28 Things For People With A Lot Of Body Hair

Whether you shave or not, there are both hair removal products ~and~ products in here to soften your skin and body hair to let you rock it.

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Let’s be clear: body hair is natural. Some people are hairier than others, some like to shave it all, some just trim, and others like to leave their hair be. Here, you will find something for everyone, from hair removal devices to products that help keep your body hair silky and manageable. Everyone is different so always remember — your hair, your choice!


A Panasonic facial hair trimmer that’ll gently remove those little hairs on your chin, upper lip, jaw, cheeks, and neck! It follows the natural contours of your face so there’s no pulling. I’ve been using this for years and have never gotten any cuts or irritation from it. Plus, it’s small enough to throw in your bag.

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Promising review: “Bought this to replace a similar trimmer that had stopped working. So glad I bought this. It works a million times better than any other trimmer I have ever bought. The blades are so sharp, yet remove hair painlessly. I use this to groom the hairs outside my nose and my upper lip hair. Gets the hairs all the way to the skin. For the price you will not be disappointed! I’ve paid the same price for real crappy ones that don’t work half as good as this, or are cheaply made. This is a great, solid, well-made product that works exactly as described.” —jmama3

Get it from Amazon for $18.19+ (available in two colors).


An epilator to remove both thick and fine hair at the root so you can go for several weeks without reaching for a razor. It has massage rollers and two speed settings for customizable comfort!


Promising review: “It hurts but it works 🙂 I haven’t shaved my legs in months and used to have to every three to four days. I’ve seen the best results on my armpits; I used to shave them every other day but since I epilated two weeks ago, I’ve seen no hair growth and no hair shadow. Way more convenient than waxing, too, because you can target individual shorter hairs as they grow in rather than waiting for everything to grow back a certain length. Also IDK if this is true, but my grandma told me that after she used an epilator for five-ish years she pretty much stopped growing hair. It also hurts less every time you do it, so don’t get discouraged by the very painful first session.” —k3upikachu

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.


A gorgeous Ouai rose body oil because it uses nutrient-rich oils to illuminate and nourish your skin for silky body hair! If you shave, soft skin means a better shaving experience too. The fragrance is irresistible: a rich rose scent with hints of bergamot, lychee, and cedarwood.


You can use this on your hair too!

Promising review: “I only use it for my skin and face. It does wonders being a light and effective moisturizer for my face. Using it alone really helps my dry face even in the cold Ohio winters. On my body I mix it with an unscented lotion. It smells great and helps me stay moisturized all day. Worth the price although I hope it doesn’t go up with all the praise.” —Luckicharm

Get it from Target for $32.


A cordless electric shaver designed for sensitive skin that’ll help protect from irritation with pearl tip trimmers. You can use this anywhere you have hair!


This has a rechargeable battery that provides one hour of cordless use — that covers more than three shaves! Charge it fully before first using.

Promising review: “I love it! This works so great wet or dry. It shaves for painless and smooth hair removal (even in the bikini area). No more cuts from razor shaving or irritation.” —Julia Sanchez

Get it from Amazon for $37.95.


A moringa body butter from The Body Shop not just because it smells absolutely heavenly, but also because it’s so nourishing and will leave your skin and body hair so soft and supple with each use that you won’t be able to stop caressing yourself.

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This is nongreasy, gives 24-hour hydration, absorbs quickly, and leaves behind a fresh floral scent that’ll have everyone trailing after you! I know this because I use this all the time after showers and love it (I have longer arm hairs but this butter sinks right in and leaves my arms — and legs — soft and silky) and my family’s always mentioning how good I smell after applying! I don’t even need to put on perfume!

Promising review: “This is super moisturizing and the scent is amazing. Very soft, but still fragrant. Definitely going to be a staple for me.” —Wright92

Get it from The Body Shop: the 1.69 ounce for $6 and the 6.7 ounce for $21.


A gentle and organic sugaring treatment that combines hair removal with skincare so you can stay hair-free for up to two months! You get the benefits without the temporariness of shaving or the pain of waxing. This uses chamomile, lemon, tea tree oil, and sugar for antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing benefits.


