Some guys love to shave and buy all kinds of cool gear to help them do it effectively and in style. Others hate having to do it and are tempted to just let their beard grow to avoid it at all costs. Then there’s full body manscaping that can take up quite a bit of time if you have to shave all of your unwanted hair.

Luckily there are shaving alternatives that you can do so you don’t have to put a blade to skin from your face to your toes if you don’t want to. In this article, we will go over what the alternatives are to shaving so you can go hairless without it.


1 – Depilatory cream

If you have bad memories from those hair removal creams from the past, then it is time to revisit them as they have changed a lot. They used to smell terrible and could be quite painful even in areas that weren’t sensitive. On sensitive skin they were outright torture.

Now, they have been formulated to effectively remove hair while smelling nice and being gentle on skin. There is no area of the body where you can’t use a hair removal cream. Yes, there is even a facial hair removal cream for men.

The key to using any of these creams is to read the instructions carefully and always perform a patch test. Especially if you are going to use the cream on your face or genitals. Put a tiny bit on an area and then check it over the next 24 hours. If it causes any pain or rash then you know you can’t use it on that area.

2 – Shaving powder

Very similar to depilatory cream is shaving powder. It is only meant for facial hair, however, so keep this in mind when you decide to use it. If you are going for a total body hair removal then it is better to go with a cream.

The powder is mixed with water and is then applied on the face like a cream. Many men believe it removes hair deeper to the root than a cream so it leaves the face smoother for longer. Because of this it is also a great shaving alternative for those that suffer from ingrown hairs.

3 – Depilator

Don’t confuse the word for the cream as both simply mean hair removal. This is a machine that literally plucks your hair so you don’t have to use tweezers. This can be quite uncomfortable as it literally pulls the hair out from the root.

Because of that, it isn’t recommended for areas with lots of thick hair. Many women use it on their bikini area but usually when they have thin hair.

4 – Laser hair removal

You can take care of your genital area, legs, underarms and other areas where the hair isn’t very thick if you use lasers.  The best part is that it won’t grow back at all. You may have a few hairs here or there that come back, but for the most part you can do a few treatments and never have to use a razor in that area again.