December 26, 2018

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 places, and when we talk about pubic grooming, it’s almost always the, erm, front-end workers who get all the attention.

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 Ass Hair

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 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 ass hair 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!

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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.