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Learn the knack behind how to shave your back

If you’re bored out of your mind and you can remember your Facebook password, you might be treated to some FB wisdom lurking in your memories… the angsty days when your ex tagged you in the post: ‘The hardest part about moving forward is not looking back’. Sure, it’s easy to look back, but it’s certainly not so easy to shave one.

Happily, it’s not impossible. So, how do you shave your own back? We’ve got some guys who had backs hairier than bigfoot’s plughole (that’s not a metaphor) to share their stories on the best way to shave back hair.

How to shave your own back: George’s story

‘It wasn’t until I had my first serious girlfriend that I heard I had a lot of back hair. I’d never really looked at my back in a mirror – I was too focused on what was happening out front. I had a crack at shaving my back, but I wasn’t sure how far to go with it. Does my back include my shoulders? I suppose I need to shave my backside too… and if I shave my back but leave the rest hairy will I look like a turtle that’s lost its shell? In the end, I shaved everything that could be considered ‘back’ and trimmed the rest of my body hair so there wasn’t such a big difference.’

The best way to shave back hair: Saj (and Effie’s) story

‘Physically I’m about as flexible as a frozen shinbone but I needed to shave my back. My mate had the same problem but for some reason I couldn’t convince him to hop in the shower with me so that we could cover each other in shaving foam. In the end I had to ask my girlfriend who was only slightly more excited than my friend was. Having someone help me out was a game changer. Plus, it wasn’t so bad with some decent shaving foam to hand’.


It’s a simple matter of choosing what works best for you and your lifestyle. 

The best way to shave your back is really up to you… if you fancy gloriously uninterrupted hair from your head to your ankles, go for it. A smoother back can be comfortable, though, and if you’re game, keep these tips in mind:

  • Depending on how long your hair is, go for a pre-trim to make shaving easier
  • Have a shower to soften the hair, and use some shower and shaving foam for easy gliding
  • Shave in the same direction as hair growth
  • Take your sweet time
  • Rinse and dry before adding a little moisturiser to keep things smooth

BACK OF THE NET! You’re sorted.