Men and body hair. There is a lot to talk about in this broad category. In some ways, hairy men are looked down upon when we take Hollywood’s clean-shaven ideals of beauty into account. But men with plentiful body hair are also somewhat glamorized for their masculinity… at least, as long as it is done right!
So where do we draw the line? How, as men, do we know how much body hair is enough, and how much is ‘too much?’
Should we shave more? Should we let it grow more? And what do the ladies think about it?
What Will I Learn?
- 1 Why Are Some Men Hairier Than Others?
- 2 The Science and Evolution of Body Hair
- 3 Do Women Like Hairy Men?
- 4 If You Can Grow a Nice Beard, It Doesn’t Hurt Anything
- 5 10 Good Reasons for Why Women Think That Hairy Men Are Hot
- 5.1 1. Body Hair Promotes a Stronger Sense of Masculinity
- 5.2 2. Because it Gives a Lady More to ‘Play’ with!
- 5.3 3. It Makes the Man Seem More Dominant
- 5.4 4. It Makes a Man ‘Manlier’
- 5.5 5. It Makes the Man Seem More ‘Primal’
- 5.6 6. It Can be Sexy… but Less May be More!
- 5.7 7. Women Sometimes See Body Hair as a Sign of Maturity
- 5.8 8. Hair Can Help to ‘Sculpt’ the Look of a Man’s Body
- 5.9 9. Sometimes, Body Hair Simply Looks Better Than no Body Hair
- 5.10 10. Well-Trimmed Body Hair Can Indicate Good Hygiene and Responsibility
- 6 5 Examples of Deliciously Hairy Men in Pop Culture
- 7 Are There Any Studies Suggesting That Hairy Men Are More Attractive?
- 8 Why Being Hairy Can Be Good for You from a Health Point of View
- 9 So Where Does This Leave us in Our Journey to be Better Men?
- 10 FAQ
- 11 In Conclusion
But perhaps more importantly… why do men have body hair to begin with? Why do some men grow so much of it, and why do some men grow so little of it?
These are all very good questions. And in this article, we are going to go about as ‘in depth’ with it as possible!
Let’s talk about hair!
Why Are Some Men Hairier Than Others?
The first, and probably most obvious part of the body that is hairier on men than on women is the face.
Many men believe that beards are for ‘peacocking,’ giving off an evolutionary signal that they could be an ideal mate. But science has actually shown us that there is not enough evidence to support this theory.
Instead, science seems to show us that beards act more like a lion’s mane than a peacock’s feathers. It warns other men (our competition) that we are older, stronger, and more filled with testosterone (at least, in theory) than men without one.
But this also affects women as well. Women have been shown to see men with beards as more aggressive, stronger, and older.
One interesting thing that was highlighted in a very long-term study, lasting from 1842 to 1971, was that beards and moustaches were far more likely to be ‘in fashion’ when there were more men competing for fewer women.
But beards and moustaches are certainly not the only body hair of note. There is also back hair, leg hair, chest hair, hair around the pubic region, armpit hair, etc.
Many people believe that testosterone is to blame for a hairier body… and to a point, it is. Hair growth is mostly determined by genetics and a number of different hormones, including testosterone. But there are some cases, especially between different ethnicities, where this is not so evident. For example… Caucasian men are generally hairier than Japanese men, despite having the same levels of testosterone.
So testosterone plays a role… but perhaps not as crucial of a role as may seem obvious.
Throughout history, men and women have tended to be hairier than they are now. Another interesting fact to note is that men and women have roughly the same number of hair follicles. So, women do not actually grow less hair than men… their hair just happens to be lighter in color and less coarse.
But what exactly does science say about hair?
The Science and Evolution of Body Hair
On today’s ‘modern man,’ hair may seem to be a bit inconvenient. But not all that long ago, hair would have served our more primitive ancestors quite well.
For example… studies have shown that men with more body hair are more likely to detect bed bugs and other parasites before they bite.
