Best Hair Removal Products for Men in 2015

It can sometimes be a little hard to navigate all of those hair removal products out there, so we have done the hard work for you and picked out the best hair removal products for men, whether you prefer to shave, wax or use a depilatory.

1. Merkur Safety Razor

The Merkur safety razor is hands down the best safety razor on the market right now. Whether you are an avid traditional shaver, or you just use whatever is handy, you should always have one of these in your bathroom.

First of all the razor is esthetically very pleasing and there are several options available: longer or shorter handles, double-edged, classic, heavy duty, open comb, all with a chrome, black or gold finish.

Obviously the look and style is not the most important when it comes to shaving, what you are looking for is a good, close shave. This is where the Merkur safety razor also excels: it really is a wet shaver’s delight!

Safety razors provide you with a lot more precision with one pass, meaning that you usually only need one sweep over each section to get that close-to-the-skin shave.

Less passes mean less irritations, which is always a solid plus. The single blades are a lot sturdier and less prone to rust than disposable razor blades are.

Another added plus is the ease of cleaning a safety razor from hair, shaving cream and any potential clogging material. A few passes under running water and the blade and razor are as good as new.

While the Merkur safety razor may seem like more of an investment at first, especially if you are used to using cheaper disposable razors, the benefits easily outweigh the cost, it can end up being more cost effective in the long run.

In addition to bringing back the art of the real, close shave with a beautiful device, you are also looking at more precision, less cuts and a lot less irritation and shaving burns. Another added plus is the fact that you can purchase models with thicker or adjustable handles, perfect for smaller or bigger hands.

The Merkur Safety Razor really takes shaving from the level of tedious chore to a daily institution. The shaving set is our Editor’s choice in terms of top shaving sets.

2. Philips Norelco Body Groomer

The Norelco Body Groomer is currently the bestseller in terms on electric shaver/trimmer. It can be used wet or dry and is super easy to clean under the tap.

While not for use on the face or neck (see below for an electric option for these areas), the Norelco body groomer is a fantastic device for use all over the body, even on the most sensitive areas.

You have the option for a close shave or just an accurate trim, which is great for keeping those unruly beards in check, and it only takes a couple of quick uses to get the hang of both options. The trimmer can be adjusted to 5 different settings depending on length.

The body groomer comes with a unique 3D pivoting head that easily follows the contours of the body, allowing for an easy and quick shave.

The self-sharpening blades make for an accurate shave every time, without having to pass over areas more than once, and allowing for a smooth shave over even the most sensitive of skin.

The groomer is completely ergonomical with its slip-free rubber panels on the handle.

All of the materials are made from hypo-allergenic materials, which make for a great protection against skin irritations often caused by shaving.

In terms of affordability and ease of use, the Norelco is a perfect option for body grooming, whether you want a close shave or an accurate trim.

3. Philips Norelco Electric Shaver

If a traditional shave is not for you, or if you prefer a quick dry shave, the Norelco electric shaver is a fantastic option, and continues to be a bestseller on the market.

With its fantastically low price and high quality materials and ease of use it beats out many of the more expensive devices on the market.

The Norelco 2100 is a rotary electric shaver with a Flex and Float system that allows for the device to easily form to the contours of the face and neck for a nice, clean shave in one pass.

Norelco’s CloseCut self-sharpening blades cut up to 25% closer than other rotary shavers and provide a perfect, irritation-free shave time and time again.

As an added bonus it also comes with an integrated trimmer that pops up to trim sideburns or moustaches.

The shaver has an integrated hair chamber and comes with a cleaning brush, so it’s very easy to clean after every use.

In addition to all of the above, while the shaver works cordlessly for about 35 minutes, it can also be used when attached to an outlet, so no need to wait for a charge when in a hurry.

It’s also super light and easy to transport. So if you are looking for an affordable electric shaver with great precision and longevity, the Norelco is for you.​

4. Body Honee Men & Women

Waxing is a fantastic way of getting rid of body hair for longer than a few days, leaving skin soft and hair free for up to a month.

Men and women have different types of hair (men’s body hair tends to be coarser than women’s), and while there are many waxing products on the market for women, there is not so much of a variety for men.

This is one of the reasons that BodyHonee’s All Natural Sugar Wax is a great find: it works perfectly well on both men and women’s body hair.

Its all-natural formula (salt, sugar and lemon) make it hypo-allergenic and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin and areas (although one should avoid using it on the face), and any excess wax can easily be washed off with water.

The wax is easily heated in the microwave to a warm (not hot) consistency and spread over the area to be treated with the wooden spatula.

The wax strips are applied to the wax and pulled off rapidly, pulling hairs out by the root along the way.

The wax works just as well on fine hair as it does on coarse hair, and it really is perfect for the chest, stomach and shoulders.

In addition, the kit comes to just under $20 which is a sure sight cheaper than a session at the salon, and after some practice you will most likely obtain the same durable results as you would in a salon.​

5. Nair for Men

Just like with wax, there are many different hair removal creams on the market for women, but these don’t work well on male hair. Luckily the big brands have created some great options that are very efficient on male body hair.

Nair for Men comes with a pump handle that distributes the thick cream easily.

It is applied in a thick coating over the area to be treated (the face is to be avoided but even the most sensitive body areas are OK).

You can actually even shower with the cream on, as long as the treated area isn’t directly under the stream of water.

Within minutes (up to 10 for the coarsest hair) the cream does its job and can be wiped off, leaving you with hair free skin for up to 5 days.

Nair for Men is a fantastic alternative to shaving, especially if you are prone to shaving bumps and want to stay away from the blades for a while.

While the depilatory is suitable for sensitive skin it is always recommended to do a small skin test patch before use, and to never leave on for longer than the recommended time.

In addition to all of the benefits listed above, this depilatory does not have a strong chemical scent, but rather smells quite pleasant and masculine.​


​Whether you prefer a traditional shave, a quick dry shave, waxing those chest hairs or using a depilatory cream on your shoulders, the products above have all been tried and tested and prove to be as efficient as they say they are. You can rest assured that you will not be disappointed with the results!


For the past 12 months, I have been testing and playing with all sorts of hair removal products for Hair Free Life. My goal is to provide the most accurate and up-to-date hair removal consumer information on the internet. When I'm not photographing, reviewing and researching hair removal products I play the drums in a samba band and am a volunteer for the Swindon Lions! Got any questions? Write to us below: