Double Edge Blades, and they are designed to prevent irritation for people who suffer from sensitive skin. It’s a high-quality Japanese safety razor blade that is designed to fit pretty much all double-edge safety razors out there.

Pros

 

  • checkExtremely sharp
  • checkVery durable
  • checkPremium steel and platinum

Cons

 

  • Blades may nick your skin

3. 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

  • checkQuite cost effective
  • checkSharp and durable
  • checkGreat for people with sensitive skin

In terms of the price, the 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades sit in the middle between the two products we looked at, and they come with a high level of quality.

Review

Here, when you purchase the 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, you get a total of 100 blades for under $15, which is pretty darn good if you ask us. Keep in mind that these double edge safety razor blades come from the Gillette brand name and they are made in Russia.

These are made with very high-quality stainless steel, so they won’t rust, and they should be durable enough to last for quite some time to come.

The 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades can be used for most double-edge safety razors, and they are extremely sharp. They provide quite a close shave and they should be good enough to prevent irritation for people who have sensitive skin.

Pros

 

  • checkQuite cost effective
  • checkSharp and durable
  • checkGreat for people with sensitive skin

Cons

 

  • May not receive the right blades

4. MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades

  • checkVery high quality
  • checkSuper sharp
  • checkSmooth and irritation-free

Here we have what is by far the most expensive option so far on our list today, but when it comes down to it, they are most likely the very best.

Review​

The MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades cost just over $10 and you get a total of 10 blades, which means that they cost over $1 per blade, making them by far the priciest option in this review.

With that being said, when it comes to safety razors, Merkur is a world-leading brand that is very reputable. These are made in Germany, and we all know that the Germans make some really high-quality products, such as these MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades.

These are stainless steel blades that are platinum coated, so they are about as durable as can be. They feature a superiorly smooth cutting edge that is very sharp and provides a super close shave without causing irritation.

What’s also nice is that the MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades are compatible with even the cheapest of safety razors.

Pros

 

  • checkVery high quality
  • checkSuper sharp
  • checkSmooth and irritation-free
  • checkWork with most double edge safety razors

Cons

 

  • Comparably expensive

5. Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades

  • checkVery cost effective
  • checkWon’t rust
  • checkQuite sharp

Now we are going back to a much cheaper option, about as cost effective as the first option which we looked at.

Review

When you purchase the Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades, you get a total of 100 blades for around $10, so they are quite affordable. 

They are made with fairly high-quality stainless steel, so they should stay sharp enough for a few shaves, and they won’t rust either.

They feature a cutting edge sharp enough to get a super-close shave, and smooth enough to prevent irritation. They also fit most kinds of double-edge safety razors.

Pros

 

  • checkVery cost effective
  • checkWon’t rust
  • checkQuite sharp

Cons

 

  • Need to be changed fairly often

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Final Verdict

When it comes down to it, although they are much more expensive than any other option on our list, the Merkur safety razors blades are undoubtedly the best option for sensitive skin.

However, all 4 of the other options, although not quite as good, still get the job done, and they are much more cost effective.

 

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April 29, 2020

Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover Review

Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover Review

Are you tired of using subpar razors and trimmers to remove your leg hair? When you have a bad razor, you end up with an uneven shave, hairs left behind, and even cuts.

It’s not comfortable, and of course, waxing is painful, not something which everybody wants to go through.

However, there are some really nice high-quality shavers for women’s legs, and in this article we are going to review one of the best.

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Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover: Review

The Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover is a moderately priced women’s leg hair remover, which can also be used on other body parts. However, keep in mind that this product cannot be used on the armpits.

Who is this product for?

The Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover is designed for any woman who wants to remove leg hair with ease, for a limited cost, and who wants a product that will last.

If you have sensitive skin and a lot of skin contours that are hard to deal with in terms of other normal razors, the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover is a good option for you.

It’s designed for fast, safe, and easy hair removal. It does cost more than your average razor, but it also lasts much longer and is far easier to use as well.

What’s included?

When you purchase the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover, you get a hair remover that features a pivoting head, one that comes complete with 4 gold-plated shaving heads for fast, efficient, and close leg shaving every single time.

Keep in mind that the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover is a rechargeable leg shaver, and it comes with the charging cable and equipment included as well.

Overview of features

The Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover has a good number of features which are worth mentioning.

