It is an unfortunate fact of life that some people have to deal with the unattractive affliction that is back hair. After you have finished with all the horrible names and finger pointing the next time you want to head out to the pool, you should consider what options you have for back hair removal. Read on if you would like to deal with this problem once and for all.
Since it is not easy to deal with back hair removal by yourself, you are going to need to enlist the help of a trusty assistant. Do choose someone that you feel comfortable with and whom you know will not make fun of you.
One of the more time consuming ways to be rid of back hair is through shaving, but it is probably the cheapest method. If there is a lot of back hair to deal with, then invest in a set of electric clippers. Remove your shirt and stand over some newspaper or a drop cloth that you have laid down on the floor. Get your helper to run the clippers all over your back to remove as much of the excess hair as they can. Next, wet the back area and lather it up with some shaving cream. A disposable razor can then be used to remove any remaining hair that has been left behind. Make sure that all hair is removed by using a criss-cross type pattern of shaving that will collect every hair. After this has been finished you can jump into the shower and rinse off any loose hair and remaining shaving cream.
Another option for back hair removal is a depilatory cream. These creams are applied to the back, left for a specified period of time and then are rinsed off. When they are removed, they take all the dissolved hair with them. They are an inexpensive hair removal option and can be purchased from all major pharmacies. However, it is important to do a skin patch test first to ensure that no adverse allergic reactions occur when the chemical meets your skin.
Waxing is another popular hair removal procedure, but it is not for the faint hearted. While there are at-home wax kits available for purchase, the better option is to visit a reputable salon and have them attend to the procedure for you. While you are laying on the treatment table, hot wax is applied to the hair which is then covered with a piece of cloth. This is then ripped back to remove all the hair at the roots. While not a painless procedure, the results last longer than shaving.
There are also more permanent hair removal procedures such as laser treatment to be considered. You have a wide variety of options available to you dependent on your budget and how often you want to have to attend to the removal. Do not hide yourself away at summer time any longer, instead attend to your back hair removal and then enjoy your time at the poolside.
Now that you have a good idea of what you can do to remove your unwanted hair we have listed some of our favorite ways to get a smooth and hair free back and as you will see we have omitted waxing, but we will be recoding an actual live demonstration in the future so watch this space!
Back Hair Removal Top 6 Products Revealed
The first product is an electric back hair shaver – Back Hair Removal made easy with the Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver. This product gets a lot of good reviews by various customers, but is it good enough for you?
Let’s take a look at its features: It looks like something from the star ship enterprise!It is light and easy to take away with you on your travels. It has a long extendable handle that is also lockable and is designed to reach the very low parts of your back. It is easy to open so you can start to use it straight away. Due to the design it reaches all parts of the back. It has a large head that tackles larger areas of your back making the whole process that much quicker.
Looking at actual reviews it’s easy to see that the Mangroomer gets a lot of votes especially in the following areas: Easy to use, reaches all areas of the back, quick ,does what it says on the tin.
To quote one customer: “After giving it a good go, it really has worked and took off all the hairs clean off. It really can get to the parts of your back where you’ve tried alone and failed with hair clippers or razors.”
Most customers say that you just use it as you would a back scratcher. Now let’s look at the downside of the Mangroomer
It appears that the build quality is questionable and some customers have called it flimsy, but then again the price is low. A few customers have also said that it left them with a rash, again this is something quite common with shaving but something to consider if you have over sensitive skin.
The product can be bought on Amazon and it is worth checking out Amazon .com and Amazon .uk
By doing this you get to see the comments from a wider customer base for the same product. You may also see that other products are on offer that are not available on you default site based on your location. You will also see that delivering products internationally may not be as expensive and time consuming as you expect and in some cases may even work out cheaper. For example the UK site features one type of Mangroomer and the USA site features two.
Our list features products from Amazon.com, but like we said it is still worth checking out other locations. 594 people have submitted their reviews on Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver, giving it an overall rating of 3.5 stars out of five.
The second product is the big daddy of the first electric shaver and it’s called Mangroomer 211-6 Professional Do-it yourself Back Hair Shaver. The build quality on this item is far superior to the first electric shaver; however it comes at a premium as it’s almost double the price. If you’re looking for a product that appears better looking than this one may suit your needs check out the video to fully appreciate the quality difference. 224 people have submitted their reviews on Mangroomer Professional Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver, giving it an overall rating of 4 stars out of five.
