The face is not the only place that can be shaved with an electric razor.
In fact, most shavers can nicely shave the neck and other areas of the body.
The neck is quite a sensitive, hard-to-reach area, so shaving it with a razor requires lots of care.
There is no need to ask someone else to help shave the neck or ignore it altogether.
We have put together a helpful guide to learn how to shave your neck with an electric razor.
There are some key things to remember that can help you get started and become a pro at shaving your neck.
Why is the Neck Considered Hard to Shave?
The neck is considered a tricky place to shave for its location on the body. Who can stretch their hand all the way to the back all while holding a sharp, buzzing razor?
Or, how can you be sure that you have trimmed all the hairs away?
Shaving the neck requires some concentration, but once you learn how to do it properly, it becomes easy.
Where to Get Started First things first, you will want to buy a quality electric razor.
A good quality shaver will allow you to comfortably shave your neck every time. When you use a razor that tugs at the hair or is not as powerful, stubble can be left behind.
Moreover, you may want to purchase a razor that fits well in your hand.
The reason being is because when reaching behind to the back of your neck, a short-handled shaver may not be as good as a long-handled shaver.
Although it may sound funny, getting a shaver that feels good in your hand is important.
Purchase Shaving Cream or Gel Just like when shaving the face, the neck requires shaving cream or gel.
Lightly spread some on the neck in the areas you wish to shave.
This ensures that if there is thicker hair that it will be picked up by the razor.
Because the neck hair is close to the hair on the head, chances are it can run on the coarser side.
Buy a Good Hand Mirror A mirror can be extremely helpful while shaving your neck. It is not a good idea to reach to the back of your neck with a sharp razor.
Instead, buy a hand mirror and use it to help you see where to shave and if you have left any hair behind at the end.
Hand mirrors can be purchased for cheap and they do not take up much space in the bathroom drawer.
Watch Your Head Position How you tilt your head is important in a good shave of the neck.
You do not want to tilt your head too hard so that it restricts some of your vision.
Keep your eyes peeled and tilt your head slightly as you begin shaving; you may need to turn your neck to the side and forward depending on how much hair you have to shave.
Under the chin requires you to tilt your head back, and this allows for you to really reach every hair that has grown under the neck and chin.
For the front of the neck, be cautious of being gentle; you do not want to cut your neck as this can be painful especially when applying cologne or perfume afterwards.
Shave Often Neck hair is stubborn because it is not always easy to see, such as at the back.
Be sure to do a thorough shave at least once a week so that the rest of the time you can spend doing quick touch-ups.
The longer you leave hair to grow, the harder it will be to shave next time. Try keeping a schedule of when to shave next so that you shave the same time each week.
Trim Long Neck Hair Long neck hair can get stuck in the blades and foils of the razor. Therefore, use a pair of scissors to trim long neck hair before you begin shaving.
This will not only make it easier, but it will be better for the electric razor also. Apply After Shave or Lotion The neck is a sensitive area, more so than the face!
Therefore, invest in a moisturizing lotion or aftershave to apply after shaving – your neck will thank you! It also makes it easier for next time if your skin is smooth.
Sometimes we forget about the neck, but it is important to moisturize it just as much as any other body part.
Be Aware Of…
Because an electric shaver is much more powerful compared to manual razors, it requires some prior knowledge and carefulness.
Blades that are operated electrically mean they are working at a high speed, and they are sharp!
Be very careful when shaving that you do not go too fast or leave the blades on a certain part of the skin for too long; you do not want the blades to cut or irritate the skin.
The neck is often seen as a hard part to shave, but it doesn’t have to be now that you have these helpful tips in mind.
The number one thing to remember is to go slow and take your time shaving the area. And, always finish with a moisturizing cream or balm.
Because most clothes, especially dress clothes, rub on the neck, it can become irritated if freshly shaved. Therefore, a lotion can help ease any discomfort and protect the skin from irritation.
There is nothing worse than having a fresh, smooth face but a neck full of stubble or missed hairs.
Keep these points in mind the next time you find yourself with a neck that needs a good shave…you can bust out the electric razor with ease.