For one, this is a battery-powered device, which some people may not like, but the fact that you do not have to deal with a power cord is nice because you can use it from anywhere without needing a wall socket, plus there is no cord to get in the way.

On that same note, the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover has a pretty good battery life, and can easily last more than long enough to shave your legs and other areas of your body before it needs to be recharged.

Something else which stands out about this hair remover is that it comes with a head that is designed to work well over the contours of your legs.

You get a total of 4 high-quality gold-plated razor heads which provide a really close shave every time.

When it comes down to it, the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover is probably the next best options next to waxing, one that will provide you with baby-smooth legs. No matter what kind of contours your legs have, it is going to be able to maneuver over them with ease.

The included shaver head, which has 4 razor heads in a square pattern, is designed to last for many shaves, at least 100, or even more. 

There is also the fact that the replacement heads are easy to find and don’t cost all that much, although the cost will start to add up over time.

Something else you might like about the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover is that it comes with a very ergonomic design.

It is made to fit in the palm of your hand with ease, so you can hold it effectively without slipping, and thus you can get an accurate shave without cutting yourself.

What is also pretty cool is that the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover comes with LED lights so you can see exactly what is going on at all times.

Finally, it is made to provide you with a super close shave without risking any cuts, nicks, or irritation.

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Tutorial

There is really not too much to know about using the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover. It is a very simple device.

All you have to do is plug it in, make sure it is charged, use the on/off switch to turn it on, and slowly pull it along your skin to remove all hair.

You don’t need any water or soap, just the hair remover itself. If you notice it getting dull, you will need to replace the shaving head.

Pros

 

  • check4 shaver heads to work with contours
  • checkLong lasting battery life
  • checkErgonomic design to fit in the palm of the hand
  • checkClose and accurate shave every single time

Cons

 

  • Somewhat expensive, especially to replace the head
  • Not the most durable item out there

Alternatives

In case you would like to go with something a little more basic, which does not require any kind of power source, or in other words, if you want a basic cartridge razor, there are some good alternatives you can take a look at.

One such option is the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide razor, and another good option is any product from Venus.

Conclusion

When all is said and done, if you need a good leg shaver, the Finishing Touch Flawless Legs Women’s Hair Remover is a great way to go.

It fits comfortably in your hand, it has good battery life, and it provides you with a really close shave every time.

April 29, 2020

Best Way to Get Rid of Back Hair

Psst! Before you dive in… I just wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss my epic guide to hair removal for men!

At the end of the day, some men (and their women/men) like hair.

Some of them like beards.

Some of them like a good hairy chest.

Some of them even say the little tufts of fur on their man’s knuckles are “cute” (i.e. tolerable).

But when it comes to back hair, it seems society’s general appreciation for the permanent sweater fades- fast.

In waxing salons, a back hair wax for men is the most common male treatment, but back hair removal at home is tricky (that is, if you’re talking an area any further away than your shoulders).

You either need to have a partner prepared to go through one of the least sexy experiences they ever imagined they go through with you, or you need to have the right equipment to do it yourself.

Needs differ greatly from person to person when it comes to deforesting the back:

While some are after total hair removal, many are just looking to manage the growth and reduce its thickness.

Related Reading: How to Get Rid of Stomach Hair?

Below is a rundown of the best ways to get rid of back hair:

4 Best Ways to Get Rid of Back Hair

1. Hair removal cream

This is the most foolproof method of total back hair removal; the only difficulty lies in the application. Obviously it’s best if there’s someone at home who can help you apply it, otherwise you’re looking at a few minutes of contorting and wriggling as you try to apply it all over the hard to reach areas- not impossible, but not exactly easy.

To make it easier for yourself you can invest in a long-armed applicator, such as this Zehui Long Armed Applicator (which also doubles as a massager…because why not).

Expert tip:

Since you’re dealing with such a large surface area, you’re going to want to buy a cream that comes in a big bottle (preferably with a pump head for cleanliness); I usually stick with Nair for Men for this reason.

2. Shaving

…with a really REALLY long razor…no seriously.

Okay, so it’s not the most elegant of solutions, but a long-armed razor will help you reach the middle of your back without pulling a muscle.

