Why Men Should Shave Their Armpits

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Update Date 09/12/2019 . 2 mins read
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To shave or not to shave is absolutely a personal decision. However, recent studies and surveys show that there are some solid reasons why men should at least try to shave their armpits.

Why should men shave their armpits?

To look and smell better

Many men believe that growing armpit hair makes them look manly. There’s nothing wrong with that. But, just take a second to look at your armpits. If you have almost a jungle hanging there, you may need to seriously reconsider. In an informal survey, a large number of women said that armpit hair was disgusting. Finally, to tell the truth, any kind of hair is capable of trapping sweat and odor.

To eliminate the unnecessity

The underarm areas have plenty of apocrine glands responsible for producing sweat. Male sweat contains steroids, lipids, proteins, and other chemicals. This cocktail of substances is believed to carry certain information. Scientists think that armpit hair was likely used to attract mates back then in the ancient age. However, that probably does not work with modern women. So why keep holding onto it?

When should men shave?

You can have your armpit hair and still be a gentleman if it does not poke out when you let your arms hang by your sides without a shirt. If you have curly hair, your hair should not form a giant bush when your arms are raised. Your armpit hair should not be so long that it tangles. Most importantly, your armpits should not smell bad. If your armpit hair has broken these rules. It’s best to shave it.

How to shave your armpits safely?

Trimming

If the idea of shaving your armpits still freaks you out, you can try trimming it first. Just use a small pair of scissors to cut it shorter. You can leave a couple of centimeters or as short as you prefer. Shorter hair comes with less odor and sweat.

Shaving

If trimming is not enough to make your armpits more appealing, you should shave. If your hair is long, you should start by trimming it short first. Then, you can shave it using the razor and shaving cream you use to shave your face. Remember to guide the razor up and down. Avoid dragging it to your sides or you may end up with irritation and ingrown hair. Do not shave the same area of skin too many times for the same reasons. You can try shaving after having a shower when the hair is softer to make it more comfortable.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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