The Third Product is a cream based product
Nair Hair Removal Body Cream for Men makes it into the top three. The formula has been created to tackle the removal of thicker male body hair, like all hair removal creams it is recommended that you perform a small patch test before applying to a larger area.Can be used on the back, chest, arms and legs, Is quick to apply and easy to use. Three 8 ounce bottles of cream are included, last longer than shaving.
All the other products in this range could be classed as natural removers, by that we mean that no chemicals are used. Obviously Nair Hair Removal Body Cream doesn’t fall into that category however, it has been tested by dermatologists and has some rave reviews and it does appear to get the votes for the smoothest finish. We think this review tells it like it is and as you can see it does give good results in the end.
This must be one of those items that work great for some people and horribly for others. I purchased this a little bit hesitantly after reading the negative reviews, but eventually decided it was worth a shot.
I wanted to use this to get rid of the hair on my back. So I smeared it all over with some contortions and set a timer for 15 minutes. The smell at first wasn’t bad at all, but it quickly turned into a nasty, chemical smell that reminded me of the perms my mom and sister did once. It wasn’t horribly overpowering though, just irritating.
After the 15 minutes were up I used a washcloth and wiped all the hair off. It seemed to work best if you were slow and methodical in this step. I also found myself rinsing the washcloth often to get the hair off. Then I jumped in the shower and rinsed and washed with soap.
In the end I ended up with a perfectly smooth, hairless back and zero irritation. So far it’s been a week and there is no stubble, so I’m happy with the results.
Our Fourth Product is Razorba Back Hair Shaver
If you were going to be an entrepreneur and develop you own back hair remover then this would be it. Loads of guys like this one maybe it’s because it got an award from the famous Maxim Magazine, or is it because it works and it’s cheap! More than likely the latter plus it’s extremely easy to use a great DIY product that’s bound to keep your partner happy. This product needs a bit of practice, but if you have a full length mirror to hand it soon becomes a lot easier to use. Tip number one don’t forget to wet your back before whacking on the shaving cream. Move the razor up and down not side to side, take your time and you will get a good smooth result.
Fifth shaver is the backSPA BIGMOUTH Do-IT-Yourself Back Shaver.
This great gadget doesn’t even need shaving cream we believe that it won’t be long before this product gets to our top slot. It has some great features including Patent Pending Safety Blade Reduces Risk of Cutting, a design that could win awards as it’s lightweight and easy to use. It’s hard to believe that this baby doesn’t need any shaving cream and can also reach those difficult and tricky areas.At the time of writing this product has 92 reviews: 67 given it 5 stars, 13 given it 4 stars.
The one star came out and said this:
This is the biggest piece of junk I have ever owned out of any product I have ever owned. First it over 2 weeks to arrive. Second, it cuts absolutely nothing. Picture some clippers with a plastic attachment on them…this is how closely it shaves. To give the impression that this cuts like a razor is pathetic. I get a closer clip from my electric clippers with no attachment on them. Very upset with this purchase.
At the other end of the spectrum was this:
My husband is definitely not fit for swimming in public during the summer time unless I have spent 45 minutes in the bathroom shaving his back with his Gillette razor. The pain of having to apply all of that shaving cream and spending enormous amounts of my time in the bathroom hacking away at his weeds is not my idea of a fun afternoon while waiting to go and have fun in the sun. I had purchased a back trimmer for him in the past that ended up breaking on him shortly after. The trimmer worked OK but left a lot of stubble in the process. I purchased this shaver for him and I can say that although the shaver worked wonders for his back I would say that I was probably more excited about the fact that we finally found something that actually did the job because I’M THE ONE ALWAYS FACED WITH THE DIRTY JOB OF ACTUALLY DOING THE SHAVING! The shaver is very lightweight and although it took a little getting used to he was able to shave his entire back fairly quickly while I sat there and watched. What a great solution and finally an end to my nightmares.
If you still need convincing pop over to YouTube and check out some of the videos, here is one for starters:
Yes we know it’s pretty expensive, however once you use it you might look pretty good yourself!
This is the big brother of the popular Razoba above, and also been awarded the best of the web by Maxim Magazine.
Will your search continue for the best back shaver or will you take the plunge and go for one of these guys. If you’re looking for something more traditional that doesn’t need batteries than the War Hammer Back Hair Shaver will meet your requirements.
Just keep stock of Gillette and disposable razors to hand and your good to go…