That is the first question that must be addressed before delving into the specifics and instructions for doing so.
It is entirely up to you whether or not to shave your balls.
People frequently ask, "Is it necessary to shave the balls?" "Should I shave my balls?" "How to shave testicles?" and the most effective way to landscape.
It's a matter of personal preference, and we respect everyone's decision to shave their balls or not.
Here you will learn How to Shave Your Pubes and what three simple tools you will need to do the job correctly and safely. After all, no man wants to risk being slashed down there, ouch!
So, How Should You Shave Your Balls?
Before we get into the specifics of the best ways to shave your balls, we want to make it clear that other methods, such as depilatories (e.g. Nair) or waxing, are not viable alternatives.
These methods are likely to cause severe irritability, as well as other symptoms such as razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and/or pimples.
Also, in case you don't finish reading this article in its entirety before embarking on your quest to achieve smoothly shaved balls through manscaping, I'd like to give you the most important piece of advice right away.
The golden rule is to keep your skin pulled tight in the area where you're shaving. If you follow that rule, you'll be 80 percent of the way there.
Okay, now that we've cleared that up, let's start from the beginning and work our way through all of the steps required to achieve nice smoothly shaved balls in a safe and painless manner.
Hand scissors or an electric trimmer
Shaving cream and pre-shave oil
Cartridge razor with three or four blades that is new, clean, and of high quality. Our Gentleman's Shave Kit is Perfect for this
Trying to remove hair from balls while not in a good position is similar to trying to kick a football while not having your eyes open.
We prefer sitting inside a bathtub because it puts you in a very stable position with the scrotum easily accessible, and it also allows for easy clean up because you can simply wash the remnants down the drain when you're done.
If you don't have a bathtub, you can sit on the floor against a wall or on top of the toilet seat.
In this case, we recommend wrapping yourself in newspaper to make cleanup much easier.
We recommend that you trim your hair first.
Make sure to use an electric trimmer to properly trim your ball hair. Long hairs will not clog the razor, resulting in a much smoother shave. Trimming the hair to a quarter-inch length should do the trick. If you don't have an electric trimmer, a pair of hand scissors will suffice. This will make the process much longer, but it will get the job done. This step is especially important if this is your first time shaving your balls or if you haven't shaved in a long time because the hairs will be especially long and thick.
Warm up the scrotum, of course.
Take a hot bath or a hot shower. This will soften your skin and make it easier to stretch it taut when it comes time to manscape.
Apply Shaving Cream and Pre-Shave Oil.
Before you begin shaving, I recommend that you apply a pre-shave oil and lather up with a quality shaving cream.
The shaving cream and pre-shave oil will help to soften your skin and ensure a smooth shave.
It's that time, Shave.
Make sure to clean and disinfect the razor before beginning, and to continue cleaning the razor throughout the process to prevent pubic hair from clogging the blades.
As previously stated, the golden rule is to pull your skin tight in the area where the razor will be going over the skin. We prefer to use short, light strokes and to take our time. This is not a job that should be done in a hurry!
Now, shaving against the grain will give you the closest shave, but we would recommend starting with the grain to see how your skin reacts and gain more experience before making the next leap to shaving against the grain.
When you've finished shaving the balls, your work isn't done. After thoroughly washing your scrotum with warm water, apply the antiseptic. This will help to avoid infections, ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and other types of irritation. After that, apply the body powder.
Your hair actually helps prevent chafing and soaks up excess moisture that accumulates in your groyne area, so if you don't have any, you'll need to use body powder to keep your scrotum from becoming clammy or itchy.
The Crucial Step, Maintenance
We recommend that you apply the antiseptic once a day for the next few days to further reduce irritation.
Applying an exfoliating product over the next few days will also help prevent ingrown hairs.
The pubic hair of the scrotum usually does not grow very quickly, so you should only have to shave once every couple of weeks, and I would definitely not shave more than once a week as shaving more frequently will likely cause irritation.
Trimming as an Alternative
Trimming your ball hair to a manageable length is a viable alternative to shaving your balls clean. If you're not ready to plunge and get that razor right up against your skin, a simple trimming is the next best thing.