Promising review: “Never wrote a product review before, but I feel the need to express my satisfaction for this. The trick is to always pull it in the direction of growth. The packaging looks more reassuring than other products that comes in the plastic containers. It’s super easy to use and I just put it on the vent of my apartment for a couple hours to warm it up. I never waxed my armpit before (so the hair is much thicker cause I shave). Tried it on my armpit, and it definitely hurt way less than waxing. Going to try my bikini line next. It is also super easy to clean; just take a warm shower after. This will save me lots of money.” —Frances

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


An elasticity-boosting Toun28 Body Cream because it’ll help your body hair stay soft and smooth to the touch and leave your skin nice and supple! Plus, this is super gentle.


Ohlolly is a POC- and woman-owned small biz based in California. It’s founded by two sisters who are on a mission to curate the finest in Korean skincare and bring authentic K-beauty to the masses. They carry a lot of familiar K-beauty staples, so this is a great way to support small businesses while restocking your K-beauty faves! They’re also committed to seeking out natural, plant-based products with unique ingredients that are hard to find anywhere else.

Promising review: ” The smell of this cream is heavenly, like fresh fruit or springtime maybe? Or a spa? It’s refreshing and absorbs into my skin nicely. Currently my favorite cream and wishing it came in a bigger size so I could cover my body in it!” —Ohlolly Customer

Get it from Ohlolly for $20.


A pack of dermaplaning razors to deal with the peach fuzz and facial hair. The micro-guarded blades help protect your delicate skin from cuts!


Promising review: “I’m a hairy gal. My cheeks, neck, forehead, and chin are covered in a fine ever-growing peach-fuzz. If I cease shaving, I shall thus forth be dubbed blonde beard. I have been shaving with a men’s razor but it couldn’t give me a close enough shave. ENTER SCHICK! Wow! I’ve been dry shaving my entire face and neck with these and no irritation plus it is the closest shave I have gotten. No pulling or scraping like other mini razors. So very efficient, easy for detailing brows. There was a bit of skin buildup (it’s called exfoliating, it’s good for you) but I just wash it off with soap and water. Some reviewers suggest that using these wet or with cream works better. You should probably patch test to see what works for you. I love this and hope that they sell it forever. If I ever get word that they are going to stop making them, I will hoard them all.” —Dr. Eleanor Abernathy

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.


A L’Occitane softening shower oil for a decadent cleansing experience that’ll leave your skin beautifully soft and smooth. It has a unique foaming oil-to-milk texture and contains almond oil (which is what softens). This oil makes a great base for shaving too. And if you don’t shave, you get silky soft body hair and a yummy almond scent. What’s not to love?


Promising review: “I love this product. It leaves your skin so perfect and soft and the smell is amazing. Definitely a luxury to use after a long day.” —Roze03

Get it from Sephora for $9.50+ (available in two sizes).


A Billie razor starter kit that’ll help make shaving, dare I say, fun. It comes with a colorful ergonomic handle, two rust- and nickel-free razor blades, and even a magnetic holder that conveniently adheres to your shower wall!

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Billie is a BuzzFeed team fave! They send you new razors every one to three months, depending on how often you shave. That way, you don’t have to try too hard to remember when the last time you switched the blade was because one will show up at your door just in the ~nick~ of time! Here’s what my colleague has to say about it:

“Billie is just the most wonderful company, and every time I take a shower, I wonder if I should write them fan mail. First of all, everything they design is ADORABLE, so even if their razors were dull or flimsy, I’d still be a loyal fan. But luckily, their razors are as sharp as they are sharp looking. The handle is super lightweight and easy to grip. The razor heads are surrounded in a layer of soap, so they glide beautifully over skin without irritating it. Billie makes great razors, and it’s awesome that they’re so affordable. If only they could go back in time and stop me from paying absurd amounts of money on pharmacy brand razors in my youth.” —Rebecca O’Connell

Get the starter kit from Billie for $9 (and then four replacement cartridges for $9 when you need them).


