How to Make Your Body Hair Grow Slower?

Make Your Body Hair Grow Slower

Talking about preventing hair regrowth, we will take an example as well as lead into a topic related to this issue. 

This is an uncommon occurrence, considering that most people are struggling to make their hair grow faster. Unwanted hair growth, however, can be quite frustrating for both women and men, especially in undesirable areas, such as the face and body.   

The speed at which your hair grows is usually determined by genetics. In addition, other factors also contribute to fast hair growth such as sex, age, nutrition, climate, and health.   

So, let’s find out how to make your hair grow slower.

The Structure of Body Hair

As a human being, it is normal to have body hair, which makes up your eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, under the arms, chin, and scalp. Your genes determine how thick your hair grows.

There’s also a variety of normal as far as thickness of hair is concerned. Some men have little body hair that usually has light texture and color, while others have more body hair that is normally coarser and darker.

But when you see sudden changes in your body hair, then that’s an indication that something is wrong. A sudden burst in hair growth in men is normally caused by hormonal imbalance.

Men’s Body Hair Types

There are two main types of men’s body hair.

Vellus Hair

This is fine, short, and light hair that covers much of a man’s body. The thickness and length of the hair vary from one man to another. The main role of this type of hair is to protect your skin and keep your body warm. Vellus hairs don’t grow beyond two millimeters in length. The follicle is not connected to the sebaceous gland-like terminal hair.

Terminal Hair

Terminal hair, on the other hand, is located deep within the subcutaneous tissue. It has a strong network of capillaries to the dermal papilla, which brings more oxygen to the hair follicle. The terminal hair is generally coarser, thicker, and rougher to the texture compared to vellus hair. Terminal hair grows a lot faster and longer. It is found on the face, pubic area, armpits, back, legs, and chest.

Hair Removal Methods

Some of the most popular hair removal methods for men include:

Waxing

This method removes hair from the root with the help of strip wax. Hair removed through waxing may take 3 to 6 weeks to grow back.

Shaving

Shaving is the go-to hair removal method for most men. But shaved hair takes less time to grow back, about 3 days. So, the process has to be repeated frequently to slow down hair growth.

Plucking

This is a process of removing hair by plucking or pulling individual hair strands. It may take up to 6 weeks for plucked hair to grow back.

Male Threading

This is a process of removing hair by twisting a cotton thread between your fingers and then around the hairs. The hair may grow back in about 5 to 7 days.

Men Hair Removal Cream

The cream contains ingredients that literally break down the protein structure of the hair to remove it. It may take up to 15 minutes for a cream to work effectively. You should expect regrowth in about 2 to 3 days. 

Hair Removal Machine

This is a method that uses light technology to slow down and remove long-term hair, often widely applied in beauty salons. This hair removal method is considered effective, safe, painless, and fast. However, it only removes dark hair mainly. Light-colored feathers are reported to be less effective. And the price for a hair removal machine is still considered relatively high for many users. Each use should be spaced 2 weeks apart and longer when hair growth starts to slow down

What Makes Your Hair Grow Too Fast?

Body hair is affected by genetics, hormones, diet, climate, age, and gender. If almost everyone in your home has a lot of body hair, you probably do too. 

Hormones are also important determinants. High levels of testosterone also contribute to the growth of body hair. 

Men younger than 25 years experience a faster hair growth rate than those above 25 years.  

How to Make Your Hair Grow Slower

The most popular and economical technique you can use to slow hair growth at home is waxing.

Waxing is a form of hair plucking that is accomplished in a more efficient way to allow hair removal over a larger surface area of the body. There are several types of waxing hair removal, but the most popular ones are soft and hard waxing. Soft waxing is the most popular type of hair removal and one of the most effective ways of slowing hair growth. This type of waxing is suitable for the speedy removal of hair over large areas. Hard waxing, on the other hand, is ideal for removing coarse hair. The wax liquefies at a low temperature and is less irritating compared to soft waxing.  

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prep the Area to Be Waxed

Trim your body hair.
Trim your body hair. (Source: YouTuber Helpful DIY)

You will have to trim the hair if it is too long. The ideal length for waxing is around 1/4-inch to 3/4-inch long. Then you have to clean and dry the area you want to slow hair growth.

Step 2: Apply the Wax

Apply wax
Apply wax. (Source: belmorecentre.co.uk)

Apply wax in the direction of hair growth. Make sure you do it in a warm environment like in your bathroom. This will help make the process less painful. Always test the wax’s temperature on your wrist before application. Don’t wax over the same areas continually to avoid skin breakage.

Step 3: Gently Remove the Wax

Remove the wax gently
Remove the wax gently. (Source: manscaped.com)

Remove the wax against the direction of hair growth. Make sure you follow through on your pulls to cause the least amount of discomfort. When you pull the strip off, ensure you pull close to the surface, rather than up and away. Hold your skin taught. If you have curly hair, it is essential to know the direction of your hair growth. Apply a cooling gel after you finish waxing to soothe the waxed area.   

Are There Any Contradictions?

There are a few contradictions you have to be concerned about. First, don’t wax over sunburned skin or extremely sensitive skin. Second, avoid waxing if you are on medication that affects your skin reaction.

Conclusion

As you can see, it is not hard to learn how to make your hair grow slower. The most effective method that you can use at home is waxing. This method ensures that your hair grows back slowly. You need to be waxing routinely for the best results. You should do it every two to three weeks depending on the growth cycle of your hair. If you wax regularly, you should be able to notice slower hair growth. 

Kyler Lowe

I'm Kyler Lowe. I started Malecut.com to make it easier for men to find grooming tools to take care of their hair, beards, mustaches, and bodies.

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