Nair is one of the most popular alternatives to shaving, But is it good for you, and what are the long-term effects? We answer those questions and more in this blog post.

Is Nair Bad For You?

Nair is generally safe for most people. Nair can cause irritation or allergic reactions for some skin types. If you have sensitive skin, then it's a good idea to talk to your doctor before using Nair.


Is Nair Bad For You Long Term?

If you do not experience any irritation with short-term use, then it will likely be safe for you to use long-term. If you have sensitive skin and notice irritation from Nair, using it long-term could lead to chemical burns and blisters.


Is Nair Safer Than Shaving?

Nair is considered safer than shaving in some areas, such as the curvy part of the body where you could cut yourself with a shaving blade. But Nair is not recommended in sensitive areas. We will go over where not to use Nair.


Where Not To Use Nair

Nair is very effective and generally safe. With that being said, there are a few places you should avoid using Nair.


Directly on The Genitals

It's ok to use Nair in the areas around your genitals, but not directly on them. Your genitals are made of very sensitive skin, and Nair could harm this area and lead to potential medical problems.


Too Close Too The Eyes

It's ok to use Nair on your face; they actually have a Nair product specifically designed for this, but make sure not to get too close to the eyes. Do not use Nair for the eyebrows; it's too close to your eyes.


Nair is a chemical product, so if you accidentally get it in your eyes, it can cause considerable damage to your eyes and may require medical attention.


Directly On The Nipples

Nair is commonly used to remove chest hair, but if you use Nair in this area, make sure not to place Nair directly on your nipples. Your nipples are made of very sensitive skin, and Nair can cause long-term irritation or a chemical burn to your nipples.



Does Hair Grow Back Thicker After Nair?

Nair does not make hair grow back thicker. In some cases, hair could appear thicker because it could be a darker color when it initially begins to grow back out again. This will usually resolve over time, and the color of the hair will return to normal.


Best Nair Alternative

The best alternative to Nair and shaving is using an electric trimmer paired with a precision trimming blade. Trimming technology has made incredible advancements in blade technology recently.


Precision trimming blades can get you a trim comparable to shaving and can be used as an alternative to Nair. So if you are experiencing irritation from Nair, or keep cutting yourself while shaving, try an electric trimmer with a precision trimming blade. We recommend the Brio Beardscape paired with the Zero-Blade.



So as you can see, Nair is not necessarily bad for you. Just make sure to use it correctly and avoid specific areas on your body, and you should be ok. If you have sensitive skin, then Nair might not be the best choice as it can cause irritation or even burns. We recommend using an electric trimmer with a precision blade for sensitive skin. If you want to know more about how Nair works, check out our complete guide to nair here.


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January 03, 2023 — Eric Steckling

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