Guys, you don’t need to keep your own personal Amazonian rainforest to be a man. Trends in men’s grooming have been going more towards the sleek, clean and refined look, and your nether regions are no exception. Regular trimming might keep it under control, but really, why bother when you can just remove all of it in one shot with a boyzilian! Some guys also like the additional “optical inch”, which makes them look more endowed. We know you might have some reservations about stripping it all off, but fret not, we’re here to answer all your doubts about getting your very first boyzilian!!
What’s a boyzilian?
A boyzillian involves the removal of hair from your genital area, using either wax or a sugar paste. The wax or sugar paste is applied to the areas where you would want your hair removed, after which a cloth or paper strip is pressed on top. The strip is then quickly pulled off in the direction of hair growth. The hair is removed from the root, so you’re not left with annoying little bits of stubble that itch, but a comfortable and smooth finish.
While it’s common for people to remove it all when they go for a boyzilian, you can also opt to remove hair from selected areas. If you like it clean behind but busy in front, then this option would be great for you.
Does it hurt?
If you’ve witnesses Steve Carell screaming and cursing his ancestors from eons ago while getting waxed in the 40-Year Old Virgin, you’d think waxing is yet another kind of torture technique for sinners. Or if you haven’t seen the movie, you might remember that back in school a friend might have cruelly stuck a piece of duct tape on your legs and ripped it off so quickly you thought you lost a piece of skin (yes, it happened to me), then, you definitely have the wrong impression of waxing. We assure you, none of the above scenario will come true.
Yes, a boyzilian does hurt, we won’t lie about it, but it will be very slight and very fleeting and very manageable. The pain goes away shortly, I promise you this. Your waxing therapist is trained to reduce the pain involve in the procedure, so you can be sure it will feel nothing like duct-tape torture. Also, subsequent sessions will definitely be increasingly less painful. Moreover, as hair will grow out weaker and finer, making it easier to remove.
Do have to get naked for a boyzillian?
Because it’s a boyzilian after all. If you’re concerned about your modesty, you’ll be given a towel to cover yourself, so you’ll only need be exposed during the procedure itself which wouldn’t last any longer than it should. If you’re concerned about the state and size of your private parts, your therapist probably has seen enough to last a lifetime, and yours would be just one of many, so don’t worry. Besides, they’re trained to be professional while they perform the procedure, so just relax and let them do the work.
How long should the hair be before I go for a boyzilian?
Your hair should at least be around 6mm for you to go for a boyzilian session. If any shorter, the hair has a high chance of not working well with the wax, hence not removed during the procedure! So don’t worry about having to trim it down there before going for the boyzilian session and just leave as it is. Don’t bother going through any trouble just to look more “presentable”, you’re going to have it removed anyway.
When should I NOT go for a boyzilian?
- If you’ve been sunburned – applying on hot wax and pulling at your skin when the hair is getting stripped off isn’t going to do your skin any favours. And you are probably going to experience a lot more pain then you should. Take a chill pill and apply some Aloe Vera to soothe your burnt skin before heading for your boyzillian!
- If you’re consuming any form of medication that is designed to clear skin of acne, or any medication for that matter. These products may involve a certain level of skin thinning, so your skin might be permanently damaged if you go for a boyzilian while under these medications. Always check with your waxing therapist or doctor before undergoing any procedures. Better safe than sorry!
- If you have existing skin conditions. Going for a boyzilian might aggravate your symptoms, again, ask the professionals for professional advice – it’s their job.
You should also remember to NOT use moisturiser 24 hours before the procedure on the areas you would want to get waxed, as this might affect the effectives of the procedure.
How long will my boyzilian last?
While this largely depends on your personal rate of hair growth. Generally a boyzillian will last for approximately 2 – 4 weeks. Even when your hair grows back, it’ll be finer, so you won’t be back to the amazon rainforest you had before.
Why shouldn’t I just shave instead?
While shaving might be a more convenient DIY alternative to hair removal, we definitely recommend that you get a boyzilian instead.
Firstly, just for the novelty and who knows if this might be a procedure that you (secretly) end up loving. But, more importantly, shaving merely removes hair at the surface of the skin, unlike waxing, which removes it at the root. This means that you’re clean shaven look will only last for a day or two, after which you’ll be treated with rough, itchy stubble. It is highly uncomfortable, and trust me it will affect your productivity at work. Shaving also results in hair which grows back with blunt ends that are sharp around the edges, unlike waxing, which results in hair growing back finely. Waxing is definitely the more sophisticated option.
Where can I get a boyzilian done?
We’ve compiled a list of the best and most reliable places to go for a Boyzillian in Singapore. You can pick either from a salon dedicated to men and only men, or a unisex one if you’re feeling slightly more adventurous.
Continue reading to find a fancy place to get yourself all fresh and clean down under!
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Spoilt for choices? You’ve got no excuses now, time to man up with a boyzilian!