If you don’t or hardly shave your love tackle, then you probably haven’t read this guide yet.
Research has shown that the average man isn’t accustomed to manscaping, and the few that do trim the hair on their balls are often nervous about taking a razor to such a sensitive area of the body. But trimming your balls is a lot easier than you think, but only if you follow the rules.
The number one rule for an effortless shaving experience is to have in your possession; a balls trimmer. And this is important because, in addition to not having a smooth shave, using the wrong trimmer for your manscaping routine can cause serious injuries.
And with that, we have put together the most comprehensive buyer’s guide you’ll find on the subject “best trimmer for balls.” All of our recommendations are from years of experience, research trial, and error.
Top 5 Best Trimmer for Balls of 2021 (Reviewed)
#1. Philips Norelco OneBlade
When it comes to achieving the perfect manscaping, the Oneblade QP6520/70 is second to none. The Philips Norelco OneBlade is a revolutionary new hybrid that is among the best of the best trimmer/shaver when it comes to trim, edge and shaving, on the market. This rechargeable Oneblade is designed to cut hair, not skin, and in three words, “it outshines all.”
The Oneblade QP6520/70 Pro has many advanced features than the original OneBlade, and none more impressive than a powerful Li-Ion battery which produces 90 minutes of none stop performance after a full charge (1 hour). And an easy to adjust 14 length settings for the comb. But the main features catching the eyes of most manscaping enthusiasts are:
Comfortable shave: The Philips Norelco OneBlade Pro has a revolutionary new technology specially designed to trim, edge, and shave any length of hair. And not forgetting its dual protection system with rounded tips to make sure you don’t cut your ball’s skin. A fast-moving cutter (200x per second) that ensures efficiency. And unlike traditional trimmers, the OneBlade Pro doesn’t shave close to your skin, ensuring a comfortable shave for your love tackle as it follows the contour of your balls.
Even trim: The OneBlade shaver comes with an impressive 14-length settings comb that allows you to adjust the comb – giving you an even trim at the exact length you desire. And this feature makes the OneBlade Pro an excellent choice if you are looking for a multi-groom trimmer.
Sharp edges: Can’t see the hair on your external genitalia to trim them? No problem. The Philips OneBlade has sharp edges with rounded tips on both sides that follow the contour of your balls. Allowing you to easily and effectively trim all areas of your balls.
Durable OneBlade: The blades are uniquely designed to last up to 4 months. And for the best performance, you should replace the replaceable Oneblade.
Wet & dry: The hair on some men’s external genitalia at times requires a wet shave, and at other times a dry shave to get the job done – Oneblade QP6520/70 offers this option. You can shave your balls dry or wet, and because Oneblade QP6520/70 Pro is water-resistant, you can easily clean it: just rinse it under the tap.
Easy to use: With an optimal charge, the Oneblade is ready to use. It’s that simple. And the LED digital display makes it even easier to know when the Oneblade needs charging to produce that surreal trimming or shaving experience. When you buy this trimmer, you will get with it a Oneblade shaver, a handle with a 14-length comb, a storage pouch, and a charging stand.
#2. Philips Norelco BodyGroom Series 7000
Among the latest addition to Philips Norelco’s Series 7000 line of the dual-headed body groomers, is the Bodygroom BG7030/49, which itself is a masterpiece designed trimmer/shaver hybrid with a slick appearance that puts the Bodygroom BG7030/49 with the elite company trimmers/shavers. The BG2040 was a favorite among manscaping enthusiasts, but the BG7030/49 (a next-gen upgrade) has the BG2040 features and much more to address all of your grooming needs.
The Philips 700 Series most exciting feature, and what sets it apart from the pack is its dual-sided design. With two unique shaving heads, the BG7030/49 uses one to cut your ball hairs at the skin level. And with the other, to trim your external genitalia hair before you shave them.
Other features are:
Rounded tip blades: The BG7030/49 has rounded tips – making shaving of the balls a risk-free and comfortable experience.