If you’ve been wondering how to shave your back alone, look no further than this specifically designed product from BakBlade:

It’s the best I’ve found for the job. The best part about it is how wide the blade is, meaning you can take care of huge areas in a small amount of time.

In truth:

Although shaving isn’t the optimal solution here (mainly because it takes quite some time to do and results are fleeting) it’s still worth mentioning for its cheapness and simplicity.

Read this Article: IPL vs Laser Hair Removal: Which One Should You Choose?

3. Back waxing or epilating

These methods of back hair removal, while long lasting and super effective, are not something that can really be done on your own.

You’re in luck if you’ve got a willing partner; you can even make it into something fun if you get creative.

If you go down this route, kit yourself out with a good quality high speed epilator, or wax strips/hot wax.

4. Laser hair removal

Lasering your back is a brilliant way of either totally removing or reducing your hair growth- depending on what your needs are.

The thing is:

You’re not going to be able to do it solo. If you have a partner willing to help you with your at-home laser hair removal, you’ll find it offers a long term solution.

The Bottom Line?

Men’s hair removal methods vary greatly depending on body part and hair growth patterns, so there’s really no best-overall way to get rid of back hair, but you can choose the best method for you out of shaving, hair removal creams, laser and back waxing. 

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Got a question? A hair removal challenge? A crazy-ass story? I want them all! Give me a shout in the comment section.

 About the author Dave Levitt

Dave is a Brooklyn-based editor with a specific interest in the recent trend of men adopting beauty and self-care routines. It’s not all about the ultra-masculine-packaged, strongly-scented all-purpose shower gels anymore! Modern men are seeking the quality resources to turn to when it comes to skincare, haircare and fashion. Dave’s hard and passionate work is dedicated to building up more resources like that on the web.

February 3, 2020

Waxing Ass Hair: Pros, Cons, Risks and Alternatives

Psst! Before you dive in... I just wanted to make sure that you didn't miss my epic guide to hair removal for men!

Bunghole, backdoor, or just simply- ring; we live in an age where butt-talk has become so commonplace that we don’t even bat an eyelid when our chart singers spout out euphemisms about eating ass.

When it comes to the down-there-hair, very few people’s pelts grow in a perfect little V shape in only the right place.

When we talk about pubic grooming, it’s almost always the, front-end workers who get all the attention, but what about waxing asshair or removing hair from the back-end?

Nobody in the history of manscaping has ever said it better than this Reddit user:

For starters, let’s all breathe a deep sigh of relief in the knowledge that we’re about to go through an entire list of hair removal methods that are infinitely better than just “[grabbing] the hair with toilet paper and [tearing] it out”. 

But let’s first talk about what’s so special about the enchanted valley of arse, and what that means for our hair removal techniques.

Like the rest of your genital area, your skin here is soft and sensitive, even more so because it’s an area that rarely gets exposed to the light of day (only on special occasions, amirite?)

Depending on your hair growth, you could have anything from peach fuzz to a full-on pube forest, and the most suitable technique for you is going to depend on your own needs (and make sure to check out my full article: how to get rid of butt hair).

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the options:

Ass Hair Removal: The Do's

1. Waxing Asshair

What’s the reason waxing ass hair is such an effective solution?

Because it tones down the scratchiness you’d normally experience during the regrowth phase, which you better believe feels like walking around with a piece of coarse sandpaper clenched between your butt cheeks.

That, coupled with the fact that results will last several weeks makes waxing the optimum solution for total butt hair removal.

The only downside?

It’s not an easy angle to manage, but do some stretches first and you’ll get there. Hot waxHot wax or strips will both work well.

2. Trimming

If you’re not ready to go whole hog and wax the thing bald, you can always start by managing the hair growth with a tidy-up trim.

Make sure you invest in a pair of contoured clippers that are designed to hug the curves of the body- something like the the Philips Norelco Bodygroom series.

3. Depilatory cream

Men’s hair removal creams are a popular option for this particular variety of manscaping, thanks to the pain-free process and little-to-no skill requirements needed for a successful outcome.

It’s really as simple as this:

Squeeze out a liberal amount of the depilatory cream and whack in on your crack.

One more thing, before you go getting all excited:

Watch out for the ol’ balloon knot- you don’t want any of this stuff swimming up the channel.

4. Epilator

Yeah, that’s gonna sting.