Scientists also believe that humans evolved with the types of hair they have now based on what helped them to survive in the wild as a primitive race. Humans have longer hair on their head to shelter them from the sun, but shorter hair on their body… which helps to allow the skin to cool via perspiration.
But it is also possible that human hair does play some kind of role in mate-selection. For example… a female may see a healthy head of hair as evidence of strong genetics. This may be why men loathe and dread the ‘receding hairline’ so much, and why there seems to be such an emphasis on ‘thick, beautiful hair’ when it comes to fashion and attractiveness.
But what does this mean for men today? Should men today embrace their ‘hairy’ selves, and flaunt what nature gave them? Or should they shave and try to appear more ‘modern?’
And perhaps most importantly… what do women like better? Do women actually tend to prefer men with body hair, or would they rather have a clean-shaven man as their mate?
There are a lot of mixed messages going on about this right now… so hopefully, in this article, we will be able to put these questions to rest for good!
Here’s what science says.
Do Women Like Hairy Men?
This is a complicated question, mostly because everyone has a slightly different preference. One woman may say that she likes a man with a beard… while another may say that she likes her men hair-free all over.
But when we look at studies and polls, there is no denying the fact that women across the board seem to have a stronger preference for guys with less body hair.
Then again, these polls were conducted on photos only… and there is a lot more that goes into attraction and mate-selection than can be encapsulated in just a photo.
I love manly body hair
— ELYtra 💜🤟🏼 (@phranjelly) April 18, 2019
We’ve asked several different real-life women what they think. We’ve also scoured the internet for tips and tricks to help men figure out what women actually want.
And we have come up with some pretty specific advice that, we believe, could help any man look his best.
The most important thing to keep in mind, though, is that as men, we should not be living our lives to please anyone else… including women. As alpha males, it is our duty to be our own man and own it.
So if you feel good about your beard and find confidence in that, you are much more likely to attract a quality female companion based on that confidence than you are to attract a woman with your clean shaven face that you clearly do not feel good about.
Remember that we must be our own person, and that we must do what we feel good about. But… we can also look at the science and take simple grooming tips into account to help us look and feel our very best at all times.
With all of that being said, here are the best tips we’ve found for grooming to look your very best as a man.
If You Can Grow a Nice Beard, It Doesn’t Hurt Anything
Women seem to agree that scraggly, not-filled-in beards are a no-go. Some women are not super-into long, full Viking beards either. But most women seem to agree that a nice, well-kept beard (especially a shorter one) is very classy on a guy when done right.
It also gives a man that touch of ‘primal virility’ that appeals to a woman’s sense of adventure.
Groom Your Eyebrows
Younger men generally have little reason to worry about their eyebrows. But as men grow older, they may start to notice eyebrow hair traveling in ‘weird’ directions. When this happens, it can pay off to take measures into your own hands to make your eyebrows look less-messy.
And the best way to do this is with a pair of tweezers and a bit of grooming.
Spending a few minutes getting rid of unwanted stray eyebrow hairs can really help your overall look. You will also want to remove your uni-brow if you have one! But aside from this… men tend to look more attractive with thick, bushy eyebrows.
As a general rule, this is not an area of the body that will need a ton of help.
There is nothing quite as awkward as out-of-control nose hair. If you notice any hairs sticking out of your nostrils, you will definitely want to take care of them.
Keep in mind that you should never pluck your nose hairs. The empty follicles can open you up to an infection. And since the inside of the nose is technically a mucus membrane, this is definitely not an area where you want to risk something like that.
Instead, use a very small trimmer or a pair of scissors, and trim the hairs as short as you can until they are no longer visible.
Keep Tabs on Your Facial Hair
Some women love the look of a beard, while others are not so keen on it. But pretty much every woman agrees that unkempt facial hair is a no-go.
So do yourself a favor and spend some time grooming.
Check the lines of your moustache and beard for stray hairs. Pluck them or shave them to keep them under control. Check your ears, your cheeks, your neck, and the area right above your moustache line.
Well-groomed facial hair can be very attractive. But if you start to look like a legitimate mountain man… you may find women turning their noses up at you!
