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Do women like chest hair? Here's why trimming your chest hair beats any other grooming technique

Updated on March 22, 2012

Do women like chest hair, is a question that really doesn't have one straightforward answer. Whether or not your girlfriend will like chest hair boils down to her individual preference. Despite the fact that there is no rule of thumb for you guys, there are a few things you should know about chest hair before you start ripping out those follicles from their roots. Let's find out whether you should shave, wax, trim or do nothing about your chest hair and leave your chest hair just the way it is.

Hugh Jackman is living proof that chest hair on men, in the right amount of course, looks sexy and hot as hell. Notice the Tiger Line? Read on and find out if your girl will like your chest hair or not.
Hugh Jackman is living proof that chest hair on men, in the right amount of course, looks sexy and hot as hell. Notice the Tiger Line? Read on and find out if your girl will like your chest hair or not.

1) Do women like men who shave their chest hair: Probably not and it's painful to her too

Chest hair which is shaved can not only be a turn-off but may also hurt and annoy your woman. Surprised? Don't be, because it is common sense. Have you noticed how your girl gets annoyed when the stubble on your cheeks rubs against hers? That's because it hurts. If you shave your chest, the stubble on your chest will hurt her a lot. Even from a visual perspective, a man's bare and shaven chest feels unnatural to most women. Yes, a bare chest looks hot onscreen in movies and in picture perfect photographs, but we all know how hard it is to carry that flawless skin and disheveled yet smooth looks in real life, don't we?

2) Do women like men who wax their chest hair or use depilatory cream: Probably not but it's not painful from the girl's perspective

We've talked about how a cleanly shaven chest may feel unnatural to your girlfriend. Appearance aside, waxing your chest hair will probably mean less hurt and pain for your woman than shaving. Why? Because she does not have to deal with that hard stubble in case of shaving. While waxing may seem intimidating because of the obvious factor or pain, you will get used to it. The biggest advantage of waxing chest hair over other hair removal methods is that you can stay hair-free on your chest for weeks. On the other hand, using depilatory cream to remove chest hair is painless, re-growth is much sooner as the hair follicle is not plucked out from the root. So, in either case, waxing or using depilatory cream is much better than shaving if you want to remove all your chest hair. But do you really want to?

Do you have something like this going on with your chest hair? Then you really, really need to buy yourself a nice hair trimmer!
Do you have something like this going on with your chest hair? Then you really, really need to buy yourself a nice hair trimmer!

3) Do women like men with a lot of chest hair: Probably not

When we say 'a lot of chest hair', we are talking about the kind of hair growth which may even seem like a rug or a carpet. Guys, unless you are dating a woman teleported from the Stone Age, you may want to consider trimming your chest hair. It really does not matter whether you are skinny, tall, short or bulky, excess chest hair is a turn off regardless of your body type.

4) Do women like men who trim their chest hair: Is it hot in here?

Gentlemen, we have a winner! Men who either trim their chest hair or have just the right amount of chest hair definitely emerge as the winners here in this discussion about body hair on guys. To get the most appealing look, trim your chest hair in a way that it forms the perfect tiger line. Tiger line? Yes, as utterly ridiculous that sounds, a tiger line is the line of chest hair that runs from the top of your chest to the middle of your body, on to your waist than then to your package. The best and the most 'play-safe' option when it comes to impressing your lady with your grooming techniques is to have just the right amount of chest hair.

Even decades back, The Hoff knew what it took to carry the perfect look when it came to chest hair.
Even decades back, The Hoff knew what it took to carry the perfect look when it came to chest hair.

Chest hair do's and don'ts for men

  • If you like to shave your chest hair and if you are going to get it on with your girl in bed, make sure that you shave just before. Shaving a few days before will result in a hard stubble that will hurt her.
  • Not all women find excess chest hair appealing. But if you like to carry a rug or a carpet on your chest, that's fine. Just make sure you don't let your entire fuzz spill out from the top button of your shirt.
  • If you like to trim your chest hair, good for you. Just make sure you leave enough hair so that your girl can run her fingers through the thinned area. Don't forget the tiger line!
  • You may opt to wax or use a depilatory cream, but make sure that your woman digs the no-chest-hair look before you take them all off.
  • Think twice, think thrice and think many times over and over again before you even think about getting a laser or any other form of permanent hair removal treatment done for your chest hair. Remember Roger Moore and his chest hair? For all you know, that look may come back in vogue many years down the line.
  • Last but not the least, remember that your girl will feel weak in her knees for your charming personality and your chivalry, not how the hair on your chest looks. Of course, chest hair will be a major factor once the both of you start ripping each other's clothes off. But before you can even get inside the bedroom, you must impress your lady love with your manly charm.


