I feel like I’m kind of lazy, but I keep the yard looking good – Kris Kristofferson
Steve and Josh King have always believed that looking and feeling good doesn’t just revolve around the suits and clothes that a man wears. They’ve always known that it’s as important to the male psyche and psychology for a man to feel as confident when he’s undressed as he does when he’s wearing his Sunday best.
That’s why they started Manscaped, so they could normalize the idea that every man secretly clings to, and change the way that society viewed and thought about male grooming and self-care.
Manscaped wanted to make it okay to make sure that every man could be proud of his frank and beans and that they were always trimmed, clipped, and in pristine order.
As soon as they started talking about what had previously been a forbidden subject that every male filed under the heading “thou shalt not discuss this under any circumstances”, the veil was lifted and Manscaped revealed its full range of male grooming products that started with the groin and soon expanded to include all of the other hard to reach and difficult to maintain areas that the vast majority of men had ignored for too long.
It was suddenly okay for men to not only want to feel clean and look fine but to be able to openly talk about it with each other and their partners.
Every revolution has a humble beginning and the smallest acorns always grow into the mightiest oak trees and as word of mouth spread, Manscaped became a colossus that walked the globe with pride, spreading its message of cleanliness and that it’s okay to talk about it, to men everywhere.
It’s now almost impossible to flip through social media without seeing an advert for Manscaped or seeing one of their happy customers enthusing about the way the brand has changed their life.
Their army of influencers has helped them to tap into a hidden zeitgeist and become the unexpected darlings of the mainstream press and explode into the digital age with unparalleled and astonishing force.
But does Manscaped live up to the relentless hype that surrounds the brand? Are their products as good as they claim they are at clearing the chaff and allowing the wheat to flourish? Do they just talk a good game or do they walk the line with the courage of their convictions?
In order to find out if Manscaped was the real deal, we thought that we’d take a deep dive into the company and its history and review some of their well-established and beloved products to see if they were up to doing the job that they were designed to do.
In short, we thought it was time to find out if Manscaped was as good as the world at large seems to think it is.
Grooming Your Best Friend – Manscaped 101
If you stopped the average guy on the street and asked him what he thought was the most important facet about his trouser sausage and what matters most about it to a prospective partner, he’d probably (and a little sheepishly) reply “size”.
It’s ingrained in the male brain from an early age that the only thing that matters about a schlong is how big it is or isn’t, but that old wives tale just isn’t true. While it is important in some circles, for the majority of women it doesn’t top the list of what they like about their partners below the waist. How do we know this?
We know this because a team of Swiss researchers dared to ask the questions that no one else wanted to and when they posed them to a chosen at random female focus group, the overwhelming majority of answers were exactly the same.
The way a ding-a-ling looks, how well-trimmed, clean, and groomed it is was by far the most important factor and mattered more to them than anything else.
The research reinforced the faith that the King’s had, and in San Diego in two thousand and seventeen, they put it all on the line and launched Manscaped.
The brand wasn’t, at first anyway, an overnight success, and it wasn’t until they sought additional funding and knowing that there was, and is no such thing as bad publicity, the King’s appeared on the notoriously popular reality television show, Shark Tank that things really began to take off for them.
The dedicated and delicate way in which they demonstrated how their product worked transformed them into social media superstars, and immediately endeared them to the “sharks” who were swimming in the tank at the time.
Even though they didn’t walk away with everything that they hoped they would, the Kings did win the backing of Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner who offered them half a million dollars for a twenty-five percent stake in their business. The King’s accepted the offer, took the money and the rest is history.
But things could have been much different if the bold entrepreneurs hadn’t understood the power of social media and capitalized on the real success of their appearance, which pushed them to the top of Twitter’s trending list.
And thanks to their savvy, and canny marketing campaigns and refusal to bow to the convention by disguising or trying to shadow what their products do, in less than five years they’ve acquired a dedicated global (or glo-ball as they like it call) fanbase as the demand for their product has skyrocketed.
Why you should trust us?
Our team has spent over 15 hours extensively testing and researching the best wellness products, including Manscaped. Our goal is to find the best brands who care about your well-being and help people live better lives. We evaluate men’s grooming products based on their quality, effectiveness and customer support.
We often ask ourselves a simple question: would we buy the product for ourselves and recommend it to our family and friends? This review is medically reviewed and thoroughly vetted by Tom West, our in-house men’s grooming and wellness expert and product tester himself!
Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is
Manscaped saves balls. They’re not a company that is happy to take their profit, hide their heads in the sand, and shirk their commitment to social responsibility.
On the contrary, Manscaped has made it a priority to partner with the Testicular Cancer Society to raise awareness of, and do what they can to help fight and find a cure for the most common form of cancer among men aged fifteen to thirty-five.
