Chest Hair Shaving Or Trimming: How To Do It The Right Way

Sander van de BaardmanBy Sander - The Beardmen
Updated on 22 May 2023

Men are paying more and more attention to their appearance. Whereas a while ago it was in to shaving your chest hair completely smooth, for another while it was into leaving chest hair. 

What about today? Short or long, it doesn’t really matter- as long as your chest hairs are groomed. You should make a decision for yourself what you are most comfortable with. Chest hair shaving or trimming, The Beard Man explains how to do it.

Before We Begin…

Before you start trimming your chest hair, it’s important to consider what style you want to go for. Will you leave the chest hairs standing or go for a smooth look? Also, you may want to shave certain areas, while only trimming others.

Things You Need For Shaving Or Trimming Chest Hair

To get started, we recommend getting the following ready:

  • Trimmer, razor or body groomer
  • Clean towel
  • Lukewarm water
  • Body lotion or a soothing oil

Body Groomer, Razor Or Trimmer?

There are several ways to trim or shave your chest hairs. The finest is to purchase a body groomer. This will give you the least amount of skin irritation and you can use this not only for your chest hairs, but also for your armpits, pubic hair and other body parts.

If you use a razor, we recommend using a little shaving cream. Note that using a razor or beard trimmer can cause irritation, especially if you are doing it for the first time. 

TIP: Do you want to use a razor? Then choose the … razor. This one has protective strips and goes over the skin less tightly. The result: less skin irritation!

Step- By- Step Tips To Shaving Or Trimming Chest Hair

Let’s get started

By following the steps below, you can achieve the desired result and prevent razor bumps or skin irritation when shaving or trimming your chest hair.

  1. Make a plan: think carefully about where you are going to shave or trim and how much hair you want to remove.
  1. Wet your chest hairs with lukewarm water: preferably in the shower.
  1. Comb chest hairs: do you have long chest hairs? Comb them in the direction of growth first.
  1. Trimming: set the beard trimmer or body groomer to the trim function. Some trimmers or body groomers often let you set the desired length.
  1. Shaving: gently stroke the blade or shaver across your skin. Never press too hard to avoid shaving wounds. Use some shaving cream if necessary.
  1. Pat dry: after you have rinsed away the hair, pat your chest with a clean and dry towel.
  1. Body lotion: use a soothing body lotion or oil to prevent skin irritation.


Touching up your chest hair is something you should keep on doing regularly. It’s mainly because the hairs grow back quickly. To maintain a groomed look, it is important to trim away long and curly hairs. 

For the most part, a clean-shaven chest always looks groomed – but it is not for everyone. It can cause more irritation, entails a lot of time and diminishes a bit of masculinity.