How To Shave Back Hair On A Man
Need to know how to shave back hair on a man? Learning how to shave back hair is a summer must, since most men aren’t gifted with a sleek, aerodynamic, hairless body. Summer is that time of year when men come out of hibernation and hit the beach, the pool or the basketball court sans T-shirt. They work hard to be sure that the body they’re bearing is sculpted and sexy. Nothing ruins the hard work of a sculpted body more than unseemly back hair. Back hair is a tricky business; it's not something that can be easily removed. In fact, removing back hair is definitely a two-person job. Finding a spouse, roommate, friend or equally hairy partner in crime is crucial.
To shave back hair on a man, you will need:
- A woman’s razor. Men’s razors are designed for tough, thick facial hair follicles, while a woman’s razor is specially-equipped for a finer, smoother type of hair. Don’t mix up the two.
- A wash cloth. Unless the alter ego helping out with the back shaving situation is a spouse, it's probably not going to happen in the shower. A wet wash rag will do just fine to lubricate the surface. Don’t attempt a dry shave!
- Women’s shave gel. Don’t cake it on like men's shaving cream, but do use a thin layer to provide extra lubrication and skin protectants for the area being shaved.
- A very reliable sink. Unless the hair is being tossed in a plastic bag (not a bad option), a reliable sink that can handle the shavings is a must. It should be able to run warm/tepid water.
- First, wet the wash rag with warm water. Soak the area to be shaved.
Then, add a thin layer of shave gel. Be careful not to put on excessive amounts. It should just coat the area with a sheer layer of lubrication.
- Third, use the razor to shave off the back hair in the opposite direction of back hair growth. Because back hair grows in many directions, this can be difficult, but go over the area multiple times if necessary to make sure every strand has been cut off at the root.
- Rinse the razor in the sink. Be sure to remove any back hair and gel from the blades.
- Repeat steps three and four as needed. Continue until the back is clean shaven and smooth.
- Rinse the area with clean, warm water. Dry with a clean towel. If any red bumps occur (razor burn/irritation), consider using a cream for sensitive skin (like calamine lotion).
People should test a small patch of skin before shaving the entire back to test for irritation or allergies to the shaving products. For the best results, use a brand new, clean razor with at least three blades and a wire guard.