A Nature Republic soothing aloe vera gel because of how refreshing it feels on skin! It’s a multi-use gel that helps with post-shaving redness and irritation; you can also just use this for immediate hydration to smooth your skin and hair. It soothes where you need it to — it’s literally in the name!

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Keep it in the fridge for double the relief! And it’s amazingly affordable too.

Another BuzzFeed editor swears by this gel too! Check out her review to learn why.

Promising review: “I’ve been using it for EVERYTHING. I came here because James Welsh recommended it. And I’ve used it as a face mask, to control itchiness from a mosquito bite, under eye, after shave, shaving gel, hair mask, hair gel, and alternating between face serum — it’s amazing!” —Nina

Get it from Amazon for $12.89.


A Ren AHA Renewal Body Serum to give you that full-body exfoliation without the hard work of scrubbing. It uses 10% AHA and probiotics for a stronger skin barrier and also deeply hydrates so whether you shave or not, you get softer skin and an even-toned glow. You’re welcome!


This is cruelty-free. Ren recycles its packaging and uses natural inks and fragrances.

Promising review: “This was in and out of my cart several times, but I finally purchased and I’m so glad I did. This changed the feel of my skin. I have used an exfoliating washrag in the shower for some time, thinking that was doing the best possible job. But after adding this just two or three times per week, my skin is noticeably smoother and looks more moisturized. It has helped resolve those tiny bumps on the inside of my thighs and back of my arms. More than worth it for the price, in my experience.” —JoselynG

Get it from Sephora for $42.


A versatile Fur Oil (you may remember it from Shark Tank!) that’s specially designed for your pubic hair but can actually be used on your underarms, legs, chest, face — anywhere hair grows really. It clears pores, helping to banish ingrown hairs, bumps, and razor burn, soothes irritation post-shaving, and softens prickly stubble. With daily use, you’ll get healthier, smoother skin, and regrowth of hair will be finer, helping future hair removals be more gentle.

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Promising review: “This is one of the best purchases I’ve made. I am an African American woman with very curly hair. I love getting waxed but had the worst hair bumps. I discovered this product. Its directions are to use once every day after taking a shower and drying off and the hair bumps were gone after two days. The bottle is small but I can’t go without it now. It’s the only thing that has worked for me. I highly recommend.” —ambr78709

Get it from Amazon for $28.


An everyday rosemary bergamot shave cream — it’s clean and handcrafted with unrefined shea butter from West Africa for the creamiest lather, ensuring you get a smooth, ultra-close shave! Now that’s what we like.


Alaffia is a small biz started in 1996 by a young man from Togo, West Africa and a young woman from rural Washington State inspired by a shared calling to do right by the world and redefine the natural products industry through equality, empowerment, fair trade, and safe, efficacious hair, face and body care.

Promising review: “I love everything about this! The scent, the velvety texture and how it moisturizes my skin while shaving!” —Alaffia Customer 

Get it from Alaffia for $8.99.


A Schick Intuition razor that comes with a built-in aloe and vitamin E soap bar (talk about fancy!). It also has a pivoting head to prevent nicks and an ergonomic handle — what else does one need?

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Promising review: “These are the only way to shave. I tried them a few years ago and will never go back. They do not require shave cream or gel to be used, as it’s built into the razor. When the moisturizer block is worn down you know it’s time to replace. This is a plus for me because I used to use razor blades far too long without realizing it, resulting in razor burn and not close shave. These take the guess work out and work perfectly every time.” —sweetnjt

Get a handle with six razor refills on Amazon for $19.


A Herbivore amethyst body polish to luxuriously buff away dead skin cells and reveal smooth clean skin (and silky body hair)! It uses finely ground amethyst gemstones (I know, right) and Epsom salts to exfoliate and restore luminosity while virgin coconut oil deeply moisturizes.


This is vegan and cruelty-free.

Promising review: “Feels very luxe to scrub your skin with jewels, and it does make my skin noticeably smoother and softer. I like the heft and high-quality feel of the glass container. The scent is very like a lilac or violet, which I love.” —oneeyeclosed

Get it from Sephora for $44.


A vegan agender oil that’ll help you soften and protect hair anywhere on your body, promote hair growth, and of course, moisturize. Smoky vetiver (which is anti-inflammatory) and lavender provide a calming experience every time.

