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Guide to Back Hair Removal – Tips and Tricks

Updated on December 16, 2012

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Excess back hair is a common problem among men of all ages, but some women also agonize over the issue. Fortunately, there are a number of back hair removal methods available to get rid of that unwanted hair and achieve smooth, beautiful skin. Inexpensive methods such as shaving, waxing, and sugaring are some popular but temporary solutions for getting rid of unwanted hair and maintaining healthy-looking skin. Sugaring is actually one of the most natural and least painful hair removal methods available and results can last for up to six weeks.

Here’s a simple guide to back hair removal:

Back Hair Removal Options

Some of the most popular back hair removal options available include:

Shaving – a quick and simple way to get rid of unwanted body hair, shaving can remove shorter hair fairly easily. However, back hair can grow back fairly quickly and it can be difficult to shave the entire upper and back on your own. Shaving can also cause a rash, skin irritation, and small cuts or scrapes on the skin’s surface.

Hot wax – if you’ve never had your back waxed before, a trip to the salon or spa for a hot wax hair removal session can introduce you to the process. With this method, hot wax is applied to the area and then removed using thick wax strips. This can be somewhat painful, especially around the lower back area and other sensitive spots. However, results tend to last much longer than shaving and you eliminate any risk of cuts, scrapes, and other skin problems.

Sugar waxing – perhaps the most natural method for hair removal, sugar wax – also known as sugaring – can help to get rid of back hair quickly and efficiently. The sugaring paste grabs on to the hair much like a waxing solution and you remove the hair in sections using strips. You can find sugar waxing services at a spa or salon, or use an at-home kit if you want to remove unwanted body hair yourself.

Laser hair removal – this is a permanent but pricier option for getting rid of back hair. Most people need to undergo several sessions of laser hair removal to achieve lasting results and the entire process can be painful. There are also no guarantees with this treatment because different skin types may respond differently. Laser hair removal is not appropriate for people with an active tan or those with darker skin tones.

Using At-Home Sugar Waxing Kits to Remove Back Hair

If you want a convenient DIY solution for getting rid of back hair, an at-home waxing kit may be your best option. At-home sugar waxing kits are much more affordable than many other hair removal methods out there and it doesn’t take long to learn the basic technique for getting rid of hair on your back, legs, or any other body part using the sugar and salt mixture. However, you may need some help to get to the hard-to-reach areas of the upper back when you are using an at-home waxing kit. Having someone to assist you with this process can help you achieve the results you want.


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