How To Properly Manscape
Manscaping – The art of tidying one’s body hair to create a more aesthetic appeal.
It’s not effeminate, metro sexual or a trend… it’s something every man should do. We expect our women to take care of their business, so why shouldn’t we do the same? We’re not saying to go out and wax your eyebrows and chest like something out of the Jersey Shore, but a little maintenance can go a long way. Below, we cover a few of the hairier subjects of manscaping:
Tools of the Trade
This is your body… meaning it’s not really something you should be experimenting on with a razorblade. Making sure you have the right equipment to tackle your equipment is of the upmost importance. Scissors, clippers, tweezers and razors all have their place, and knowing how to use them will help you down the road. Check this out for everything you will need.
Start with the Odds-And-Ends
These are the areas you’ll need to focus on most often, so let’s get to them first:
Never, ever, let any of these areas get out of control. Unless you are a lumberjack, an inmate or are Neanderthal, don’t neglect these easy-to-maintain areas. You don’t want to be sporting a caveman’s unibrow, so tweeze the area between your eyebrows. Don’t EVER shave it. It looks bad and you’ll have to do it almost every day. Yes, it hurts to pluck, but you’re a man so grow a pair and get the job done. Just make sure you don’t go overboard.
As for the other areas highlighted above, just make sure they’re cleaned up enough so that they’re not noticeable. Trim your nose hair, buzz your neck hair and shave or clip your beard.
“If you don’t mind smelling like peanut butter for a two or three days, Peanut Butter is darn good shaving cream” – Barry Goldwater
No one wants to date a 12-year old boy, so unless you have the rippling abs of a Greek God or have just strutted off the cover of a Harlequin romance novel, don’t completely shave all of your chest or stomach hair. Grab a pair of scissors or clippers and make sure everything is about the same length. This isn’t the place to get creative, just get the job done and make it looks like you didn’t try too hard.
Get Rid of it. All of it. By any means necessary.
Below the Belt
You’re not a porn star, so just make sure it’s presentable. We don’t need to tell you, if you’ve never weed wacked your bod-tanical gardens, be careful, it’s a sensitive area. Take your time. Remember, the goal is to maintain your man carpet, not turn it into a hardwood floor.
These are the areas you’re going to want to avoid for fearing of taking things too far. You’re a man, and there are the places you never trim, cut or shave. These are as follows:
Beware of over-grooming and blend as well as you can to make it look natural.
So, with all that said, how do you landscape your manscape?