Noto Botanics

Noto Botanics is a genderfluid company specializing in natural and organic multi-use skincare products! A percentage of profits also go toward organizations such as Planned Parenthood, LGBT Youth Center, and Black Lives Matter.

Promising review: “I love, love, love this oil. I’ve used it to moisturize my skin (it performs beautifully), as a scent (absolutely enchanting), and to massage my scalp, my legs, my arms, my partner, my cats. Just kidding on the last one, but I can’t think of any product that can even come close to replacing my Agender Oil.” —Max

Get it from Noto Botanics for $44.


A cordless electric razor with four gold plated heads and built-in LED lights so you can spot those hidden hairs easily while going over the harder areas that you often miss and get nicks from.

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This uses a rechargeable lithium battery and includes the charging port. It can be used with or without water and shaving cream but it’s not intended for use on your underarms.

Promising review: “I typically like to wax or epilate but during the winter I tend to let it go. I must say I am impressed with this product. I have sensitive skin, keeping me from shaving because of razor burn but this really is a great alternative. It’s nice and compact and I love that you can take the whole thing apart and clean it. Even with my sensitive skin, I’ve experienced no redness or burning whatsoever. I’m guessing you could probably use it everyday.” —Cait

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.


A Veet sugar wax hair remover that’s great for beginners — the fabric strips, temperature-indicating spatula, and soothing essential oil-infused sugar help you get the hang of it and leave your skin moisturized and touchably soft. It’s gentle enough for your bikini area and face too!


This comes with 12 fabric strips.

Promising review: “So due to the spa closures because of the pandemic, I needed something to help me with my bikini waxing and this little kit did the job very well! Turned out way better than I expected. You just have to make sure you heat it enough to pull the hairs, which I will say was a lot less painless than regular waxing or sugaring. I’m definitely considering not going back to the spa for my monthly waxing/sugaring since this little jar of wax worked out so much better than I anticipated! Definitely buying again when I need it.” —Karina

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


A moisturizing Hawaiian Body Oil because a great body oil is one of the best ways to soften and nourish that body hair so it can be at its best. Kukui nut softens and a blend of sunflower seed oil, macadamia seed oil, and sweet almond oils work their wonders.


This is 100% vegetarian.

Promising review: “My skin has changed in DAYS. I’ve never used a body oil in replacement of body lotion before. I’m SO glad I bought it. My hands have been so dry this winter and also because I wash them a lot. I apply this about two to three times a day on my hands and once a day all over my body after a shower. Within three days, my dry skin on my hands is GONE and I don’t even need to apply lotion to my hands after washing them anymore. My skin is silky soft just like a baby, and my bumps on my upper arms have disappeared. My legs and knees are starting to smooth out. I really can’t say enough good things about this product. This stuff is awesome.” —Erika

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.


A Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Body Lotion, which can hydrate your skin and nourish for soft touchable skin and hair. It contains ceramide to strengthen your skin barrier, prevents moisture from evaporating, and features phytocide water and centella asiatica, which both smooth skin and have a toning effect. This will ensure you rock that body hair!

Choc Choc

Choc Choc is a small biz that handpicks the best Korean skincare and cosmetics on the market and carries some well-loved K-beauty brands you’ve probably heard of before. “Choc choc” means “well-moisturized” in Korean and is used to describe luminous skin!

Get it from Choc Choc for $25.99.


A Veet hair removal gel cream that’s a cult fave due to its time-saving effectiveness. Slather it on and it removes hair in just five minutes while aloe vera ensures your skin is soothed. It’s so gentle reviewers love it especially for the bikini area. Stubble and cuts? Where? 👀

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Promising review: “Shaving leaves me with ingrown hairs and acne, waxing hurts and can take lots of time, and other hair removal creams burned my skin. THIS ACTUALLY WORKS. I was surprised at how well it works! It actually removes all my leg hair, leaves my skin silky smooth, and does not give me angry rashes. I definitely suggest washing skin thoroughly and applying lotion after use, because it does sting a little bit afterward. This product is absolutely worth your time!” —Zoey

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A lavender calming bar because it uses real fresh lavender petals to gently exfoliate while its anti-bacterial properties temper reduce inflammation and irritation. You get smoother skin and your body hair will be super soft to the touch!

