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Best Way to Manscape

Dear T,

I saw your post about manscaping, and I had a quick question.  Embarrassingly enough, I’ve never actually been big on doing that.  I was wondering if you could offer some tips on how to do it?  That’s really it.  Love the site btw.

From,

Little Hairy

Dear Little Hairy,

Thanks for writing to me, and thanks for letting me know you love my site. Like I always say, I really appreciate hearing positive feedback.  Now as far as your question here, let me just tell you, I actually am going to have fun answering it.  So I hope you have fun reading it.

As someone that has tried a few different techniques and products in the way of manscaping, I have a few recommendations and suggestions.  While I haven’t tried everything, I’ve tried enough to help you out here.  I’ll let you know right now, that I haven’t experienced a professional hair removal process, so I won’t comment on that.  You may want to do some more research on that however.  But let’s get started.

 

Magic Razorless Shave Powder

I tried this product once, really to help with the hair on my face.  I got tired of dealing with my facial hair.  However, I didn’t use it for that purpose long.   But instead of just throwing it away, I decided to use to manscape.  And I have to say, I approve of it as a manscaping product.  It gets the job done without having to rinse and repeat.  Which is a great thing.  I for one hate having to reapply a product, because the first application didn’t get all the hair like I hoped.  Plus, it’s relatively fragrant free and better yet, burn free.  Trust when I say, being burn free is a good thing.

The downside of using the powder, is that it is a little more labor intensive than the other razorless products listed here.  You have to actually mix the powder with water, to make a pasty substance.  And I know for me, I tended to make a mess in the bathroom with all that powder.  So a lot of clean up here.

 

Magic Razorless Shave Cream

I like the Magic Razorless Shave Cream for many of the reasons I like the powder.  It’s fragrant free and it doesn’t burn.  Plus, unlike the powder, it’s a relatively simple process.  You don’t have mix anything with water, and after you rinse it off with the unwanted hair.  You just have to worry about rinsing/cleaning the tub.

However, what bothers me about this product, is that you most definitely will have to apply more than one application.  Now maybe it’s me and my body, but all the hair I want to come off, never does with the first application.  And I actually leave on longer than the time instructed.  I usually have to rinse and repeat.  Again, definitely not a fan of that.

 

Nair Hair Remover Lotion

In my opinion, Nair gets a bad rep.   Many people when they hear it, think of a strong smell and a burning sensation.  There is a time I would agree with that sentiment.  Years ago when I first tried it, let’s just say I’m pretty sure I had a minor chemical burn in all the wrong areas.  It was not a good feeling.  And the lotion did tend to smell up a bathroom, and your body if you don’t make sure to lather up in soap when rinsing the product off.

Having said that, Nair is usually the product I use today.  Crazy I know. LOL!  But I like a product that gets the job done.  I don’t know what they did to change the formula of the product, but I don’t experience the world class chemical burns anymore.  While the smell is still a little strong, I make sure to soap up and rinse off really well.  Oh, and I try not to leave on the lotion too much past the time instructed. Also, if you choose this method, I’d advise using it the day before you are planning to have any adult fun.

 

VEET Hair Removal Gel

I’ve used VEET just once, and my review of it is relatively straight forward.  No smells. No burns.  And it gets the job done.  It’s a little pricier than the other razorless products, but it may be worth the purchase.

 

Old Fashion Razor and Shaving Cream

This is probably the one method I won’t ever stand behind.  This was the very first technique I used when manscaping at age 21, and I recommend it to no one.  Imagine the pain of nicking your nether regions with a razor.  If you can’t imagine that, let me tell you it hurts.  Do yourself a favor, and go the razorless method.

 

I hope my suggestions help you out going forward.  If you have any other questions about it, make sure you ask.  Remember, everything will remain anonymous.

 

As always nothing but love,

T.

 

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