The issue for men of whether to keep body hair or not is now settled. By 2015, 68% of men admit to shave the armpits. What about you ?


For a few weeks now, Instagram is filled with young girls who embrace not shaving as much and have even stopped shaving their armpits. While with men, on the contrary, the trend is to go beardless, some men shave their pubic hairs too ! So should we shave the armpits ?

Is it OK for a man to shave his armpits?

If for some, shaving is necessary due to the demand of being an athlete, for 52.1% of the men surveyed by the Men’s Health website think that having shaved armpits is “more comfortable.” On the other hand, 11% of men still find it “really weird” to shave their armpits.

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What is the function of hair ?

First, do we have hair just to keep us warm in the winter? Not so much that. Hair contains the pheromone that is one of the keys to sexual attraction. Basically, come smell my armpits, you’re going to fall in love.

Shaving or not today remains more an aesthetic or practical choice than anything else. So it’s up to you to decide what makes you feel better. Note that shaving too frequently causes a higher risk of ingrown hairs. Painful and unsightly.

Should armpits hair be shaved or trimmed ?

A happy medium is to keep a base of short hair that you trim regularly, that’s what I do myself. But if you don’t like having armpits, shave and you’ll get a baby skin.

Trim your armpits is a good compromise for me, the hair is very short, there is no irritation and it remains much cleaner than growing the armpits.

How to shave your armpits when you’re a man?

If you have decided to shave your hair completely instead of trimming it, you will need to follow a few rules to avoid irritating your skin.

Use a clean razor and check the blades

Indeed, a poorly maintained razor will see hair accumulate, shaving will become much more difficult and the risk of cutting will also increase. Also, check if your blades are still usable. You’ll have to change the head of the razor if it has gotten twisted or rusty

Wash your armpits

Before shaving your armpits, it is very important to clean. Indeed, if you do not do so, a micro cut could become infected and give you pimples, for example.

Use a transparent shaving gel

That is what I personally do. A transparent shaving gel will allow me to see the progression of shaving in order to avoid passing the blade several times over this very sensitive area.

Follow the natural direction of the hair at the beginning

During the first shaving strokes, shave your armpits in the direction of hair growth. Then, don’t hesitate to shave from bottom to top, and even from right to left for a perfect result.

Rinse your armpits

It will now be necessary to clean all this with water only. Consider applying a moisturizer or oil. Do not use aftershave, you could burn yourself.

No deodorant right after!

Allow your armpits to dry completely before applying deodorant, even if it is alcohol-free.