I’m new here, but this is a matter I’ve considered several times ever since my teens, because I come from a family of mildly hairy guys: little chest hair to speak of, no back hair, but very dark, dense leg and arm hair, which I’ve always found totally disgusting. At 17 I took the plunge and shaved it all off, first using a trimmer and then going back to shave it clean. I still remember the feeling that first time, actually feeling clean! Anyway, very soon after, my mother found out, she wasn’t blind after all, and I got the reprimanding of my life. “Guys” didn’t do that! She was so concerned that people would notice, that they’d make fun, etc, she made me wear jeans (in the midsummer) until it all grew back in.
Anyway, since then, I’ve never done it again, and at 23, I’m a bit ticked at myself that I never have, so when I stumbled on this board a few days ago, I figure now, I’m an adult, and I’ve come to conclusion that I simply hate body hair, at least on myself. On some guys, it can look okay, but for me, I want no part of it. So, I’ve purchased a trimmer and epilator from Amazon which should arrive in a few days.
But, I have a question if you all wouldn’t mind helping me out. I realize, with the thickness, and length of my body hair, I certainly need to trim it down first, but how long does it need to be so the epilator will still grab onto the hair? (I’ll be using the Braun Soft Perfection model, if it matters.)
Thanks for any help or extra advice!