Growth of Unwanted Facial Hair
Many men and women struggle with unwanted facial hair, most often within the upper lip and chin area. Facial hair growth varies from person to person and can be linked to hormonal imbalances, genetics and age. Facial hair on the neck can be a difficult area to manage due to the prominence of the hair, even with a light growth.
Genders without a stout beard growth still often find managing their neck hair to be tricky. Removing these hairs may be necessary due to the sheer visibility, especially in intimate settings. Grooming habits of individuals should be altered to suit the growing demand for clear skin on reflectors.
Benefits of Waxing to Remove Neck Hair
Man-scaping isn’t something words associated with the male psyche, however done properly it can make all the difference when it comes to grooming. The benefits of waxing the neck are quite extensive.
When waxing, the hair is removed internally as well as externally. So as well as the hair being removed from the surface, the root itself is also being pulled from the follicle. This process helps to weaken the hair structure, and over extended periods can lead to reduced hair growth.
The results are straight away, the waxing session should take no longer than 15 minutes and will leave the area free of hairs, smooth and exfoliated.
Waxing can also be used on other areas of the face, such as the upper lips, jawlines and chin area.
How to Prepare for Waxing Your Neck Beard
The area needs to be assessed prior to waxing. As the neck and face are delicate areas, a sensitivity test should be completed, this consists of a patch test using a waxing wand on a small area of the neck to determine any reactions.
Shaving the area prior to the treatment is not recommended as this may cause a reaction in addition to stubble which will present an issue.
The skin should be kept clean of oils, makeup and moisturiser prior to the treatment. There are specialised wax strips available for this area. Although waxing can be beneficial, people with sensitive skin have a greater risk of developing allergic reaction and skin irritation.
Adverse Effects of Waxing
When not carried out properly waxing can bring a number of side effects, some which are quite serious. With waxing the skin has a greater risk of becoming red, itchy and blemished. Inflamed folliculitis is one of the most common after effects of waxing.
The risk of scarring becomes most prominent in this area. The hair follicles are removed rapidly during the waxing process, and the new hairs that replace them may do so at an irregular angle. This is then exaggerated once the hair regrows, and your neck could develop a scarred look.
Scars formed through waxing may take a considerable amount of time to heal, and using sunscreen on the neck is highly recommended.
Managing Facial Hair without Waxing
Although waxing is often the smoothing way to remove hair from the neck and face, it’s not the only way to do so. For those with a delicate skin, there are other options to consider.
Threading follows a similar process of removal as waxing, in a more traditional manner. Hairs are removed individually, much like plucking would, but one by one instead of a mass of hairs. This is an ideal technique for those sensitive to wax and can be used to shape the hairline along the jawline.
Given that the neck is such a delicate area it may be worth going down the natural route by removing excess hair with a razor. This method is not as strong, as waxing and threading, as the hairs are simply removed from the surface and not from the root.
Pros and Cons to Waxing Your Neck Hair
Waxing can help achieve with clear skin with a smooth finish. It removes the hair from the root, which helps to slow down the re-growth. But the process could be painful and requires a good aftercare routine.
Waxing is not the only option available for those who are looking for an effective removal technique for their neck hair. Shaving and threading are much gentler and have fewer risks involved.
It is important to weigh up the pros and cons before deciding on which technique to opt for. Any decision should be based on the preferences of the individual getting the wax, their cost parameters, and the sensitivity of their skin. For those willing to put in the hard work, waxing can be an effective way to remove unwanted neck hair.