How to Shave Your Chest: 5 Easy Steps

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Shaving chest hair is a surprisingly common practice. In fact, many men shave their chest more often than they do on other parts of their bodies. However, chest shaving can be an intimidating subject for beginners because it’s not as clear-cut as the rest of your body. You don’t have to worry about contouring or even finding a perfect spot to start. This article will provide you with all the information you need on how to shave your chest hair, and feel comfortable in no time!

Find The Right Razor

electric rotary razor with replacement shaving heads

This is where chest shaving can get a little tricky. Suppose you have never shaved chest hair before. In that case, it’s not surprising that this step might feel overwhelming at first because there are so many different types of razors to choose from. Fortunately, it doesn’t really matter what kind of razor you use for chest hair as long as the blade is sharp. Chest hair is much tougher than it looks, and most standard razors will get the job done quickly without any problems whatsoever. However, there are a few things to consider when choosing which one you want to shave your chest with:

Rotary Razors

Rotary blades generally cut closer because each blade can move and rotate in several different directions. This can make chest shaving much quicker, especially if you have a substantial amount of chest hair to shave off.

Disposable Razors

Disposable razors are easy to use because they come with handles that allow precise control over where the blade goes during each pass. Unfortunately, this type of chest hair razor often produces the roughest results.

Cartridge Razors

Cartridge razors can be more expensive than other types. Still, they also cut chest hair with less irritation and fewer nicks. This makes them an excellent choice for shaving the chest, especially if you have very sensitive skin that is prone to getting cuts easily.

Electric Razors

Electric chest hair shavers are actually very similar to cartridge razors. The main advantage of using an electric razor is that you don’t have to worry about getting nicks or cuts because there’s no blade involved at all! That being said, this type of chest shaving can be more time-consuming than other options, and the results tend to be rougher.

Once you’ve decided on the type of chest shaving razor that will work best for your needs, it’s time to move on to the next step!

Trim Your Chest Hair

Man Trimming His Chest with an Electric Trimmer

As a general rule of thumb, chest hair should be cut relatively short. This ensures that the shaving process is quick and painless. In most cases, chest hair can simply be trimmed with scissors or clippers before you even begin to shave it off.

For this strategy to work best, your chest hair needs to be about a centimeter long. However, chest hair does not always grow this fast, and for some men, trimming chest hair can be a pain in the neck (or literally any other part of your body). If you don’t want to bother with scissors or clippers before shaving, then here is another option:

Before you begin to shave chest hair, you can simply use your free hand to pull it up and towards the center of your chest. You should then go over this section with scissors or clippers until all that remains is stubble. Don’t worry about getting rid of every single strand; just make sure there isn’t very much left on top of each chest. This should only take a few minutes, and it’s another effective strategy for chest shaving that doesn’t require much time or patience beforehand.

Once you’ve completed this step, you are ready to begin the actual chest shaving.

Apply a generous amount of good quality shaving cream or gel onto your skin

man applying lots of shaving cream to chest prior to shaving

Shaving gel and cream are also very effective at preventing nicks, cuts, burns, and any other type of skin irritation that can occur during chest shaving. This might be incredibly annoying if you have sensitive skin because It’s not uncommon for men with sensitive skin to experience substantial redness and even breakouts after chest hair shaving.

Related: How to Clean Your Skin Before Shaving

If this is a problem for you, it might be worth trying chest soap instead because it’s much thinner than shaving gel or cream. Although chest soaps are still thicker than body washes, they tend to work better with electric shavers. This is because the blade moves faster when it doesn’t have to work its way through a bunch of thick chest hair cream.

After you’ve chosen the type of chest shaving product that will work best for your needs, it’s time to move on and prepare your skin!

Shave from the neck down and work toward the chest

man shaving chest downwards

Shaving in this direction prevents hair from getting pulled, and it also helps ensure that you will get a closer shave than when you start at the top of your chest and go downward. When shaving, always use small strokes instead of long ones because large movements can cause irritation or even cuts on particularly sensitive skin types.

In addition, always use as little pressure as possible when chest shaving because this will help prevent nicks or cuts from occurring.

Rinse off with cold water after you’re done shaving to close pores and keep skin healthy

Man Taking Shower after shaving

This is especially important if you’ve used chest hair cream or chest shaving soap. Closing pores prevents dirt from getting trapped underneath your chest hair, and this can prevent pimples, blackheads, or even more severe types of skin irritation. Chest shaving is a great way to get rid of excess chest hair. Still, you must always follow proper safety guidelines in order to avoid any problems at all.

Once you’re done, it’s essential to apply a moisturizer or lotion to your skin. This will help prevent dead skin cells from forming. Chests are not only prone to ingrown hairs, but they’re also prone to dry skin, which can be very uncomfortable!


Which razor is best for chest hair?

Electric chest hair trimmers, cartridge razors, and safety razors are among the most popular options for shaving your chest.

Why does my chest itch after I shave?

Skin irritation can be caused by shaving improperly, using a dull razor, or shaving sensitive skin. Shaving creams that contain artificial scents and harsh chemicals, such as alcohol, can irritate the skin and cause itching. But most chest itching is caused by either dry skin or the growth of new chest hair. 

How long does chest hair take to grow?

The average person’s chest hair grows at about half an inch per month, so it typically takes around six months for most people to completely regrow their chest hair once they shave it.

How often should a man shave his chest?

Most chest hair experts recommend shaving about once per week, but this can vary depending on the growth rate of your chest hair and what your goals are.


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