Leave Your Leg Hair Alone
Unless you just really believe in shaving off your leg hair, you can be at peace with leaving it be. According to most women across the board, men actually look a bit ‘weird’ without leg hair, especially if the rest of their body is not shaved as well.
This poll, conducted by mensjournal.com, asked 20 women what they thought of men who shaved their legs.
The overwhelming majority were up-front about saying that they simply preferred a man to have leg hair.
Apparently, shaving your legs is still a big no-go for guys!
Leave the Arm Hair as Well
Much like leg hair, it would seem that ladies prefer for their men to have arm hair as well. Most women do not even shave their arms!
Unless you are an Olympic swimmer or body-builder, it is probably just best to leave the arm hair alone.
Underarms are in a similar boat. Nowadays, it is actually kind of rare to see a guy with shaved underarms. Trimming your armpit hair is not a bad idea if it tends to get really long… but completely shaving it can tend to look a little weird, especially if your chest is not shaved.
It can also cause friction and rubbing, which can be uncomfortable!
Back Hair is Not Usually as Popular with the Ladies
Basically every woman and resource that you will ever ask or look at will tell you, with no lack of certainty, that women are NOT into the ‘hair back’ look on a man.
So guys… you may want to make sure to take care of that.
If you tend to have a hairy back, that’s ok! Just shave it or get it waxed. If you can’t reach it, ask your bro to take five minutes and reach the parts you can’t get to.
But… with a bit of practice (and perhaps an accessory or two, like a special back shaver) it is actually not so difficult to complete the task on your own. For best results, you may need to install a mirror in your shower so that you can see what you’re doing.
But even with a disposable razor, it is totally possible for a man to shave his entire back without help.
Chest Hair May Be the Ladies’ Favorite
Second only to a man’s beard and/or moustache, the chest is probably the most difficult region to make a choice about when it comes to manscaping.
On one hand, some women really love a man with a shaved chest.
But then again, on the other hand, there are also women who love that rugged, masculine look of body hair on the front side of a man’s upper-body. Unlike back hair, a lot of women do not find chest hair repulsive or gross.
And in some ways, it has come to be seen as a hallmark of masculinity.
But at the same time, there are also women who simply aren’t fond of it!
This part could go either way. You should obviously do what seems to come the most natural to you… but even if you do choose to leave your chest hair intact, you can utilize a few tips about trimming to make the hair more manageable.
First off… if your chest hair tends to be unusually long or scruffy, you may want to consider using an electronic trimmer to take a bit of the length off.
Second, if it grows high enough to reach the shoulders and/or the lower part of your neck, you may want to shave it back to keep it out of sight.
Shoulder hair is unsightly… and having fuzzy hair poking out of the top of your T-shirt can be a bit off-putting in some cases.
What About The Nether Regions?
This is another area that a lot of men wonder about. Should they shave their genitals? Should they just trim them? Should they leave them alone and just let the hair grow?
These are good questions, and we’ve done a lot of research to figure out the best possible answers.
There are upsides and downsides to each. But we have noticed that most of the information leads to keeping the genitals well-trimmed. Shaving them completely clean could be a second-best option, while letting the hair grow wild is probably the least-popular.
Some women seem to think that guys look ‘prepubescent’ if they shave their genitals completely. Plus, in just a matter of days, this can grow into a prickly mess that will not only itch, but be uncomfortable for her during intimate moments.
Trimmed is a safe bet because this keeps the hair neat and controlled. It is still soft, but it looks nice.
Letting it grow wild may give you the cave-man affect… but it may not win you any points with the ladies. What girl wants a mouthful of hair if she goes down on you?
Some people agree that completely shaving will give you the best odds of getting a lady to put her mouth on your parts… but that is not necessarily always true either. It really depends on the girl in such situations!
