If you’re considering shaving your chest hair you may be keen to show off the results from your hard work in the gym or just want to tidy up your look. Whatever the reason, manscaping is now a part of how men around the world look after their appearance. So whether you’re headed to the beach or want to glide through your local swimming pool at record speeds, read on to find out the best way to remove chest hair.
Check out some facts on what body hair removal means to men around the globe and their preferred ways for how to get rid of chest hair.
Step 1: Trimming chest hair
When it comes to trimming chest hair, the secret to great results is to deal with the longer hairs before shaving to get a clean all-over look. Your longer body hair is best suited to a chest hair trimmer with a comb length of 2 or 3.
Once you’ve selected the right chest hair trimmers and attachment for the job, you can clean up any overgrowth without having to constantly pull hair out of the blades. When it comes to Braun’s hair removal tools, why select a separate trimmer for shaving chest hair? Check out the all-in-one trimmers for hair trimming, body grooming, and clean shaving. With Braun’s range of comb attachments, learning how to trim chest hair is a smooth and simple process.
Step 2: Shower before shaving
Before removing the trimmer attachment and shaving body hair from your chest, be sure to take a warm shower or bath. This is a great tip for chest hair removal as it softens hair that can be wiry.
Warm water works to open up your hair follicles and clears away any build-up of dead skin or oils which can cause your razor blade or shaver to catch. After hopping out of the shower, run a comb through your chest hair to free up any knots you might spot.
Step 3: Shave chest hair
Once you’ve trimmed and showered, it’s time to lather up with your shaving gel of choice. This will hydrate your hair and let your shaver or trimmer glide over your skin and reduce the chance of annoying chest ingrown hairs.
One more thing to check is that your blades aren’t dull – we recommend replacing Braun razor heads every 18 months. Our preferred method for shaving chest hair is to start on the outer hair and work your way inwards to be sure you don’t miss any spots.
When shaving your chest, you should also be sure to pull your skin tight to get the closest possible shave and use short light strokes. While shaving, you should also rinse your shaver’s blades after every few strokes to avoid any hair getting stuck. It might sound obvious, but also be sure to steer clear of your nipples as you shave.
If your chest hair meets more growth on to your stomach then you may find that you want to tidy up the lower hair too or you may end up with a noticeable dividing line between your chest and stomach hair.
If you’re inspired to try manscaping, be sure to check out the electric shavers that could help you achieve the perfect smooth clean shave from Braun.
Step 4: Rinse and dry
Once you’ve got the shaved chest look that you like, all that remains is aftercare. The shower is your best friend here, to rinse away any stray remaining hairs.
To look after the skin on your chest, exfoliation and moisturising are also essential. Try a scrub or exfoliating cloth to keep your chest area soft and hydrated. Moisturising will soothe your skin and avoid any dry patches. After applying moisturizer, pat your chest dry with a towel to avoid causing any irritation.
For more on avoiding irritation when using Braun shavers and trimmers read on for a few tips about how to prevent shaving rashes and post-shave skincare.