Whether they do it for comfort, hygiene, sex appeal or simply personal preferences, it seems that about 67% of men groom their private area. Doing this with disposable razor blades can be quite dangerous and cause cuts and irritation, and that’s why lots of men prefer to use an electric trimmer.
But you can’t just buy the cheapest trimmer and get great results. The area is very sensitive, so you need to buy a device that is made specifically for that part of the body and which fulfills certain requirements.
In this article, we’ll present some of the best trimmers for balls, then look at some things to take into consideration when buying one and also answer some common questions. Let’s begin!
Best Trimmers for Balls
1. The Philips Norelco Bodygroomer Model BG7030/49
Philips is known for its wide variety of high-quality trimmers and shavers, so you can be sure that they know what they are doing. This device can be used for the private area, but it’s actually a full body trimmer that can be used anywhere on the body (except for the beard and hair, of course).
It looks nice and elegant, and it’s also very small and lightweight. It fits well in your palm and has a nice grip so you don’t drop it when shaving in the shower.
It’s a 2-in-1 device and has both a shaver and a trimmer, which means that you can get various cutting lengths on different parts of the body. So you can shave your balls very closely, while you can cut the hair on your chest just a bit shorter instead of shaving it completely. The shaving head is equipped with two blades and a foil and will allow you to get the closest possible shape.
The tips of the blades are rounded, which will prevent nicking and cutting your skin.
The other end is the trimmer, which comes with five different lengths, ranging from 3 mm to 11 mm. It’s a cordless device and a single charge will give you about 80 minutes of use. The trimming process should not take you more than 10 minutes, so this means that a single charge can give you 8 sessions.
And if you only shave once per week, then you only have to recharge the device every 2 months.
It’s also waterproof and you can use it in the shower. So if you want to easily shave your balls, back, shoulders, chest, abs, arms, legs, and underarms then this trimmer can be a perfect choice.
2. The Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom Series
While the previous model was not suited for the beard or for getting a haircut, this model is. It’s an all-in-one trimmer that can be used for the face, the body, and the head. And to make things easier, it comes with 19 trimming attachments: 5 shaving and trimming tools, 2 bodyguards, 4 hair guards, 2 fading hair combs and 6 beard and stubble guards.
For the private area down there, the foil shaver is the best option, as it has less exposed teeth and gives the closest shave. If you want to keep the hair a bit longer, you can use the detail trimmer or the standard blade with one of the guards on.
A full charge will last for five hours of use, which means multiple short sessions over a few weeks. But you also have the fast-charging option for 5 minutes which gives you enough power for a single-use.
The device is also waterproof, so you can use it anywhere, including in the shower. So if you buy this model you are prepared to shave any part of your body at any time.
Considering all of the features and accessories it comes with, we can say that the price is really good!
3. The Wahl Lithium Ion Model 9818
Wahl is a well-known brand when it comes to hair clippers, but they are also producing high-quality body trimmers, such as this one. This model features self-sharpening blades, meaning that they will cut perfectly even after years of use.
It comes with interchangeable heads, meaning that you can use it in multiple ways, including for your beard, body hair and even nose hair.
You also have the T-blade trimmer and the precision detailer, and with them, you can do your mustache, sideburns, goatee, stubble or any other style you want. It works cordless meaning that you can take it with you wherever you go and get a quick shave or body trim on the go.
A full charge will last you for 4 hours, but you also have the quick charge option of just 1 minute which will give you 3 minutes of run time (just enough to trim your mustache or a small part of your body when in a hurry).
The full device is made of stainless steel and will last for years if you take good care of it. It’s small and lightweight, easy to maneuver and to get into any tight spaces. Be careful that this trimmer is not waterproof and does not work too well for wet shaving.
But when it comes to dry shaving, it will do a great job. Considering that you have both a beard and a body trimmer, the price is quite good.
4. The Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series 3100 Model BG2034
This is a mid-range model from Philips, much better than the cheap BG1026, but not as advanced as the BG2040. It features a single working head that includes blades (they cut the longer hair) and a foil which gives you a very close cut.
