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Do most Paleo Men Man Scape?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 10, 2011 at 12:04 AM

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?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 20, 2013
at 12:18 AM

Wouldn't anyone shaving any body part be *unnatural*, man or woman? I think you're just exposing your preference, which is just fine. ;-)

6f4425e3c7dc0efe60da531c5d991487

(373)

on May 19, 2013
at 11:10 PM

Funny that a user named Laurie is trying to tell me how to "look like a man." Thanks for the hot tips, dude. To look like a man is not sufficient to be a man. Please refrain from lowering the man bar any lower than it already is.

Medium avatar

(1097)

on May 19, 2013
at 10:40 PM

Totally read 'black hair' instead of 'back hair' and I pulled a total stereotype and thought to myself 'but he's Italian!'

Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

(1669)

on November 09, 2011
at 10:21 PM

good to have a woman's opinion on this 1. @laurie D. thnx!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 11, 2011
at 06:11 PM

if youre using a straight edge, using a pre-shave oil will still help you get the most from your shaving cream of choice, and leave your skin better conditioned. the particular oil that im making also contains essential oils that are antiseptic without alcohol and can be used after-shave as well. there are also just the basic anti-aging and skin-conditioning benefits of using oil between shaves. if you prefer the slide you get from glycerine and/or silicone-based shave creams, then go for it. but using an oil pre-shave will work even better.

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on August 11, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Most safety and straight-razor users prefer something that lathers, because just using oil for lubrication doesn't tend to work that well. I was all about trying oil-based systems, but I agree that glycerin-based soaps perform better. Am I missing something in your description?

3f5bbb444498a24f1a9720d75fa7c903

(2369)

on August 11, 2011
at 03:36 PM

Well, yeah, in that case... :P

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 11, 2011
at 02:44 PM

If you are volunteering to do the waxing, then sign me up.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 09:07 PM

I bet this concoction you're describing, and also making, would be awesome on legs. Hurry UP holidays! I'll leave the other sculpting to the professionals, tho :)

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on August 10, 2011
at 06:20 PM

Is it okay to make it a little shorter when its already long enough that you could give it "hair-styles", braids, etc? Also, what if someone has some weird hair patterns? My male cousin only has hair around his nipples that is like an inch long and no where else on his chest... looks like manly booby tassels or something...

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Monsieur GWAR: You do realize that "charred scrotum" sounds like something that would be on a lunch or dinner menu? Leave your wifies expensive candles alone, I'm sure she deserves them, and I will donate $1 for you to get the he-waxing done. C'monnnnnnn...

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 03:26 PM

@M - the sonic care is afterwards for the finishing touches. Plus floride helps with the burning sensation afterwards

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(12379)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:19 PM

don't shave it completely - just trim that's really all that should be necessary

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Mademoiselle Juba - if it makes you feel better...sometimes on a Saturday night after my wife goes to sleep, I take one of her (unjustifiably so) expensive candles, throw it in a bowl in the microwave to melt it. Then I strip down and start tea bagging the melted wax - 1) I'm into self mutilation, 2) I'm getting back at my wife for wasting money on candles. But the bottom line is a nicely shorn (albeit charred) scrotum :-)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Mademoiselle Juba - if it makes you feel better...sometimes on a Saturday night after my wife goes to sleep, I take one of her (unjustifiably so) expensive candles, throw it in a bowl in the microwave to melt it. Then I strip down and start tea bagging the melted wax - 1) I'm into sel mutilation, 2) I'm getting back at my wife for wasting money on candles. But the bottom line is a nicely shorn (albeit charred) scrotum :-)

Medium avatar

(4878)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:23 PM

Guuuhhhh, I can't wait for this horrific trend to end.

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:01 PM

Besides, the shaving blades is much cheaper on traditional razors. I think you'll get 100 double edged blades for 21 USD.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Mademoiselle Juba - I will confess the following...sometimes on a Saturday night after my wife goes to sleep, I take one of her really expensive candles, put it in a bowl and throw it in the microwawve to melt it. Then I get naked and start tea bagging the bowl. It's one part self mutilation, one part "I'll teach you Mrs Aravind for wasting money on this f-ing candle". The end impact is a shorn, if not charred, sack.

