Abundant body hair on men used to be fashionable, for instance if you were a Viking or something. More recently, however, people have started to realize that male grooming is about more than taking a shower once in a while.
The truth is that if anyone sees you without a shirt on, excessive back hair is going to be seen as repulsive. Given this reality, you’ll really want to do something about it, but most guys don’t want to visit a salon every few weeks for a (painful) waxing session, nor does every man have a significant other willing to take on the task.
Fortunately, there is now a do-it-yourself option.
The first thing to mention about this product is probably the folding, curved handle that makes it easy to reach around your body. The second thing that makes this razor for your back unique is its blades: at 4″ wide and equipped with “teeth” to align hairs for cutting, these make quick work of body hair while not costing the earth. Each blade lasts for 2 to 3 months, depending on use. As an added bonus, this works well on both wet and dry skin.
The blade and the detachable cartridge that holds it trap most of the hair, so there’s less to clean up after use. Of course, as with any shaving product, your skin type will affect your comfort level. Some people use it dry without any problems, others prefer to use it in the shower, while a few find it necessary to apply a moisturizing lotion afterward.
And yes, in case you were wondering, this product is suitable for women as well. Legs are obviously rounder than backs, so it will take a little longer and not leave you as silky smooth as a normal wet razor, but it does work on other body parts as well. If you’re not too fussed about getting the perfect finish and you have trouble bending at the waist, this could be perfect for you too.