The well-groomed is definitely a sight for sore eyes. While natural hair growth is harmless, excess and untamed strands on the body can look unkempt and result in skin irritation. Hair removal can be for vanity reasons, but athletes have necessary purposes in eliminating it too. For example, cyclists and runners rid off leg hair to improve wound healing if they should fall. Whatever motive it might be, now there's No Hair Crew to assist in removing hair traces completely.
No Hair Crew is specially formulated for men and allows easy self-removal without any external help. Dermatologically-tested and vegan, the brand consists of two ‘Made in Spain’ products—Body Hair Removal Cream with Energizing Ginseng and Intimate Hair Removal Cream with Soothing Seaweed.
In addition to using herb and plant extracts, Urea is included in both creams as the main soothing ingredient to lock in moisture and help to restore the skin’s barrier. It also contains anti-itch and anti-microbial properties to calm and protect the skin.
Application is easy. No shaver and trimmer needed as they cause skin irritations, itching, the risk of cuts and for wet shaving the annoyance of ingrown hairs. Instead, just smear a thick layer over the desired area and leave it on for a few minutes before wiping off. It works by dissolving the hair shaft at or just below the skin level. But the exact time needed for the cream to be effective depends on the skin and hair type.
We had a chat with No Hair Crew's brand ambassador, Beauty Consultant Mark Stanlein, to get the lowdown the products' benefits.
ESQ: What makes No Hair Crew unique from other similar hair removal products?
Mark Stanlein: The offer for men on the global market is very small and many brands copy female products to sell to male consumers. NO HAIR CREW is created by men for men, and with this in mind have come up with its Body Hair Removal Cream and Intimate Hair Removal Cream to effectively address the different constraints from different regions of the male anatomy.
We looked away from a female formulation and rebuilt that into a masculine product. NO HAIR CREW is vegan and organic with a masculine woody aroma. The Intimate Hair Removal Cream is very, very good for the intimate regions of a man, where the skin is multiple times thinner compared to female skin.
ESQ: Why choose to eliminate body hair instead of getting it neatly trimmed?
Mark Stanlein: The goal is not to rid men of all their body hair for good. It’s any man’s prerogative to have a hairy body and there’s nothing wrong with that. Rather, our goal is to empower men with a choice when it comes to how much body hair they really want, and on what parts of the body that applies.
There are several reasons why men would want to remove hair on their body and private parts, be it completely or partial removal. There is a growing manscaping trend over the past decade as men begin to embrace beauty/grooming routines and take more care of their looks.
ESQ: Masculinity is often associated with facial and body hair. So, does hair removal reduces or diminish the traits of masculinity?
Mark Stanlein: That’s an ageist mindset. Millennials can embrace being completely hairless without feeling lesser of themselves plus we also see this trend taking place in men up till their 50s today.
For myself, I’m a Generation X male who grew up in a time when it’s thought to be undisputedly masculine if you can show off your body hair. Those amongst my generation who did that were seen as the coolest guys.
Today, the view on a man’s attractiveness has been shifted towards how well he can take care of himself. It’s a brand-new world we’re living in that tells men that there’s nothing wrong with doing more to enhance their appearance.
ESQ: Which No Hair Crew product do you use more often and why? Is it suitable for regular use or how often should we use it?
Mark Stanlein: Both the Body Hair Removal Cream and Intimate Hair Removal Cream can be used as often as desired. It very much depends on the man himself and how intensely his hair grows back and his need for manscaping.
In general, after using our creams, there is a period of 2-3 weeks that hair growth is noticeably delayed, but this rate varies from man to man. One can use the product again if needed and if hair growth starts again.
ESQ: Why should men use No Hair Crew products instead of using other methods like laser hair removal? Are there more benefits for the former?
Mark Stanlein: NO HAIR CREW are convenient products designed by men for men, are not only vegan, organic, pleasant fragrance but provide 24-48-hour moisturising support after each use to intensely soothe and hydrate skin.
Any man can manscape with our products and see results as and when they want at the privacy and convenience of their home. Laser is a great, albeit an expensive alternative on top of a commitment to at least 7-9 treatments before hair gets noticeably removed. Lasers are also not applicable to the most sensitive parts of a man and therefore one might assume they are left with nought but acerbic razors for that area.
ESQ: Do you think manscaping is just a trend or a necessary grooming routine?
Mark Stanlein: I believe this grooming trend started as a norm for athletes, who manscaped to experience less skin friction in their sport. Hair is sometimes a nuisance.
The Americas and European countries have been using hair removal products before Asian countries picked up on manscaping after the influence of K-pop trends. Nowadays one cannot think of not grooming or manscaping as the popularity of having a hairy body decreases internationally.
NO HAIR CREW Body Hair Removal Cream and Intimate Hair Removal Cream is priced at S$28.80 each. They can be purchased at all good pharmacies and Beauty Circus website.