Gone are the days of the caveman, and here is the era of the modern gentleman. It’s no longer in style to look like you’ve just crawled out of a cave (was it ever in style?). Instead, we’re making room for the perfectly groomed man. We know it’s a sensitive subject, and not just because you want to protect ‘your boys’, but because manscaping still has a slight taboo. We reassure you though, it’s okay to take it away.
What Do We Mean By Manscaping?
In a nutshell, taming body hair. Manscaping can include many different areas of the body, primarily your eyebrows, chest, underarms, back, shoulders and below the belt. Ensuring your body hair is perfectly maintained is a challenging task. You don’t want to go bare down there, however not trimming enough will leave you looking like a bit unkempt. That’s never a good look. Manscaping in general involves taming body hair, this can range from plucking a stray eyebrow, to shaving your whole back, however we’d suggest you go with what suits you best.
Top Tip: Regardless of what anyone says, go with what feels comfortable!
Why Would You Manscape?
There are a lot of reasons, to be fair. It’s actually more hygienic – unruly body hair can become a breeding ground for mass amounts of bacteria. It’s not nice, it smells, and it definitely doesn’t scream ‘clean’. The whole situation below the belt can promote bacteria growth, due to the fact that bacteria thrives in warm environments. If that isn’t enough motivation to tame the mane, body hair generally looks messy if it’s not trimmed.
1. Under Your Arms
We’re not talking completely shaving – more of a trim. Treat it the same as your beard. You should be wearing deodorant everyday, which can sometimes make it difficult to completely clean under your arms, a small trim can solve that issue. It also prevents stray hairs peaking out of your t-shirt sleeves – no spider legs, thanks.