It’s an admirable mission and one that has undoubtedly helped to save the lives of men all over the world in the relatively short amount of time that Manscaped has been supporting it.
After all, if it wasn’t for balls, they wouldn’t be where they are, and the fact that they’re more than willing to put their money where their mouth is hasn’t gone unnoticed.
The Highs And Lows Of Grooming The Manscaped Way
Clever slogans and ingenious marketing will only get any company so far, and while both undoubtedly opened the floodgates for Manscaped, if they didn’t have the product to back their ideas up, they would almost certainly have sunk without a trace in the first eighteen months.
It takes a lot to break down the walls of long-established social convention and dismiss age-old taboos and if Manscaped hadn’t had the groin grooming equipment that appealed to the multi-generational demographic, their vision of a cleaner, tidier below the waist world would have faded into obscurity before they sold their first shaver. So what really contributed to their clean-cut success?
High And Tight
Manscaped knows their audience, what’s important to them and what matters to their customer base and they’ve created a range of easy-to-use, reliable, and durable shavers and male grooming kits and accessories to accommodate that.
All of their patented shavers are water-proof and rust-resistant, which means they can be used in the shower, making it easier to groom and clean as you go, and as those shavers are ergonomically engineered to be used by hands of all shapes and sizes, grooming becomes a pleasure rather than a chore.
The blades they use in their shavers are ceramic and simple to replace and are designed to eliminate and minimize scraping, pulling, and pinching regardless of how tightly wound or thick the hair they’re going to be used to trim and cut is.
And everything that any man could ever need to keep his boys clean and fresh is either part of one of the many comprehensive kits that Manscaped sells or can be purchased from them as and when you need to.
Everything that they make is guaranteed and they’re happy to offer full refunds if any of their customers aren’t completely satisfied with their purchases.
A Little Rough Around The Edges
Manscaped pride themselves on the quality of their products, and that quality does come at a price.
None of the products are exactly cheap, but then as all of their customers expect nothing but the best from them, and they wouldn’t entrust the safety of their most private and intimate areas to just anyone, it’s a premium that they’re happy to pay for the equipment that they know will get the job done properly.
Whether it is a price that you’ll be willing to pay to ensure the sanctity of your groin, is a question that you and you alone can answer.
And even though the shaving technology that Mancapsed uses has been created to eradicate any grooming damage, some customers haven’t been happy with the finish that they achieved and have claimed that while shaving, they did encounter an unexpected and unwelcome amount of pinching and pulling.
Then there are the inevitable delays in shipping that the rapidly rising profile of the company has created, which has led to a backlog of orders and some customers not receiving their orders when they expected to.
This led some less than happy customers to complain about the length of time that it took to receive their orders rather than trying to resolve the issue with Manscaped.
Let’s Talk About The Goods
Now that we’ve taken a look at Manscaped, who they are what they do, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty and get up close and personal with some of their most widely used, appreciated, and best selling products, and there’s no better place to start than with the company’s flagship shaver.
The Lawn Mower 4.0
Sometimes it can become a jungle down there and it’s almost too easy to lose your boy in the forestry and shrubbery. And that’s where the Lawn Mower 4.0 comes in. Using the latest developments in shaving technology, its soft ceramic blades are designed to work in perfect harmony with Manscaped’s SkinSafe technology so that you can get as busy down below as you want to and know that your boys and your pecker will always be safe from harm.
To make the shaving experience easier and far more refined, the Lawn Mower is completely waterproof and guaranteed to be rust-free, so you don’t have to worry about taking it in the shower with you and it shorting out and shocking your balls or the motor dying when it comes to face to face with a little bit of water.
And, to make sure that you have all the freedom that you need to shave how and when you like, and that you can jump the shower unburdened by cables and power leads, the Lawn Mower is completely battery operated. Just plug it into its charging station and when the battery is full and you’re ready to get down to business, you’ll have ninety minutes of uninterrupted shaving time with the Lawn Mower.
The blades are pre-oiled so you won’t have to worry about lubing them up before you begin and if they do get a little dull over time, they’re also easy to swap out and replace. You don’t even have to trim all the way to the skin, and can choose the length of hair in your groin, by adjusting the guide comb that comes with the Lawn Mower.
Its ergonomic design makes it simple to control and find all of the spaces that it’s difficult to get into and keep clean.
The truth is, when you’re let loose with the Lawn Mower, it really does feel like Manscaped have thought of everything and that there isn’t a single hair that could escape its insatiable desire for cleanliness and that’s probably why it’s thousand of satisfied customers rate it so highly.
