How to Remove Back Neck Hair

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The hair on the back of the neck often looks unkempt or tacky. Remove it by shaving or waxing. Depending on how fast your hair grows, shaving keeps the area looking clean for several weeks. Waxing keeps the hair off the back of the neck for a couple months. Pick a method that works best for you. Waxing does cause some pain and can cause skin irritation. The only way to permanently remove the hair is with surgery.


Wet the skin on the back of the neck.

Apply shaving cream over the area being shaved. Shave off the hair, rinsing out the razor every stroke. Dry with a towel. Pat aftershave on the area.

Plug in the clippers. Attach a guard. Have someone shave the back of the neck. Start at the base of the neck and move the clippers up to the desired length. Repeat over all the hair.


Warm up the wax in the microwave. Read the wax packaging to find out the exact time needed to melt the wax.

Dip one of the wooden sticks into the wax. Spread the wax on the hair using downward strokes. The wax should look like a vertical line on the back of the neck.

Press a cloth strip on the wax. Let it sit for 10 seconds. Grab the end of the cloth strip by the base of the neck and rip it off the skin.

Repeat until the hair is gone.