The best manscaping tools have one purpose: these are hair removal tools and devices that can be used by men to remove hairs from the entire body.
Manscaping doesn’t mean that you have to remove all the hairs from the entire body.
Manscaping also refers to the removal of hairs from ears, nose, and eyebrows shaping.
Some just prefer manscaping their groin area while others are just focused on having a hairless back or a hairless chest.
And there are those like my boyfriend. He likes to shave or trim pretty much everywhere. But it’s not a regular custom, it’s just when he feels like it. And that’s great, if you don’t feel like manscaping regularly, that’s perfectly fine. It is your decision and you decide when or how much hair you want to remove.
You can shave an area of your body because it works for you and trim another or wax or even use an epilator for bodily hair removal. There are a few men who use epilators, too.
I also wrote a post on waxing for men, whether men should wax or not and what exactly that entails so, check that out if you are interested in trying waxing but are still not completely sure, yet.
If you want to read some interesting statistics about our grooming habits, check out this post from Advanced Dermatology.
Best Manscaping Tools for the Whole Body and Face
Since there are so many manscaping styles and each man has his own preferences about what hairs they want gone for a limited amount of time, I’ll just review the best manscaping tools based on body/facial parts.
If you want hairless skin for a couple of years, you need to do your research on laser hair removal, which can be awesome if you can afford it.
All these tools that I’ll be covering in this article offer hairless skin for about 3-4 days or 2-3 weeks.
Jump to whatever body part you want hairless and check out your options. I hope to cover a good amount of them.
Since I don’t like limiting myself to just reviewing a few tools or devices, I will also shortly enumerate the pros and cons for each hair removal method, you will know exactly what to expect from them.
Before going into all that, I just want to tell you that whatever method and tools you choose to use, it’s always best to shower before manscaping to soften the hairs and to get rid of bacteria. You could also exfoliate before.
Best Body Trimmers for Men
I must acknowledge that an electric body trimmer is one of the best manscaping tools.
Electric trimmers are just so easy to use and fast and totally painless. I actually don’t know any man who doesn’t own one.
If you’re just venturing into manscaping and you want a neater look and not a completely hairless look, trimming might actually be the perfect choice.
The things to remember with trimmers or body groomers are:
- you need to move the trimmer slowly, don’t run it all over your body and expect it to be done in a minute
- if you apply different pressure, you will get different hair lengths even if you’re using the same guard on the whole area
- if you’re using a trimmer without the guard, which you can totally do, you must be careful not to nick yourself – remember that for your groin area especially
So, let’s review some of the best electric trimmers for men as part of the best manscaping tools.
1. Philips Norelco BG7030/49 Bodygroom Series 7000
This body groomer is a bit expensive but it also offers quite a lot.
This Norelco is both a shaver and a trimmer and it’s recommended to only use it below the neck. Below the neck you can use it absolutely everywhere you want, including on your balls.
You don’t need to switch heads for either shaving or trimming, it has dual heads on opposite sides. That’s the type of shaver & trimmer combo that I really like, they’re practical and very easy to use, whatever you’re in the mood for.
For the electric shaver part, it has some very sharp blades. The blades are designed to prevent nicks and cuts. And the head pivots in 4 directions for a close shave all over.
The trimmer is characterized by 5 adjustable lengths, without changing attachments, ranging from 1/8”(3 mm) to 7/16”(11 mm). It also has self sharpening blades, that’s quite an attractive feature.
Obviously, it’s water-resistant.
Another thing that I really like is that it takes only 1 hour to fully charge it and it’s functional for up to 80 minutes. No overnight charging.
The best part about this body trimmer for men is that the electric shaver can be used with the same certainty and confidence, including a full hair removal in the groin and butt area, as the trimmer. It’s quite special and my top recommendation as the best manscaping tool.
2. Panasonic Electric Body Groomer and Trimmer for Men ER-GK60-S
I really like this body groomer from Panasonic.
I love its V shaped head, I don’t think I’ve come across anything like it before.
It looks so good and it trims the hairs so absolutely good. The special V shape inspires agility and you know that it can reach all areas of the body with ease, including between the glutes.
It also allows for a wide thin fixed blade with rounded edges that can make trimming faster. The blade is also different, very thin, and with tightly spaced gaps for preventing tugging.
You can use it with the three trimmer attachments or without. Without any attachments but no risk of nicks, you get a very close trimming, a hair length that’s quite a lot closer to shaving than trimming.
There are three attachments for different hair lengths. One is for the groin and the other two trim to lengths of 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch.
It is also waterproof.
So, why is this Panasonic the second choice as one of the best manscaping tools?
Because it takes 8 hours to fully charge it and you only get to use it for up to 40 minutes and the price is quite the same as the above Philips.
