How To Get Rid of Chest Hair

Man ready to shave chest hair with razor
Guys, if your front side is matted down with hair so thick that even you can't run your fingers through it, then your chest hair has got to go. In small amounts, it's okay. But excessive chest hair is definitely a turn-off. Follow these tips on how to get rid of chest hair and keep the ladies looking your way.

Step 1

Shave it. The fastest way to get rid of chest hair is to shave it off. Depending on the length of your hair, you may need to run your clippers over your furry front first in order to cut away some of the bulk of your chest hair. But when it's short enough, a sharp razor is all that you'll need in order to rid your chest of excess hair. Keep in mind that this method only lasts for a few days before your chest hair will start to grow back in, so consider the following options for longer-lasting results.

Step 2

Pluck it. Though time-consuming, you could also consider plucking your chest hair. If you only have a few hairs to take care of, grab a pair of tweezers and get rid of your chest hairs one by one.

Step 3

Wax it. This is probably the most painful way to get rid of chest hair, but it is definitely the fastest. With one simple swipe of wax followed by one quick tug at the waxing cloth, your chest will be hair-free. Granted, you'll be left with a rather red spot that won't be too attractive for the next few hours. (And it might even cause your chest to bleed if you pulled too harshly or your hair follicles are thick). But in a day, your waxed chest will be gloriously shiny and smooth. Waxing tends to last for about 2-3 weeks before chest hair starts to grow back in.

Step 4

Use a depilatory cream. Another popular (and less painful) way to remove chest hair is to use a depilatory cream. A product such as Nair is a topical cream that you apply all over the hairy part of your chest. Leave it on your hair for the required amount of time, and then just wash or wipe it away. This method doesn't smell the greatest, so be prepared to shower afterwards. But it removes the chest hair right from the root, so your chest hair will be gone for a few weeks.

Step 5

Try laser hair removal or electrolysis.  More permanent methods exist to get rid of chest hair for good. You can consider laser hair removal or electrolysis. Either method destroys chest hair by the roots, progressively working to stop hair growth. Keep in mind that even this permanent method of chest hair removal requires a few trips to your local salon to have the procedure done. And it's not cheap. Each treatment will be a few hundred dollars, and there's no telling how many procedures you'll need to have done before you get the results you were hoping for. But if you've got the money and the time to invest, this method is by far the most effective way to get rid of chest hair forever.


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