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How do you use a depilatory cream on your balls?

Very carefully!

Yes, there are male pubic hair removal creams that can quickly and easily rid you of your unwanted pubes on your balls and groin.

But, you are understandably still on the fence and wonder if you should. Are these safe enough?

Well, I’ll be honest with you. These creams are not for everybody. It really depends on your skin, but there’s a good chance you’ll be OK as long as you do a patch test first.

I’ve had good experiences with Bare Balm’s cream. As far as I know, this is the only product strictly dedicated to pubic hair removal (including your balls).

Bare Balm - Big Balls Formula

Specialy formulated for men, helps you avoid the unpleasant, burning sensation.

Is it the only option you have?

No, not at all. I have two more good recommendations. I’d like to discuss all three creams, but let’s first start with something equally important.

The precautions, preparations…Overall, the important information you should know before actually using any cream

Can you use Nair on your balls?

Yes. You just have to use the right kind and follow a few simple rules to make sure you don’t do any damage.

And, for clarity, Nair is the name of a brand of depilatory cream that has become synonymous with all of these products. Like Q Tip means any cotton swab.

So from this point on, I will only call Nair by name when I am talking about that specific brand.

By the way, speaking of the brand – I wouldn’t recommend a Nair cream for your groin. It’s too strong, hence you’re taking quite the risk.

If you want something more Nair-like than Bare Balm, check this hair removal cream. It has decent reviews with before/after photos too. 🙂

You may have used a hair removal cream in the past. Maybe on your chest or back, and didn’t have any problems.

The issue here is that your balls and the area all around your groin is very sensitive. And the chemicals in those creams are very harsh. Even though it was fine on your chest, it doesn’t mean you can’t burn your balls with it.

Not all skin is the same. If you have a bad reaction, you’ll have to go back to shaving your balls the old fashioned way or check our guide to pubic hair trimmers.

AVON Fresh & Smooth

A universal option that is also incredibly gentle. It's also very easy to clean.

What to look for in a men’s depilatory cream

Since you are talking about a chemical that literally dissolves your hair, it makes sense to really pay attention to the details of the product you are buying. Remember this thing that dissolves hair is going onto your balls!

Here are a few things to think about before you buy a men’s pubic hair removal cream:

Application Time

This is how long it takes to work. All the labels will let you know how long you are supposed to leave it on.

So what you need to look for in this case is the longest time. Some will get the job done in 4 to 5 minutes, but this means that it will be very aggressive. Look for ones that take around 8 minutes so you know it works more gently.

Sensitive Formula

You may be tempted to go with something labeled as “Extra Strength” to go nuclear on those pubes. Don’t do this.

Instead look for something that is labeled for sensitive skin. This will have a more diluted solution that will still dissolve the hair, but may take a bit longer to do it. This ties in with the application time.


You can find male pubic hair removal cream that also contains some hydrating agents like shea butter and aloe vera. This will keep your skin from feeling irritated and raw by adding some moisture to the skin afterwards. It also cools your skin down since the chemical that dissolves the hair will leave your skin feeling hot.

How to use a male depilatory cream on your balls

One of the reasons to use a mens pubic hair removal cream is because of how easy it is. It is faster than shaving and can be safer to when used properly.

So this isn’t going to be a detailed how to guide as it doesn’t have many details. The important thing is to use it in a safe manner.

NUONOVE Hair Removal Cream

Another great formula based on natural ingredients, like chamomile. Offers a more pleasant scent than your average hair removal cream.

Do a patch test first

This is very important to do before you commit to using it all over your balls.

You need to see how your skin is going to react in a small area first. This way if you have a negative reaction, you are dealing with a small, localized area that won’t be a big deal if it is painful.

Pick a small area to apply to your groin the day before you plant to depilate. Make sure it is a spot that you can easily see by taking a look at it, or at least is visible in a mirror. Do about a quarter sized area with the cream and leave it for the recommended time.

wipe it away and then wait 24 hours to see how your skin reacts. You may feel like it is ok to do it right away if you didn’t see any negative reaction, but be patient and wait it out. Sometimes your skin may take a while to react so you really need to wait.

The next day take a look at the area and make sure there is no rash or inflammation. Even if it feels ok, you may have a blister there.

Look for a raised bit of skin that may look blistered and burnt.

Touch the area and see if it hurts or feels uncomfortable. If so, then you either shouldn’t use that specific cream and need to look for one that is less harsh, or you simply have to go another route.

Read the directions well

If your patch test went fine and you didn’t have any issues, then you are good to go. I can’t tell you how much you should use or how long you should leave it on as they are all going to be different.

But, what I can tell you is that you  need to read the instructions and follow them precisely.

Do not leave the cream on longer than it says! Even if your patch test went well, that doesn’t mean you won’t end up with a chemical burn if you leave it on too long.

Only use as much as directed. You may be tempted to go with more thinking it will work better. But, these companies have done countless tests to see what works and they know best. Let them decide how much to use so you can safely remove your hair.

