When the weather gets hot and it's time to put on summer-wear, a furry belly can make some people feel a bit self-conscious. Luckily, for both men and women, there are lots of methods to help with hair removal for the stomach.
Choosing the right hair removal method for your stomach depends on a number of factors:
Shaving is the easiest and lowest cost method but will lead to a stubbly appearance in a couple days as the body hair re-grows. A warm shower before shaving will help relax and soften the stomach hair. It's best to shave in the shower as the razor will require frequent cleaning. Be warned that since the blade shears off the hair at the surface of the skin, the emerging strands will be sharp and prickly leading to constant itching.
Not only is this painful but with so much skin to clear, it will take hours to pull every hair. Consider using an epilator, a device that pulls out multiple hairs at once. But since most people have loose skin on their stomach, nicks and cuts are common as the folds get yanked into the blades. A wet epilator is an improvement, but it's still painful!
For longer lasting results, electrolysis may work well for some people. Since the stomach area has so much surface area, the cost will be quite high. Also, the stomach skin is more sensitive than on other body parts so you need a high pain threshold as the probe is inserted into each and every hair follicle. And don't forget, the technician will probably be working close to your lower abdomen and crotch so don't be shy.
According to some people, the amount of pain is about the same as being 'snapped by a rubber band'. Multiple treatments are necessary to zap all of the hairs and it's best to start the treatment well in advance of summer since the removal of hair can take 4-8 weeks.
Hair removal for the stomach can be can be done in many different ways. Plan ahead, so that you have enough time to achieve the hair removal results you want in the time frame that you need.