If for some bizarre reason you’ve ever been tempted to remove nasal hair by waxing, watch this first. Ps. May contain scenes that some viewers find hilarious. pic.twitter.com/fHIqhpQVKm
— Paul McGee (@TheSumoGuy) August 27, 2018
So our official opinion is that you should try to keep this area neatly trimmed. You can experiment with shaving if you want to, but keep in mind that if you don’t keep it up, you will face a week or two of annoying prickly nonsense before it grows back-in enough to be soft again!
Waxing may be a better bet if you want to go completely hairless.
10 Good Reasons for Why Women Think That Hairy Men Are Hot
So, we’ve discussed some ideas for personal grooming… but now, we are going to talk about exactly what women think of men with body hair.
And to go right to the source, we even asked some real-life ladies specifically about it!
The simple truth of the matter is that most women actually really appreciate a man with neatly trimmed, well-maintained body hair. And if you are capable of growing it, you can absolutely use it to your advantage!
But what exactly about it appeals to women?
Here are 10 reasons for why women think that hairy men are actually really hot!
1. Body Hair Promotes a Stronger Sense of Masculinity
“I definitely think hairy men are hot! The more hair, the better. I especially like chest hair, and like it when they let their head hair grow out. It’s beautiful! I enjoy running my fingers through it and feeling it against my face. No trimming needed, lol! I heard a long time ago that a woman’s preference depends on if her dad was hairy or not, and I’d say that’s true in my case. I think the hair just brings to mind a stronger sense of masculinity.”
As you can tell by this woman’s quote, she is a big fan of hair because it promotes a stronger sense of masculinity. She doesn’t even care if it is long and untrimmed! The more, the better!
2. Because it Gives a Lady More to ‘Play’ with!
“Body hair is an aphrodisiac! Running my fingers along someone’s natural body is the ultimate turn-on for me personally. With more hair comes more fun, more to play with!”
This lady seems to feel like body hair just adds more to the picture. She even goes as far as to say that with ‘more hair’ comes ‘more fun!’
This is good news for guys who like to grow body hair, right?
3. It Makes the Man Seem More Dominant
“It is more manly. Like, it makes me feel his dominance. It is sexy. It’s like… that is what a man should have!”
This woman loves how body hair makes a man seem more dominant. She also seems to feel that it is more natural… like body hair is expected on a man!
4. It Makes a Man ‘Manlier’
“Men without hair aren’t manly to me, and I believe many other women feel this way as well.”
This woman believes that hair makes men ‘manlier,’ and also says that a lot of other women share her viewpoint!
And another opinion we gathered, from another woman, mirrored this same idea.
“I feel I am more attracted to manly men. So the more hair, the better!”
5. It Makes the Man Seem More ‘Primal’
“Manicured hair is hot because we probably subconsciously think it is more primal and protective. But consciously… we want it pretty!”
This lady admits that body hair makes a man seem more primal, and even protective. But she also lets us in on a secret… that she wants it to look pretty and manicured as well!
6. It Can be Sexy… but Less May be More!
“I actually prefer less hair on a man myself. I find the clean lines on the hip/chest/stomach area sexy. Most men don’t have that though, so if the hair is trimmed low and neat it isn’t bad. For the most part, the more hair, the less I am attracted to him.”
This lady is not as big a fan of hair on men. But if the man does have hair, she prefers it to be trimmed and very neat!
7. Women Sometimes See Body Hair as a Sign of Maturity
“I think what I find attractive about hairy men is that hairiness is associated with manliness, for lack of a better word. Perhaps a better way to put it is that it is more of a sign of visible maturity. I don’t consider a man without a copious amount of body/facial hair to be any less of a man, but I typically find men with beards and chest hair, etc. to be more dominant and attractive. That being said, I do find that men who don’t properly groom themselves are less attractive in my opinion. I can easily accept a man with a lot of face and body hair and find him attractive, but if they don’t care for their body it’s a turn off.”
As you can tell, this lady had a lot to say on the subject. She admitted that body hair was definitely something that indicated manliness, dominance, and attractiveness. But she also drew attention to the fact that unkempt hair is less attractive, as it is a sign that the man is not taking care of his body!