BUT:

It’ll be just as simple as using a pair of clippers (which you should be able to manage with the help of a mirror and some squats) and results will last several weeks.

The Don'ts

1. Shaving

Although this is the option that many guys go for, shaving causes extremely stubbly regrowth (see sandpaper metaphor above), and comes hand in hand with other issues like ingrown hairs, bumps, and burns.

2. Tweezing

Because, who can actually navigate a pair of tweezers in the mirror to grab a single hair at a time on the backside of your body?

No one I know.

3. Laser hair removal

If you’re delving into the world of home laser hair removal, you need to work precisely and carefully on each individual hair- something you’d never be able to do (unless by some great empowerment from the yogi gods you can look directly at your own arse crack).

What's the Bottom (Lol) Line?

So, what's the best way to deforest your bum? Is waxing asshair really the answer? Well... there’s really no “best” overall solution - but based on this article as well as my full how to get rid of butt hair guide, you should be able to find the right method for your individual needs.

Got a question? An intimate issue? A crazy-ass waxing story? Be sure to share with me in the comments below!

Found this post useful? Don't forget to save it for later on Pinterest!

waxing asshair

 About the author Dave Levitt

Dave is a Brooklyn-based editor with a specific interest in the recent trend of men adopting beauty and self-care routines. It's not all about the ultra-masculine-packaged, strongly-scented all-purpose shower gels anymore! Modern men are seeking the quality resources to turn to when it comes to skincare, haircare and fashion. Dave's hard and passionate work is dedicated to building up more resources like that on the web.

January 30, 2020

Best Electric Razor For Women’s Facial Hair of 2021 – Complete Reviews with Comparisons

Best Electric Razor For Women’s Facial Hair of 2021

As a woman, if you have facial hair, chances are that you want to remove it ASAP. However, while there are lots of facial shaving products for men, for women, it is a different story, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.

Today we are here to help you find the best electric razor for women’s facial hair.

Related Reading: Best Electric Razor For Sensitive Skin of [year] – Complete Reviews with Comparisons

Comparison Table

Image Product Price
Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator
Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator
Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women
Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women
Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor
Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator

Best Electric Razors For Women’s Facial Hair: Reviews

1. Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator

Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator

  • checkErgonomic design
  • checkEfficient hair removal
  • checkVery easy to use
  • checkNever worry about battery life

This is a very easy-to-use and highly affordable electric razor, technically an epilator, which can be used to remove facial and leg hair, and everything in between.

Review

The Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator is a corded machine, so you never have to worry about battery life. It can remove hairs as short as 0.5 mm.

Keep in mind that this particular option is designed for dry use; when you use it to remove hair, your skin should be dry. , technically it’s not a razor because it has a whole lot of miniature tweezers which pull the hair out.

It might be slightly uncomfortable at times, but it should not hurt too much, and hair gets removed at the root for long-lasting smoothness.

Pros

 

  • checkErgonomic design
  • checkEfficient hair removal
  • checkVery easy to use
  • checkNever worry about battery life

Cons

 

  • May be slightly painful at times

2. Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women

  • checkExtremely close shave
  • checkPivoting head
  • checkErgonomic design

If you need a compact, efficient, and close shaving facial hair trimmer, the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer is a great product, not to mention that it comes at about half the price of the previous option.

Review

The Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer is an easy-to-use product, as it features a very sleek and ergonomic design that is comfortable to hold and use for a prolonged period. It is also compact enough to fit into any small purse or bag for those quick touch-ups on the go.

Furthermore, the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer features very fine and sharp razor blades which easily remove even the shortest and most stubborn of hairs with relative ease. Another bonus is that it is designed for sensitive skin, so it should not cause breakouts, plus it comes with a pivoting head to help make its use a bit easier.

With the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer, you can easily follow the contours of your face for a super close shave every time.

Pros

 

  • checkExtremely close shave
  • checkPivoting head
  • checkErgonomic design
  • checkSmall and portable
  • checkAffordable

Cons

 

  • Limited battery life
  • Limited durability

3. Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women

  • checkIdeal for bikini area and face
  • checkHypoallergenic razor blades
  • checkComb guard with several length settings

This is another very affordable trimmer — the Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women — which can be used for the arms, body, face, legs, and more.

Review

The Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women is a trimmer designed for sensitive skin, one which should never cause irritation of any kind. The razor blades are hypoallergenic.

