The way Indian gay men approach body grooming is changing. A few years back, chest waxing was a huge deal for any Indian men. Today, guys want to get them removed or experiment with body hair. They are looking forward to their trimmer, neater, not Ken doll-smooth self.
The majority of gay men trims or shaves below the belt. Some even go further to groom their chest and back. Having said that, grooming your body hair is a personal choice. Whether you want to completely get rid of hair to attract gay queens or just keep it trimmed for a versatile cutie – it all depends on your preference. But, a little bit of grooming is something all gay men should practice. Wondering how much you need to spend on it? Worry not! You can do it all at home, just follow the guide below.
Manscaping – Above the belt
The most important part of manscaping is cleanliness. Always shower before attempting to manscape your chest and back. It will also soften the armpit hairs and make them easier to cut. Also, never use the same razor for your pits that you do for your face.
Razors offer a close shave so they can cause some post-shave irritation. Prep the skin before you shave with a pre-shave oil to get the razor glide across your skin easily. An area you may need to get some extra help is your back as shaving your own back is a challenge. So rather than shaving it, give waxing a try. Thankfully, you only need to do it a few times a year.
While trimming your chest hair, you can create an optical illusion of more defined pecs without hours of bench presses. For this, the hair on the outside of your chest should be closer to the skin and the hair in the middle of your chest should be a bit longer.
As far as facial hair is concerned, how much you remove, how often, or if you even choose to go that route are all up to you. Being a gay guy in my early 30s, I can tell you that they don’t like clean-shaven guys anymore. At the heart of the matter, manscaping facial hair (beard or mustache) is all about looking and feeling your best and having a powerful sense of confidence. So, shave/trim as per your preference. Your face can’t be about other gay guys’ preferences.
Manscaping – Below the belt
Now, let’s get into your pants! Shaving slowly is important when you go down below. I have seen guys getting careless with razors and scissors down there. So, it’s best to use a trimmer, setting it up at 0 number. As a thumb rule, just go slow! Not everything should be the same length down there; all you want to achieve is a natural fade.
If you are attempting to shave your own balls, do some stretches first. Lay a towel down on the floor and stand in front of your bathroom mirror. Ensure you have good lighting.
As hair grows back in, it can be itchy and uncomfortable in your pants. Use conditioners that contain silicones. Put a nice coating on the trimmed area, so when they grow out they won’t be as itchy on the skin.
Bonus Tips – Hair Care
Believe it or not, all gays, whether Indian or western, are obsessed with good hair. Hair care isn’t necessarily part of manscaping but is definitely the essential part of Indian gay men’s overall grooming regime.
To ensure, neat and clean hair, use a good shampoo for your hair. Having said that, don’t wash your hairs daily as it is going to damage your hair scalp and make your hairs thinner. Who would like a bald Indian gay man? Probably nobody! So, wash your hair 2 or 3 times within a week. Get stylish haircut as often as necessary, keeping your haircut routine regular.