The Weed Whacker
Its name might seem a little crude and thoughtless, but the Weed Whacker wasn’t made to make friends, it was designed to keep all of your troublesome hairs trimmed and short. They may have made their name with their below the waist products, but Manscaped was always aware that there was more to male grooming than keeping your bush high and tight and your boys clean and shorn.
The Weed Whacker is their above the neckline shaver that was engineered to ensure that you can control the troublesome and unsightly hairs in your nose and ears and keep them in check with minimum effort and will never be bothered by unwanted tufts of weird facial hair again.
Fitted with a rotary dual blade that spins through a whole three hundred and sixty degrees and a nine thousand rpm (revolutions per minute) motor, it’ll plow through, chew up and spit out any hair that it comes into contact with.
It uses the same waterproof technology that the Lawn Mower does and its stainless steel cone (which is also hypoallergenic and won’t help any allergies that you might have to make your life miserable) is rust-proof, so again, you can groom in the shower to your heart’s content with the Weed Whacker if you want to, but in reality, you’ll only need sixty seconds to clear each nostril and ear of unwanted hair.
It’ll take the weed whacker less than five minutes to finish grooming your hidden, and not-so-hidden facial hair.
And just like the Lawn Mower, the Weed Whacker uses a USB and socket-powered hub to fuel its battery, which when fully charged is good for ninety minutes of cutting time, so you’ll always have enough power to take care of any and all unwanted hair.
Manscaped might have a reputation for making reassuringly expensive products, but it’s unfounded as far as the Weed Whacker is concerned, as this face grooming shaver is not only reliable, it’s also incredibly affordable.
The Crop Preserver
When you’ve cut the jungle back and freed the boys and their guide from their curly prison, keeping them fighting fit and feeling clean and fresh all day long presents its own set of challenges.
But there isn’t a path on the road to perfect groin grooming that Manscaped hasn’t plotted, planned, and mapped out and that’s where the Crop Preserver, their patented ball deodorizing gel comes in.
Manscaped tells their customers to think of the Crop Preserver like a suit of armor for their balls, one that’s been fashioned to protect them and keep them safe from the everyday perils of chafing, sweat, and the inevitable odors that both will infuse your boys with.
It works the same way that normal deodorant does, but instead of rubbing it straight on, you just pour a little into your hands and gently massage it into your sack before you leave home.
The Crop Preserver is made with all-natural ingredients including soothing aloe and a whole host of other groin-friendly elements that dry clear and keep your bag dry and hydrated.
We’ve all been there, we all know how sweaty and uncomfortable your jiggly bits can get during a hard day at work or a full-throttle workout and anything that’ll give your bits a break and help them to maintain their cool under the arduous conditions of everyday life is a blessing that should be wholeheartedly embraced and cherished, It might sound like a crazy idea, but once you tried this soothing concoction, you’ll wonder how you ever managed to make it through the day without it.
The Crop Mop
Taking the ingenuity and welcome inventiveness of the Crop Preserver to the next level, The Crop Mop is Manscaped’s solution to the mobile sack hygiene issue.
Using the same formula as the aforementioned Crop Preserver does, these wallet-sized wipes are perfect for these days when you have to roll out of bed, get dressed, and out of the door in record time.
Just because you don’t have the time for a shower, it doesn’t mean that your balls should have to suffer or pay the price because your schedule is raging out of control.
We love the idea behind these wipes, mainly because we spend our days frantically trying to put out a hundred different personal and professional fires at once and the idea that we can have something that will slide straight into our wallet and will keep our boys happy even when we’re not, is what sold them to us.
Yes, we’ve used them, and despite what you might be thinking, they don’t feel like anything like those old packet moisteners that the airlines used to hand out as you were about to land.
They’re robust, strong, and infused with the Crop Preserver formula, and after you’ve opened a packet, all you have to do is wipe your groin with the vegan-friendly contents of the packet, and you’ll be fresh as a daisy and ready to go. Well, you won’t be but your sack will, and at the end of the day, that’s all that really matters, isn’t it?
Manscaped Anti-Chafe Boxers
The comfort of your jiggly bag and your member should be of primary importance to every single man out there.
We all know how delicate they are, we all know how misfortune can strike at any moment and leave them feeling battered, bruised, and broken so it’s important that we take care of the family jewels and look after them as well as we can.
Manscaped feels the same way and their briefs have been created to keep everything below your waist happy and secure.
The specially contoured pouch and wonderfully comfortable four-way sling keep your member and your boys in the luxury and style that they should get used to, while the microfibres that they made from ensure that they have all the breathing space and room that they need and that they’ll never become trapped in the sweat lodge of your groin again.
Manscaped’s boxers are all about letting you ride in style, and are available in every size, so whatever your waist size and however big you’re built, these shorts will keep everything in place wherever you are.
