Manscaping should be an important part of every man’s daily routine. Even though men have different needs when it comes to grooming, it’s essential to know what those needs are and how to address them. In this article, we are going to talk about the ways to get rid of hair and the right way to tackle hair removal below the belt, on the back, and on the chest.
When it comes to grooming, one of the most important things to know about yourself is skin sensitivity. Even though your face tends to have rougher skin than the rest of your body, it can still be a good proxy. For example, if the skin on your is sensitive, there is a good chance your entire body will be very sensitive. Now that you know what type of skin you have, we move onto different ways of removal.
- Plucking: Even though plucking hair can be somewhat painful, it can also be very useful. This technique should be done with tweezers and shouldn’t result in gobs of hair missing. Plucking tends to be most useful for eyebrow brooming, particularly in getting rid of the infamous unibrow. Also, we highly suggest not using this method in hard to reach places in the groin because it can be quite painful.
- Shaving: This is obviously the most common out of the three and can cover the most ground. The fact that shaving is the easiest, fastest and most inexpensive way to get rid of hair makes it the most commonly used. However, with high reward comes high risk. Shaving has several risks such as cuts, bumps, burns, and ingrown hairs that can potentially leave scars on your body. Having steady hands is also important here because one slip up could lead to a bad outcome.
- Waxing: This method is not a fan favorite, but can actually yield great results. Since waxing rips the hair out from the core, it takes longer for the hair to grow back than it would when shaving. Also, this method can lead to less irritation and bumpiness you would get from using a blade. Waxing is a great way to fully get rid of back and chest hair for a couple of weeks. The only downside is the pain. I have personally never gotten a wax, but I know men who have and I’ve heard some rough stories. So, if you’re willing to go through the initial pain, waxing might be your best bet.
Below the Belt
Keeping things in tip-top shape downstairs is important. Looking good for the ladies, improving self-confidence, and the importance of cleanliness are all big factors. The first piece of advice when it comes to grooming the nether region is the importance of stubble. Having a good trim will result in less itchiness, less maintenance, and a good feeling of cleanliness. Fully shaving downstairs is not seen as attractive by ladies and is mainly worn by guys who are working in porn. The second piece of advice when grooming your boys is to pull the skin tight. We know shaving downstairs can be seen as an entry into uncharted waters, but pulling the skin can help mitigate a lot of risks. Pulling the skin allows the razor to run over the skin and remove hair easier. When the skin isn’t taught, it can lead to serious problems that we are not going to dive into.
On The Back
If you’re like me, then you know the struggle of back hair. I’ve had it for most of my life and I’ve always felt self-conscious about it. I have never done it, but I’ve heard it’s relatively painful and the hair will grow back anyway. When it comes to back hair, the best thing to be is open about it. I told a close friend of mine I had it and asked if he’d be willing to shave my back. Even though I felt weird about it, it ended up not being that big of a deal. So the moral of the story is that real friends will shave your back for you.
On The Chest
Chest hair is nowhere near as embarrassing as back hair and is seen as masculine and sexy by many women. We are going to go over three different styles of chest hair. The first is the grizzly man. This look requires minimal trimming every now and then and is seen on men who have A LOT of hair. A lot of times the grizzly man won’t just have a lot of chest hair, but also heavy arm and back hair. The grizzly man likes to channel his inner caveman and will tend to be in his early to mid-thirties. Next is the happy trail. This look is one where the whole body is shaved except for a trail of hair from the belly button to the nether region. Many younger men like this look because it prevents chest hair from peeping out of the shirt and is seen as a cleaner look. Last, but not least, is fully shaven. These are the guys that are taking no chances and shave their entire body. I would not recommend this for a couple of reasons. First is because it’s very high maintenance and will require a lot of work and secondly, it can lead to irritation and razor bumps on your chest and body.
There you have it, the craft of manscaping. Don’t be afraid to take an electric blade or razor to your hair. Men use to think manscaping wasn’t manly, but a new trend has emerged where men care about the way they look and it has become more commonplace than you would think.
Alright, that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this article and stay tuned for more to come!