This is an all-in-one grooming solution, with a dual-end design, meaning it’s got shavers on both ends of the unit. Most popular beard styles.
I love the design of this groomer–it's smooth and sleek and very easy to maneuver.
One of the major benefits of the Bodygroom Pro is that it minimizes skin irritation, the blades and combs are rounded to prevent scratching the skin. The head of the unit also pivots very easily, allowing for a close shave with less irritation. The foil is hypoallergenic.
You can use the Bodygroom Pro on all areas of the body, including your chest, abs, underarms, arms, hands, legs, groin area, back, shoulders, and feet. You could also use it on a beard as well.
This is a rechargeable cordless unit, an 8-hour charge will give you 50 minutes of cordless use. There are 5 length attachments to accommodate a variety of desired hair lengths. The casing is water-resistant, so you can use it wet (in the shower) or dry.
Of all the groomers reviewed here, this is my personal favorite.
The Milano is Panasonic's answer to body grooming, and it does offer an impressive set of features.
The unit is designed as an all-in-one groomer, so can be used to trim your beard and your body. Unlike some of the competitors, the Milano doesn't require attachment combs to adjust the lengths. The unit features a built-in dial that you can adjust up to 19 different lengths–this is by far the best body groomer for a guy who's focused on customizable length.
The unit is cordless, can be operated wet/dry, and features a rubberized grip for better handling.
The only downside to this product is the battery. The unit has to be charged for 15 hours for 50 minutes of shaving. Even the bottom-tier Philips Norelco Bodygroom beats out the Milano by double on battery.
However, if you're the guy that's looking for sleek and suave grooming with adjustable hair length, then the Milano is for you–you won't find another body groomer that offers this type of customization.
Gillette is arguably the leading brand in men's shaving. Here, they have introduced a 3-in-1 body grooming product that allows you to shave, trim, and edge. Designed with Braun technology, this little styler seems to be a favorite with over 1,200 five-star reviews on Amazon.
Unlike some of the other body groomers on the market, this product does require a Gillette Fusion Proglide blade if you want to use it fully–that is if you want to shave (using the front of the razor) or edge (using the back of the razor).
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However, you can also trim with this product, it has a built-in electric trimmer that runs on a AA battery, the trimmer also includes 3 interchangeable combs to accommodate different hair lengths. The unit can be operated dry or wet.
You can use this groomer all over your body, even sensitive areas. However, if I were shaving sensitive areas, I'd prefer to shave with something that has a smaller, thinner handle (like a regular, manual razor). You need to be able to finesse a blade around cracks, crevices, and folded skin, and I wouldn’t want to try that with a bulky handle.
This is the leading body groomer on the market for back hair shaving. Interestingly, this product has been only 10 years in the making but has quite a loyal following.
For any guy who has tried to shave his back with just a regular razor, you know how difficult that can be, not to mention the awkward stretching of your arm muscles (which you'll still feel a day later). The Mangroomer makes this a non-issue.
Adjustable and lockable handle that expands open to 135 degrees
Two blade types for a close shave
Shock-absorbing flexible neck
Hypoallergenic blade and foil
Power burst button to increase the power for heavy shaving
Rubberized handle to prevent slippage
For any guy that really just wants to do back shaving, then this is a must-have product for you.
Here is another of my favorite gizmos, though it's not very common and quite hard to find.
This Japanese-designed product is made entirely for pubic shaving. It’s small, easy to maneuver, and gentle but effective. It’s designed for use under your arms and around your groin area, including your scrotum and the shaft of your penis.
The major advantage to something like this is maneuverability. Most of the other body groomers on the market are going to be pretty large compared to this unit. If you're nervous about shaving the folds of skin on your scrotum or the delicate skin on the shaft of your penis, then this is probably the product for you.
This unit makes touch-ups quick and easy and is also great for travel. If you use this shaver, I recommend using a dry lubricant during and a body powder after shaving.
This personal trimmer isn’t really a full-service body groomer, but I include it because it’s great for some types of body grooming and something I think every man should own.
This personal trimmer is great for trimming nose hair, ear hair, neck hair, unibrow, and any other stray hairs you may have on your body. You can also use it easily on your pubic area.
It’s also good for trimming long hairs prior to doing any sort of close shaving. For example, if you’re shaving your crotch and the hair is long, then you'll want to use something like this before you start (unless your groomer has a built-in trimmer).
The unit comes with two detachable heads: one trimmer and one nose hair trimmer.
I really like the casing on this one–it’s made from sleek, anodized aluminum (the only personal trimmer on the market made like this).
It can be used wet (in the shower) or dry and is battery operated.
Getting the Right Body Groomer for Your Needs
There is a full range of body groomers available on the market with varying degrees of grooming capability–some are all-in-one, while others are designed for grooming the back or pubic area. They are not all created equal, so it's good to make sure you pick a groomer based on your objectives. For most men, the top objectives are:
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For full body grooming, I would go with one of the Philips Norelco Body Groomers or the Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler. These are good, multi-purpose body groomers.
If you're just doing back shaving and nothing else, you'll want to go with the Mangroomer. There's no need to really invest in any of the other products, but if you do, make sure you get one with an extender you can use on your back.
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If you're just trimming and shaving your pubes, I would go with the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro or pair the Cleancut Personal Shaver with the Wahl Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer. For any additional shaving that you want to do in this area, I would consider a regular razor blade. (See my article on How to Shave Your Genitals.)
Body Powder is a Must-Have for Body Grooming
If you're going to remove hair from your body, it's good to get body powder for two reasons. See my article on the 12 Most Popular Body Powders for Men.
Use Body Powder as a Dry Lubricant
When you are shaving your skin, you can help your body groomer glide more easily by using body powder as a dry lubricant. This is a little known secret and works incredibly well in making your body grooming experience a comfortable one.
Use Body Powder to Keep Your Body Dry
Body powder will help keep your new smooth skin dry and soft while also helping to reduce irritation and friction. In addition, if you get a scented body powder, it will keep your skin smelling fresh and and clean.
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