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on August 10, 2011
at 11:46 AM

I don't think its that I want to look like a boy but in my eyes it is "cleaner." It may in fact not be but I feel cleaner.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 10, 2011
at 10:32 AM

Adult humans should look like adults, not children, and hair comes with the package. It's insane to spend that long on shaving. I can't believe that men have finally been sucked into this marketing scheme, especially considering the peril of hideous accidents. EWWW

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 04:37 AM

As someone who likes to try new things, I say do it. The stubble might look weird but it could also be something fun while the growing-in process is occurring :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 04:18 AM

Oh GWAR, so disappointed. I was so sure that you would be a he-waxer. I guess I'm the only one who would be amenable to checking out some serious man grooming?!? I mean, why not? I already know that I like manly natural and it's not like they're going to be Kojak downstairs forever. Oh, and he-waxing does exist, saw it on the menu at Bliss today. Rrrrrrip! :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 04:16 AM

Oh GWAR, so disappointed. I was so sure that you would be a he-waxer. I guess I'm the only one who would be amenable to checking out some serious man grooming?!? I mean, why not? It grows back. I already know that I like manly natural but it would be fun to try the other. Oh, and he-waxing does exist, saw it on the menu at Bliss today. Rrrrrrip! :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 04:13 AM

would that be n=1 experimentation or n=2? the stubble might look weird but it could also be fun :) it all grows back in the end and you would have tried something new.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 03:59 AM

Oh GWAR, so disappointed. I was so sure that you would be a he-waxer. I guess I'm the only one who would be amenable to checking out some serious man grooming - why not? It grows back. I already know that I like what would be a male version of that Carrie gym shower scene - would be fun to try the other. Oh, and he-waxing does exist, saw it on the menu at Bliss today. Rrrrrrip! :)

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Thank you akd. Now it all makes sense.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 03:44 AM

girlies, you seriously trim the hedges with a razer? may i ask why no wax? zero stubble as it grows back in soft and weeks before any carrie shower scene action starts to re-appear. i would luv to use your shaving oil on my legs but the bits and pieces go to the professional :) the thought of getting a cut makes me cringe!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 03:35 AM

Oh GWAR, so disappointed. I was so sure that you would be a he-waxer.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:31 AM

electric razor with the trimming attachment is most def the way to go.

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

(3909)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:29 AM

Agreed, a man should look like a man.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:12 AM

aww shucks. so glad youre happy with it, mama.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:12 AM

because it t'aint your ass and it t'aint your balls.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Aravind you know me far too well it would seem. I do talk like a sailor don't I, lol?! I thought I had cleaned up my act for you guys but seems not. Oh well. So yeah anyway, I truly had not heard it called THAT before. You have broadened my horizons (or at least my vocabulary.) Gracias my hairy friend.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:51 AM

you are a thoughtful, thoughtful man

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:30 AM

@meredith heh heh...

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Jeez - from the sounds coming from the bathroom, I thought you were using that Sonicare all wrong.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:22 AM

Yep. I dig me some hairy bear-man.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:21 AM

After the roaring success of my initial purchase - I WILL buy this. Then I will try my own hand at topiary for the holidays.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:55 AM

i couldnt agree more!!!!!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Nice cover Shari. I know you were already in the know. After all the cursing like a sailor you were doing last Friday night at bar, don't try to act all innocent. Kamal will back me up on this :-)

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:47 AM

Well I took the bait (damn it all!) and googled "taint". I so did not need to know this. Need to bleach the brain now. Jeez.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Even when I manscape, there is still a LOT of hair on my ass. Does that make the cut (pun intended) of still looking like a man?

Ffff513ac686cd18c840ee12c79357ed

(1183)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:32 AM

+1 for the candid no holds barred post :)

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:32 AM

Egads, the marketers got to the guys too.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 01:21 AM

By the way, I really do use an electric razor with the trimming attachment :-)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Ask and you shall receive. I was very rushed because I have to sleep early tonight

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:16 AM

yes......cavemen are not in.

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on August 10, 2011
at 12:18 AM

Hysterical, though I didn't need the visual.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:12 AM

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.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:51 AM

you are a thoughtful, thoughtful man

12
3f5bbb444498a24f1a9720d75fa7c903

on August 10, 2011
at 01:35 AM

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!

B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

(3909)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:29 AM

Agreed, a man should look like a man.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:22 AM

Yep. I dig me some hairy bear-man.

5b69a02dadcae753771921d913909215

(1457)

on August 10, 2011
at 06:20 PM

Is it okay to make it a little shorter when its already long enough that you could give it "hair-styles", braids, etc? Also, what if someone has some weird hair patterns? My male cousin only has hair around his nipples that is like an inch long and no where else on his chest... looks like manly booby tassels or something...

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:55 AM

i couldnt agree more!!!!!

