I’m a 20 year old darkish haired fair skinned male and in the last few years I’ve really started to dislike my body hair. I don’t really have much on my chest or back but my leg hair is pretty thick. I’ve tried shaving once before with terrible results. I became very itchy and red and had hundreds of ingrown hairs. Recently I tried waxing myself (I’m too poor and embarrassed too get it done professionally and it seemed to work alright although I was red for several days. I am now seeing some significant regrowth not that long after, I think many of the hairs are breaking rather than being pulled out at the root. And once again it’s very itchy and I think my skin actually looked better when it was hairy . I use tend skin but have not seen any significant results from it.
My other question is about my face. I always shave with the grain and as a result I always have stubble. I switched from my Mach 3 turbo to a Sensor Excel recently just because of the cost of the blades and I actually find this razor irritates my skin less than the Mach 3 did, but shaving against the grain still causes redness and a few ingrowns. I’d really like to have a smooth face for once.
Any help with these issues would be appreciated