Should You Dry Shave Or Wet Shave Your Back?

Many common questions like these are asked in any field. For example, “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.

Fast, Easy, & Straightforward…Answer

Dry shave your back. It is the easiest method…it’s super simple.

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, as it is my preferred method.

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 it 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, misled and ill-informed in the beginning. But I steadily broke down these walls of falsity.

That is what I found out about the internet from years of building my website. There is a lot of misinformation about any subject and outright lying. Making stuff up is rampant on the internet. Ranking items when you damn well the person has never even used the product. This makes me mad.

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. But try it if you want to see how little it actually does for you.

The Pros & Cons of Wet Shaving Your Back


  • All the hair stays inside the tub or shower. Mess is contained.
  • Preps skin and softens hair for shaving.


  • Hair can potentially clog the drain and you’ll have to clean it.
  • Depending on the back shaver you use I have noticed the hair clumps up on the razor and then you have to spend time cleaning and unclogging it out. Very time-consuming. This makes it troublesome and a hassle.
  • If you use some type of shaving cream it will be hard to reach every area of your back properly.
  • Takes more time and effort.

The Pros & Cons Of Dry Shaving Your Back


  • The hair never clumps and just falls to the floor.
  • Makes shaving your back super fast. Saves time!
  • No prep.
  • Easiest method.


  • Clean up. The hair 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.

Should I Shave Or Trim My Back Hair?

How To Shave Your Back Yourself?

What Is The Best Back Shaver? The Real List

I’ve reviewed and owned 99% of the back shavers on the market with pictures to prove it. Most websites and reviews concerning back shavers are written by people who probably never even owned a back shaver.

five best back shavers
These are the best back shavers on the market currently. You never see a picture like this on their reviews or roundup.

Head on over to my page 5 Best Back Shavers In 2023 to see the best back shavers.

The Final Shave

Try dry shaving it is so much easier. If you don’t believe I strongly urge you to try both methods and see for yourself. 

Let me know in the comments section how it went. Would love to hear about it.

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