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Ack! What to Do About Unwanted Back Hair

Guys, this may or may not apply to you, but it is a common enough issue that warrants a conversation. Back hair. You may love it and think of it as a sign of manliness (after all, it can be caused by a high level of testosterone) or you may hate it. Or you may be somewhere in between and just wish maybe you had less of it.

There are ways to eliminate or lessen back hair that can be a part of your hygiene routine, right along with brushing your teeth and keeping your tongue clean with your TUNG Brush and Gel.

Laser- for the long term but not for everyone

If you want to eliminate your back hair for up to several years, you might consider a series of laser treatments. The beams of light destroy the hair follicles over the course of the treatment, but keep in mind this process is expensive and not every skin tone can tolerate it, so be sure to consult with a professional before you consider it.

Head to the salon for sugar or wax

One of the more common ways guys today are addressing back hair is to go to a salon to have a sugar paste or wax applied for hair removal. The good news? This method can last for a month and is not over-the-top expensive. The bad news? It is not for anyone with extremely sensitive skin or a very low pain tolerance! If you do choose to have your back hair stripped at a salon, just be sure to use a good anti-bacterial body wash afterwards to get rid of any product residue.

Depilatory cream – how agile are you?

If you are feeling limber, or if you have someone to help you, you might consider the use of a depilatory cream. After five minutes or so, you (or your assistant) can wipe off the cream, right along with the hair, and you won’t see re-growth for several days. But word to the wise – these creams contain chemicals that could be stinging to sensitive skin, so many suggest a patch test to see how your body reacts.

Shaving – it’s not just for your face

There are special razor handles that are made to help you shave your own back. But remember that your back is sensitive. Be sure to use an exfoliating scrub on your back to prevent ingrown hairs from developing and use a good shaving cream to help protect your skin. Until you get the knack of it, you may irritate your back, so be sure to have a soothing aftershave balm on hand.

Let nature take its course

The last alternative, of course, is to do nothing. If it’s good enough for Magnum, 007 and Wolverine, why not?😉



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