I recently decided to try some type of body hair removal and had some problems. For my background, I have a lot of hair and I think it is fairly thick. I also have fairly pale skin. I tried shaving and then waxing in a couple of areas that would not be seen if I did not get the result I wanted (stomach and upper leg). I think to remove hair I would have to go with waxing instead of shaving because with my light skin and dark hair, you can see the hair below the skin even right after I shaved it. I also had to go against the grain because shaving with the grain left about a mm of hair above the skin. I also tried the Nair for men that should let the hair wipe away. It left stubble and red skin.
My biggest problem is that I got little red bumps within just a couple of hours after shaving and after waxing. Some appeared instantly. It has been about 3 days and they are not gone. It is almost like a rash. Has anyone seen this problem before? I have read most of the posts here and I can’t tell if my problem is the same as some of the others or not. I don’t think it is ingrown hairs because it happens to quick (although I think ingrown will be a problem also if I wax).
The “Tend Skin” seams to be a popular product with exeryone here. Would that work for me? I have also seen exfoliating mentioned a lot. If someone thinks that would work, please be very specific on what it is, how to do it, where to buy what you need for to exfoliate. I have no idea what it is.
Also, if I can find a way to do this without getting the red spots I thought about just doing the upper body at first. But that would probably look strange wouldn’t it? I wear shorts a lot.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.