Hairy Butt? Mens Grooming Guide + What Not To Do
Butt hair. It's a necessary evil that a lot of men must live with. But just because you have butt hair doesn't mean your life has to be complicated or embarrassing. In this guide, we will go over how to groom your butt hair to perfection. We will also go over what not to do regarding butt grooming. We don't want you to make any painful mistakes. With that being said, let's get started.
Is a Hairy Butt Normal?
You might think you have a rare condition if you struggle with hair down there. We see perfectly sleek bodies all over TV, So are you just different? The answer is no! The majority of men have hair on their butts. Some may have less than others, but overall, butt hair is a very common thing.
Why Do Men Have Butt Hair?
Humans have evolved over time to grow hair in some places, but not other. So why do we still have butt hair? The leading theory is that hair in the crack helps prevent chafing. Another theory is that there's no reason for it to disappear. It doesn't come into close contact with light or clothing, so we haven't evolved to loose hair in that area yet.
What Do Women Think of Butt Hair?
According to a research study by Remington, Eighty-three percent of women think men should do a little neatening back there.
but nearly two-thirds of the men (63 percent) said they don’t.
So if you are looking for a little extra attention from the lady's, then grooming your butt hair is a must, but don't worry, its not that hard and we will show you how to groom your butt hair step by step in the next section.
How To Groom Butt Hair
There are a lot of different options when it comes to grooming your butt hair, but the only option that has no real side effects or risk of ingrown hairs is to trim it.
We recommend using a high-quality trimmer with a low guard in place. If you use a low-quality trimmer, it could end up pulling out your hair, and trust us; you don't want to experience the pain of pulling hair out of your butt. You also want a low-trim guard. This will keep the blade from nicking any sensitive areas.
We recommend the brio beardscape. It was specifically created for all men's grooming applications, even butt hair. It has an array of clipper guards, and it's powerful enough not to pull out any of your hair.
1. Trim From The Bottom Up
Ok, now let's get to trimming. Trimming butt hair is very straightforward, but we recommend starting at the bottom and trimming up. Make sure to go slow and slowly trim upwards.
If you aren't sure you got all the hair down there, then don't be afraid to man up and take a look in the mirror. If you notice any leftover hair, go back in and trim those areas.
2. Trim The Outer Cheeks
A crucial area most guys forget is trimming the outer cheeks! That's the area most people will see anyways, so make sure to trim this area as well.
Grab your trimmer and work your way from the bottom up. Go from the center by your crack and work your way outwards until you have trimmed the entire cheek. Once it's looking good, repeat this on the other cheek.
That's it! Your buns should be looking good!
How To Remove Butt Hair
Now, if you hate your butt hair and want to remove it, there are a few options, but they have a heft price tag. The two main options are laser removal and electrolysis. There are some other options, like creams, but they don't work permanently, and we don't recommend waxing or shaving.
Laser removal is probably the single best solution for removing butt hair. It works by pointing lasers at each hair follicle which destroys the hair permanently.
If this is the route you want to go, make sure to get this procedure done by a certified dermatologist.
The procedure is relatively easy, but you might experience some discomfort. You also need to keep in mind it will take more than one procedure to completely remove the hair.
Electrolysis is different. It utilizes a device called an epilator, which sends shortwave radio frequencies to damage the hair follicles.
It will like more than one appointment to remove all the hair. Its also more painful than laser hair removal because it utilizes tiny needles to administer the shock.
The benefit is its a bit cheaper than laser hair removal.
What Not To Do
Now we will tell you about some common mistakes and what never to do when grooming butt hair. Some people recommend you do these things, but we explain why you shouldn't.
Do Not Wax Butt Hair
You may have heard online to wax your butt hair. If you are a guy, this is a terrible idea. It might be ok for women, but men usually have more significant amounts of butt hair and thicker butt hair.
If you wax your butt hair, it could cause some bleeding when quickly removing the hair. In some cases, you could end up with a rash. Not to mention it hurts. If that wasn't bad enough, when the hair does finally start to grow back, you run the risk of painful ingrown hairs.
It's overall a bad idea for guys, even if you get this professionally done. Do you really want someone else looking at your butt crack? Probably not.
Do Not Shave Butt Hair
Another common piece of advice is to shave your butt hair. This option is better than waxing, but it's not a great idea. Like waxing, you risk painful ingrown hairs when the hair starts to grow back, which happens more quickly with shaving.
You also want to use a safety rasor because you run the risk of cutting yourself when trying to shave butt hair. If you get a cut in that area, you can develop a nasty infection, and it's not fun.
So overall, we suggest avoiding shaving your butt hair.
Hairy Butt Maintenance
Now let's go over some maintenance tips for men with hairy butts. It doesn't need to be complicated, but a daily “butt” routine can definitely help you live your best and cleanest life.
if you are someone with a hairy butt, then you know the struggle when it comes to wiping and keeping things clean. That's why the first thing on our list is butt wipes. Instead of basic toilet paper, butt wipes have extra sanitation and are a bit moist, making it much easier to wipe your butt. Please don’t knock it until you try it guys. It could change your life.
if you live in a hot climate or sweat a lot, then you know having a hairy butt can keep moisture stuck in that area, and a swamp butt is probably one of the worst things in life. But applying some baby powder right out of the shower will help keep a protective barrier and stop a lot of moisture build-up. It will also help with chafing.
That's our guide! We hope you found it helpful. We know the struggle of living with a hairy butt, but it's more common than you think, and there are ways to minimize the effects of having a hairy butt and improve your grooming and hygiene. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!