Moreover, it comes with really sharp blades that make it easy to get close to the skin to remove those stubborn hairs, all without cutting you. It comes with a blade guard comb attachment, so you can choose different lengths if desired, but of course this comb can be removed to directly expose the blades for the closest shave possible.

The comb is designed to allow you to shave or trim your bikini area and choose the length of hair that suits you best. More or less, it allows you to do a bit of woman-scaping, and also allows you to get a clean facial shave too.

Pros

 

  • checkIdeal for bikini area and face
  • checkHypoallergenic razor blades
  • checkComb guard with several length settings
  • checkLightweight

Cons

 

  • No way to sharpen or replace blade
  • May pull hair a bit

4. Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor

  • checkVery ergonomic
  • checkMoisturizing strip
  • check1 head for shaving and 1 for trimming

This is a very simple battery operated model from Schick is a lot like a normal razor, but happens to come with some extras.

Review​

The Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor features dual shaving heads, one on each end. One of the shaving heads is a basic 5-blade razor which you can use to get a super close shave on your face, legs, armpits, and anywhere in between.

This side comes with a moisturizing strip to help those hairs come out with ease, and to help stop irritation.

The other end features an electric trimmer that is totally waterproof, great for the bikini area, and allows you to remove the blade guard for an extra close shave. The Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor is very ergonomically designed and easy to hold, even when wet, so it doesn’t slip and cut you.

Pros

 

  • checkVery ergonomic
  • check1 head for shaving and 1 for trimming
  • checkMoisturizing strip to prevent irritation

Cons

 

  • Very limited battery life

5. Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator

  • checkVery long lasting smoothness
  • checkCan be used for all sorts of body ports
  • checkWet and dry use

This hair removal epilator from Braun is a more expensive option, but it is a product that is more versatile than the other products we have reviewed.

Review

The Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator is a very high-end epilator designed to remove women’s hair from the face all the way down to the legs. It comes with a variety of high-quality tweezing heads which pull hair out at the roots for long lasting smoothness, plus there is virtually no pain either.

The Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator can be used dry, or you can use it wet in the shower. It’s more than durable enough to do so.

It even comes with a plethora of attachments with a variety of functions.

Pros

 

  • checkVery long lasting smoothness
  • checkCan be used for all sorts of body ports
  • checkBot painful
  • checkWet and dry use

Cons

 

  • Very expensive

Final Verdict

If you want really long-lasting results, an epilator like the Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator is the best way to go; however, if you want something more cost effective, the Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator is a good option too.

If you want to shave your face and trim your bikini area, the Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women. If you are looking for an affordable and basic electric razor, either of the other options are fine as well.

January 30, 2020

Best Electric Razor For Sensitive Skin of 2021 – Complete Reviews with Comparisons

Best Electric Razor For Sensitive Skin of 2021

Shaving when you have sensitive skin is not fun, because it can end up being quite painful, but with the right razor, you might be able to avoid this issue.

We are here to help you find the best electric razor for sensitive skin. Let’s get right to it!

Related Reading: Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin of [year]– Complete Reviews with Comparison

Comparison Table

Image Product Price
Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver
Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer
Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer
Braun Electric Razor for Men
Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700

Best Electric Razors For Sensitive Skin: Reviews

1. Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver

  • checkVery close shave
  • checkGood for sensitive skin
  • checkGood battery life

If you are tired of skin irritation occurring after shaving, you might want to check out the Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver.

Review

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver provides you with synergized shaving foil and blades which work together to provide you with a very close and clean shave. And yes, these are designed to help minimize skin irritation.

It’s a very smooth shave, and it should really never cut your skin or pull at your hair.

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver charges fully in an hour, and has a long-lasting battery for long-term use, even if you can’t charge it for a few days.

The active lift trimmer is ideal for getting hairs that otherwise would be missed, plus the foil shaver cuts as close as 0.05 mm, which is about as good as it gets.

Pros

 

  • checkVery close shave
  • checkGood for sensitive skin
  • checkGood battery life

Cons

 

  • Replacement foil is pricey and hard to find

2. Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer

  • checkGreat for sensitive skin
  • checkGreat for trimming and edging
  • checkLong lasting blade

Here we have another great option for anybody who suffers from sensitive skin, and doesn’t need the closest shave.

