There are loads of reasons why guys might want to tidy the downstairs region up a bit and trim their pubic hair. Grooming and trimming your pubes regularly can help you feel more comfortable and prevent unwanted hairs from poking out of clothing.
While some guys prefer to go the full hog and shave their short and curlies straight off, this approach isn’t for everyone. An electric pubic hair trimmer can help you avoid the risk of shaving rash or simply the prickly feeling you could get from shaving. It could also leave you enough hair to allow for a range of flattering pubic hair styles and shapes.
Like all body hair grooming, learning how to trim your pubic hair takes a little time and practise. As your netherhair region is the most sensitive area on the body, you’ll want to trim your pubic hair carefully. A watchful eye and a bit of know-how can help you steer clear of ingrown hairs, nicks, or painful cuts when trimming pubic hair.
So, before whipping out those kitchen scissors and risking injury to your pride and glory (you wouldn’t have been the first!), check out the best men’s pubic hair styles and our tips for trimming and shaping your pubic hair perfectly every time.
How to Trim and Shape Your Pubic Hair – Without Making a Mess
1. Pick a Location
If you’ve got a bath or large shower in your home, we’d recommend trimming your pubes in there, keeping the water off for now to allow for an easy clean up at the end. You’ll also have an easier time shaping your pubes while they’re still dry, otherwise the hair will flatten out as it gets wet and it can be a little tricky to see which areas need more attention.
If you don’t have a bath, lay out a towel in the bathroom so that the hair all falls in one place. Afterwards, you can easily tip the trimmed hair into the bin.
If you wanted to shave your pubic hair without causing unnecessary irritation, then we’d recommend turning the water on in the bath/shower and letting it steam up in there before you begin shaving. This will soften the hairs, help you get a closer shave and leaving less chance for any nicks or cuts while shaving your pubic hair.
2. Decide on a Pubic Hair Style
Next, you’ll want to decide how you want the end result to look when you’ve finished trimming. Choose from a range of shape ideas and shaving designs for men’s pubic hair. Everyone is different, so you could pick a pubic hair shape that expresses your personality, or simply the style that seems most comfortable!
- Lion’s Mane
For this popular men’s pubic hair style, you’ll want to trim all around the pubic area, including balls, but leave a small-ish ‘mane’ of hair just above your shaft. In terms of shaping, think upside-down triangle, with the hair appearing to slightly taper as it reaches the shaft. Don’t worry about making this too neat, mind – the lion’s mane is all about being a little rough around the edges. This pubic hair shape can create the illusion of a larger penis.
- Landing Strip
This one’s certainly a statement. Apply a very close trim above your penis, but leave a vertical strip of hair leading up from your shaft. This one is all about neatness and precision. For a horizontal landing strip, trim everywhere except a neat, horizontal patch just above your shaft.
- Brief Encounter
Simply trim all the areas of pubic hair that would stick out if you were wearing a pair of very tight speedos. Pay especially close attention to longer, dangly hairs near your thighs, and the hair above your penis leading to your snail trail, as these are more prone to stick out.
- Billiard Balls
It’s all in the balls. Apply a close trim to your balls (taking extra care, as testicles are obviously very delicate). You can leave the rest of your pubic hair au naturel.
- Trimmed Tresses
If you trim your pubic hair often, this one’s time-effective and easy to complete. Simply trim all areas of pubic hair evenly, including your inside thighs, for an all-round neat and tidy appearance. This simple approach is a lot of men’s preference for pubic hair style, as it doesn’t take long to complete but can leave you feeling fresh, comfortable, and confident.
3. How to Trim Your Pubic Hair
Investing in a good quality electric pubic hair trimmer is a real game changer when you’re removing pubic hair without shaving. The Gillette All Purpose Styler is perfect for trimming your pubes, because you can choose out of three convenient comb lengths: 2mm, 4mm, or 6mm.