Can You Shave Your Own Back Hair?
It’s not impossible to shave your own back, but it is tricky. The Gillette Styler is designed to help you get to those hard-to-reach areas more easily, and the key to shaving your own back hair is to tackle one small patch at a time.
However, getting someone else to help can make the task a whole lot easier!
How to Shave Your Back
Here’s how to shave your back hair (or how to tell someone else to) for the best results:
Step 1: Soften Your Back Hair
Back hair can be very wiry, so you’ll need to spend some time washing and softening it before you approach it with a razor.
A hot shower is ideal for making body hair easier to work with. If you’re shaving your back by yourself, use this time to check for any spots, skin tags or moles that might get in the way of your razor.
Step 2: Trim Your Back Hair
Next, you need to trim your back hair, using a body shaver that’s up to the task.
Use our All Purpose Styler to cut your back hair to a length that’s easier to work with – the trimmer comes with a 2mm, 4mm and 6mm comb, so you can choose your preferred length.
This step helps to stop longer hairs clogging your razor blade for a more comfortable (and hygienic!) shave.
Step 3: Apply Shaving Gel
Then, cover your remaining back hair in shaving gel – or get someone else to do it for you. Work up a really good lather all over your back to make it easier for the razor to glide through your hair during the next stage.
If you’ve got especially sensitive skin, make sure you’re using a shaving gel that includes some extra protection, like our SkinGuard Men’s Sensitive Shaving Gel or Fusion5 Men’s Ultra Sensitive Shaving Gel.
If you do suffer with spots or acne on your back, our SkinGuard Sensitive Shaving Gel is the best option, as it doesn’t include any alcohols or dyes, and features cooling aloe to soothe your skin after shaving. You can find out more about shaving with acne here.