5 Mistakes Men Make Manscaping Downstairs.
One of the rights of passage is learning how to shave. Your dad probably taught you how. But while dad made it clear how to navigate a razor and beard trimmer around the simple contours of your face and neck, he probably didn’t get into the do’s and don’ts of grooming down there. I mean, that’s a little awkward.
So, here’s the problem—we’re left to figure out how to manage something sharp around an important appendage and do it without a manual or dad watching over our shoulder to give us the play-by-play. The good news—we got your back. Here are some things your dad might have told you had it not been awkward. Or, if dad had the knowledge we have.
And the Best Ways to Manscape
EXERCISING PUBIC SAFETY
DON'T risk your crown jewels to just any trimmer. All roads lead to nicks, cuts and burning rashes. When it comes to manscaping, safety comes first, second and third.
DO invest in an electric body trimmer, like the Wahl Manscaper®. It’s not only #1 for safety, but it also trims snag-free. Its patented wrap-around guard and no-nick blade will protect your valuables for years to come.
FINDING A DESIRABLE LOCATION
DON'T groom in the office bathroom or (oh, the horror of it) home kitchen. Prune your privates – in private. Plus, no-one wants to clean up after you. No-one.
DO opt for a locked bathroom. Steam up the shower (or bath) to soften the short and curlies. Turn off the shower. Towel off the area you plan to trim. Stay relaxed, focused and undisturbed. Now you’re ready to groom safely, my friend.
LETTING IT GROW. GROW. GROW
DON'T get overgrown. If it’s a forest down there, and you’re not making the most of your assets by not being able to see the tree through the forest if you get my drift. Plus, all that foliage is a haven for sweat, bacteria, even squirrels! Maybe. Who knows?
DO guys! It’s 2023. Style matters. Keep it neat. Experiment with style and shape. Whether you’re all about the Full Monty or an Empty Nester, opt for a pubic hair style that keeps you healthy, comfortable and confident.
BEING TOO BALD TOO SOON
DON'T rush grooming below the belt. Shaving pubic hair off in one go (aka: full-on Empty Nester) can be quite a shock, especially if you shave against natural hair growth. Sure, it will grow back but who wants to walk like there’s a ferret in your pants until it does?
DO set your electric trimmer to its longest setting. Trim in the direction of your natural hair growth. Take the ends first, then go shorter, like you might with a beard trim. To avoid irritating sensitive skin, you should make as few passes as possible as you get into the shorter lengths. Remember to go gently and take it slow.
Manscaping tip: Wondering what length to trim pubic hair? The Wahl Manscaper® offers 20 trim lengths. Use a higher number for longer hair and set the dial to a smaller number for a closer shave down there.
(NOT) THINKING FULL PACKAGE
DON'T trim just the package area. Avoid leaving coarse strays to poke through a shirt or tumbling out the front or back of swim shorts. No one wants to be that guy on the beach.
DO Use an electric body trimmer like the Wahl Manscaper® to level out hair around your lower waist, thighs, as well as pubic hair. When tackling your undercarriage, use your trimmer in one hand and keep delicate skin taut with the other. When done, take a moment to review your manscaping prowess (shorts on or off) in good light and in a full-length mirror (front and back). Use a compact mirror for hard-to-see places to ensure you didn’t miss any stray hairs.
Manscaping tip: Wahl has a full range of Manscaping tools to prune you from nose to nether regions (and beyond). Find them in Walmart stores or at WahlUSA.com