Should You Dry Shave Or Wet Shave Your Back?

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Many common questions like these are asked in any field. Questions for example like, “should I shave my back dry or wet shave my back?” I too wondered what was the best method.

The answer is to shave the way you like to shave. If you are asking this question then you already have a back shaver and you can find out by trying both methods. Determine by yourself from using the back shaver both wet and dry. Then you will clearly understand what method is right for you personally. But I will share my opinion on the matter because I understand the frustration of looking for answers too.

It often comes down to a couple of reasons like personal preference and what back shaver you are using, etc.

What is Dry Shaving & What Is Wet Shaving?

Dry shaving is simply using no lubricant, water, or shaving cream just raw naked skin and a sharp blade. That’s it. This is what I do for shaving my back.

Wet shaving is using water, a lubricant of some type, shaving cream, soap, or whatever when you shave. This is the standard for shaving your face and should be used for shaving your face. As it makes it much easier to shave.

My Opinion On The Matter

Dry shaving for me is where it is at.

I prefer after years of shaving my back to a dry shave. Just simply take my shirt off and start shaving. It is that simple. No need to complicate things. Granted you got a good back shaver that is coupled with dry shaving and for me, it is the cat’s ass and the bee’s knees all rolled into one. No prepping just shaving and a little sweeping up the bathroom floor and I am all done in under 10 minutes. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Sure I have tried it in the shower and also tried shaving my back with shaving cream. Didn’t like it especially using shaving cream too messy and did nothing to really help, it actually made it a lot harder, which I hate. I want things simple. This is what dry shaving for me is, simple and easy.

I fell into misinformation when I first got into back shaving, many years ago. Websites would tell me to prep my skin, shave in the shower, or worst yet use shaving cream when I shaved my back. I actually believed this stuff, mislead and ill-informed in the beginning. But I steadily broke down these walls of falsity.

But that being said try it all yourself and see what you prefer. Maybe you will like shaving your back in the shower. Who knows? I will refrain from trying to tell you to use shaving cream because that is just a mess and a whole lot of frustration. Nobody needs that.

The Pros & Cons of Wet Shaving Your Back


  • All the hair falls inside the tub.
  • Preps skin and softens hair for shaving.


  • Hair can clog the drain and you’ll have to clean it.
  • Depending on the back shaver but I have noticed the hair clumps up on the razor and then you have to spend time cleaning it out. Very time-consuming.

The Pros & Cons Of Dry Shaving Your Back


  • The hair never clumps and just falls to the floor.
  • Makes shaving your back super fast.


  • The hair just falls to the floor and you can’t just leave it there man, you got to clean that mess up brother!

Other Back Shaving Questions Answered

I answer some of the most common questions asked about shaving your back in the post, Shaving Your Back Is Easy! Don’t Make it Hard. Check it out.

The Final Shave

Try dry shaving it is so much easier.

Let me know in the comments section how it went.

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