Review

The Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer is not designed like a traditional razor in the sense that it is not made to provide a super close or clean shave, but rather to provide you with a good trim.

You can still achieve a short length, but it doesn’t get too close to your skin, which helps avoid irritation. It’s a nice option because you can trim any length of hair with it, and it won’t cause irritation.

The replaceable OneBlade lasts for up to 4 months, which is impressive, but replacements are not cheap. The blade is dual sided; however, with the other side being great for edging and styling.

The click-on combs are another nice addition. What does need to be said is that this razor takes 8 hours to charge and only has a 45 minute runtime on a full charge, which is not great.

Pros

 

  • checkGreat for sensitive skin
  • checkGreat for trimming and edging
  • checkLong lasting blade

Cons

 

  • Battery life is not great
  • Replacement blade is pricey

3. Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer

  • checkClean shave
  • checkPrevents irritation
  • checkFlexible

If it’s a really close and clean shave you are looking for, but don’t want to suffer from skin irritation, the Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer might be a good option for you.

Review

The Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer comes with 3 super sharp nano-tech blades combined with a foil which provides about as close a shave as humanly possible.

The foil and blades are designed in a way in which they get as close to your skin as possible, but they won’t cause irritation like other razors do. Moreover, it also comes with a small pop-up trimmer that is ideal for edging and contouring.

Also, the Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer features a flexible pivoting head, so it glides smoothly, gets into all of the nooks and crannies, and helps prevent irritation.

What’s also nice is that it features a fairly decent battery life, plus it has an illuminated LCD display to inform you of the current battery status.

Pros

 

  • checkSuper close and clean shave
  • checkPrevents irritation
  • checkFlexible and pivoting head

Cons

 

  • Wet shaving takes a long time

4. Braun Electric Razor for Men

  • checkGreat battery life
  • checkFlexible head
  • checkClean shave

If you have a bit of extra cash to spend and you are looking for a very high-quality electric razor, the Braun Electric Razor for Men is one a product to look into.

Review​

The Braun Electric Razor for Men has an awesome 8-direction comfort-flex head, so it always stays really close to your skin, making it easy to get into all of the nooks and crannies, and deal with all of the contours of your face.

This helps it stay close to your skin, which combined with the foil shaver head provides a super close shave.

The foil is designed so that it gets close to your skin, but does not pull or tug at hair, and it won’t cut you either. It is a pretty good option if you have sensitive skin.

What’s also nice about the Braun Electric Razor for Men is that it only takes 1 hour to charge and can last for up to 50 minutes on a single charge.

Pros

 

  • checkGreat battery life
  • checkVery flexible head
  • checkClean shave
  • checkGood for sensitive skin

Cons

 

  • Quite expensive

5. Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700

  • checkPivoting head
  • checkWet and dry shaving
  • checkVarious speed settings

Here we have another fairly pricey yet high-quality option, one that is fantastic for getting a close shave, even with very sensitive skin.

Review

The Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700 has 3 shaving heads with precision blades, and each of the 3 heads can move in 8 directions, so you can easily get a close shave no matter the shape and contours of your face.

This is a wet and dry electric shave system, so you can wet and dry shave with it.

Moreover, it also comes with a speed adjustment feature, so you can choose the speed that works best for you. It comes with a digital interface to inform you of battery life, although the battery life here is not outstanding.

Pros

 

  • checkAwesome pivoting head
  • checkWet and dry shaving
  • checkGet a really close shave
  • checkVarious speed settings

Cons

 

  • Included accessories are lackluster

Final Verdict

When it comes down to it, it’s really a matter of personal preference. One thing to consider is the price of course, but what is hard to judge is which one of these is right for you.

Sensitive skin is a tough issue to deal with, but at the end of the day, we think that the best option here for sensitive skin is probably the Braun Electric Razor for Men, although it is a bit pricey.

January 29, 2020

Best Hard Wax of 2021 – Complete Reviews with Comparisons

Best Hard Wax of 2021

Are you tired of shaving and shaving, and then shaving some more? If so, it might be time to get some hard wax and a wax heater so you can do your waxing at home.

Let’s get right to it and take a look at some of the best available hard waxes.

