Agree or not: Balls are one of the worthiest manly assets.
Like most assets, they require maintenance and their maintenance involves shaving them from time to time. However, shaving them is not like shaving any other part of your body.
They are extremely sensitive and even the thought of nicking them can send a chill up your spine.
Hair around these parts can be a nuisance and can cause itching and irritation and believe me, we do not like getting caught scratching them.
Therefore, it is one of the major areas that need proper shaving with the right techniques.
There are several different techniques to shave your balls properly. However, we will discuss only the simple one for the sake of convenience. Here are simple easy-to-follow steps on how to shave your balls properly.
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Step 1 – Get the Right Tools
You cannot just use the same shaver or razor to shave your balls that you use to shave your face. Therefore, it is important and almost necessary to have some tools exclusively for this task.
These are the two tools you need to have in your ball-shaving kit.
The trimmer would cut the hair close to the skin without pulling it out from the surface. It will provide the smoothness that you want without any discomfort or irritation. Hairs around the balls are typically flimsy, sparse, and fine. Therefore, you would not feel the stubble-like nature that you experience while shaving pubes or beards.
The trimming with a clipper would make it easier for you to use the razor around the balls. Moreover, it will reduce the number of blades/strokes you require in the process.
2 – Safety Razor
Safety Razor is not a requirement if you only want to trim the hair. However, if you shave it off a safety razor is a necessity. Therefore, you need to get a safety razor of optimal aggression and weight.
The razor provides a shave closer to the skin. It will cleanly shave all of the hair to provide a smooth look. However, because of the aggressive nature of safety razors, there are high chances of nicks and cuts. Therefore, you need to follow the next steps to minimize these risks.
Step 2 – Trim the area
The hairs around the balls show an irregular pattern when it comes to length. If you try to shave it all at once it would be difficult and can lead to choking of equipment. Therefore, it is important to pre-trim the area before using the razor.
Use the clipper to trim the hair into a uniform length. It will make the whole process easier and convenient.
You need to float the trimmer around the balls to get long hair. When all of them are trimmed you need to go over the balls and use that clipper. Trim the hair gradually rather than going after them at once.
Use the bigger size of the comb and then move on to the lower sizes gradually. You need the clipper to cut the hair to the size that you can easily shave with the safety razor.
Moreover, if you only want to trim the hair to a minimum length and not a clean shave use the comb of the lowest size.
Step 3 – Take a Shower with Warm Water
Most people do not realize the importance of warm water and tend to go shaving without taking a shower. However, it is not the right thing to do as it increases the chances of nicks and cuts.
You should always take a shower before using the safety razor on your balls. It not only increases the blood supply to the balls but also stretches them. Therefore, it exposes the skin better which makes shaving convenient and easy.
Moreover, the warm water opens up the pores of the skin which reduces the irritation and prevents ingrowth of hair. It additionally makes the ball more flexible and relaxed which reduces the risk of cuts.
A shower with warm water is especially important in winters. Balls tend to go up because of the temperature which makes the shaving tricky and hard. Therefore, we would recommend you to take a shower with warm water and give a good wash to the balls.
Step 4 – Apply Shaving Oil
Shaving with foam or gel is not a good idea when it comes to shaving the balls. Hairs around them are not bunched together. Therefore, you need to see the individual strands to make sure every one of them gets the cut.
Shaving foam or gel is not a transparent substance and you would not be able to see the individual strands. Therefore, there are chances that you would move the razor over no growth area and cut your skin instead. Essentially, the benefit-to-risk ratio with gels and foam is not good which is why we don’t recommend it.
Moreover, the growth around the balls is also relatively thinner which is why there is no use of foams there.
The best way to prepare the hair for shaving is by applying shave oil. This oil is translucent which will help you in tracking your progress. Moreover, it will allow you to shave with precision by allowing you to see individual strands.
Shaving oil prepares the skin and hair for the blade by nourishing and smoothening respectively. However, the oil will make the skin a little slippery so you need to take things slowly.
Step 5 – Get into the Right Position
A lot of people tend to neglect the importance of the right position. The key to a good shave is calm and steady hands. However, when it comes to shaving the balls there is no way you can keep your hands steady while standing.
