Hey, I get the whole appeal of the smooth feeling down there. But really, to remove the hair completely from your balls, you need to be more careful. Should you use Nair on your balls? Well, the answer can’t be given with a clear yes, or no.
There are certain things you need to be absolutely clear about before applying Nair on your nuts. No one wants chemical burns, irritation, or red sore balls. To avoid all the mishaps, I’m going to give you a clear idea about the whole thing on this writeup.
Read on carefully. It might actually save you from a lot of pain.
How Does Nair Affect the Hair on Balls?
Nair has its own way of affecting the pubic hair. How does it actually work on ball hair? Let’s discuss step by step.
- The first thing that Nair does is, it weakens and then breaks down the bonds between keratin fibers. Long story short, it affects the protein fibers on your pubic hair.
- When the task is done, the hair is ready to be removed. All you have to do is wipe the hair away.
- Once the wiping off is done, you should have the smooth and clear skin you’ve been wanting. But keep note, Nair doesn’t remove the hair from the very root. That’s done by waxing or by sugaring method.
The Ingredient Roles
Let’s talk about the mixture of active ingredients that are used in Nair. You should know that various formulas are applied here.
Firstly, the base that consists of calcium, sodium, or in some cases potassium hydroxide. Secondly, Salts of thioglycolic acid. Namely, calcium thioglycolate or potassium thioglycolate.
The base of the cream has two major functions to be exact. It opens the hair shaft by facilitating the function of the salts. This ensures the penetration of thioglycolate into the hair fibers.
It also plays the role of activating the thioglycolate. After the thioglycolate is made active, the deconstruction process of the hair protein’s sulfur bonds begins. That’s exactly why we get the rotten egg smell from Nair. After that, once the hair is broken down, the wiping off can begin.
Secondly, Salts of thioglycolic acid. Namely, calcium thioglycolate or potassium thioglycolate.
Now that we’re done with the fundamentals, let’s make a list of the additional elements.
- Calcium Carbonate
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Cetyl Alcohol
You should also know that hair removal creams like Nair and Veet don’t actively dissolve synthetic fibers like cotton and polyester. So, they’re pretty much safe on your clothes and undergarments.
Is it Safe?
Long story short, Nair isn’t fully safe for your balls. There are multiple factors at work here. It’ll definitely remove the hair, but there will be some backlashes.
Basically, all Nair products have sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide added to the mixture. Yes, I’m talking about lye and lime. These facilitate the penetration of thioglycolate. They increase the pH to almost 11-12.5. This is absolutely great for hair removal. Specially for men with coarse and curly hair.
Now here comes the problematic bit. Our skin can only handle pH levels up to 3.5–8.5. Any higher than this can cause problems. Problems as in, irritation, chemical burns, redness, and soreness.
These are the numbers for regular body skin. Imagine the effect it’ll have on the skin of your sensitive balls. Ouch!
Note: Even on the Nair products themselves, the manufacturers warn users not to use it on the nose, ears, around the eyes, perianal area, breast nipples, or vaginal. Long story short, Nair is harsher on the skin than most other men’s pubic hair removal creams.
If you fear red sore balls for days, don’t use it.
The Pain Factor
Yes, and that’s a BIG Yes! Stinging sensations, a burning feeling, and numb skin is a common scenario for those who have used Nair on the balls. You don’t have to trust my words, read the reviews of the people who had the audacity to apply it on sensitive areas.
My suggestion would not to be too daring about the whole thing. Nair isn’t a bad product. In fact, it’s best for chest, back and leg hair removal. Just not the best hair removal cream overall.
There are exceptions of course, some men have praised the efficiency Nair on their balls. They had no irritation, redness, or pain. All men’s skin doesn’t have the same sensitivity. But the risk always does remain.
An Alternative Way
If you’re looking for an alternative to Nair, then you’ll have multiple options to choose from. However, Bare Balm – Body Hair Management Cream is something you might want to look into. It’s specially made to deal with sensitive skin on your body. Yes, these work great on balls.
If you don’t want to take the risk and are looking for a safe, painless experience. Then this one will definitely be worth trying.
Wrapping It Up
I think you got the general idea by now. Nair is efficient. But it’s just not the best for sensitive skin. I’ve discussed how it functions and why you should be worried about the red flags. The rest is up to you. Unlike the others, we really do care for you and your skin’s health.
So, without stretching things further, it’s time to say farewell. Keep it cozy, and keep it clean.