Looking for the Best Waxing Kit? My Top 10

Comparison Table

Image Product Price
Lansley Hard Wax Beans
GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax
KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans
Kotamu Waxing Kit
Yovanpur Wax Beans

Best Hard Wax: Reviews

1. Lansley Hard Wax Beans

  • checkCost effective
  • checkDesigned to reduce pain
  • checkComes with aloe

If you need wax for your eyebrows, back, arms, and anything in between, these Lansley slow cooling wax beans might be right for you.

Review

The Lansley Hard Wax Beans use a special method where they do not get too hot and they also cool slowly, which should help to reduce the pain associated with waxing. 

Make no mistake, waxing is going to hurt a bit no matter what, but as far as the level of pain goes, Lansley Hard Wax Beans are better than most options.

What you might also like about these Lansley Hard Wax Beans is that they have Aloe Vera in them, which helps to soothe the skin, both during and after waxing, which also helps to reduce pain and irritation.

These Lansley Hard Wax Beans are ideal for both large and small areas, plus it’s fine for both coarse and fine hair. This wax is compatible with any wax warmer, and it’s much more cost effective than going to a salon.

Pros

 

  • checkCost effective
  • checkDesigned to reduce pain
  • checkComes with aloe

Cons

 

  • Unclear instructions

2. GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax

  • checkDesigned for Brazilian bikini waxing
  • checkIdeal for coarse hair
  • checkIdeal for delicate areas

If you need body wax for hair waxing, and you want something that is cost effective, works with any wax warmer, and is good for fairly sensitive skin, this GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax might be a good option for you.

Review

GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax is designed to work with any wax warmer. Simply use the little tool to add as much to any wax warmer as you need, heat it up, and you are ready to wax.

What is nice about this GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax is that it features a strip-free formula, which makes it ideal for delicate and sensitive areas, such as for Brazilian bikini waxing.

GiGi Brazilian Body Hard Wax is designed for extreme Brazilian waxing. It’s designed for delicate areas with coarse hair, and yes, it works quite well.

One thing to understand is that wax is quite sticky and can be a bit hard to remove at times.

Pros

 

  • checkDesigned for Brazilian bikini waxing
  • checkIdeal for coarse hair
  • checkIdeal for delicate areas

Cons

 

  • Can be very sticky

3. KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans

  • checkFast melting and easy to remove
  • checkSticks to coarse hair
  • checkLarge quantity for a low price

If you need a good option for bikini waxing, these KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans might also be a good choice.

Review

Something that stands out about these KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans is that they come at a very reasonable price. A single bag of these hard wax beans should be enough for a full 40 bikini waxes.

Although these KoluaWax Hard Wax Beans are specifically designed for bikini waxing, they are also ideal for any area of the body that has coarse hair, whether the legs, back, arms, or anywhere in between.

The special formula is designed to stick to your hair, but not to your skin, and it even comes with quite a nice fragrance, which is more than can be said for most other hard waxes.

It melts quickly, it pulls off clean, and it works for pretty much anywhere except for the face.

Pros

 

  • checkFast melting and easy to remove
  • checkSticks to coarse hair but not to skin
  • checkLarge quantity for a low price

Cons

 

  • Some people do not like the scent
  • Not ideal for smooth and fine hair

4. Kotamu Waxing Kit

  • checkComes with a wax warmer
  • checkIdeal for small and medium size areas
  • checkIncludes aloe vera for soothing

If you need a good all-inclusive waxing kit, this Kotamu Waxing Kit is a good choice. It doesn’t cost too much, it comes with 4 bags of hard wax beads, and it comes with the wax warmer included as well.

Review​

The Kotamu Waxing Kit comes with 4 small bags of hard wax beads, and they are ideal for waxing small- and medium-size areas of the body, although this is not the best for very large areas, as it just does not come with all that much wax.

However, the wax which is included is designed to remove both fine and coarse hair with relative ease, and it should only stick to hair, not to your skin.

What is also nice about this Kotamu Waxing Kit, is that the included wax also has aloe vera incorporated, which means that it helps to soothe your skin both during and after waxing, and therefore helps to reduce the pain and irritation associated with it.

The included wax warmer is not the best in the world, but it works well enough for basic use.

