Every dude should be manscaping their downstairs at this point, and for some, that means taking it all off. But before you try it, be warned: shaving will result in razor burn and bumps, no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
Before you bring the blade down below, we recommend waxing. We know, not everyone has the coin to throw into an awkward all-day European Wax Center sesh, but just about anything that can be done by professionals can happen in the comfort of your own bathroom. Surprisingly, it’s not as hard as you might think, and it leaves your private parts silky smooth for weeks.
How To Wax
First, make sure to trim the hair to ¼ inch before you wax. Don’t even TRY waxing a full Amazon rainforest. You’ll deeply regret it.
After trimming, apply the wax in sections by smearing, waiting 30 seconds, and pulling it off against the direction of the hair. Pulling the other way can cause seriously ugly, painful ingrown hairs.
Lastly, apply some cooling cream to soothe the area to avoid any redness or swelling, and ultimately you’re good to go.
To properly wax your nether regions you’ll need a few things: a waxing kit, soothing cream, and a quality groomer to trim the hedges before you wax. Check out our recommendations below for smooth sailing from here on out.
1. Avashine Wax Strips
Avashine offers one of the best multi-gender waxing kits at a very reasonable price. These strips are removable directly after application too, so there’s no need for anticipating the sting any longer than you have to. Made from beeswax essence and jojoba seed oil, the wax strips are naturally made, ensuring they provide super gentle care for your skin. Best of all, these strips are awesome for on-the-go situations because they only need hand-warmth to get the job done, unlike other brands that need full-on treatments in the microwave. Pits, chest, or balls, Avashines got you covered—or covered less, that is.
2. BodyHonee Waxing Kit
Another great waxing kit is this one from BodyHonee. BodyHonee is specifically made for fine to medium body hair, so don’t get cocky and try this one out on your face—stick to your razor for that. With that being said, if you’re a regular shaver down below, we don’t recommend you use this right away in a shave-to-wax transition scenario. Those toughies might be a bit too coarse to get the job done right. Just like Avashine, these guys are made without any chemicals, just pure cane sugar, sea salt, and lemon juice, which leaves skin smooth and healthy for up to six weeks.
3. Nad’s For Men Body Wax Strips
BEST MEN’S SPECIFIC
For just nine bucks, these double-sided strips get the job done on tough body hair. Just like the others, this formula will leave your skin feeling silky smooth for weeks to come, while not irritating it in the waxing process. While we at SPY aren’t exactly sure what exactly makes these strips specifically for men (men’s=blue I guess), what we can say is that it will get the job done on tough spots.
4. Yeelen Waxing Kit
Take the full salon experience home—literally. While we can’t promise this hot waxing kit will be the handiest, most time-efficient, or most discreet, it will effectively snag any unwanted hair with precision, leaving your skin feeling the smoothest it’s ever felt in your life. It comes with everything you could possibly need, too, from a variety of to-be-melted wax beads to after-treatment sprays.
5. LAVO Soothing Gel
A good soothing gel is a necessity when waxing your loins. This one from LAVO utilizes tea tree oil for soothing, salicylic acid for effective pain relief, and aloe vera for healing and cooling. Kiss the irritation and pain caused by ingrown hairs and razor bumps goodbye forever. Meaning, yes, you can use this stuff on your just-waxed groin AND that after-shaved face.
6. Parissa Azulene After Waxing Oil
A no-mess, multi-purpose after waxing oil in spray form? Hell to the yeah. This way too easy to apply spray smooths skin and prevents ingrown hairs from appearing post-wax, keeping your body looking and feeling healthy. It’s also non-greasy, so you won’t be slipping and sliding around the bathroom any longer. This will also become a household fan-favorite for the ladies—it makes an excellent makeup remover and cuticle smoother.
7. Flamingo Ingrown Spot Treatment
BEST FOR INGROWNS
If no matter what you always get the one-off ingrown hair, Flamingo’s Ingrown Spot Treatment will have you throwing those tweezers in the garbage can. Designed to spot heal ingrown hairs and soothe irritation completely, simply dab the goop on dry skin and feel the difference. You won’t regret this one.
8. Philips Norelco Bodygroom
For the best results (and the most comfortable process), you’ll want to trim your hair to ¼ inch before waxing. If you don’t have a body groomer, try this one from Philips Norelco. It’s highly reviewed, well priced, and comes with everything you need for grooming anywhere, from pits too—well.. just about anywhere else.