Hirsute Fashion For Men
Are you hirsute? What is that you exclaim, some deadly disease? No hirsute means that you have a lot of body hair. The more hirsute you are the more body hair you have. Some men are so hirsute that they have body hair literally all over their bodies, growing like a jungle which may make them look somewhat like a Grisly bear. Whether this look is pleasing or not is really a matter of personal taste.
This is similar to the straight hair versus curly hair dilemma. Those who have straight hair may want to go get a perm to curl it up and those that have curly hair may takes extra pains to straighten it out.
It seems like the grass is always greener on the other side. If you want more body hair than you have, short of taking hormones, there is little you can do about it. If you are excessively hairy and you don't like it, there are many things you can do to get rid of it from the simple shaving it off, to using chemical creams that remove it, to using waxing techniques to rip it out by the roots, to having it permanently removed by laser treatment. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of these methods.
Take shaving for example. If you are shaving areas of your body that are not as frequently shaved as your face, such as your arms, chest, legs or pubic area, you should expect a skin reaction if you try to use a razor and shaving cream. This skin reaction may come as little red bumps that show up after you shave and may be even more unsightly than if you left the hair alone and did not try to shave it. Also you can create a problem with in-grown hair by shaving areas that are not used to being shaved. If you skin is especially sensitive you may do better by using an electric razor.
These are less likely to cause a rash reaction or create the problem of ingrown hair, but the shave may not be very close and you will see the hair return to the area very quickly in the matter of only a day or so. You may wish to try the chemical depilatory method instead. This is where you use a hair removal cream, spread it on the area, wait the recommended time, then scrap it off , then wash it off and that removes the hair. It is possible to have an allergic reaction to these chemical creams and they have a very distinctive and not very pleasant odor, that seems to linger even after you have washed it off.
If you are courageous you can try waxing. Waxing is a simple concept in process and yet painful in application. Basically you heat up a can of skin wax in a pan of warm water until it is goopy, apply the warmed wax to the area, let it cool, then hold your breath, and rip it off your skin, pulling all the hair out by the roots at the same time.
This is not pleasant and you may even see tiny spots of blood where the hair was pulled out. If you try this method it is best to do small areas at a time, until you get used to the procedure. The advantage of waxing is rash reactions are less likely and the hair does not grow back for a much longer time, although it will eventually grow back. For permanent hair removal you need a laser procedure, which works great and is painless. The only downside is that it is expensive.