8. Hair Can Help to ‘Sculpt’ the Look of a Man’s Body
“I like hair on men, but controlled. I like to touch skin, and hair can get in the way of that. I like the smell of a man, and the hair helps to capture that. Plus, hair can sculpt a body the way an artist shades his masterpiece.”
This woman says she likes body hair controlled… but that it can also provide some aesthetic sculpting to a man’s look!
9. Sometimes, Body Hair Simply Looks Better Than no Body Hair
“I think I have grown to like hairy. I think it used to be a turn off for me. It might have more to do with how it feels than how it looks. I don’t think I’m going to look at a hairy guy, just because he is hairy, and say ‘wow, he is hot,’ or likewise, look at a non-hairy guy and think that he is ‘not hot’ because he isn’t hairy. My newest lover is hairy, and I find it very sexy to look at… but he also fits other sexy attributes that I love.”
This woman seems to care less about body hair than the ‘overall picture.’ But she also boasts that her lover’s hairier look is sexy to her. She also makes sure to point out that body hair is not the most important criteria to her. Like most women, body hair is probably only one category in many that factor into her decision.
10. Well-Trimmed Body Hair Can Indicate Good Hygiene and Responsibility
“Neatly trimmed hairy guys are hot. Hard to say why exactly. For one, hair equals post-puberty, so that is a plus! Women want men, not boys. Two… if it is controlled, he is hygienic and responsible.”
This girl says that neatly trimmed hairy guys are really hot. But once again, she makes it a point to say that it is important to her that he keeps it trimmed and under control!
5 Examples of Deliciously Hairy Men in Pop Culture
There is obviously a trend toward going hairless nowadays, even for men. But with that being said, there is still a healthy plethora of men who decide to ‘go against the grain’ and grow body hair!
Here are of them who blow the look out of the water, and break fangirl hearts everywhere at the same time!
While he tends to shave his chest for the majority of his roles, Jason Momoa has been rocking an awesome beard and flowing locks for at least the last few years. His roles in Aquaman and Game of Thrones have had many a’lady swooning!
Hugh Jackman is mostly well-known for his role as Wolverine from many of the X-Men movies. But during his roles, he has retained a hairy chest and beards of varying lengths. Wolverine has always been depicted as masculine, alpha, dominating, and primal, and Hugh Jackman did an awesome job of portraying his character… and looking super sexy at the same time.
While he may have gone mostly hairless from the neck down in 300, Gerard Butler has almost always shown us how beautiful a man with a hairy body can truly be. He keeps it trimmed and groomed, but also always manages to pull off the ‘rugged’ look that so many ladies are into!
From his role as James Bond to the teaser of The Son on AMC, we see that Brosnan has never been afraid to show his rugged side. Ladies have been swooning over him for at least two generations. And from the looks of it, this ‘old-style gentleman’ isn’t going to stop breaking hearts or turning heads anytime soon!
We got what was, perhaps, our best first look at Steve Carell’s hairy body when he starred in 40 Year Old Virgin. And yet, after all of the comedy he has done, nobody can deny that Carell has been sporting some seriously hot looks lately! Between his gently-carved ruggedness, the salt-and-pepper hair, and his well-groomed beard, you cannot deny that Steve Carell has only gotten hotter!
While each of these men (and many others) are sexy in their own ways, we can take one vitally important lesson away from them.
They are all successful men, living their best lives, rocking their naturally hairy bodies, and winning while doing it!
So if you ever wonder whether or not a hairy body is really for you, just ask yourself this…
Is it your best natural look?
You are the only one who can decide for yourself. If you start to worry too much about what other people might think, and start to doubt whether or not the ladies are truly into body hair at all… then just think about how sexy these men are, and style that beard or mustache as you see fit!
Are There Any Studies Suggesting That Hairy Men Are More Attractive?
Surprisingly, studies supporting the attractiveness of body hair on men are a little bit scarce. But, there are a few out there that give us an interesting look into what part body hair may play in attraction.
