I was just wondering what would be more suitable for an 18 year old. Its either shaving or waxing. The only problem i have with shaving is that the hair on my chest will grow thicker and faster whereas waxing pull the hair from the roots, so I'm not too sure.
i really dont recomend waxing it hurts like a ****er! as for shaving well its easier sure but as you said it gives the appearence of coming back thicker and darker, actually a myth though :P
you could try hair removal cream? i found veet works quite well or failing that electric shavers are quite good