Adjustable trimmer: The adjustable side of the BG7030/49 is a trimmer with self-sharpening blades located under a foil cap. These blades are capable of reaching and trimming hair on any area of the external genitalia. It also has a comb of 5 trimming lengths, from 3 to 11mm, the comb can be removed completely when it needs cleaning.
80 minutes none stop the use: Another scintillating hallmark of the Bodygroom BG7030/49 is its phenomenal battery life. With just one hour of charging, you can use the BG7030/49 for 80 minutes… nonstop.
And this is an impressive feat, considering that your average trimmer will cut out after about 45 mins of constant use. Which by the way isn’t good news if you decide to trim the hair on your legs, arms, stomach, and balls in one grooming session. A grooming session can easily go over 45 minutes, and to have the battery of your trimmer to die at any point during your grooming session isn’t fun. With the Bodygroom BG7030/49, that isn’t a problem. You can go through a full grooming session and still have about 30 – 35 percent of battery life remaining.
And though Philips did not mention about the quick charge feature of the BG7030/49. You can enjoy 5 to 6 minutes of use with just 5 minutes of charge, and since it’s also water-resistant, you can trim under the shower as well.
Easy to clean: Just rinse under running water, it’s that easy to clean. But if you are a novice, follow these simple steps:
- Press the setting button and slide it up to remove the comb attachment.
- Press down on the blades until the flap opens.
- Rinse under running water. You also have the option of using the small brush that came in the package. Use that for a thorough clean to remove hair inside the inner chamber of the trimmer. And as previously mentioned, the Bodygroom BG7030/49 is fully waterproof, so there’s nothing to worry about.
The Philips Bodygroomer BG7030/49 is in my estimation the most complete groomer of its kind. Its build with quality in mind, and its exteriors uniquely designed to last long.
Not only will you be able to trim the hair on your balls, but you can use the Bodygroomer BG7030/49 to shave and trim body hair on any part of the body, whether legs, armpit, chest, or where ever there is body hair. And coined with and long battery life along with an integrated adjustable trimmer, the Bodygroomer BG7030/49 is simply a must-have groomer.
The only downside, if I should call it that, has to do with the fact that the Bodygroomer BG7030/49 doesn’t come with an extra-long handle attachment. But other than that, everything about the Bodygroomer BG7030/49 makes the perfect choice to meet every manscaping need.
#3. Braun Series 5 Men’s Electric Foil Shaver
Braun is world-renowned for its creativity and intelligence when it comes to creating eclectic shavers. And the Braun Series 5 is no exception. The Braun Series 5 is intelligently built with AutoSensing motor that adapts to the density of the hair on your balls. And since the Braun Series 5 Men’s Shaver is a crowd favorite, let’s take a look at its main features and benefits.
ActiLift trimmer to capture flat-lying hair on your balls. I find this feature unsurprisingly useful, considering that the hair that grows on your balls are mostly flat-lying and grow in different directions.
AutoSensing Motor that reads the hair on your balls, then adapts according to its density. And this feature is what makes the Series 5 such an irresistible balls trimmer, it takes efficiency and comfort to a new level.
Lasting smoothness with two SensoFoil blades that shave as close as 0.058mm. And your scrotum is safe from nicks and cuts.
Eight directional comfort head that adapts and adjust to the contour of your balls.
Wet or dry. And the only downside with the Braun Series 5 is its 50 minutes of constant use after one hour of charging. But other than that, the Series 5 is an impressive technology that will no doubt meet all of your grooming needs.
#4. Philips Norelco Bodygroomer BG2040/49
The Philips Norelco BG2040/49 is all about comfort and convenience. And considering that your balls are delicate, we can see why. To trim your balls, and enjoy doing it requires a trimmer that can gently follow the contour of your balls as you shave. The Philips Norelco BG2040/49 does this and much more. So, here are some additional features.
Note: before you use the BG2040, allow to charge for 60 minutes.
