Body Grooming Tips

How to Shave Your Back

Tips For Back Shaving

Shaving back hair is probably the trickiest part of the shaving ritual. But learning how to shave your back hair doesn’t have to be hard at all…

Shaving Your Back

Armed with the right tools, like the All Purpose Gillette STYLER, shaving your back is pretty simple. Follow these steps to get great results, every time:

Outline of adult male

Step 1: Get an Assistant

It’s not just you who has to learn how to remove back hair; you may want to find yourself an assistant and teach him/her the ins and outs of back hair removal as well. It’s just a fact of life: unless you’re blessed with hyper-dexterity, you simply won’t be able to reach all those spots on your back.

Selecting a comb length

Step 2: Select a Fixed Comb Length

The right comb length on your body hair trimmer can help you tame full, natural growth that hasn’t been touched by a razor for a while – or ever. The All Purpose Gillette STYLER comes with three comb attachments (2mm, 4mm, 6mm) for you to choose from.

Back hair

Step 3: Trim

Trim your back hair. Trimming the hair before shaving can help prevent clogged blades. Use our beard trimmers for the perfect shave.

Man showering

Step 4: Shower

The water will help soften your back hair (which can be wiry) and make it easier for the razor to glide over your skin. Gillette STYLER is waterproof so you can trim in the shower.

Man applying shaving gel to back

Step 5: Lather Up with Shave Gel

A good lather helps to hydrate hairs, enhance razor glide, and protect your skin while you shave your back. Select the perfect shaving gel from our range today.

Dull Blades

Step 6: Check for Dull Blades

Blade feeling dull or lubrication strips looking faded? It may be time for you to swap your razor blades before you begin.

Shaving with light, gentle strokes

Step 7: Shave with Light, Gentle Strokes

Attach a Gillette Fusion5™ blade to your STYLER. Shave with light, gentle strokes, rinsing often.

Rinsing blades on Gillette Styler

Step 8: Rinse Your Blades Often

Run the blades gently under the tap every few strokes, both the back and front sides of the blades, and then gently shake excess water off. Do not tap your razor against the sink or wipe against a towel; these habits can reduce the life of the razor by affecting the intricate design of the blade components. Rinsing the blades under running water helps to remove built-up shaving gel, hair, and dead skin.

Applying Gillette shave gel

Step 9: Re-apply Shave Gel As Needed

You may find that you need to shave over the same spot in different directions to get a smooth shave. In order to help prevent shaving rash on your back, ensure that you reapply shave gel before you re-stroke.

Rinse, dry and moisturise

Step 10: Rinse, Dry, and Moisturise

Moisturising after shaving your back is critical – it helps soothe the skin.

Man posing in mirror after shaving back

Congrats! You Have Just Mastered Body Grooming 101!

With Gillette razors and trimmers, your personal grooming possibilities are endless.

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