There’s more than one way to skin a cat and more than a few ways to shave your nuts!
But, what is the best way to shave your balls? For some it is by way of a body trimmer. For others it’s a blade. For others still, it is to wax them.
There’s no right or wrong way, but there are some things you should know about each so you can decide what is the best way to shave your balls, as the way you do things is different than the way I do.
In this article I will go over the best trimmers for balls, the best razors you can use to shave your pubes and what some alternatives to shaving are.
If you’re on the fence about whether you should even bother, then take a look at an article about the pros and cons about shaving your balls.
What to look for in the best trimmer for balls
You may be tempted to just grab your beard trimmer and go to town on your pubes. Why shouldn’t you?
Your skin around your groin, especially on your scrotum is very sensitive. Since your beard trimmer is built to tackle some tough hair on your face, it will likely pull your pubes and cause a lot of discomfort.
You should definitely go for a body groomer at the very minimum.
Here are some features you should be looking for:
Rounded Teeth and Blades
Many trimmers now come with rounded tips of the teeth to avoid any roughness against the skin.
This is really important to have when trimming and shaving your pubes. Your balls are really sensitive so it really pays off to have a smooth acting blade. The best way to shave balls and make it a part of your routine is to make sure it’s comfortable.
This also helps to avoid any hairs getting stuck and pulled.
Self sharpening blades are also ideal so that you never get to the point where the trimmer starts getting dull and causing havoc on your sack.
Wet and Dry Operation
Having different options is obviously very nice to have. The more flexibility you have then the more use you will get out of your trimmers.
When you are trimming your pubes when they are long, you’ll want the option to use it dry. When your hair is wet it is hard for the blade to cut them.
Once you are dealing with short stubble, then trimming and shaving wet is the best way to shave balls.
Once you have a system down you can even do this in the shower for maximum comfort and time saving.
This is another reason to not try your beard trimmer on your pubes. Most of the time the head of the trimmer is too wide. Which makes sense for your face as it is fairly uniform and you can save time by cutting a lot of hair at once.
For trimming your pubic hair, you need maneuverability. Getting around some tight spots is essential and your heavy and wide regular trimmers are too big.
Look for something with an ergonomic body that is easy to grip from multiple ways. And make sure the blade face is not too wide so you can get around all the contours you’ll encounter down there.
The Right Attachments
You don’t need to have a lot of attachments for your ball trimmer, just the right ones.
The best trimmer for balls usually has a trimmer head to cut down the long hairs, and then a shaver head to shave right down the the skin. This way you can use the same tool instead of switching from trimmer to electric shaver.
Other accessories that help out are plastic comb attachments so you can trim your hair to various lengths if you don’t want to shave all the way down to the skin.
Philips Norelco Bodygroomer 7100 | The Best Trimmer for Balls
If you have read my full review of the Philips Norelco Bodygroomer 7100 then you know I am a fan of all tools that multitask.
After reading the last section of the must have features of the best trimmer for balls, you’ll find that the 7100 ticks all of the boxes.
First, it is compact.
The body is slim and you can get a good hold on it no matter how you grip it.
And with a dedicated head on either end, one side with the shaver and the other with the trimmer, you have the best way to shave balls in one highly maneuverable tool.
Let’s start with the shaver head.
On the top of the trimmer is a foil shaver, with a single head. It’s a little bit fatter than your typical foil from a Braun or something similar, but the width is more narrow so you can get into certain areas.
Underneath the foil are some very sharp blades that oscillate and cut the hair as it enters the holes in the foil. The thin foin, combined with specifically shaped holes allow the hair to enter and be cut without dragging on the skin, or giving your any nicks. This is especially important when dealing with a loose ball sack.
On the top and bottom of the shaver are two pre trimmers that will cut any long hair down to stubble. So if you are sporting a full bush, you don’t have to trim it first. You can do it all with one stroke.
The head pivots so it will easily get around without you needing to change your grip.
Turn it over to the trimmer head.
On the other side is the trimmer. I love how you don’t need to change out the different heads. All you have to do is use the other side.
The trimmer blades feature rounded tips on the teeth so you don’t have to worry about scratching your jewels or pinching your skin. This makes it ideal as the best trimmer for balls.
I also really love the fact that instead of having comb attachments that need to be snapped on and off, the comb is attached permanently. To change the length you just slide the comb to the preset notches and you’re all set.
Works wet or dry.
For even more versatility, you can use the 7100 in the shower to save time. And for comfort as your skin and stubble will be nicely hydrated making for a much smoother experience as the shaver won’t drag from friction against your skin.
If you want to use it outside the shower with shaving cream or gel, then you can do that as well. And then rinse it off in the sink to keep it clean.
If your hair is long then use it dry. Since you don’t have to keep going over the same spot thanks to the pre trimmers you won’t be dealing with skin irritation.
There is no doubt about it. The Norelco Bodygroomer 7100 is the best trimmer for balls and as an added bonus can handle any other body grooming you choose to throw at it. It is so easy to use. There are no parts that get lost and it is not bulky considering all the features it has.
It may even be the best way to shave your balls in general, not just with a trimmer.
Best Electric Shaver for Balls | Cleancut Personal Shaver
If you already have a set of trimmers and only need the electric shaver, then I think the ideal one is the Cleancut personal shaver.