A dual-sided design that allows you to trim on one side and shave with the other. Your balls have hair of varying lengths, and as such, your trimmer must adjust to suit. And here is where the built-in trimming comb with 5 predefined length settings comes in handy. This feature allows you to adjust the trimmer to any length, so to trim your balls before shaving it.
A 3-dimensional pivoting head allows the trimmer to follow the contour or your balls for a close shave. Blades are rounded and self-sharpening, so precision is guaranteed.
High performance is another major highlight of the BG2040/49. Its ergonomic handle is smartly crafted with soft rubber slide panels and buttons. This makes the BG2040/49 secure and comfortable to grip in either wet or dry conditions.
The BG2040 is water-resistant, which makes it ideal to use under the shower, and easy to clean.
But with only fifty minutes of constant use after a full hour of charging is somewhat disappointing, and the major weakness of the BG2040/49. However, considering that the Philips Norelco BG2040/49 offer other exceptional features. There’s is no reason why you shouldn’t consider having it in your manscaping armory.
#5. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor Styler
Ingenious built with Braun technology, the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor is a comfortable and easy to use balls trimmer. Don’t be fooled by its price. Compared with the other ball trimmers on this list. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide is significantly cheaper, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get the job done. And here are some fabulous features and benefits you will enjoy from using the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Men’s Razor:
Braun engineered technology (world renowned for quality) with three exchangeable combs (each with 2mm, 4mm, and 6mm lengths). In other words, you will enjoy four levels of even trimming while the trimmer glides over, and adapt to the contour of your balls.
All in one groomer. Some men are more adventurous than others when it comes to their pubic hair. Some men may trim and shave them, while others may shape and edge them. Regardless of what your manscaping needs are, the Gillette Fusion ProGlide will meet it. Especially the hair on your balls, this trimmer is designed to give a close and comfortable shave.
Fully waterproof. Use in wet or dry conditions with confidence. There’s is no risk of being electrocuted while using the Gillette razor in wet conditions. And the fact that it’s also water-resistant means that it’s easy to clean.
The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor is compatible with all Gillette Fusion5 blade refills. This means that the ProGlide razor will accept other razor blade refills on the market (Fusion5 refill).
All in all, the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor is an efficient, comfortable, easy to use, and cheap balls trimmer.
A Buyer’s Guide for The Best Ball Trimmers and Shavers
To achieve the best possible shave when you shave your balls, you need to first get the right tools. Things are far less complicated when you have the best tools at your disposal. And with that in mind, this section highlights some essential qualities you must look for in a ball trimmer.
Choosing the Ideal Sized Trimmer
Size does matter, especially when it comes to choosing the right trimmer to trim your balls. If the trimmer is too large, it will result in you being unable to reach certain areas that need trimming.
Trimming your family Jewels is time-consuming, and your hand, or hands (if you use both) can get too tense or too loose as you shave. Which pose a problem, considering how close those blades are to your balls. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you look for trimmers with an ergonomic grip.
Wet and Dry Shaving Capacity
All premium trimmer for balls must have the ability to trim under wet and dry conditions. And by wet we aren’t only talking about use under the shower, but use with shaving cream. And though most men prefer dry shaving because it’s quick. To achieve as close a shave possible, shaving with cream works best.
Ease of Use
By and large, all trimmers are easy to use. But some are easier to use than some. And as a rule, if ease of use is your top priority, look for trimmers with a pivoting head. Trimmers with pivoting heads are much easier to use than those with many attachments. Ideally, you want something to follow the contour of your balls after you turn it on.
Easy to Clean
Your time is a precious commodity, every minute counts. Therefore, you want a trimmer that’s easy to clean, especially while trimming. So, in that regard, consider getting a trimmer that’s fully waterproof, that way, you can just run it under the faucet while you trim.
Closeness of Shave
No electric shaver can match the closeness of shave as a manual razor. But you want to look for a shaver that can give you as close a shave as possible.
Trimming the balls doesn’t take as long as an hour, but you must look for a trimmer that gives you close to an hour of constant use before its next charge. And this is because less charging for your trimmer will result in it lasting longer.
