Are you looking for ways to tame the forest that grows on your body? Do you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about the way that your body hair grows out? If so, then you need to learn all you can about how to groom body hair properly.
Doing so can have a positive effect on your life. It will give you more confidence, prevent certain shirt materials from pulling the hair, and help you accentuate the finest features on your body.
See below for an in-depth guide with several key tips on men's body hair grooming and how you can take back control of your manscape.
1. Start With Your Back
When you start to prioritize manscaping and keeping a fresh trim, it's easy to forget about the parts that you can't see. A lot of men forget about their back hair, the hair that grows on the back of their neck, and so forth.
That's why we advise you to start with the back. The last thing you want to do is spend all this time shaving your chest and abs but leave a heavy growth of neck hair or a spot on your back. It will seem hairier by comparison.
First, take the time to assess where the hair grows most on your back. If it only grows in a few spots, then it's easy to keep those at bay. But if your entire back grows hair, then you'll need to be far more intentional if you're wanting to shave it all off.
That starts with finding the right products for your back haircare. We recommend any of our BAKBLADE grooming kits, as they come with shavers that can make it far easier to manscape your very own back. No more asking your roommate or significant other to do it for you. Keep the manscaping to yourself and surprise them with a new look!
2. The Chest is the Centerpiece
If you've never shaved your chest before, then you might wonder whether it's best to leave a little fur or shave the entire thing completely.
The answer depends on two things: how your chest hair grows and the lifestyle that you lead. For example, if you're a swimmer or cyclist, you'll want to shave it completely bald for your sport. That said, we typically suggest that you leave a little visible chest hair to achieve a masculine, yet well-groomed look.
But how much should you leave? We'll let your natural chest hair growth determine that for you. For example, if you can only grow hair around the nipples, then you might decide to shave it all off completely. But if you have a patch that grows in the middle, you could keep that well-groomed and enjoy the look.
Treat your chest hair as you would treat your beard: refrain from letting the hair become long and straggly, and always keep it trimmed up.
As far as trimming guidelines, we recommend keeping it between the nipples. That will create an attractive rug of chest hair while also showing off your muscle definition.
3. Keep the Undesirable Spots at Bay
One of the biggest problems that you will face in men's body hair grooming isn't trimming up your chest hair or warding off the straggly pieces; it's keeping the hair growth in undesirable spots at bay.
Specifically, we're referring to the areas on your head/face where no man wants hairs to grow, such as your nose, your ears, and between your eyebrows. We'd even place untamed facial hair that goes too high up on your cheeks or too low on your neck in this category.
Tend to these spots every 2 to 3 days. If you consider yourself a hairy guy, then maybe up it to every day or two; you can never be too careful.
We all know those men that are carrying a full-on bush between their arms; You don't want to become one of those men!
The key is to keep them tame. At no point should you be shaving off your armpit hair completely, but reducing them to a shorter length can help you seem more groomed. It can also make your arms appear bigger and help you avoid that untidy look where the armpit hair is seeping over the sides.
Shorter armpit hair is also more practical for your hygiene. The less hair there is, the more breathable it is which will reduce the stench.
5. Grooming Your Privates
This is probably the area you're most curious about when it comes to a body hair groomer. How much time and effort should you spend shaving this area?
Here's our rule: use our Bodbarber kit for everything between your waistline and where your sensitive parts begin. Once you get into the trunk and nuts (you know what we're referring to), use a wet razor and shave the hair off very carefully with light, diligent strokes.
Be prepared, this will feel similar to The Hurt Locker. One false move and it could turn into a disaster, so please, give yourself ample time to shave this area every other week or so.
Groom Body Hair the Right Way With These Tips
Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on how to groom body hair the right way using a manscape trimmer, be sure to use this information to your advantage.
Take the time to read this article for more information on whether you should use an electric shaver or razor for your manscaping. Take the time to browse our website and pinpoint the perfect grooming kit for your needs.