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    • THEHuG5 profile image

      THEHuG5 5 years ago

      Good advice. I think it's kind of weird when a man shaves his chest hair but trimming it is definitely a good idea. Now if only more men would trim under their arms I would be a truly happy camper. Yeck. Voting up lol.

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      Brandon Spaulding 5 years ago from Yahoo, Contributor

      Thanks for the article. I shaved all the hair off my body twice in my lifetime. It is true that the chest hair stubble starts to come back right away and it is painful to touch. I was into bodybuilding but decided that wasn't the lifestyle I wanted to live. Anyway, I have three chest hairs growing out of each hair root. I have often thought about using an electric trimmer to trim my chest hair a little bit. Informative article and voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      A useful perspective, although since I don't naturally have chest hair, the point is moot. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This is an awesome hub. I am a big fan of chest hair (on a man) and it is so disappointing if a guy doesn't have any. It is worse if he shaves off what he does have. I don't want a guy that looks like a gorilla, but chest hair is nice. Thanks for including in this hub the issue with stubble and always asking a woman FIRST before shaving. Voted up!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Interesting hub. I like men to have hair on their chests. I like facial hair too.

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      Silver Fish 5 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      I just love men with chest hair- thanks for the hub.

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      Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      I don't like chest hair but I'm Native American and the men in my family aren't hairy. My husband doesn't have much hair on his body at all not even underarms. It's probably what a woman gets used to, some had fathers with more hair and some of us had male family members with none.

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      molometer 5 years ago

      This is a useful and interesting hub voted up too.

      Let's face it us men need all the help they can get lol thanks for the inside scoop!

      SHARING to all the other guys out there.

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      LoriSoard 5 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

      Loved this. The picture of the really hair guy was classic.

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Interesting topic. Very tastefully written. Gotta love Huge Jackman.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      That was one hairy dude in the photo! I'll take Hugh Jackman. Nice photo and of course your hub is awesome!:)

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Shear enjoyed this funny and interesting hub princess. That moderation is key for appealing chest hair comes as no surprise. Matter of fact I've even heard ladies say a man has to have that Tiger stripe for an optimal look. Hmmm, on reflection what would be the least desirable for a woman: smooth as a hairless Chihuahua or hairy as a Yeti?

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Stubble is painful. At the same time, that one picture is too bizarre for words. Fun article.

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Ha! SO true. This article was engaging and fun to read. And I agree with everything you mentioned. Voting up and funny.

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      Hound Cat 5 years ago from Los Angeles area of Southern California USA

      This article makes me wonder if the no hair look is healthy. The only reason I say that is that most of my body hair is thinned except for my moustache. My body hair reduced when I developed circulatory problems and congestive heart failure. At least I have the hair on my head. Great hub that was a little funny but very interesting. Voted up.

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      Gill Harris 5 years ago from South Africa

      It is interesting how fashion changes. I wonder what the driving force is behind the recent 'smooth chest' trend? Really enjoyed your open-minded perspective. Personally I like a bit of hair on my man but then I am in my 40's. I wonder how I would feel about it if I were in my 20'? Fun reading your hub. Thx

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      AlMorr 3 years ago

      I don't know, but for some reason or another most men over the age of 40 which includes me do not shave or wax their chest hair. I live in the UK and practically all the men I know or have seen do have hairy chests, some of course hairier than others. Very very few have NO hair at all, they might be the ones that shave the hair off. Personally I have had a hairy chest since my teenage years, I think it was 15 that I noticed black dots all over my chest and within weeks those had become small hairs, by 18 my chest was 'hairy' and I was getting some comments about it, some compared it to a werewolf, that might have been when I was in my 20's. But I am now 60+ and really quite proud to say that I have never shaved, waxed, or trimmed any hair off of my chest, the hair is long, some must be about 6", but no matter how long I will never even trim any off a bit.It's a bit funny but in a windy day my hair blows about on my chest and shoulders like long grass in a field, very amusing but just shows how long it is. I don't mind having had a hairy chest and shoulders since my teenage years, I wonder if I had been born 40 years later if I would have taken the same attitude to myself being so hairy!!

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      AnTony 3 years ago

      I'm part Native American so I don't have much chest or facial hair, though the few areas where it does grow thick I shave at least once a week. I know plenty of women appreciate smooth underarms, but what about other places like legs?

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