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on August 10, 2011
at 11:46 AM

I don't think its that I want to look like a boy but in my eyes it is "cleaner." It may in fact not be but I feel cleaner.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on August 10, 2011
at 10:32 AM

Adult humans should look like adults, not children, and hair comes with the package. It's insane to spend that long on shaving. I can't believe that men have finally been sucked into this marketing scheme, especially considering the peril of hideous accidents. EWWW

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Even when I manscape, there is still a LOT of hair on my ass. Does that make the cut (pun intended) of still looking like a man?

3f5bbb444498a24f1a9720d75fa7c903

(2369)

on August 11, 2011
at 03:36 PM

Well, yeah, in that case... :P

Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

(1669)

on November 09, 2011
at 10:21 PM

good to have a woman's opinion on this 1. @laurie D. thnx!

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(1097)

on May 19, 2013
at 10:40 PM

Totally read 'black hair' instead of 'back hair' and I pulled a total stereotype and thought to myself 'but he's Italian!'

6f4425e3c7dc0efe60da531c5d991487

(373)

on May 19, 2013
at 11:10 PM

Funny that a user named Laurie is trying to tell me how to "look like a man." Thanks for the hot tips, dude. To look like a man is not sufficient to be a man. Please refrain from lowering the man bar any lower than it already is.

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D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 01:15 AM

@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 -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVChao15oDw&playnext=1&list=PL67E0505A02AFFEC3, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMIDpJ8H7H0

  • 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!!!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 03:26 PM

@M - the sonic care is afterwards for the finishing touches. Plus floride helps with the burning sensation afterwards

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:30 AM

@meredith heh heh...

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:47 AM

Well I took the bait (damn it all!) and googled "taint". I so did not need to know this. Need to bleach the brain now. Jeez.

Ffff513ac686cd18c840ee12c79357ed

(1183)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:32 AM

+1 for the candid no holds barred post :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:27 AM

Jeez - from the sounds coming from the bathroom, I thought you were using that Sonicare all wrong.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 04:16 AM

Oh GWAR, so disappointed. I was so sure that you would be a he-waxer. I guess I'm the only one who would be amenable to checking out some serious man grooming?!? I mean, why not? It grows back. I already know that I like manly natural but it would be fun to try the other. Oh, and he-waxing does exist, saw it on the menu at Bliss today. Rrrrrrip! :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 03:59 AM

Oh GWAR, so disappointed. I was so sure that you would be a he-waxer. I guess I'm the only one who would be amenable to checking out some serious man grooming - why not? It grows back. I already know that I like what would be a male version of that Carrie gym shower scene - would be fun to try the other. Oh, and he-waxing does exist, saw it on the menu at Bliss today. Rrrrrrip! :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 03:35 AM

Oh GWAR, so disappointed. I was so sure that you would be a he-waxer.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:31 AM

electric razor with the trimming attachment is most def the way to go.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Mademoiselle Juba - if it makes you feel better...sometimes on a Saturday night after my wife goes to sleep, I take one of her (unjustifiably so) expensive candles, throw it in a bowl in the microwave to melt it. Then I strip down and start tea bagging the melted wax - 1) I'm into self mutilation, 2) I'm getting back at my wife for wasting money on candles. But the bottom line is a nicely shorn (albeit charred) scrotum :-)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:12 AM

because it t'aint your ass and it t'aint your balls.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 04:18 AM

Oh GWAR, so disappointed. I was so sure that you would be a he-waxer. I guess I'm the only one who would be amenable to checking out some serious man grooming?!? I mean, why not? I already know that I like manly natural and it's not like they're going to be Kojak downstairs forever. Oh, and he-waxing does exist, saw it on the menu at Bliss today. Rrrrrrip! :)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 01:55 AM

Nice cover Shari. I know you were already in the know. After all the cursing like a sailor you were doing last Friday night at bar, don't try to act all innocent. Kamal will back me up on this :-)

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Thank you akd. Now it all makes sense.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 01:21 AM

By the way, I really do use an electric razor with the trimming attachment :-)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Mademoiselle Juba - I will confess the following...sometimes on a Saturday night after my wife goes to sleep, I take one of her really expensive candles, put it in a bowl and throw it in the microwawve to melt it. Then I get naked and start tea bagging the bowl. It's one part self mutilation, one part "I'll teach you Mrs Aravind for wasting money on this f-ing candle". The end impact is a shorn, if not charred, sack.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Aravind you know me far too well it would seem. I do talk like a sailor don't I, lol?! I thought I had cleaned up my act for you guys but seems not. Oh well. So yeah anyway, I truly had not heard it called THAT before. You have broadened my horizons (or at least my vocabulary.) Gracias my hairy friend.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 10, 2011
at 02:34 PM

Mademoiselle Juba - if it makes you feel better...sometimes on a Saturday night after my wife goes to sleep, I take one of her (unjustifiably so) expensive candles, throw it in a bowl in the microwave to melt it. Then I strip down and start tea bagging the melted wax - 1) I'm into sel mutilation, 2) I'm getting back at my wife for wasting money on candles. But the bottom line is a nicely shorn (albeit charred) scrotum :-)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on August 11, 2011
at 02:44 PM

If you are volunteering to do the waxing, then sign me up.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Monsieur GWAR: You do realize that "charred scrotum" sounds like something that would be on a lunch or dinner menu? Leave your wifies expensive candles alone, I'm sure she deserves them, and I will donate $1 for you to get the he-waxing done. C'monnnnnnn...

