How do you shave body hair with a safety razor?

Hoe scheer je lichaamshaar met een safety razor?

In addition to shaving your stubble, you will undoubtedly also shave the rest of your body. Preferably tight and clean. Body grooming. Maybe you've been doing this for years with a trimmer or a cartridge razor and you're hesitating to switch to a good safety razor .

You don't have to hesitate because you can shave your body very comfortably with such a professional shaving instrument, including fresh double edge blade razor blades. Without irritations and with silky smooth results. You just need a slightly different technique. That's all.


We men know perfectly well how to shave our faces. Manscaping only requires a slightly different approach, but also good and solid material. That is why it does not hurt to switch to the classic safety razor.

This allows you to shave the neck, shoulders, armpits and pubic hair without getting razor burn, bumps, ingrown hairs or rashes. In short, the body hair shaving tool.

Let's explain step-by-step how best to do this.


Shaving the armpits looks and feels fresh. It immediately ensures that the bacteria no longer attach themselves to the armpit hairs, so you have less chance of bad sweat odors. But how do you handle this? In any case, make sure you get the best safety razor and take the following steps into account:

  1. Trim the long hair first.
  2. Make sure you have a clean and preferably new razor blade in your safety razor.
  3. Get in the shower, warm your armpit hairs and clean them with soap .
  4. Apply a good shaving cream under the armpits.
  5. Gently glide the safety razor over your skin.
  6. Don't press too hard. The weight of the safety razor should do the work for you.
  7. Shave in different directions, as underarm hair grows in all directions.
  8. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.
  9. Apply a soothing and antiseptic aftershave balm .

Tip: use a natural deodorant to care for your armpits and keep them fresh all day.

Pubic hair

Shaving the pubic hair takes some concentration. This body area is very delicate and very sensitive to any shaving mistakes.

  1. First, trim or trim the excess pubic hair.
  2. In the shower, wash the skin and pubic hair with warm water.
  3. Always make sure you work with a clean and sharp razor.
  4. Apply a transparent shaving gel so you can see where you're shaving.
  5. Pull the skin taut.
  6. Place the razor at a 30 degree position on the skin.
  7. Always shave in the direction of hair growth to prevent ingrown hairs.
  8. Let the weight of the safety razor do the work, so don't press too hard.
  9. Rinse with lukewarm water.
  10. After patting dry, care for the skin with a good aftershave balm.
  11. If you still have a razor cut, use alum to stop the bleeding.

Note:Shaving your balls with this precision shaver requires a lot of concentration and it may feel more comfortable to shave this very sensitive skin with a cartridge razor .

Neck & shoulders

In contrast to shaving balls, the approach to neck and shoulders is a lot easier. Of course you have to work with a sharp safety razor:

  1. Take a warm shower before stepping in front of the mirror.
  2. Apply shaving cream or quality shaving gel with your hands.
  3. Shave gently from the neck down over the shoulders with the safety razor.
  4. Let the razor do the work by its weight.
  5. Rinse off in the shower.
  6. After drying, disinfect and soothe the skin with the best aftershave lotion .

Again: use the safety razor in a position of 30 degrees relative to the skin. In the meantime, you always rinse your blade clean during shaving.


Women are professionals when it comes to body hair removal. It is not without reason why asafety razor for women is becoming increasingly popular. Especially if you use good razor blades for this. A steady female touch and a little technique will do the rest.


Women generally don't let the armpit hair grow too long, so the trimmer can stay in the closet. Again, first wash the skin well because then you remove dead skin cells, sebum and any deodorant residues.

Basically you can use the same steps as above in this blog. As long as you use a good safety razor, new razor blade and shaving soap .

Tip: You can always apply some extra shaving cream or gel while shaving underarms if you feel it is necessary. After shaving, rinse the armpits with water and pat them dry. After that, we recommend applying a soothing aftershave balm or moisturizing cream.


On average, women spend more than 3 months of their lives shaving their legs. So they are actually (also) professionals when it comes to shaving legs. The steps?

  1. Take a shower to soften the hairs and open the pores.
  2. Use a good body scrub to remove dead skin cells.
  3. After drying off, apply a good pre-shave to your skin.
  4. Lubricate your legs with a fine shaving oil .
  5. Pull your skin taut and let the safety razor glide over your skin with the hair growth without pressure.
  6. With a safety razor you only have to slide over the skin 1 to 2 times.
  7. After rinsing and patting dry, apply a soothing and moisturizing skin cream.

There is only 1 razor blade in a safety razor, in contrast to the cartridge razor which can have up to 7 blades. With that amount of blades, you're much more likely to get ingrown hairs and pimples. Did you know?

Bikini line

Besides shaving legs, this delicate area is a hot item. Theshaving of sensitive skin technique also applies here. It is a wrinkled and fragile area. Let's take you through this briefly and step by step:

  1. To prepare, take a warm shower.
  2. Use a pre shave to soften the stiff hairs.
  3. Apply a transparent shaving gel and let it absorb briefly.
  4. Pull your skin taut and always shave with the hair growth.
  5. Don't put pressure on the razor, let the weight of the blade do the work.
  6. You can apply extra shaving gel in the meantime.
  7. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat the skin dry.
  8. Apply a soothing and calming aftershave balm.

Make sure you clean the blade properly after this shaving session and preferably don't wear too tight clothing after this shaving session.


Shaving pubic hair, shaving legs, shaving armpits or shaving the bikini line is best done with a safety razor. The comfort and results of traditional wet shaving of these areas with this shaver will certainly convince you.

With a good shaving technique you avoid irritations such as ingrown hairs and pimples, but you achieve a very smooth result. You will see that it is very simple to learn. Read all about this in our blog: Shaving with a Safety Razor . Then it can't go wrong anymore.

Did you know that you save a lot of money with a safety razor? A double edge blade razor blade for the safety razor costs an average of €0.40, while a disposable cartridge costs about €3.50. Apart from the fact that a double edge blade is much better for the environment. So when do you start?

Good luck!

Your friends, The Alpha Men.