Even though the blades are very sharp, they are specially designed to protect your skin against cuts and irritation. The foil is hypoallergenic, while the blades end in little “pearls” instead of sharp points.
This makes the trimming experience very smooth and comfortable, especially in the very sensitive area below your belt. But you can also use it on other parts of the body, and a really cool and unique feature is the folding extension. This allows you to trim your back or any other difficult to reach area.
You can shave both dry and wet including in the shower, as this device is fully waterproof. The battery life on this trimmer is not that good and it does require more hours of charging than other models.
But if that is not a problem and you are always careful and keep it well charged, then it can make a great choice for body hair and the balls.
5. The Panasonic ES246AC Portable Shaver
Don’t get fooled by the pink and feminine look of this shaver. Even though it’s marketed as a product for women, it will do a great job cutting the hair off your balls or other parts of the body. Women have even more sensitive skin than men, so if they can get the job done with this trimmer, then it will be a piece of cake for you.
It includes hypoallergenic stainless steel blades that are designed to prevent irritation. They are sharp and fast enough to give a great shave and get as close to the skin as possible. The device is really small and portable, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Even if you don’t really like the color, you will shave your balls privately anyway, so no one will ever know that you are using a “women trimmer”.
It includes 5 positions, so you can cut the hair of various lengths, the trimmer head is waterproof (but not the entire device), and the batteries will last for about 45 minutes.
Best Trimmers for Balls Buying Guide
These were just 5 examples, but there are hundreds of other models on the market. So it’s quite difficult to know which one to choose, especially if you never owned a body trimmer before. So here are some things to take into consideration:
Some devices are really thin and lightweight, while others are bulkier and heavier. In this case, the bigger is not better, as you need a small and maneuverable device to easily reach all areas. And you also want to easily carry it around when going on vacation.
Since you are trimming a very private and sensitive area, you want to have a very steady hand and the last thing you need is the trimmer to slip away and get you injured. So look for one that has rubber grips and avoid stainless steel.
Wet & Dry Shaving
Sometimes it’s really simple to take the trimmer with you in the shower and get the job done right there. This way you save some time and also avoid making a mess in the entire bathroom. So make sure to choose a trimmer that is fully waterproof and that can work for both dry and wet shaving (with shaving cream).
Ease of Use
Most trimmers work with just a push of a button, but some of them do come with multiple swappable heads and accessories. A total newbie is better with a basic device that only needs to be turned on and is good to go, while more experienced users can get an all-in-one multi-purpose trimmer.
In order to have the device running for many years to come, you need to take good care of it and clean it after each use. This way you avoid hair or shaving cream getting stuck there and clogging up the blades. The easiest to clean are the waterproof trimmers, as you can simply place them under the faucet.
It shouldn’t take you more than 10 or 15 minutes to shave down there, so any trimmer will do the job. But you don’t want to charge the device after each and every use, so better to choose one with a good battery life. Anything with more than 1 hour of use per charge is great.
There are lots of cheap trimmers out there from unknown brands, but they are usually not that good. So better to stick to a high-quality device from a reputable brand such as Philips, Panasonic, Braun or Wahl.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use the beard trimmer to shave my balls?
Yes, theoretically you can do that but it’s better to avoid it. Beard trimmers are usually larger and heavier and are too big to get to those hard-to-reach areas. Not only this, but they are usually more powerful and the risk of cutting your family jewelry increases.
Plus, it’s not quite hygienic to shave your balls and then use the same device on your face.
How often to shave my balls?
This depends on many factors, including personal preferences and how fast your hair grows. Some people do it every week, while others only do it once per month. Experiment until you find the best frequency, and also make sure to ask your spouse about it.
Some women prefer a bit of a bush down there, while others like a really smooth area with no hair at all.
Can my spouse use my trimmer?
Since we already presented a so-called “ladies trimmer” in this article for men, then the vice-versa also applies. So a “men trimmer” can be used by women as well, as long as you are ok with it from a hygiene point of view.
So here was our complete guide about the best trimmers for balls. Now you know what to look at when buying one and also the answers to some commonly asked questions. After you buy your trimmer and use it for a few times, make sure to let us know your opinions in the comments area below.