How To Shave Your Balls: A Step By Step Guide
Having the best tools to shave your balls is just one part of the ball shaving routine. The other part has to do with shaving your love tackle. To increase your chances of achieving the perfect shave while avoiding cuts and nicks requires a robust and simple routine. So, here’s a guide on how to shave your balls.
Step 1: Prepare Your Bathroom
Preparation is everything, and though you don’t need to shave in the bathroom. Having enough room to spread your legs while you shave your balls makes things a bit easier. And secondly, shaving in the bathroom gives you the option of having easy access to soap and warm water.
Step 2: Ready Your Tools
As previously mentioned, preparation is everything. Organize your tools in one place, trimmer, towels, shaving cream, aftershave, trimmer attachments, and some tissues. Keep everything nice and organized to avoid getting up at any point during your shaving session to get a particular tool or tools.
Step 3: Clean Your Tools Thoroughly
Clean your shaving tools, and wipe them with alcohol before and after every shaving session. And ensure that your hands, nails, and groin are clean. Your genital is super sensitive, and not cleaning your tools will increase the chances of you picking up an infection.
Step 4: Pre – Trim Your Pubes
Not necessary with all trimmers, but if the trimmer isn’t efficient with trimming long hair, then pre-trim is a must. Using scissors, trim your hair down to a manageable length then use your shaver to add the finishing touches.
Step 6: Hot Shower
This will take care of bacteria on the genital and groin region. A moistened skin and hair are other benefits of having a hot shower before shaving.
Step 6: Add Shaving Cream
Not necessary for dry shave. But if you plan on shaving wet, then adding shaving cream will help considerably. Shaving cream helps to lubricate the path of the blade while achieving a close shave. And ensure whatever shaving cream you choose is formulated for sensitive skin.
Step 7: Pull The Skin Tight
The skin of your balls is very loose, and to avoid it getting caught in the shaver’s blades while shaving, you will need to pull the skin while you shave.
Step 8: Just Do it (Shaving)
At this point, press the trimmer’s head against your balls and gently start shaving in the direction of your hair growth.
Step 9: Rinse
Rinse your genital and groin’s area with cold water. This will help to quickly close your pores and reduces the chances of having ingrown hairs.
Step 10: Aftershave
Use an aftershave that contains witch hazel and glycerin. This will help to soothe the skin and prevent razor bumps.
Most Frequently Asked Questions About Shaving Balls
Greatness starts with making small steps. And none greater than the acquisition of knowledge. In this section, we have a list of frequently asked questions.
Manual or electric razors, which is better for shaving balls?
Manual razors are smaller, cheaper and maneuvers with ease downstairs, howbeit time-consuming. But electric razors trim quicker, are bigger, and cost a whole lot more than manual razors. But at the end of the day, it boils down to personal preference.
Can I use a beard trimmer to shave my balls?
Yes and No. Yes, in the sense that it is possible, and no in the sense that it isn’t practical. The average beard trimmer is much bigger than your typical ball trimmer. And considering beard trimmers’ size (difficult to reach certain areas on the balls). Its power (quite powerful than a ball trimmer, and the chances of getting hurt are great). And the hygienic side of things (you don’t want to transfer bacteria from your genitals to your beard). So, considering these things, it isn’t a good practice, or idea to use a beard trimmer to shave your balls.
How often should I shave my balls?
Ask yourself these three questions: Why am I shaving? How long do I want my hair? How fast do I need my hair to grow?
Someone who likes their hair at a certain length will shave less often that someone who likes a clean-shaven downstairs. But ultimately, the answers to these questions depend on you or your partner. Whether you or your partner likes it clean-shaven, or with a bit of hair.
Can I use Nair on my balls?
NO, the product’s manufacturer warns against using Nair on your balls.
There’re lots of good trimmers on the market, but when it comes to trimming your balls, good isn’t good enough. You need something that is certified to trim your balls. And all the trimmers discussed in this guide are certified and uniquely designed to trim and shave balls.