The Basics of Hair Removal Wax for Men: What Do You Need to Know?

The Basics of Hair Removal Wax for Men: What Do You Need to Know?

Have you ever told yourself that there has to be a better way to maintain your manscape than shaving every two days?  If so, you were right!

With the global rise in personal care awareness, it’s really no wonder that men are considering types of personal care that had been previously left to their female friends and colleagues. 

One of those hot new trends in personal care is hair removal wax for men, but is waxing a good solution for you?  Let’s dive in and explore some of the options and how your personal care regimen might benefit by adding waxing to your routine.


Manscaping is not a new trend. No, unless you and your partner are specifically into the wild and wooly look, it’s pretty much established that men, gay or straight, should consider some type of body hair maintenance routine. 

The trend in exactly how far that routine takes you, however, is a-changing’.

While full-body waxing is something that women have practiced, guilt-free, for some time, men have been, generally speaking, late to the party. True, gay men have been enjoying the benefits of waxing for a while, but is waxing really en vogue for all men?  

In a word: absolutely.

No, really! Waxing, even full-body waxing, has become a hot ticket item for men from all walks of life. In fact, some salons even report that nearly half of their Brazilian clients are men getting bro-zilians.

If you’re a fellow fact-thusiast, you might find this article about the origins of the Brazilian wax to be of interest.


The full-body wax may not be your thing. That’s ok. You can still enjoy the benefits of a fresh wax without having all your body hair removed.

If you are down for the smooth look, however, no one is judging. The bro-zilian has become popular in recent years for a reason. 

Men who have tried it, rave about the look, feel, and perks of taking it all off. Not to mention the fact that waxing is superior to shaving for its longer-lasting results and the added bonus that when the hair does grow back in, it’s soft as opposed to prickly, like it is after a shave.

A thought to consider: sensitive skin with the hair removed is much more easily-accessed than it was in its pre-depilated state…just saying.

If the bro-zilian is something that you are considering, you might find the perspective of another bruh who gave it a try an interesting, vicarious exploration of the experience.

Bro-zilian or just a little off the top, waxing is definitely the new gold standard in men’s hair removal methods.


So, what areas of the body CAN you wax?

Well, that’s really up to you!  The common areas of men’s hair removal are shoulders, back, armpits, stomach, and below the belt. 

It doesn’t have to stop there, though, for swimmers, bodybuilders, and other athletes who are accustomed to shaving arms and legs, guess what? You can wax those, too.

If you’re a newbie and are not up for stripping down for a stranger to begin ripping out your hair, you might want to try an at-home wax. Who knows, you might even turn it into an intimate evening with your partner, once you’ve gotten over the initial jitters.

If you opt to try hair removal wax at home, it’s important to choose the wax that is appropriate for your particular hair type. (Yes, there are different types of hair that best-benefit from different types of waxes, but never fear.


When deciding on a hair removal wax, as Indy taught us, we must choose wisely! As with any personal care product, it’s important that you remember you are putting this on the largest organ in your body: your skin.

Since the personal care industry has experienced such a boom lately, and since, with the outbreak of COVID-19, folks are looking for at-home options for many activities they once enjoyed out-and-about, the interest in and variety of self-applied self-care options is ever-increasing. 

How do you know which one is right for you?

When you look at all the wine goblets calling out, “Indy, pick me!”, consider the formulation of the product (is it specifically made for men’s hair removal, and is it chemically-based or all-natural) as well as the ethics of the manufacturer (is the product tested on animals, and is it eco-conscious).  


Don’t panic. You are not about to see the depilation equivalent of a pictorial weight loss journey on social media. There are just a few things that you should know before and after your waxing experience.

You have likely been told horror stories of the pain of getting waxed or the troublesome ingrown hairs that came in after, right? 

Don’t let the naysayers keep you from giving it a try. After all, there are some definite things that you can do, both before and after your wax, to help ensure the best experience possible, whatever you decide to wax.