There are a whole lot on options available to men when it comes to shaving their faces, but it gets a little hard to shave other regions. Especially since most men don’t get the same kind of practice, unexposed to the kind of social expectation about looks that women deal with. Shaving hard to see, hard to (comfortably) reach regions such as the calves, armpits and the back is a nightmare; no matter how much practice you’ve had with shaving your chin, you always end up with ten cuts and razor burn that hurts like you rubbed tabasco sauce on your skin. Is there a way out?
There are ways of getting rid of back hair once and for all. I mean, nobody really looks forward to back stubble, so it makes sense to give them a try. Depilatory creams melt the hair; you need only apply it and leave it on for under 5 minutes, wipe it away to reveal smooth skin. There’s waxing everyone knows about, where it’s just hot wax (and sometimes even cold wax strips) that is laid onto your skin, topped with a paper, tissue or cloth and then yanked out along with the hair that marked the skin.
There’s even people doing it with a caramel-like rubbery jelly these days, since it is biodegradable. However, these methods are far from ideal. Depilatory creams smell horrible, can cause you a rash if you’re sensitive, and since they’re so dangerous to hair anywhere, you wouldn’t want to get it on surfaces you like to be hairy, such as your eyebrows or anywhere on your head. They’re also often not safe for sensitive regions like the groin. Waxing is painful, on the other hand. It yanks out hair forcefully, so it is less than ideal for surfaces that are more sensitive, again like the groin.
So shaving your back hair remains the only good option in my opinion. It is ideal to get help from someone, since you can’t see what’s behind your eyes, and you haven’t got all day to run your fingers over the back to locate a surface that still has hair on it. Plus, the angle is a lot more natural when you shave with the surface in front of you instead of behind. Regardless of whether you have a buddy to help out or not, we’re listing the ways you can use to shave your back if you’re a man.
Note: Let us be very clear though. This is not gender specific. If you’re a lady, these methods can work for you as well. We address the article to men because it is written by learning from the experience of men, and some methods we describe are aimed towards the male audience since the more developed shoulder blades in men (courtesy testosterone) make taking the hand to the back especially tricky. If you’re a woman wanting to get rid of back hair, by all means, try these methods out and let us know what worked for you and to what extent.
Well, that’s all for this short guide to shaving your back. I sure hope this helps you. If you have a query, let us know in the comments below.