Back Shaving

June 8, 2011

Hot Deal: Mangroomer Back Hair Shaver for Less than $20

mangroomerdeal.JPGRight now, you can pick up one of the hottest manscaping accessories for less than twenty dollars!

Regularly $39.99, the Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Shaver is just $19.75!

"This one-of-a-kind device features a large 1.5-inch blade that enables you to shave larger areas of your back with ease. The Mangroomer's cutting-edge blade design delivers extremely close and smooth results without the potential of ingrown hairs that are commonly caused by straight edge and foil shavers. And with the unique patent-pending design, the Mangroomer opens to a staggering 135-degrees so you can reach all areas of your back from different angles with ease."
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May 19, 2011

Hot Deal: 43% off Mangroomer Electric Back Hair Shaver

mangroomerback.JPGJust in time for shirts vs skins ball games, summer BBQs, and sunbathing, the Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver is on sale for a whopping 43% off of the regular price: $22.72!

Less than 23 bucks for one of the hottest grooming gadgets around... You can't beat that with a stick, as they say.

The coolest thing about the Mangroomer is, it helps even the least coordinated guy to take care of the hair back there, without bribing someone to do it for him:

The Mangroomer Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Shaver is absolutely the best way to get rid of unwanted back hair. This one-of-a-kind device features a large 1.5-inch blade that enables you to shave larger areas of your back with ease.

The Mangroomer's cutting-edge blade design delivers extremely close and smooth results without the potential of ingrown hairs that are commonly caused by straight edge and foil shavers. And with the unique patent-pending design, the Mangroomer opens to a staggering 135-degrees so you can reach all areas of your back from different angles with ease.

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June 29, 2010

And the Winner of the Mangroomer Professional Electric Back Hair Shaver is...

mangroomerpro.jpgWell, we didn't have many entries for our Mangroomer giveaway, but that's good for one guy, who'll be receiving a free Professional Mangroomer to put through its paces and manscape away his summer.

That lucky guy told us that his back grew a beard: "After turning 40 my back decided to celebrate by growing a beard. My wife had made the comment "where did that come from?" Summer is here and the pool is our main hang out, I would like to enjoy it without the t-shirt. I would like to try this out since I cannot reach all of my back with the Merkur."

Brian, you're the winner, and should receive an email from me shortly so we can get your mailing address. Congratulations!

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December 14, 2009

Put the Swerve to Work: Back and Neck Shaving

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"Have you ever tried to use a traditional razor to shave the back of your neck or your upper body? If you are tired of asking your mate to help you groom your body, you need the Swerve. Take control of removing unwanted body hair. The Swerve's unique patent-pending design extends your reach and allows you to shave difficult to reach body areas in a more natural and comfortable way."

If you're in need of a tool to take care of your back and neck hair, check out the Swerve.

Available at Amazon and Swerve for under five bucks.

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August 14, 2009

Guywaxing is on the Rise: Are You Smooth?

very hairy man.jpgFrom the Seattle Times:

"Many guys have no problem talking about their sex lives, disgusting personal habits or even an embarrassing childhood trauma. But try to talk to most straight men about getting their backs, arms or eyebrows waxed, and suddenly everything is a state secret."

Who's a guywaxer here, and who's proud of it? Who would never go for it? (Not me, for sure)

Image: souldude at Flickr

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June 26, 2009

Easy Raze Back Shaver

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No, it's not a Hannibal Lecter accessory, it's a manscaping tool.

The Easy Raze is a German back shaver, made with fiberglass-reinforced plastic and stainless steel, which lets you reach those difficult places with both brush and razor.

The first model was a wooden coat hanger with a wet razor attached with adhesive tape, and after extensive testing with materials and designs, the Easy Raze was born.

According to Der Gepflegte Mann, the Easy Raze "permits the correct leadership of the razor blade on the skin, even without control of a mirror. Various options allow for individual adjustment to any body shape and also allow for shaving hard to reach places (eg under the scapula) and the thorough removal of hair, also against the growth direction." (via Google Translate).

The Easy Raze is not currently distributed in the U.S., although the company is looking for a back-shaving entrepreneur who wishes to grow the market here. Contact them for more details.

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December 9, 2008

This Just In - The Swerve Neck and Back Razor

swerveshaver.jpgLast month we learned about The Swerve - a razor specifically designed for shaving your back and neck. Self-shaving your back and neck, to be specific. This past week we got some samples in. And just in time! Someone in this house is starting to look a little ragged back there, and it's not my one year old kid.

The Swerve contains a triple-action blade for swift cutting precision and a lubricating strip designed to help the Swerve glide smoothly along the contours of your body. Use the Swerve weekly to keep your swerve appeal. Replace it every four-six weeks or when the blade begins to dull. The Swerve comes in a unique, flexible storage tube making it a great travel companion.

The three-pack tube of The Swerve is pictured to the right and goes for $12.99. There's a one-pack version too for $4.99 (which we lent out to a particularly hairy friend). You can see a video demonstration of the Swerve on YouTube. And soon we'll have our full review. Until then, I'm heading up to the bathroom to take care of a little unsightly problem.