5
B14dc4aa1ddefbec3bc09550428ee493

on August 10, 2011
at 03:30 AM

I'm trying to figure out how manscaping is in any way paleo? Somehow I don't see Grok as being a metrosexual.

4
Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:09 AM

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.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 03:44 AM

girlies, you seriously trim the hedges with a razer? may i ask why no wax? zero stubble as it grows back in soft and weeks before any carrie shower scene action starts to re-appear. i would luv to use your shaving oil on my legs but the bits and pieces go to the professional :) the thought of getting a cut makes me cringe!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:21 AM

After the roaring success of my initial purchase - I WILL buy this. Then I will try my own hand at topiary for the holidays.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 09:07 PM

I bet this concoction you're describing, and also making, would be awesome on legs. Hurry UP holidays! I'll leave the other sculpting to the professionals, tho :)

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 10, 2011
at 03:12 AM

aww shucks. so glad youre happy with it, mama.

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on August 11, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Most safety and straight-razor users prefer something that lathers, because just using oil for lubrication doesn't tend to work that well. I was all about trying oil-based systems, but I agree that glycerin-based soaps perform better. Am I missing something in your description?

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(15239)

on August 11, 2011
at 06:11 PM

if youre using a straight edge, using a pre-shave oil will still help you get the most from your shaving cream of choice, and leave your skin better conditioned. the particular oil that im making also contains essential oils that are antiseptic without alcohol and can be used after-shave as well. there are also just the basic anti-aging and skin-conditioning benefits of using oil between shaves. if you prefer the slide you get from glycerine and/or silicone-based shave creams, then go for it. but using an oil pre-shave will work even better.

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(15976)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:21 AM

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.

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on August 10, 2011
at 04:37 AM

As someone who likes to try new things, I say do it. The stubble might look weird but it could also be something fun while the growing-in process is occurring :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 10, 2011
at 04:13 AM

would that be n=1 experimentation or n=2? the stubble might look weird but it could also be fun :) it all grows back in the end and you would have tried something new.

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on August 10, 2011
at 12:55 AM

what say ye, aravind aka ghee wolverine aka jar jaravind?

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on August 10, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Ask and you shall receive. I was very rushed because I have to sleep early tonight

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(723)

on May 20, 2013
at 01:15 AM

First of all, to address the fact that multiple people have questioned its paleo-ness, I believe that many cultures throughout human history have chosen to modify or remove body hair, whether it be shaving the head or facial hair or "other regions."

While I am not a man, I do remove everything "down below" for reasons that would also apply to men. First of all, I do not like being damp down there when working out. Second of all, when I am not "bald," the rubbing of my clothes against the hair is extremely uncomfortable and itchy. I could imagine that for men, it would be even worse because certain organs would always be itchy.

As for my hair removal method of choice, I use an epilator. It works very well and results last longer than shaving. The epilator is like an electric razor only with many little tweezer-like things that pluck the hairs. However, if you do not want to be completely bald, this would not be your method of choice, I am afraid.

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on May 19, 2013
at 10:08 PM

Oh my god this is such a funny question. But to chime in on the matter, I think it's unnatural when men shave that region. Seems like a girly thing to me and I like men a rugged and tough. But that's just my opinion.

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(19150)

on May 20, 2013
at 12:18 AM

Wouldn't anyone shaving any body part be *unnatural*, man or woman? I think you're just exposing your preference, which is just fine. ;-)

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(1112)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:57 PM

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!

04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

(1112)

on August 10, 2011
at 02:01 PM

Besides, the shaving blades is much cheaper on traditional razors. I think you'll get 100 double edged blades for 21 USD.

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(8767)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:10 PM

wax or invest in a machine that cuts it down and thins it out but doesnt shave it all off!!

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C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

(2246)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:00 AM

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.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on August 10, 2011
at 01:53 PM

Other than the weekly face shave, nothing else is even on my radar. But then again, I'm part Puerto Rican, and we don't really have much body hair.

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