There are many reasons you may want to shave your balls. It may be for hygienic reasons, appeasing your partner, or other personal reasons.
Pubic hair can collect sweat and dirt, which in turn will cause odors. Thus, you need to shave it and maintain proper hygiene.
However, the thought of stroking a sharp-edged razor anywhere near your balls can be very frightening. Some knowledge on how to do it is necessary to iron things out.
Well said there, and without beating around the bush, let’s jump straight on how to shave your balls without cutting yourself (injuring your scrotum.)
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Right Tools Are Important
Some people will grab a disposable razor and shave their balls sack clean without giving it a second thought. But this is never a good idea.
The balls-sack is the most sensitive part of your body. By doing such, you are in for trouble, should your body react.
A safe and careful shave free of cuts boils down to the tools you use, right from the brand, intended purpose, and where you buy them from.
The first thing you should never try is to use a razor that has been used to shave other parts of the body.
A blade that you shaved your beards with three weeks ago may have become blunt, accumulated dirt and rust, all of which will increase the risk of cutting yourself as you shave.
An electric razor is the safest for delicate shaving areas like the scrotum that has scattered hair.
While a good quality electric razor comes with a bit higher price tag, it’s worth the money as it delivers the best shaving results.
You are not restricted to only electric razors. You can choose any razor of your choice but keep in mind that it has to be safe and of good quality.
Most cheap razors will not guarantee quality and safety. You can do your research and to know the best quality and affordable ones.
It will help if you buy them from a trusted seller rather than third parties who may interfere with their quality.
1) Clip Your Hair Before Shaving
One other thing that you should never try is to shave your hair directly without trimming them down a bit.
You may never understand the importance of this step until your long and curly hairs stick to your razor and forcefully yanks them out.
Moreover, shaving short and trimmed air is straightforward and safe. Hair clippers will be fine for you, but you can go for the grooming clippers for more comfortable and smooth results.
How To Do It:
- Adjust your electric trimmer to the lowest guard possible.
- Place one leg on a higher and hard surface like a stool or a toilet lid.
- Pull your skin tightly using one hand and carefully trim the hairs to the shortest height possible using your free hand.
If you have neither the hair clippers nor the grooming clippers, there is no need to worry because you can improvise your own.
A good example is using your comp and a pair of scissors. But in this case, you have to comb your hair a little bit, slide the comb into the hair, hold it flat against your skin, and use your scissors to cut the hair on top of the comp.
While trimming hair on your balls, the key thing to watch is flat skin. Curly skin on the ball sack or the penis can be caught in between the comp, and in that way, cuts will be inevitable.
You should also keep in mind that an erect penis is excellent for doing away with curly and sagging skin.
2) Soak The Balls In Water
Men are more prone to sweating due to exercises and hard work all day. Therefore, it’s essential to clean your balls with warm water to remove dirt and sweat that may be blocking your pores.
Shaving dry and hard skin is not the coolest practice that anybody can recommend.
Before grabbing that razor, consider soaking your ball in warm water for roughly five minutes. This will soften your skin and open up some skin pores for an even safer shaving.
Instead of just struggling to soak only the balls in the water bath, you can go an extra mile and take a warm bath altogether. The bath will remove even the extra hairs sticking to your skin after the trimming.
Soaking your balls will make them relax in the scrotum. Thus you will be able to move them around as you cut the individual hairs at their base.
One thing you should check is the temperature of the water. It should not be very hot to the point of burning your skin. Moderately warm water (just like the one you take a bath with) is okay.
You should also not leave your balls in water for a period exceeding 10 minutes, or else the skin will puff up. Puffed skin will make a simple shaving job into a frustrating and risky struggle.
3) Apply Shaving Cream
Unless you want to try something new, you should never think of shaving your balls without applying some cream.
Cream lubricates your skin, meaning the razor will be sliding on your skin as it cuts the hair. This highly reduces any chance of cutting your skin.
There are several brands of cream out there, each with its advantages and disadvantages. It is all about finding what is best for your skin.
Mostly though, creams with natural ingredients like aloe Vera will lubricate and soothe your skin for a wonderful shaving experience.
There are also creams that form a transparent foam, enabling you to see the hairs clearly as you shave. You never know. There may be a pimple hidden by opaque foam.
Whenever you cannot find a suitable cream meant for the balls, you can use the ones for the face, but you should first ensure it has no effects on your skin.
4) Shave The Hair
Now that you have all the tools for the job, you have trimmed your hair and have applied the cream; it’s finally time to put the remaining hairs to the blade.
Just like you did while trimming the hairs, stand with one leg on a stool or a tab. Then hold your penis aside and make your skin tight using one hand.
With the other hand, hold your sharp blade or whatever shaving tool you choose and start gliding it over your hair towards the direction of growth.
One key thing here is gentleness and speed. Perhaps you should never shave your balls when you are in a rush to an important meeting. Shaving hurriedly is the leading cause of cuts as people shave.
After a few strokes, you should check the blade and remove all the hairs that accumulate. They block the sharp edges of the blade, making it feel blunt.
You should continuously remove the already cut hair and collect it in one place for efficient shaving.
For most people, it doesn’t have to be very smooth. Very close save are not the best when you don’t want to cut yourself. So if you must remove even the smallest hairs, then you have to be more careful.
Once everything is clear, rinse the blade and never use it on other parts of the body. It is very easy to spread a dangerous infection like STIs.
Use clean, warm water to rinse your genitals to clear all the shaving cream and the cut hairs.
Non-blade Shaving Options
If you can’t stand the feeling of a sharp blade gliding over your balls, there are other ways you can shave your hair without sustaining even a single cut.
Here are some that you can try:
If you apply the hair-removing wax on your genital hair, it removes them by their roots, meaning they will take a longer time to grow again.
However, applying wax is not an easy task that you can do alone. You may require the help of professionals who offer waxing services.
Furthermore, waxing can sometimes be a little painful.
2) OTC Depilatory
When a depilatory cream is applied to your hair, it will dissolve it and remove it out. Before you apply any cream to your sensitive areas, ensure it is safe.
Remember that not all depilatory creams can be applied to any part of the body. You apply a cream that is not meant for your balls, and you won’t enjoy the results.
If you feel pain or see swelling on your skin after applying this cream, seek your doctor’s advice immediately.
After Shave Treatment
If you followed all the above steps carefully, you probably came out of the shaving without a cut.
Now it is essential to do a little aftershave treatment to prevent infections and bumps.
A layer of aftershave balm is enough to cool your skin and keep you out of bacteria buildups.
Shaving your balls is an essential hygienic practice that will keep you off any sweat, bacteria buildups, and boost your confidence.
It is essential to be careful as you shave to minimize cuttings and injuries. The above tips will help you out for a hassle-free DIY careful balls shaving.