Perfect Package 3.0
The all-in-one go-to grooming package for every male groin, the Perfect Package 3.0 is, as its name implies, almost perfect. It bundles together all of Manscaped’s finest products in one neat little, swanky-looking toilet bag and throws in a few extras for good measure.
So what do you get in this sublime bundle? Well, it includes the Lawn Mower 3.0, a bottle of Crop Preserver, and a pair of the exceptionally comfortable Manscaped briefs that no man should leave home without.
Referred to as The Shed by Manscaped, the toiletry bag also includes a bottle of Crop Cleanser, their very own hair and body wash, a nail clipping kit so you keep your toes and fingers looking clean and fresh too, the wonderfully fresh smelling and when it’s sprayed on fresh feeling Crop Revitaliser which will put an extra spring in your step when you need to get moving and the Magic Mat.
What’s the Magic Mat? We’re glad you asked, it’s a shaving mat that you can stand on while you’re trimming, shaving, and cleaning up your intimate areas, that’ll catch any and all of the hair that you’re shedding.
It’s also filled with the sort of strange, weird, and wonderful headlines that’ll make you laugh out loud as you’re reading them – but don’t focus on them too closely as you don’t want to lose your concentration and have an accident when you’re cleaning up down below.
While Manscaped claims that it’s the ideal gift for any man, we’re more of the mindset that thinks it’s wonderful self-indulgence that every man should treat himself to if he has the opportunity. After all, we’re worth it.
Manscaped – The Word On The Street
Any brand is only as strong as its products, and regardless of the hype and hyperbole that its social media profiles and influencers create and whip up around the world, all that really matters is how good Manscaped’s products are and what their customers and the people who have invested their time and money in them think.
As you’re almost certainly aware by now, we’re big fans of the brand and swear by their products, but we’re not the only voice that matters, and in the grand scheme of things, our opinion is no less or any more important than anyone else.
Taken as a whole, the reviews for the brand are overwhelmingly positive and the majority of their customers are happy with the way that their products treat and respect their groins.
And when Manscaped does get it wrong, as they did with the Lawn Mower 2.0 which had a fearsome reputation for tearing at and ripping the hairs out of their customer’s happy sacks, they do their utmost to clean up their mess and make amends.
That’s why the 2.0 soon became a thing of the past and was replaced by 3.0, which did and does exactly what it says it will.
What Other Customers Are Saying About Manscaped
Manscaped has a five-star rating on Google reviews, and customers, for the most part, seem to be thrilled with the service, as evidenced by the below reviews:
“Arrived quickly and very smartly packaged. The lawnmower is very good and feels safe but the moisturizer and Ball deodorant I Love!” – Matthew H
“I purchased the Perfect Package 4.0 and what an awesome bit of kit! Also Amazing smelling products. I love the ball deodorant I couldn’t recommend this product more, your ball will thank you!” – James W.
A Little Bit Of Knowledge Goes A Long Way – Some Additional Manscaped Facts
Can You Use The Lawnmower On Your Head?
One of the most unusual things that Manscaped says, and has said in the past is that the Lawn Mower shouldn’t be used as an electric razor or a pair of clippers for cutting the hair on your head.
When they were probed a little further as to why this was the case, the only real answer that they could come up with was the yuck factor. Why would you want to shave your face and your head with a machine that was buttering your balls up five minutes beforehand?
That said, apart from the uncomfortable idea of using the same electric razor to do both, there isn’t any physical reason why you couldn’t use the Lawn Mower to cut your hair and shave your balls.
How Often Should I Trim My Groin Hair?
The shaving interval is roughly the same as a haircut, every two to three weeks, depending on how long you want the hair below your waist to be.
And Manscaped also recommends that you use the Lawn Mower to tidy things up so that you’re looking good and feeling fine below the waistline before you go on a date.
That advice seems a little presumptuous to us, but if they think that it’s a good idea, who are we to argue?
The Final Manscaped Verdict
Like everything else in life, whether or not Manscaped products are worth it all comes down to experience, the way the products make you feel, and how well you do or don’t relate to the company and their ethics.
Personally, we love the way that Manscaped has brought a subject that was previously regarded as being something shameful into the light and made it okay to talk about it openly.
That driving mission coupled with their adherence to their partnership with the Testicular Cancer Society and their belief in the message that they’re helping to spread, makes us want to throw every atom of our weight behind them and support them in everything that they do.
Yes, their products are expensive, but they are absolutely worth every cent that you’ll pay for them, as you’ll feel clean and your boys will feel like they’ve been given a new lease of life and sense of purpose.
We think that every man should be grooming the Manscaped way, but can’t make that decision for you. Only you can decide how clean, safe, and secure you want your balls to be.
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