Summer is here and it's the best time of the year to cut your hair short and shave your beard, but what about the wild hair that sticks out of the armpits? It's tank-top season so you might notice that your armpit hair is more exposed than usual, but what do you do about it? Is it male to have a full mane under his arm? The readers voted, and the answer was clear: yes, men should necessarily shave their shoulders. At least sometimes.
Of the 4,044 men surveyed, 68 percent reported cutting their armpit hair; 52 percent said they did so for aesthetic reasons, and 16 percent said they did so for athletic reasons.
(About one in ten respondents said they never cut their armpit hair.)  Five years ago, the answers to this poll would be very different, speculates Craig Whitely, Hollywood's leading expert on things male body care. Whitely (who passes by Craig the Barber) says the manscaping push of recent years is not just limited to pubic hair.
"If you've already had some form of killing and unwrapped your razor, why not continue?" He says.
Well, you may not think it's manly to cut your shoulders, and that's all good. But humor us and take an objective look at your box: If you have huge hair tufts under your arms, you should think it over again.
Interestingly enough, science is not sure why men have armpit hair. It is possible that it was once used to attract a partner, Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Your armpit has many apocrine glands that produce sweat. This sweat consists of steroids, lipids, proteins and other chemicals that can transmit "information".
For example, your ancestors may have needed those underarm hair to trap their sweaty odor and put on a partner. But that definitely does not work for you today.
Take a look at our five tips to effortlessly care for your underarm hair.
First cut your armpit hairs For the simplest and most comfortable shave, these stains must be cut off. Even when showering, it is not so bad (because nothing is worse than a clogged drain full of male hair).
Scrub before shaving under the arms
Sure, you do not have to exfoliate but you should avoid annoying, painful ingrown hairs. Dead skin cells and bacteria (along with deodorants) can be removed with a loofah or exfoliant scrub so you can shave smoothly without burning your razor.
Shave your wet underarm in the shower.
You can dry it, but Whitely recommends doing it in the shower. Hot water softens hair and reduces the risk of pulling hair or nicks, he says. Shave towards the end of your shower time and use shaving gel for extra moisture to avoid irritation.
Shaving slowly and with a good razor
It's not a race, people. To avoid burns and skin irritation, slowly take it with your razor blade to make sure you shave the next. In contrast to the hair on your face, the underarm hair grows in all directions. Shave yourself sideways and from top to bottom. Throw away your old, blunt razor and choose one with a sharp blade and a swiveling head that moves with the curves of your armpits for a more effective and easier shave.
Use an aftershave balm.
After trimming, use a non-perfumed shaving balm. (Make sure it's not alcohol-based as the skin under the arms is sensitive.) Wait two to three minutes before applying a moisturizing deodorant -1 All-in-one beard trimmer