First of all, we see in a study called Preference for human male body hair changes across the menstrual cycle and menopause that Finnish women tend to find hairless men sexier… but only until they reach menopause. After menopause, Finnish women tend to find the hairier men sexier.
But other studies have also shown us that women from different cultures may have different views on body hair. A study performed in 2007 showed us that Chinese women rated the figures of men with little or no hair as more attractive than hairier ones. But according to another study, cited in the same link, British and Cameroon women preferred hairier male figures to hairless ones.
There is also some evidence to show that women may show different preferences for body hair based on where they are in their menstrual cycle… but not in the way you may expect! Studies seem to indicate that women are actually more attracted to hairless men when they are at the most fertile stage of their cycle, and have a ‘lesser aversion’ to hairier men during the ‘shedding’ stage of menstruation.
But while this may seem like the opposite result that one would expect, it actually makes sense when you realize that hair growth has not necessarily been found to be correlated with traits that signify higher levels of circulating testosterone. In fact, one study even suggested that hairier men may have more feminine hormonal levels than less hairy men.
But this could be interpreted as a sign that men with more hair will be better fathers… at least on a primal level.
The Finnish study we cited earlier says it like this…
“In monogamous mammals, estrogen regulates parental behavior, and men who become fathers have been found to have elevated estradiol levels. Thus, it might be adaptive for women to prefer hairier males during the low-fertility phase of their cycle and while pregnant, if individual variation in hairiness is associated with estradiol levels also among Finnish men.”
Here is another quote from the same study where this was not only acknowledged, but also explained… at least to a certain extent.
“Our finding that a woman’s preference for body hair correlates strongly with the hairiness of her current boyfriend/husband suggests that body hair may play a role in actual mate choice. Personal interviews with the women participating in the experiment as raters revealed that many of them feel that body hair plays an important role in mate choice. Many of the women in fact had a very strong opinion as to the attractiveness of body hair (personal observation).”
The study goes on to say that, in the end, biological factors like hormones and sexual imprinting may play a large role in what each woman likes in terms of body hair on a man. Even ‘heritable preferences’ may help to explain the variation in what women think of men who have hairier bodies.
Why Being Hairy Can Be Good for You from a Health Point of View
There are actually a number of studies and theories that support the idea that being ‘hairy’ can be good for you.
For one, having hair under the arms and in the groin prevents chafing… though, ironically, these are sometimes the areas that are shaved and/or waxed the most, especially among ladies.
There is also something to be said for the fact that hair can help to disperse pheromones.
Shaving less (and leaving more body hair intact) may also make you less susceptible to skin infections. When you shave, you often get tiny nicks in the skin that can later lead to more complicated infections if they are not treated properly.
There are also researchers who claim that having pubic hair can actually make orgasms better.
According to scientists, there are tiny nerve endings at the base of each pubic hair follicle. And when these hairs are stimulated, they stimulate your skin in different ways.
This means that when your hair rubs against your partner, it may create different sensations than those caused when you rub together without any hair.
The result? In some cases, it may actually feel better and be more pleasurable!
We all know that hair helps to shelter us from the sun. This was likely one of the biggest advantages that long hair gave our ancestors.
But did you also know that having hair on your body may help you to heal faster when you sustain wounds on your skin?
While the extent of the effect has yet to be precisely determined, tests have shown that hair follicles actually play an important role in the healing process. There are stem cells in hair follicles that aid the healing process in our skin… and when we let our hair grow instead of shaving it off, we may help to spread these cells to surrounding cells and prevent damaging the follicles.
And finally… toe hair. Yes, it may seem gross. But did you know that having hair on your toes is actually a sign of good circulation?
Hair can also help to keep you warm. If you’ve ever had your head shaved in the winter, you may know exactly how much good hair on the body can do to keep the skin from getting cold.
You may not be able to grow a fur coat like bigfoot… but having some hair on your face, head, and body certainly doesn’t hurt anything when your skin is exposed to winter winds and lower temperatures!
So Where Does This Leave us in Our Journey to be Better Men?
