Whether its a set of hairy shoulders or a fuzzy lower back patch, the back can prove to be one of the more difficult places to maintain on your own. For those of us not in a relationship, tasking the help of a very daring friend is ideal to help trim down these hairs with a buzzer. Depending on the speed of hair growth you should expect maintenance trims every 2-3 weeks. If youre really in it for the long run, the easiest solution for the back is a wax. Countless male-focused grooming spas are opening up across the country that specifically cater to hair removal for men. And while the thought of a painful waxing session seems unbearable (hint: it is), we can assure you its well worth it. Plus, over time the process becomes less painful as hair follicles become weaker. A good wax should last you anywhere from 4-6 weeks.
Post wax, be sure to exfoliate regularly with a loofah or a soap like Kiehl's Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap to help prevent ingrown hairs.
Armpit hair is not your enemy; in fact, it helps wick moisture away and aids in ventilation. But like most things, too much underarm hair can actually do more harm than good. Excess hair can increase odor and make deodorants less effectiveplus, bushy pits arent exactly pleasing to the eye during tank top season. As a general rule of thumb, you should trim any stray hairs that poke out when your arms are down. If your hair is especially dense, thinning it out with a few quick passes of an electric trimmer can help reduce the bulk.
With less hair and odor, you may be able to opt for a natural deodorant like this one from PiperWai, which uses natural charcoal to absorb odor and sweat.
When it comes to below the waist, less is more. Not only does manscaping your nether regions cut back on swamp crotch, but with some strategic trimming it can actually do a bit more than just keep you cool (wink, wink). For this area, unless youre a seasoned professional, we strongly recommend using only an electric trimmer to avoid cuts and nicks. Your pube length is all going to depend on your preferences, but trimming to the skin on your family jewels is highly recommended to help keep you cool and fresh all summer long. If you do opt to use a razor, take a hot shower first to help soften skin and open pores. And remember, it may be your manhood, but its some of your most delicate skinso be gentle!
If you arent going for the full monty, consider using a body powder like this one from Blla for Men to help absorb odor and moisture all day.