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The Best Tools for a Good Trim (Not Shave) When Manscaping


What is best to do with your pubic hair isn't always obvious. Many people have started opting to trim theirВ pubic hair instead of shaving it totally off, to stay clear of razor burn, ingrown hairs, and itchy stubble. If you'd rather go that route, but don't have any idea what tools to use, there are several options available for affordable, quick, and safe trimming. Here's where to start.

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Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7000 Showerproof Body Groomer

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Want to shave some areas and trim others? This cordless, dual-sided, wet-and-dry groomer is made just for dudes, and comes with both trimming and shaving attachments. This lets you pull hair totally out, or just clean it up to whatever your desired length is. It has a four-directional pivoting head, which follows the body's shape like a breeze. It also has rounded blades and combs, so you don't scratch the sensitive skin in your pubic, along with a trimming comb with five settings, so you can get just the length you want.В

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Manscaped Lawn Mower 2.0

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Manscaped's Lawn Mower was created with pubic hair as a primary motivator. It has two attachments that give it four length settings, which allows for whatever kind of trim you want. The surface is non-slip, and the body is 100% waterproof, so it's perfect for use in the shower. Blades are also simple to replace, and $15 replacement packs come every three months after.В В

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Braun Cruzer 6, Body

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Imagine a cordless powered trimmer and a Gillette Fusion blade in one tool. This trimmer is basically that, but it that can be used both wet and dry. Since shaving long hair all at once doesn't work well without trimming first, a really nice and surprising feature is that you can trim and shave in one step. You're not locked into to using both together, though, either, because theВ trimmer and shaver can each be used alone. Sensitive, medium, and long combs are all included, to help you get to just the right trimmed length.

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Mangroomer Ultimate Pro

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Made to perform on thick hair, the Mangroomer is touted as a back shaver-which means it can definitely handle your pubic hair. However, it's made for that, too, and includes an extra head. It has a rubber grip, which gives you leverage for any tough shave you may encounter. It's even hinged. The company claims it was in research and development for over 10 years, so you can bet that they thought of everything.

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Tips on Shaving

If you want to shave with a razor after you use clippers, you should understand the extra care you should be putting in.В

If this is the first time you're shaving this low, rinse any tools you're going to use with alcohol. Get trimmed up first, because it acts as a hedge against developing ingrown hairs. Use a clipper or a pair of small scissors and take the hair down to about 1/16 of an inch.

Take a shower before you begin shaving-this is crucial so the skin is soft and moisturized. ApplyВ a shave gel or foam, and then shave in theВ direction of hair growthВ to prevent ingrown hairs. Pull the skin taut as you shave. If you need to, use a portableВ mirror to helps you see what you're doing. Post shave, slather on an aloe-based moisturizer. It won't just soothe it, and it'll help toВ banish irritation.

It'sВ important to try to avoid cuts because bacteria lurk in this area, and even a tiny razor cut can let it in. If you doВ accidentally cut yourself, washВ it well with soap and water andВ then disinfect itВ withВ alcohol. ApplyВ pressure for 10 or 15 minutes, as needed, to stop the bleeding.В