Ok guys, let’s be real. It’s 2020. Unless your into the bear look, letting your body hair grow naturally is no longer the norm. Gone are the days when ‘manscaping’ was something only practised by models, sports stars and gym junkies. Now, almost every one takes care of their body hair to some extent, and it’s definitely not something to be embarrassed about. On the contrary, a bit of manscaping can give you a confidence boost, make you feel more comfortable in your skin, and improve your body hygiene.
So, we’re all in agreement. Manscaping is a normal and essential part of life, but if you don’t know your way around a set of trimmers, it can be a little daunting to figure out where to start. You need to be careful so you don’t come out the other side looking like a strange man/hairless dog hybrid. Some body hair, in the right places, can be a good thing. Manscaping is most definitely not an all or nothing situation. So, in this manscaping guide we will let you know the best tools to use for each body part and give you some tips to make your self-grooming super easy.
What exactly is manscaping?
Well, in case you didn’t pick up on it already, manscaping is a joke-word that combines man and landscaping. Just as you take to your lawn before a weekend bbq to impress your mates, manscaping is the fine art of making ourselves look a million bucks. Manscaping can include a range of techniques such as shaving, plucking and waxing; in short, it is the trimming or removal of men’s body hair for cosmetic purposes.
Manscaping Techniques and Tips
Don’t feel like when you step into the bathroom to start your grooming that you’re making a pact to emerge fuzz free. Manscaping might just mean a tidy up, or it might mean a full body wax. That is something you can decide for yourself. Some guys like to remove the hair on their back, but keep the hair on their chest. Some go for a smooth finish below the belt, while others, just a trim. It’s really up to you.
Next up, we will tell you how to manscape the different parts of your body for the least pain, and the best results.
Eyebrows are pretty important. If you’ve ever had them shaved or seared in a prank, you know how strange a face can be without brows! Similarly, changing the shape of your brows can make you look like a whole new man. You can use small scissors to trim any long hairs, and then use tweezers to pluck any hairs that are growing beyond your brows natural shape.
Ears and nose
For whatever reason, lots of dudes get long hairs growing from their ears and nose as they get older. Luckily, these hairs are pretty easy to manage. You can use tweezers to pluck any protruding hairs, or use an electric trimmer. Just take extra care with these sensitive body parts as nicks and cuts can lead to bleeding, and infection.
Torso and Back
With the hair on your torso and back, those who want a bare appearance will need to use either wax, or shaving cream and a good quality razor to remove hair completely. You might also need an extra helping hand. Those who prefer a neat and trimmed look can use a quality electric trimmer to cut hair back to the desired length. Many men like to manscape these body parts especially during the summer months when their fuzz is more visible.
Below the belt
Let’s be real. This is the section most of you are here for. Taking sharp objects to your downstairs parts is a scary prospect, so it’s very important to know what your doing. Trimming or shaving your pubic hair can be pretty simple. If shaving, just make sure to use shaving cream and a quality razor to avoid irritation – and take it slow. This is definitely not a job you want to rush. If using a body trimmer, hold the skin taut as you go.
When you get to your balls, don’t – I repeat don’t – use a trimmer. Lather up and very carefully use a wet razor on this sensitive area. If you would also like to service your shaft, the deal is pretty much the same. Take extra care. When it comes to your perineum and backside, seeing a professional for a wax or laser treatment is sometimes a better idea, as it is easy to make mistakes in these hard to reach areas, and the hair can be rough and uncomfortable as it grows back.
Hey, smooth operator
There you have it! Men’s grooming is pretty simple once you have the right tools and know what you’re doing. These days, it’s hard to find a man who isn’t trimming his long and wireys. Manscaping won’t just improve the way you look, but also how you feel, and smell. So, what are you waiting for? Get buzzing.