Bomb’d Aesthetics

This is vegan and cruelty-free. Bomb’d Aesthetics is a Black-owned and family-owned small biz focusing on holistic care for sensitive skin using natural ingredients.

Promising review: “OK so, I have always been wary of using natural soaps because the ones I’ve tried in the past have really dried out my skin but oh my gosh these bars are AMAZING! It doesn’t dry out my skin and leaves it feeling so soft. Not to mention, the scent is gorgeous. I will never go back to traditional body washes or big name brands again — these bars are too good!” —Sophia

Get it from Bomb’d Aesthetics for $5.99.


A Love Beauty & Planet body lotion that’ll soothe and soften with French lavender and argan oil so your body hair won’t feel coarse and rough to the touch.

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This lotion is vegan and packaged with 100% recycled plastic.

Promising review: “I will start by saying this is the best lotion I have ever used. Your body just drinks it in without leaving any greasy feeling left over. I have a bottle in the kitchen, all three bathrooms, and by my chair in the living room. I love the lavender scent because it soothes the soul. The scent of the lotion disappears as it is absorbed into the skin so it doesn’t conflict with any cologne. The price is more than reasonable and the bottles all have a pump. I’m selling my other lotions because this is so superior to them. I also buy the body soap and the two together make every day a spa day!” —Shalyn Sue

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four scents).


A body brush because it’ll gently massage and exfoliate, helping soften your skin and body hair (and also help improve blood circulation). It has rounded nodules and can be used in both wet and dry brushing. Reviewers also say it helps for cellulite, dry skin, and stretch marks!


Promising review: “Great exfoliator. I had itchy skin and realized it was from dry skin that needed to be exfoliated. This did the trick! My skin feels so smooth and I’m not having to resist scratching in public like some dirty bird any more LOL. Love this product. And it’s lasting. Others have said it is flimsy or that bristles come out easily, that has NOT been my experience at all. I am not gentle with mine at all and all my my brush is still intact and as strong as ever. I’m happy with my purchase.” —lateisha

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.


A Skintimate 2-in-1 moisturizer that reviewers love because of how soft it leaves their skin after shaving! The shea butter- and aloe-infused formula acts as both a shaving cream and a skin conditioner so it’s like shaving with lotion — your legs will be super smooth and moisturized and there won’t be any need to moisturize afterward.


Promising review: “This is my new favorite shaving lotion. I’ve never been a huge fan of shaving cream and I’ve used other shave lotions that left me feeling underwhelmed, but this stuff is so nice! A little goes a long way. It leaves my legs feeling incredibly smooth, and the scent is to die for. I’ll never use shaving cream again!” —Meredith Greenwood

Get a 3-pack from Amazon for $16.23.


The Body Shop softening shave cream because it softens skin with maca root and aloe, allowing a smoother and less irritating shave. You’ll be happy to hear a little goes a long way too — reviewers swear that one jar can last up to a year!


Promising review: “This is by far the best shave cream you will ever use. This jar lasts about a year. My husband loves it and will not use anything else. It’s also great for your legs! It leaves your skin so soft and smooth without any irritation. Try it!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $16.


A bottle of Bio-Oil that’s so versatile you can use it for many things, including sealing in moisture (very important after shaving), healing shaving scars, irritation, and evening skin tone. It’s also light and non-greasy so use it all you want.

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Promising review: “I use Bio-Oil for just about every skin woe and then some. I have psoriasis and this is very gentle yet highly moisturizing on dry skin, which is a relief from the harsh topical ointments I use. I also started mixing a drop or two into my facial moisturizer and it has significantly helped even out my skin tone and even minimized the appearance of pesky facial hair in between waxes. It’s absolutely a staple in my skin routine.” —Amazon Customer

Read our full writeup on this oil to learn more!

Get it from Amazon for $8.92 (available in six sizes).

Now go off in all your hairy or hairless beauty and do you!

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