Health & Fitness
Do Depilatories For Men Work?
In an effort to alleviate the pain and scarring that accompanies traditional shaving, depilatory creams were introduced to women decades ago. In recent years, more products have been geared towawrds men's shaving needs.
Depilatories are available in gels, creams, or lotions and work by dissolving the protein structure of the hair, causing it to separate easily from the skin surface. This means no razor blade and no skin bruising.
With any depilatory, it is important to read and follow the manufacturer's directions. You should test the cream on a small portion of your body (preferrably the wrist) to check for allergic reaction and sensitivity.
When used properly, depilatories can be an effective shaving solution for black men who often have much coarser, thicker hair than men of other ethnicities. Chopping off the ends of coarse hair with razor blades can create ingrown hairs which cause unsightly, painful razor bumps.
A depilatory is the shaving solution of choice for professional bodybuilders who worry about bruising or slicing their skin before competitions. It is also a quick-fix for military men who are often required to shave daily and wish to avoid skin irritation from sharp blades.
Is a depilatory shave right for you? It depends on your skin and hair. Though most men use depilatories without issue, consult a dermatologist if you experience skin burn or other irritations.
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