Best Manscaping Tools: Eyebrows
Some men just prefer to remove the hairs between the eyebrows, above the nose.
And to just use a pair of scissors to trim the longer hairs.
Others like having a pair of nicely shaped eyebrows. For getting the best shape, I recommend visiting a threading salon. Threading is one of the best methods for perfectly shaped eyebrows.
If you prefer doing everything at home, you just need a pair of tweezers.
Or you can use an ear and nose hair trimmer for the area between your eyebrows. It will last for about 5 days before the hairs start getting really noticeable again.
Best Manscaping Tools: Ears and Nose
The easiest way to get rid of the hairs from these very small areas is using an ears and nose trimmer.
It only takes a minute, you can use a trimmer once a week or once every 5 days, it doesn’t hurt at all, and it’s absolutely effortless, free of any complications.
It’s what I definitely recommend.
Panasonic ER430K Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer
The Panasonic ER430K is quite affordable and a fantastic tiny trimmer for the hairy small areas.
It can also be used on the eyebrows.
The impressive thing about this trimmer is that it actually vacuums the nasal or ear hair as it is being cut by the blades.
They are very sharp curved hypoallergenic stainless steel blades.
It’s a powerful hair cutting device, being able to handle the thickest coarsest hairs. And it works on both short and long hairs.
It handles everything. It can even be used to trim beards.
It’s also fully waterproof. And it’s powered by 1 AA battery, which is not included.
It’s very easy to use and it will be with you for a very long time.
If you want an affordable very good nasal and ear hair trimmer, this Panasonic is one of the best manscaping tools.
Now, if you’ve watched some funny videos on YouTube, you might have seen people with sticks up their nose.
Those are actually applicators with wax on them. So, you can also wax your nasal hair but it’s painful. The results last quite a while, you get about 3-4 weeks of no hairs to worry about.
The same nose wax kits, that’s what they’re called, can be used on the ears, as well. Or you can use hard wax on the ears.
In order not to turn your experience into a funny yet painful memory, you definitely need a nose wax kit, which has all the necessary tools.
Kenashii Nose Wax Kit
If you want a method with longer lasting results than a trimmer, the Kenashii Nose Wax Kit might be what you are looking for.
It’s also quite affordable and very good.
The kit is comprised of: 3.5 oz wax, 24 applicators, 12 post-waxing balm wipes, and 12 mustache guards.
That’s a lot of wax for the price so it will last quite a long time. If you only use it once a month, you get to use this kit for a whole year.
The wax will also work on ear hair. There are simple instructions to follow, you don’t have to be a waxing expert to get this right.
Best Manscaping Tools: Back
The problem with manscaping the back is that you can’t reach this area.
Thankfully, there are manufacturers who have come with the perfect solution. A do-it-yourself back shaver is their solution.
Those back shavers that you can use all by yourself are a bit expensive but they’re very durable, you will just need to change the blades from time to time.
Changing the blades won’t happen that often since these back shavers will most likely be used weekly or just twice a month to remove back hairs.
baKblade’s “BIGMOUTH” Do-It-Yourself Back Hair Shaver
This is one of the best do-it-yourself back hair shavers.
It’s not very cheap but it’s extremely good, one of those best manscaping tools that will make everything so much easier.
The magic is in the long ergonomically designed handle that lets you reach all the unreachable places.
It is long enough, it measures 18 inches in length when unfolded, that you don’t need to worry about how flexible you are. This is not an acrobatic exercise, it’s a hair removal device for back hair.
It works with 2 blades but they are designed to prevent any risk of cuts and nicks.
You only need to buy replacement blades, which are not very expensive. And, since you’ll only be using it once a week or even less frequently, replacing the blades won’t be a frequent habit.
There’s also no need for shaving cream. You can dry shave and get a very close shave or you can wet shave, whatever you prefer.
If you don’t like this one, check out the Mangroomer Ultimate Pro Back Shaver.
The other hair removal method, which offers the possibility of a smooth hairless back for about 3 weeks is waxing. You can go to a beauty salon or, if you’re fortunate, have someone do it for you at home.
Waxing the back can result in breakouts, which means that it’s very important to exfoliate.
A chemical exfoliant with salicylic acid can help prevent back acne quite efficiently. It can also be used on the chest and abdomen to prevent breakouts if you decide to wax the front, too.
Read my post on how to exfoliate your back if you want to know more about it.
Best Manscaping Tools: Chest and Abdomen
What I definitely don’t recommend for the chest and abdomen is using a regular razor, the type you use on your face.
There’s a high probability that it will irritate the skin and it will make you break out.
The same can happen with waxing, too. The skin on our chest, men and women alike, is very sensitive and quite prone to breakouts if it isn’t cared for properly after hair removal.
Breakouts can happen after waxing especially in the beginning until the skin gets used to it. It’s the same for women when they wax, pluck, or epilate their facial hair.
