I'm an Italian man, so the need to man scape all area's of my body is very essential or at least essential to my wife. However, I find that I tend to get razon burn and itch in certain "unspeakable" areas. How many of my Paleo brothers man scape and do you have specific "Paleo" approved products (razors, shaving cream, clippers, lotions, etc) or techniques that prevent the razor burns or itching that I am speaking off?
The wife tends to appreciate not gaggin on hair when she's already gaggin on ...I mean providing a, err...doing me a favor. But, I've never gon bald, just a trim, a bit off the top please.
@Lucky B -
Dude you knew I would be on this like white on rice - a safe starch ala PHD so my comment is totally Paleo cool. A very rushed post since I need to sleep soon to get up early...
I'm all about the manscaping.
Schweaty balls may be Paleo, but the Mrs (or in my case Mrs-eseses) prefer the shorn scrotum -
A good base cut turns you from chia pet to porn star in minutes. Nuff said!!!
You never know when you might engage in some Paleo aquatic activities that require maximum hydrodynamic efficiency. Eliminating the 1970s bush will be the difference between catching your source of Omega 3 and being forced to eat some neolithic, omega 6 laden crap
As you know, my approach to Paleo is to avoid NADs, of which a subset is avoiding fro on the NADs
My tool of choice is my electric razor and the trimming attachment. But beware of the careless moment. I was going to start a reality TV series - "When Manscaping Goes Horribly Wrong". People would be mortified...it would be a smash hit.
Last piece of advice to quote one of my mentors - Don't forget the taint!!!
Ugh, why do guys want to look like boys? With the exception of a lot of back hair, all other hair on guys is sexy. And sharp, razored stubble is bad enough on the face much less all over the rest of the body. Keep the hair - it makes you look like a man!
sorry to butt in, dudes. so, for christmas im making this awesome shaving oil with wild verbena and argan oil. its awesome. my husband has been using it as my test monkey and is in love. this is a very, VERY low maintenance dude who has never used any other products aside from dr. bronners and hardly ever is found wearing something other than his carharts. anyhoo, he thinks is just great and hes getting the closest shave hes ever had.
on his face, people. his face. the rest of him is as nature intended.
so, you dont have to wait until the holidays and shell out money for my fancy stuff (though, i sure wouldnt mind if you did). try some jojoba oil if you can find it (theres currently a worldwide shortage of the stuff and it can get a bit pricy) or some olive oil or avocado oil or sunflower seed oil. spike it with some lavender and tee tree or chamomile. after a shower where your hair is soft, massage a tiny bit into the area you want to shave, wait a minute for it to skink in, and go to town. makes a crappy, rusty, dull old razor feel like new and you can see where youre going. its good stuff.
Aha, not one week ago I was having this very discussion. I've never shaved but I've always kinda wanted to. The thing holding me back is the stubble-length term when it's growing back. Like a crewcut or something. Seems like it'd be just kinda silly for a while. Like maybe it's just gotta be all or nothing.
As for the rest of my body I guess I'm kinda lucky to not have a lot of shoulder hair, back hair, etc.
Hah, I went and got laser hair removal once, because I shaved my chest and found it was the worst thing ever.
Soon as I did killed the itch, that was several years ago now I have no problem shaving without any issues.
Not really paleo, but best answer I can give.
I invested in a traditional shaving kit with a single blade.
The Gilette stuff is shit compared to it. Since you're italian you can probable get the Proraso products for a nice price. They are quite OK and gives you a fresh feeling. A shaving brush is also to recommend.
You'll find lots of traditional razors, shaving creams, after shaves etc on eBay.
I have never been sore nor had any razor burns since I started traditional shaving.
Just be a bit careful the first times, it is quite easy to cut yourself. Guess I don't need to tell you it can really hurt, especially in unspeakable places...
You'll find lot of good videos for shaving (you face) and most of the principles on youtube. Check out mantic59's channel.
Best of luck!