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November 25, 2008

The Swerve Neck and Back Razor

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Here's a problem I always have - you go to the barber and get a haircut. Two weeks later, the top of your head still looks fine, the but the back of your neck says otherwise. Introducing The Swerve, a new razor designed primarily for men to shave the back their neck and upper back. Genius! With a custom contoured plastic casing designed to fit between your index and middle fingers, the Swerve allows you to keep your neck smooth and stubble-free. I called it self-service shaving for hard to reach places. (I know, I should be in marketing. Or on Mad Men.)

Here's a little video animation demonstration on YouTube if you can't quite picture it.

The Swerve is $4.99 for one or $12.99 for three.

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November 21, 2008

The Shaving Stuff 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday_guide.jpgThe holiday season is upon us once again, and it's time for all of you to start stimulating the economy. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spend your way out of this economic crisis, one gift at at time! OK, maybe not the soundest advice, but there will be some people you still want to buy for, and some who will still be expecting a gift. Aside from the electric razors we've tried to keep most things below $50 on this year's holiday gift guide.

Shaving Cream
Here's a list of tried-and-true winners as well as a couple choice brands we shaved with over the last year worthy of their company. Any of these shaving products will elevate your shave to new levels of comfort, closeness, and class.
The Art of Shaving - $38
Sharp's - $45
Billy Jealousy - $50
MENSGROOM - $52
MenScience - $55
ZIRH - $59
Baxter of California - $60
Ritual - $79
Peter Thomas Roth - $100
Gentlemen's Refinery - $199
John Allan's - $245

Still not seeing it? Surf on over to the Details for Men gift kit page and see what strikes your fancy.

Cartridge Razors
I'm still loving the powered razors. A little vibration goes a long way toward a smooth and comfortable shave. The Gillette Fusion may trump Schick on number of blades, but the Quattro's now got this kick-ass trimmer for keeping your whiskers or sideburns in line.
Gillette Fusion Power - $10.99
Schick Quattro Titanium Trimmer - $12.49

On the other ends of the spectra, we recommend the environmentally conscience Recycline razor, and the experimental Rolling Razor.
Recycline Preserve Triple Razor - $7.49
Rolling Razor - $14.95

Electric Razors
Same group as last year, only the Braun Pulsonic has been rebranded the Series 7. Still the top of the line traditional electric razor in my book. If rotary is your game, choose between either the wet/dry lubricant-dispensing Moisture Shaving System, or the more classic arcitec.
Braun Series 7 - $227
Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System - $129
Philips Norelco arcitec - $219

Pubic Shaving
The BodyGroom is still going strong, now with a professional edition with "high-performance trimmer attachment", as well as another set of hysterical videos worthy of a Webby. And if completely bare is where you're headed, there's still no beating the Cleancut - the #1 choice in the porn industry.
Philips Norelco Bodygroom - $49.99
Seiko Cleancut - $67

Head Shaving
Just like you wouldn't shave downstairs without the proper equipment, you don't want to shave the roof without the proper tools. Get the gear designed for your noggin.
Headblade - $10.99
Remington Short Cut Clipper - $28.49
Sharps Mission: Control Bald Head Balm SPF 15 - $24

Nose Shaving
As you get older, your hair follicles move from the top of your head to your nose and ears. It's a scientifically proven fact. Look it up. I just finished the Wikipedia page on it. These tools will help you combat the forsaken follicle foliage.
Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer - $18.88
Philips Norelco Nose and Ear Trimmer - $12.99

Back Shaving
A year later and I still don't want to talk about it. If you know a guy who needs one of these, just do him a favor - buy it for him, and give it to him while no one else is in the room.
MANGROOMER - $39.95

Shaving Accessories
Nicks and cuts come at exactly the wrong time. Your dopp kit needs a Nick Stick for fast healing after a particularly brutal shave. And while I still haven't made peace with the goatee, I have to admire the ingenuity which went into the Goatee Saver. Somebody's got to get us out of this economic mess.
The Nick Stick - $5.95
The Goatee Saver - $19.99

Books
Leisureguy continues to update his tome and put my work to shame. Get the straight dope on old-school shaving techniques and all the current soaps, oils, and creams that go with them.
Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable, Second Edition - $11.65
Sharp Practice: The Real Man's Guide to Shaving - $4.89
The Great American Bathroom Book - $20

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June 30, 2008

Reader Review of the MANGROOMER Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver

Shaving Stuff reader Kit recently wrote in with this thorough and positive review of the MANGROOMER Back Hair Shaver. It's in the comments section of the MANGROOMER post we did a while back, but I thought it was worth it's own front-page time. So here goes:

After reading the reviews on this web page I have to admit I was reluctant to purchase the Mangroomer. Although I am by no means a gorilla and have the greatest sympathy for those men that are close, I have had comments about my back hair. On a recent trip to Lake Havasu I was described as a "silverback", being 54 has more than on disadvantage. For years I have used an old Remington electric razor with a trimmer about four inches wide on my back, I usually spent about 45 minutes to get a clean shave. Most of the time I only had to do this about once every four months. I decide to gamble and went to my local Bed, Bath and Beyond and spent the $40.00 plus tax on a Mangroomer. After shaving about on quarter of my back I noticed the shaver seemed to be getting clogged as stated in the reviews I had read on this web site. But I also noticed that hair was sticking all over the handle also. I tried to brush it off the handle and the blades but it was very difficult. Living in Southern California I am familiar with the problems of static electricity. Lucky for me I had a spray bottle of "Static Guard" handy. I sprayed this on the handles and the blades of the Mangroomer and the problem was solved! After discovering this cure I spent about five more minutes and had the smoothest back since I was ten years old. I want to thank Marut Enterprises LLC. for importing this product and Bed, Bath and Beyond for having the insight to sell it.

Possibly the first use of Static Guard in a shaving story. Well done Kit! Or shall I call you MacGyver?

The MANGROOMER Back Hair Shaver is $39.95 at Amazon and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

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February 14, 2008

The Worst Valentine's Day Shaving Gift?

valentines_day.jpgOh Valentine's Day. If you're in a relationship, you're probably stressed out trying to find the right gift for your mate. And if you're not in a relationship, you're dreading the day that spotlights the fact that you're all alone. Stupid Hallmark made up holiday.

Here's a cute twist on Valentine's Day gifts from ShopInPrivate.com - a press release detailing The Worst Valentine's Day Gifts of 2008. And what's last on the list for guys? Our good friend and back-shaver Razorba.

Razorba - This is her way of subtly saying, "I'm sick of shaving your back! Shave your own darn back!" Not quite the right way to go about it. Valentine's Day is a special day the two of you should happily shave each other. I'd advise saving the Razorba gift for their birthday, or sneak it under their pillow the night before you plan to go to the beach. Now that's more appropriate planning.

Hmm... They may have a point there. I'd stick with the flowers and the chocolate.

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July 26, 2007

Gizmodo's Adventures in Hairlessness

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Gizmodo recently ran a shaving-related article entitled How to Turn Your Body Into A Hairless Wonderland With Gadgets. Their weapons of choice - The Mangroomer, the Philips Bodygroom, and the Flowbee. Mangroomer - all over that. Blogged about it yesterday. Philips Bodygroom - covered it. "Follicle" Phil rules. Flowbee - that's a new one to me.
[...] you probably saw this on late-night TV ads. If you're not familiar, the Flowbee is a combination vacuum cleaner and (head) hair trimmer. Both plug into the wall (you can opt to use your own vacuum and save a few bucks on the order) and work together to simultaneously cut and clean up the mess.

Clearly I'm not watching enough late night TV.

Full the full write-up (but sadly no before and after pix) click on over to Gizmodo.

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July 25, 2007

The New York Times' Review of the Mangroomer

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This is turning into an electric shaving week, so let's continue the trend.

This past Sunday the New York Times ran this article about the Mangroomer back shaver in their business section. We meet Brett Marut, who, while traveling to see relatives in New Jersey, realized "I was going back to see people I barely ever see, and I just knew I was going to have to take my shirt off."

And thus the Mangroomer was born.

[...] an electric razor that resembles a futuristic kung fu weapon. When fully extended, the Mangroomer measures nearly two feet from base to blade — long enough, according to Mr. Marut, to shave the human back’s remotest corners.

We've mentioned the Mangroomer several times on ShavingStuff before, but this article is definitely worth a read. Gives you a little insight into the creative process, as well as the concrete steps needed to transform your idea into reality. What will the next shaving-related inspiration be?

The Mangroomer is available at Mangroomer.com and Amazon for $39.95.

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September 25, 2006

The MANGROOMER Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver

It's been close to a year since we updated the Back Shaving category, and today I'm overjoyed to announce we're adding a second post. Without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the MANGROOMER Do-It-Yourself Electric Back Hair Shaver. Yes it's the MANGROOMER - in all caps.

MANGROOMER is "the essential do-it-yourself electric back hair shaver" for men. The unique patent pending design enables a man to remove unwanted back hair by himself in the privacy of his own home or while traveling. Every man should have the option to remove unwanted back hair easily by himself, privately, quickly, painlessly and inexpensively. MANGROOMER has a sleek, lightweight, compact design that folds flat for storage and travel and when needed opens easily and quickly for instant use. When the shaver is operated its unique patent pending design enables you to reach all areas of your back with ease. The handle is fully extendable and adjustable and locks into place at various lengths to reach even the most difficult middle and lower portions of the back for men of all sizes.

I couldn't have said it better myself. Definitely click over to Amazon and "see all product images", or surf over to MANGROOMER.com and have fun with Flash. It's the only way you'll truly appreciate this marvel.

The MANGROOMER Back Hair Shaver is $39.95 at Amazon. "Note: Gift-wrapping is not available for this item." Weird. Some advice - wrap this thing before you give it as a gift.

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