Using an aloe vera gel and a nourishing moisturizer can help a lot to prevent irritation and breakouts. It’s all about soothing the skin.
The easiest method for the chest and abdomen that won’t cause any breakouts or discomfort and absolutely no pain is to use a body trimmer.
Well, a trimmer won’t ever give the same smoothness that shaving does or that waxing and epilation do. It leaves just a bit hair pocking out from the skin. The texture is pleasant, not prickly at all, like it happens with hairs that grow back after shaving.
If you do want the absolutely smooth look without the prickly hair growing back or the risk of breakouts, there’s another solution: hair removal creams.
So, for the chest and abdomen, in terms of best manscaping tools, we have:
- body trimmer – fast, painless, no complication just not the smooth absolutely no hairs showing look but it still manages to create a sexy look and the hairs have a pleasant texture, no hedgehog peril (the best option in my opinion)
- hair removal creams (depilatory creams) – also fast and painless, it just takes a bit longer because the cream has to be left on for a number of minutes specified in the instructions so it can dissolve the hairs, the good news is that you just have to use one once a week, once every 2 weeks or even once a month if you aren’t always striving for hairless skin but just from time to time
- waxing – painful, expensive, prone to breakouts especially if you sweat the first few days after and the skin needs a bit more attention and care if you want to keep breakouts away
The same options apply to the underarms but using a regular razor also works for the underarms because there’s no risk of breakouts.
Just remember to really stretch the arm above your head to prevent cuts.
Veet Hair Removal Cream
There are a few very good hair removal creams from Veet and they’re all effective and their price is pretty affordable.
I’ll recommend one that is for sensitive skin, being infused with aloe vera and vitamin E.
It moisturizes the skin while dissolving the hairs at the surface of the skin. But you still need to moisturize after.
You can leave the cream on the skin for no longer than 10 minutes. Start by leaving it on for 5-7 minutes, depending on how long and coarse your hairs are and take it from there.
Once you get the timing right, the process will be fast and incredibly easy.
After, jump in the shower to wash off the cream without making a mess. Or use a towel and then wash the area.
If trimming is not your preferred option because the hairs are still visible and waxing is not an option, depilatory creams can be what you consider next as your best manscaping tools for the chest and abdomen.
They can be used on the underarms, back, arms, and legs, too. Just don’t put depilatory creams on your genitals, that skin is sensitive and these creams contain powerful chemicals.
Best Manscaping Tools: Groin
The possibilities are really endless for the groin area.
You can go to a salon for a male Brazilian wax if you want a very smooth skin for about 3 weeks. But it will be very painful and expensive.
You can have another person helping you wax at home but I have one strong recommendation for this: it needs to be someone who is very familiar with waxing, comfortable with inflicting pain on you, and comfortable with handling your genitals because there’s quite a bit of touching involved.
You can get itchiness from waxing, too. And let’s not forget about ingrown hairs.
You can try using an epilator if you want to experience what torture feels like. I’m not sure that there are many men who would willing try an epilator on their genitals so, I’m not even going into detail on this option.
You can shave with a regular razor, the type you use on the face. However, this option comes with a warning:
The skin is sensitive, the hairs are coarse. These two mixed together can lead to: razor bumps (ingrown hairs) and maddening itchiness. You can try it once and see how it goes.
You can’t use the same razor that you use on the face on the groin or the underarms or the legs. You have to keep your blades separate.
On the body you can use disposable razors, they’re very good and cheap.
I wrote a post on how to shave without getting razor bumps. It’s addressed to women but it absolutely applies to men as well.
Or you can use a trimmer to obtain a clean look without going through too much trouble and without experiencing any ingrown hairs or itchiness when the hairs grow back.
Best Manscaping Tools: Legs
This is the least complicated area of the body and I really don’t know how many men are concerned about their legs hairs, unless it applies to sports.
I’m guessing that not that many.
Waxing and epilation don’t hurt as much but there is the risk of ingrown hairs so, exfoliation is definitely something you should consider.
Shaving is easy and fast. There might be a few nicks around or at the back of the knees but that’s pretty much it. Ingrown hairs can also happen but, from my experience with shaving, it isn’t as likely as it is with hair removal methods that remove the hairs from their follicles.
Trimming is yet again a fantastic option but shaving is just as uncomplicated.
Schick Xtreme 3 Blade Sensitive Razor
There are 24 disposable razors in the pack. That’s a lot of razors for an amazing price, quite cheap.
The razors also have 3 sharp blades, work even for sensitive skin due to vitamin E and aloe strip.
The flexibility of these razors is actually their best feature, they will adapt to the contours of the body without problems.
If you want to choose razors as some of your best manscaping tools, these affordable Schick disposable razors should be a top choice.