Should Guys Shave Their Armpits?

Should Guys Shave Their Armpits? Well if women can shave their armpits then so can men can’t they? Why not?

If you want to shave your armpit hair then go for it. There are actually some good reasons to do it too, apart from the way it looks.

It is odd really, when most women shave their armpits, and if they don’t it is often considered as nasty, yet men are normally expected to to keep theirs.

Personally, I don’t shave under my arms, but I do trim my armpit hair and keep it quite short which I think looks fine.

Should Guys Shave Their Armpits? Benefits of shaving armpits.

What are the benefits of shaving armpits?

So let’s take a look at some of the reasons you should perhaps consider it and then a few reasons to reconsider.

Although hair on some other parts of the body generally at least had some function during evolution, it is not really know why armpit hair exists. Even if there was a reason in the days of old, that reason has long gone.

Does shaving your armpits reduce sweating?

There is no clear concrete evidence to show that shaving your underarm hair actually reduces sweating. But there is anecdotal evidence from some who do it that it is reduced.

Whatever the answer, one thing is clear though, you certainly do not sweat more after shaving armpit hair so at worst it makes no difference.

Does shaving armpits reduce body odor?

There is at least more evidence that suggests shaving your armpit hair does reduce body odor.

Odor is generally caused by bacteria and bacteria love warm damp areas in which to multiply. Armpits fit the bill very well as a home for bacteria.

By removing armpit hair you reduce the places for bacteria to cling to and breed. I am not saying you eliminate bacteria and odor but you do reduce it’s likelihood of occurring.

I think most people would agree that if at any time you notice you have body odor it is most often coming from your armpits. After all, why do so many people use deodorant and antiperspirant under their arms but nowhere else on their body?

Another benefit of shaving armpit hair

Stop that sticky feeling!

I am sure that many people who use deodorant and antiperspirant will, at times, have experienced the build up of the product on underarm hair making the hairs thicker and sticky. Showering alone doesn’t always remove this.

By removing underarm hair completely this problem is eliminated.

Shaving armpits – the cons

The most obvious one is the same as shaving anywhere – the risk of cutting yourself while shaving your armpits. Using the right equipment and products, such as a good shaving cream etc will obviously minimize the risk.

What is the best way to shave armpit hair?

Well most females seem to use the good old fashioned razor and shaving cream or soap and often seem to do it in the bath.

I would just use my Manscaped Lawn Mower 2.0 and perhaps finish off with The Plow that comes with the Manscaped kit.

Not convinced? Then read Manscaped’s thoughts on the whole business of shaving your armpits.

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Graeme P

Being a hairy man (thanks ancestors) I have been finding ways to remove much of my body hair for decades. Hopefully my experiences will help you.

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