How To Trim Back Hair - AskMen

Trim Back Hair

Faq / March 26, 2014

Body Hair. It’s what separates the men from the boys, or so that’s what society has sold us on since our young adult days. However, we’ve witnessed the concept of body hair evolve over the years. Be it embracing the full jungle or going fully bare, all over that is, how a man chooses to wear his body fur is now a beauty trend that’s become accepted amongst the grooming conglomerate. Though only when styled in suitable fashion.

So start by asking this question: How hairy are you? Manscaping might be out of some guys’ league. It’s a personal preference. We get it. Maybe you’ve asked her. Maybe you’ve polled a bunch of hers. In any case, most guys can agree that right now shaving down your entire body isn’t exactly “in style.” Then again a select few think differently.

Facial hair might still have its moment in the spotlight, and chances are if she likes your beard or scruff, she won’t be into an ultra-bare chest, or anything else for that matter. That’s not to say if you’re a clean-shaven dude you should match your face with a head-to-toe waxing. There are degrees to pruning. And in some situations, your body hair requires more attention, and detailing.

If you need guidance on whether to go natural or head for the trimmer, we've laid it out in a handy guide, using two classic hairy guys to help spread the message. So read through the situations below. If it's Mr. Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan, go for it! If it's Magnum P.I., Tom Selleck, then for the love of God, fall back!

Shave Your Facial Hair

Donning a hairless moneymaker has its perks. Shaving it all off creates a velvety texture that most women find irresistible during close encounters. There’s less risk of irritating her face or inner thighs. It can help older men appear younger. Productivity is even said to increase when making shaving part of one’s set morning routine. But how ironic is it that the most common grooming practice happens to be the one most guys fail to execute the right way. Amateurs can learn to master the basics by looking over these 5 Steps To A Smooth Shave. Those who know how to wield, proceed to lather up.

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Harry’s Truman Razor
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