Fashion & Style Hair

Tips For Back Hair Removal

Published at 02/27/2012 16:57:57


Some of us have embarrassing hair growth problems. One of the most embarrassing places to have hair is on the back. Excessive back hair is a common problem, especially among aging men. The growth of back hair usually is not a medical issue or a reason to be concerned, instead it is totally natural and simply part of the aging process.  Thankfully, there are several methods available to people to help get rid of back hair.

Step 1

Shaving: Shaving is the most cost effective and simplest way of getting rid of back hair. However, you will need to get someone to do this for you as shaving your own back is extremely complicated. All you need is a razor/shaver and some shaving cream. You also may want some aloe lotion or skin calming lotion on hand, just to prevent irritation to the skin.

Step 2

Waxing: Waxing is also a very cost effective way to rid yourself of back hair. When it comes to waxing, you do need to have a decent tolerance for pain as it can be painful for some individuals. All you need is a do it yourself wax kit for this process. You will then need to apply the hot wax all over the back and use the strips within the packet to remove the back hair. You can either get waxing done professionally or at home. Of course, it is cheaper to just purchase an at home wax kit than to get it professionally done.

Step 3

Depilatories: Depilatories are creams like Nair or Neet. These creams can often be found in your local pharmacy or grocery store and they run anywhere from $5.00 to $20.00. The cream will need to be applied to the area of the back with hair, and will need to 'set in'. Depending on the Depilatory cream, you may need to let it 'set in' ranging anywhere from five minutes to fifteen minutes. Once the time is up, all you simply need to do is remove the cream or wash it off with a warm damp washcloth.

Step 4

Electrolysis: Electrolysis is an alternative for ridding back hair and should be done by those who have an extreme problem. Electrolysis should always be done by a professional and it involves inserting a needle into the hair follicle, which will destroy the hair follicle by an electric current. This method can be awfully pricey, so it's better to do your price research and comparisons before deciding whether or not electrolysis is for you.

Step 5

Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is another common method to get rid of back hair. It is also a very pricey method and a bit of a painful method. Laser hair removal is also done by a professional and can cost anywhere from $800.00 to $1,500 per session but the upside to it is that it permanently gets rid of the back hair.


When it comes to getting rid of back hair, you need to consider what will work with your budget. Some of the methods are very cheap in comparison to others. Some also do require a degree of pain, therefore, if you're one to cringe at the thought of pain, laser hair removal and electrolysis may not be the best bet for you.

Other Suggestions

There are a couple foods that can help you minimize back hair growth. Soy products, like tofu, soy milk and edamame can help minimize hair growth because these products have phytoestrogens which is the equivalent of estrogen. You also can try a herbal product called Kalo. This supplement is known to slow down the process of hair growth and it is sold in many natural food stores as well as vitamin shops.