Any guy who has ever tried to manscape a little down there in the old nether regions has probably dealt with this.
In fact, there is an extremely high chance that we know you've wrestled with this issue before.
What has that got to do with waxing around your junk?
Ohh, just about everything.
You see, anytime you want to take your trusty razor and cut your pubic bush down to size, unless you are extremely careful and have done your due diligence in terms of preparation and after-care, you are all but assured of having at least some razor burn.
That is why, if you are going for a smooth look in and around your private parts, we would advocate that you wax, and not shave.
There are two primary reasons for this, and we have already skirted around one of them; no razor burn and/or bumps.
The second reason is that your pubic region will stay smooth and hairless a whole lot longer.
How much longer?
It's not uncommon to go a good three weeks before you start to see hair follicles poke through the pores.
Which brings us to a few key tips that you need to abide by if you want your junk, not looking like junk.
Tip #1 Make Sure You are Alone
We don't care that you are totally OK with the rest of humanity knowing you wax your nether regions. That's OK.
But what is not OK is screwing something up, which you will because you don't have a lot of experience doing this, and then needing something from the kitchen or living room or spare bedroom.
Or, just hearing you rip the wax strips off your pubic region.
It's just weird, and let's leave it at that, OK?
Tip #2 Get a Decent DIY Kit
This probably goes without saying but if you're a man, do you really need to research and figure out the best wax popsicle stick, or the best wax warmer, or the best wax, etc. etc. etc.?
You just want to get the job done and over with as quickly as possible.
Pick up a good DIY waxing kit that will have everything you already need, and you are good to go.
BodyHonee makes easy to follow, inexpensive kits for both men and women.
Tip #3 Trim Your Pubic Hair to 1/4 an Inch
If your pubic hair is too short the wax won't be able to properly secure itself to the hair follicles and you won't be able to rip those suckers out.
Too long and the hair follicles will get all mangled and twisted with each other, and it's going to hurt like a bitch when it comes time to actually wax.
Take a good hair trimmer and trim your pubic hair down to around 1/4 of an inch. This is the ideal hair follicle length for a waxing session.
Tip #4 Work the Wax in Sections
We know you already probably feel degraded (although you really shouldn't) and are itching to get this over with as fast as possible, and as such you probably want to smear that hot wax alllll over your pubes.
You are going to screw something up.
Instead, work in sections. It's actually faster and more efficient this way anyway.
Smear the wax on in the direction of your hair growth, approximately an inch or two wide and three to four inches in length. Think of how you would smear peanut butter and jelly on a sandwich.
- Smear the wax in sections
- Wait a good 30 seconds or so until the wax hardens
- Check wax by tapping it
- Pull the section off by going against the direction of the hair
Tip #5 Clean Up Properly
You've done it. You're standing in the mirror admiring your junk (which now looks 200% bigger) and you can now throw on a pair of shorts and walk around free.
Not quite yet.
Proper clean-up is important, and no we aren't talking about your bathroom.
If you are up to it you can clean up by jumping in the shower and exfoliating yourself. Be very careful here as your skin will probably be a little sensitive and perhaps inflamed.
You don't want to make it ten times worse by scrubbing it with an exfoliating scrub as hard as you can.
But do make sure all the wax residue is cleaned up, and do a good once over with a good body wash and you will be good to go.
Follow these five male waxing tips when it comes to taking care of your boys downstairs and your boys, your pubic region, and the ladies will show you a lot of love back.