Moreover, this position is uncomfortable and makes most of the areas especially the bottom inaccessible. Therefore, we recommend you to get in the right position before making the cut.
We advise you to sit in a bathtub as it provides a stable position. In addition, the entire area covering the balls will be easily accessible. This stable sitting position would help you in keeping your hands steady.
However, if you don’t own a bathtub sitting on the floor against the wall or sitting on the toilet seat would also do it. The right position holds the same importance as the right tools and this is why we recommend you keep this in mind.
Step 6 – Stretch the Skin
Never make a cut when the scrotum is free to move. It increases the chances of cuts and also makes shaving difficult. Always hold the balls in your hand before making the cut around them.
You would get an even better result if you stretch the scrotum a little. It exposes more skin and increases the surface area of the blade.
Snagging of the skin in the teeth of the trimmer is the last thing you want to happen. It is not only uncomfortable but extremely painful. Stretching of the skin reduces the chances of such incidents. It also avoids the blockage of the razor by the skin.
Therefore, we recommend always keep this in the mind before going to shave. These are the little steps that make your shaving a delight rather than a headache. A lot of people tend to ignore these and end up cutting themselves.
Step 7 – Take Things Slowly
Haste makes waste, but in this case, haste can lead to cuts and bleeding.
Remember, balls are the most sensitive part of men’s bodies. Any cut or injury on this part can lead to devastating and painful results.
Moreover, the shaving oil also makes things a little slippery so you need to be calm and relaxed. You do not have to rush into the process, take your time and keeps your hand steady.
If you nick yourself down there it can have a serious impact on your life for several days. Sounds scary? It should be. Therefore, we advise you to take things slowly to get a smooth and cut-free shave.
Step 8 – Wash the Area with Cool Water
When you took the shower with warm water it opened up the skin pores. It made the shaving smooth and easy. Now it is time to close those pores because open pores can lead to ingrown hair. We bet you cannot even imagine the pain of ingrown hair on your testicles.
To avoid this discomfort, wash the area with cool water or take a shower with it if you want. It will close the pores and prevent the ingrowth of hair.
In addition, it will wash off the hair debris to give a cleaner and hygienic look to your balls.
Step 9 – Never Forget to Apply Aftershave Solution
Once you are done with the shaving, dry the entire area and apply a generous amount of aftershave solution. These solutions contain anti-microbial and fungicidal substances which protect the skin from potential infections.
Hair act as a natural barrier to microorganism but once it is shaved you need to replace it with something else. Therefore, it is recommended to apply anti-septic solutions after every shave and the aftershave balm is one of them.
In addition to preventing the growth of microorganisms, these solutions nourish the skin. They also prevent burning sensation or irritation of any sort. The best part is it would not sting like the astringent splash on the face.
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Step 10 – Apply Lotion on A Daily basis
Shaving of the hair is only half the effort to keep your balls smooth. Therefore, if you want to keep them smooth you need to make some extra efforts.
A daily freshening lotion would do the trick. In addition to making the skin smooth, this lotion would prevent the growth of microorganisms.
Little efforts like these do not take a lot of time, but the benefits they provide are immense. These are the things that improve the grooming and overall aesthetics of the area. These not only maintain the hygienic conditions but also make your sex life a lot better.
Well, there you have it. If you have been paying attention you would know by now how to shave your balls properly. If you would follow each step properly you would have no issues in obtaining that silky smooth balls sack.
The steps we have mentioned are simple and easy to execute. They are simple steps but can make a lot of difference. Forget teenagers, a lot of grown men do not know the proper techniques and end up cutting themselves.
There is no rocket science in shaving the balls properly but it is a delicate process. You cannot afford a nick or cut down there as it will have some nasty consequences. The balls deserve all the attention just like your beard or mustache does.
A well-maintained beard would impress the girl but a smooth balls sack would make sure she stays. Believe it or not, well-groomed genitals play an important role in sex life. Good sex life is what makes a relationship firm and strong. You would not want your partner to leave you just because you were unable to maintain hygienic conditions down there.
Anyways, we hope this article was helpful and has answered all of your queries on how to shave your balls properly. If there is anything that has been left unanswered or anything you want to add let us know in the section below. We would be happy to respond.