Trim first

The shorter your pubic hairs are, the faster and more effective the male pubic hair removal cream will work.

If you trim down your hair first, then you can remove your hair more quickly. This will lead to a much more comfortable experience.

It pays to have the cream on your balls for the least amount of time as possible. Yet, if you get a cream with a shorter application time as I mentioned before, it means that the chemicals are really harsh.

If you have sensitive skin then it really pays to do some preparation work ahead of time.


To take the cream off, the best route is a damp towel. Just literally wipe it all away until the hair is gone and it is dry.

I’ll repeat what I said earlier. Make sure you read the instructions because some brands recommend washing it off while others recommend against that.

Rehydrate the skin

Unless the mens pubic hair removal cream has moisturizers in it, you should make sure you are adding some back into your skin.

Use a lotion that has shea butter or aloe vera. This will soothe the skin while it replenishes the lost moisture after using the cream.

Use some powder

What you do after you use the male pubic hair removal cream is just as important as how you use the cream itself.

No matter how gentle the formula, the skin is going to feel very sensitive and will not be very comfortable as your clothes rub against it.

Using some powder will help keep your skin feeling fresh and protected.

Also, your scrotum will end up sticking to your leg when there is no hair there. This will keep that from happening. You don’t want to get arrested or fired from your job because you keep putting your hands down your pants to continuously adjust!

Best Depilatory Creams for Balls

Bare Balm – Body Hair Management Cream Big Balls Formula

Bare Balm - Big Balls Formula

Specialy formulated for men, helps you avoid the unpleasant, burning sensation.

To keep your balls from burning when you use a male hair removal cream, it’s best to use a cream specially formulated for men’s scrotums.

The name of this cream sums it up perfectly. It’s more like a balm that also removes your hair and it is formulated for balls.

Not that I would consider this a natural product, but it is surprising the amount of ingredients that are plant derived and natural. It does have some chemicals as it must to be able to dissolve your hair, but the addition of so many natural ingredients makes it very gentle on your skin.

It takes anywhere from 12 to 15 minutes to get rid of your hair, so it is fairly mild in its formula.

They recommend depilating right after a shower so your balls skin is clean and tight. This will make it easier to spread the balm and make sure it is evenly distributed.

How well does it work? Since it is gentle I would say it isn’t great for very thick pubes and you do need to trim first for best results. That said, it is very gentle and does not irritate nearly as much as other creams could.

I also wouldn’t try it on your chest or back as it isn’t made for body hair removal aside from your groin.

It is fairly thick too, so wiping it off with a damp towel doesn’t get all of the cream off. Better to jump back into the shower to get it all off.

If you have used a cream before and it was way too uncomfortable, then this is a very good one to try out. It may be that the other cream was too strong and you need a more gentle formula like Bare Balm.

AVON Fresh & Smooth Hair Removal Cream Sensitive Skin

AVON Fresh & Smooth

A universal option that is also incredibly gentle. It's also very easy to clean.

Though this is not formulated for guys, it is so gentle that it can work on even the most sensitive scrotum.

If you have more thick skinned junk, you can obviously go for a more aggressive cream, but most guys will experience some burning down there. Since it can take up to 10 minutes to work, it helps to use a gentle formula like this one.

And besides, it really works. Especially if you trim your bush down first and leave it a little over stubble.

Take a shower first and then put the cream on and it will be easier to apply.

This will go down under the top layer of skin to get the roots of your hair so it doesn’t grow back to fast.

This one is easy to wipe off with a damp cloth.

NUONOVE Depilatory, Natural Painless Thick Hair Removal Cream

NUONOVE Hair Removal Cream

Another great formula based on natural ingredients, like chamomile. Offers a more pleasant scent than your average hair removal cream.

This is another gentle depilatory cream that is formulated with a lot of natural ingredients. It is strong enough to penetrate the top layer of skin, but gentle enough that if used properly you shouldn’t experience any discomfort.

This is highly dependant on if you use the cream correctly and how sensitive your skin is.

In about 5 minutes you can be hair free. This may seem like it is an aggressive cream then, but it is not super harsh.

With ingredients like chamomile extract, it actually leaves the skin feeling somewhat refreshed afterwards.

It also doesn’t smell nearly as bad as other depilatory creams. This may or may not be important to you, but some people really have a problem with the smell of other brands. To the point that it makes them sick. If you are the same then you should be able to handle this one.

Final Thoughts

There are many more pubic hair removal creams out there that will get the job done. I highlighted these three in particular because they work just as well or better than the bigger brands. I feel like most guys need a gentle formula to get rid of their hair on their genitals safely.

Nair and Veet are the two that just about everybody knows so I felt like these other brands deserved some spotlight.

You may be wondering why I left out Nad’s. That is a very good brand but I feel like it is a better cream to use on your chest or back, despite its name that suggests it is good on your balls. I think it is a bit too aggressive for your balls.

If you need a depilatory cream for other manscaping, you can click that link to read the full article.

If you have any questions about these or other creams, then just let me know by adding a comment to the box below!