I'm not in the position right now to spend money each month getting a full-body waxing, so I'm looking for a safe and easy procedure that I can perform at home. I'm getting my buns waxed each month, but the rest of my body would be just too expensive at the moment. I'm a young male, with pretty normal body hair, which I'd like to keep more or less away, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to do this safely with friction pads. The idea would be to first have all of the hair professionally waxed away, and then treated with friction pads about once a week. My legs and arms would seem to be alright for this, from what I've heard, but I'm concerned primarily with my chest and bikini area, which are areas that people say are too sensitive for these pads. Is there anything I can do to minimize potential damage to the skin in these areas? A shower before hand? moisturizing of some sort? I'm prepared to take care of my skin any way necessary. I just don't know enough about these pads. Any help would be great.
I should probably add that if there is an alternate solution that I haven't thought of for removing the hair from my chest and bikini area, I'd welcome it. I used a remington epilator for a time on these areas (If I go back, I think I'll switch to a braun eversoft), and the results weren't bad, although I did have trouble with red bumps and ingrowns around the bikini area. But whatever might work, I'd love to hear it. I just want to get a good hair removal system worked out that will keep my body relatively hair free while I'm still a student on a budget. Sorry for all the detail, but I'm just a keener [ August 15, 2002, 03:08 PM: Message edited by: Colin ]