Why do we have armpit hair? Have you pondered this question? At ManPossible, it's our job to think about these nuances on your behalf. Quite frankly these questions keep us awake at night.... for some of us, perhaps it's because our armpits get too sweaty.
So forget about the mind boggling question as to why we have armpit hair? But instead, what should we do with it? After all, grooming is one of the key topics we cover here at ManPossible. Should we shave it clean? Should we trim? And why? How?
So whatever you decide to do, we won't judge. As a matter of fact all above reasons are good and hygienic reasons to shave or trim your pits. But if you do decide to shave or trim, how should you do it?
1. Similar to shaving, trim it wet (if possible). Use a waterproof beard trimmer. Water, especially warm water (in the shower) will soften and prevent pulled hair. Your pits will thank you. And if you're going to shave, apply shaving cream jus as you would on your face then shave once with, then against grain of your hair for a smooth armpit. You can always ask your girlfriend / wife about how to do it... they (should) be the experts.
2. For those trimming - keep it (relatively) short, but not too short. The idea is to keep it short and well groomed, but not too short where it can irritate your skin. This of course will depend on the hair type: straight, curly, soft, rough, etc. Experiment with it!
3. Soothe thy pits. After trimming and especially post shave, do remember to clean thoroughly and apply aftershave balm and/or lotion. Your pits are vey sensitive and this will help soothe your skin. Be careful (unless you're a brave soul) not to apply the alcohol based shave balm.... or remember that kid from Home Alone?
Let us know how it turned out and what your best practices are for your pits via email, FB, Twitter, etc. We'd love to know.