Pros

 

  • checkComes with a wax warmer
  • checkIdeal for small and medium size areas
  • checkIncludes aloe vera for soothing

Cons

 

  • Not much wax included
  • Not ideal for larger areas

5. Yovanpur Wax Beans

  • checkSimple and fast
  • checkCan be removed by hand
  • checkNatural

If you need a cost effective option in terms of hard wax, these Yovanpur Wax Beans are another selection for you to consider.

Review

One thing which we like about the Yovanpur Wax Beans is that they are natural wax beans with all-natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals.

What’s also cool about these wax beans is that the wax melts really fast so you can get to work right away, plus, when it comes time to remove it, the wax can be easily peeled away by hand.

Although, what does need to be said is that this does nothing to reduce pain.

Pros

 

  • checkSimple and fast
  • checkCan be removed by hand
  • checkNatural

Cons

 

  • A bit painful

Final Verdict

At the end of the day, all of these options are somewhat similar, but if you don’t already have a wax heater, we would recommend the Kotamu Waxing Kit.

Other than that, if you would like a very cost-effective option, either the Yovanpur Wax Beans or the Lansley Hard Wax Beans are ideal.

January 1, 2020

How to Get Rid of Stomach Hair?

Psst! Before you dive in... I just wanted to make sure that you didn't miss my epic guide to hair removal for men!

Much like chest hair, the trend of removing stomach hair has become much more mainstream recently. That's probably why there are lots of men are trying to find out a good way on how to get rid of stomach hair without shaving.

Many say it makes them feel cleaner and more groomed, while others do so because it can make abs look more defined. It’s also a common practice for sportspeople.

Generally, the same goes for removing stomach hair as it does for chest hair, so I’ll keep this brief:

How to Get Rid of Stomach Hair without Shaving: the Do's

1. Waxing

If you want to totally remove your stomach hair, waxing either with strips or a hot wax kit is a good way to go.

Why?

Long-lasting results and finer regrowth make it a favorable choice over shaving, and you can treat a large area like the stomach in a relatively short amount of time (half an hour on average).

2. Hair removal cream 

Another total hair removal method that will serve to effectively clear away unwanted stomach hair is depilation.

Here’s why:

Depilatory cream will quickly melt away your stomach hairs with zero pain, and because the skin on your stomach isn’t hugely sensitive (when compared with other parts of the body) you should be able to use it there without any adverse effects (as long as you follow the instructions).

Below is a short video about how to remove stomach hair using hair removal cream:

3. Epilation

Not going to lie:

It’s going to hurt on the stomach area. But if you can put up with the pain, you’ll set yourself up for a hair free stomach area for several weeks. Make sure you use a good quality epilator with multiple speed functions (it may seem counter-intuitive but the higher the speed the less it will hurt).

4. Laser hair removal

Whether it’s total body hair removal or just ‘thinning’ that you’re going for, laser hair removal is the most permanent at-home option for stomach hair removal.

Once you’re happy to fork out the initial investment for a good quality machine and take the time to learn to use it, it’s the most effective long-term method for stomach hair removal you can find.

You probably know what I’m going to say next, just make sure that your skin and hair are within the suitable category for laser treatment first.

5. Electric trimmers

If you’re not too concerned about being totally hairless, electric trimmers are a fool-proof way to tame your stomach hair without completely removing it.

The best part is this:

You also spare your skin from irritation as the blades won’t come into direct contact with it, so no rashes, bumps, or ingrown hairs afterwards.

Best Way to Remove Stomach Hair: the Don'ts

1. Shaving

Stubbly regrowth and prickly to touch?

Not ideal for the stomach area, and doesn’t look good either.

Plus results are so fleeting, it’s barely worth the time it takes to do so.

2. Tweezing

Unless you’ve only got a couple of hairs on your belly (in which case, tweeze away) you’d probably read Ulysses faster than the time it would take you to pluck all the hairs from your stomach area.

The Bottom Line

So... how to get rid of stomach hair without shaving? Which way is the best? Well... there’s really no “best” overall answer - but based on this post, you should be able to find the right solution for your own individual needs.

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 About the author Dave Levitt

Dave is a Brooklyn-based editor with a specific interest in the recent trend of men adopting beauty and self-care routines. It's not all about the ultra-masculine-packaged, strongly-scented all-purpose shower gels anymore! Modern men are seeking the quality resources to turn to when it comes to skincare, haircare and fashion. Dave's hard and passionate work is dedicated to building up more resources like that on the web.