Should I beware of Nair?
June 11, 2006 10:29 PM Subscribe
I'm considering removing all my body hair. What should I know?
posted by neckro23 to health & fitness (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For rather whimsical reasons, I'm considering removing all my body's hair (except for, probably, my eyebrows, which would just look weird) in about 4 weeks.
I'm actually only interested in remaining hair-free for a weekend, after which I'd let it grow back (or not depending on how much I like it). The issue is, I've never done anything like this before. I'm not a particularly hairy individual, but there is a fair amount of the stuff. My thoughts so far:
1. Head, face: I think I can handle these with no problem.
2. Arms, legs, chest, armpits: Use an electric trimmer and then Nair? Thankfully, I barely have any hair on my back.
3. Private bits: I really have no idea. I could just trim here if there isn't an easy solution. I imagine Nair probably isn't a good idea.
My only prior experience with Nair is when I once removed my armpit hair. Rather unpleasant smell, but I didn't have any sort of sensitive reaction that I can remember. I don't recall itching too much afterwards either.
Naturally, I'm apprehensive about possible itching. I want to enjoy my weekend, not be scratching all over. Should I a trial run a week ahead of time to see if I'm going to itch like a mother? How long does the itching usually last?