It features a single foil razor head, that is kind of a hybrid. The head is round like a rotary and has blades that spin like a rotary system, but the cover is a comfortable and gentle foil like you would see on the traditional electric shaver.
Very easy to use.
There is really nothing to this electric shaver. It is designed with one job in mind. To be an electric razor for your balls. There are no bells and whistles.
Since it only has one head, it will easily get into all the nooks and crannies of your groin and balls.
All you have to do it put it to skin and rotate around where you need it bald. It gets all the way down to the skin.
The unique shape makes it easy to hold and to really get it to any angle you need to maximize it’s blade to skin ratio.
The blades are almost set up like a lawnmower. The way they rotate is not like your typical rotary electric shaver. They are very thin and sharp.
You can tell the way it cuts is different as it sounds different than a typical electric shaver. It doesn’t grind the hair down, it literally cuts them.
It works very smoothly without nicking or pulling the hair.
Depending on how often you use it and how thick your pubes are, your blades and foil should last at least 6 months but more than likely you will get a year before you feel like it is getting dull.
If you are very diligent with your ball shaving upkeep, in other words you will always have it at stubble length at the longest, then this is a great electric shaver. If you think the best way to shave balls is with an electric razor then the best thing to do is go for a shaver made specifically for that.
One downside is that it is not rechargeable and requires a C battery.
Best Razor to Shave Balls | Gillette Styler
To get the best of both worlds when it comes to the best way to shave balls is to have a trimmer/razor hybrid like the Gillette Styler.
With a trimmer made by the likes of Braun and a razor made by Gillette then you know you can’t go wrong.
Trim it and then shave it.
This works great as a trimmer. You get a very slim body with a sturdy, textured grip with a very sharp trimmer head. As I mentioned, it is made by Braun so you know the trimmer is well made.
The head is narrow enough to be highly maneuverable and the length of the body is short enough to be able to get anywhere around your body.
There are attachments like plastic comb guards to clip onto the trimmer head to change the length in case you decide to not go full bare.
Then, when you are ready to shave, you simply pop on your favorite Gillette cartridge razor head like the Fusion.
The vibrations will make it so you really don’t have to put any pressure at all. Just let the razor do the work for a very comfortable shave.
Use it wet.
Since this is a razor, then you’ll want to use it wet. Use the trimmer dry as long hair is hard to trim, but the razor on dry skin won’t work.
You can lather up with a shaving cream or gel or just use it in the shower.
If you want to use it as an edger, then you can just flip over the razor and there is a very sharp blade to get some very tight lines. Perfect for a bikini line if you aren’t going to shave down to the skin.
You’ll want to be very careful with a razor on your balls so make sure you read my guide on how to safely shave your balls.
The one downside to this, as was the case with the Cleancut is that it runs on batteries. It would have been nice to have a rechargeable option, but c’est la vie. It works great and is so easy to use that it is easily overlooked.
It is a way better option than having to use a trimmer and then bust out the razor. It’s much better to have the option to just pop on the same head you would use for your razor.
And for the price, it doesn’t really get any better or more effective.
Alternatives to shaving your balls
Though I would say that using a razor or electric shaver is the best way to shave your balls, there are a couple of other ways to go hairless down there.
There are kits you can get so you can do this at home. It may sound like a torture device but the way it works is that you melt some special wax and then use a stick to apply it to where you want to remove the hair. It hardens and then you rip it off.
Doesn’t sound fun, does it? Well, there is this one from Amazon.com that says that it is painless. I have never used one so I honestly don’t know how it is painless, but since the price is right it seems like it is worth a shot.
Why would you want to wax it rather than shaving?
It lasts way longer.
Since you are removing the hair from the roots, it takes a lot longer for the hair to grow back. In some cases weeks.
So, it may not be the most comfortable way to go about it unless the claim from that manufacturer is true, but it may beat having to shave your balls every few days to keep them smooth.
If you are afraid to do it yourself, you can easily find a Brazilian wax specialist in your town.
Just make sure you have some Tylenol PM for afterwards.
Affectionately called Nair, there are a few different hair removal creams on the market. Some like this one called Nads from Amazon.com is specifically made for sensitive areas like your balls.
Formulated with aloe vera to be very gentle on skin and leave it not only smooth but plump and fresh, this is a much better way than using a very harsh depilatory cream that you would use on your chest or back hair.
The benefits of doing it this way are that it is very quick and takes zero effort. And, it also lasts a lot longer than shaving. It can dissolve the hair to below the skin so it doesn’t grow back as fast.
The negatives are that even though there are gentler options like this one, it can still be quite harsh.
You should definitely do a patch test on a small area before going all in only to find out your balls don’t really like that cream.
The best way to shave balls is a pretty personal thing. It depends on how sensitive yours are, how thick your pubes are and how often you want to be doing this.
If you use a trimmer, even the best trimmer for balls, you’re going to be doing this pretty often.
A razor will give you a closer shave than both trimmers and electric shavers, but some guys get razor burn.
My advice is the best way to shave balls is to go gentle at first and try trimmers to see how it goes, then try a razor to deal with the stubble. If you feel like that is too extreme then go for the electric shaver.
Do you have any experience shaving balls and want to add to the conversation? Or maybe you have a few questions. Either way, drop a line in the box below and I will get back to you with some hopefully helpful answers!