The reason for why we do what we do here at Male Ambition is because we want all men to be the best men that they can possibly be. We want to see men succeed, and we want to see each one of them live the best life possible.
And questions like this may sometimes seem a little bit less important than topics like picking up girls, flirting, or reading body-language signs. But in all actuality, it is really, really important to make sure that you understand crucial issues like this.
As a man, you need to know a lot of things about yourself before you can hope to score big wins with high-quality women… and body hair is just one example of this.
Do you cut it? Do you let it grow? Do you shave? Do you wax?
These are all good questions… and in this section, we are going to try to answer some of the most pressing questions that we get here on our website about body hair and what men should do with it.
Q: Is it sexier to shave your entire body?
A: The fast and factual answer to this is to say ‘only if that is what you want to do.’ But as you saw in our study questions, a lot of women actually prefer men with hair on their body… especially if it is well groomed and well-maintained.
Q: Should you shave, wax, or use some kind of hair removal product?
A: This depends mostly on the area. For men, a lot of the time, shaving is the best way to go if you truly want to remove hair. You can also use tweezers for your eyebrows and for the small hairs around your mustache.
Never pluck the insides of your nostrils, though! Always use some kind of trimmer for this!
As far as wax is concerned… a lot of guys nowadays are getting their backs waxed… and for good reason. The back is probably the least-desirable place for a man to have hair, and waxing is considered a ‘semi-permanent’ method of removal.
If you wax your back, it will take longer for the hair to grow back… which is good news if you don’t like having hair on that part of your body.
Some men also get bikini and chest waxes. But in all reality, it is much more common for men to shave than to get waxed.
And even then, some men just opt to ‘trim’ with an electric trimmer, as they may not want to remove their hair completely.
Q: Is it impossible for me to be a true ‘alpha male’ if I cannot grow a full beard or body hair?
A: Absolutely not. You can be a powerful alpha male no matter what your body hair situation is! The most important thing is to find a style that suits you and gives you confidence. Besides, being an alpha male is more about your attitude and mental state than it is about something like hair… though, being comfortable with your hair and putting effort into your style are both very important elements to becoming a true, well-put-together alpha male.
Q: I love my beard and chest hair, but some women don’t seem to like it. Should I shave it off and go with a cleaner look?
A: Some women are simply not into the hairy-guy look! But… there are also a lot of women who are. Once again, it all boils down to what you truly want for yourself.
If you love your beard, and derive a sense of confidence from it, then keep it. Maybe consider going to a reputable barber to get a good trim and style. You can also trim up the rest of your body hair.
Keeping your body hair because you are too lazy to keep it trimmed will probably not win you any points with the ladies! But keeping your body hair well-maintained and choosing a style that works for you will certainly help you to be more confident and develop your own look.
Q: My wife/girlfriend is pressuring me to change my look. What should I do?
A: Has it been a while since you’ve changed your look? Maybe she’s right! Maybe it’s time for a change.
But at the same time, remember that you are you… and that nobody else should dictate what you look like. If you love your look and feel that it brings you confidence, then there is probably little need to change it.
Changing your look can also be a subtle thing. Maybe you need to style your hair differently, use different gel, or buy some beard oil. Maybe trim an inch or two off of your beard, or just go and get it styled.
There are many ways to change up your style and keep it fresh without making huge, drastic changes.
As a general rule, you will definitely want to change up your style, at least a little bit, every 4 to 6 months! If you keep going without any changes for longer than that, odds are good that you are getting a bit lazy… and your wife/girlfriend may have a point!
Choose your own destiny and go with your instincts. If your inner-self is telling you to rock the body hair, then do it!
But on the other hand, if you actually feel better when you are clean-shaven, do that!
But whatever you do, try to do your best at it… and put enough effort in to show that you care about how you look.
Bad hygiene and laziness will always turn a woman off! So take care of yourself and keep leveling up!
Hairy men can definitely win with hot, amazing women! They just have to do it well!
Joshua Sigafus is an experienced writer trying to make the world a better place. You can reach out to him on Facebook.