Why Don’t Men Like To Shave?

by Migdalia Rivera

My oldest son is 20 years old. And, like most young men, he would much rather grow a beard than shave. One day I asked him,  “Why Don’t Men Like To Shave?” His response was eye opening and one of the reasons I decided to work with MomTrends on this post.

I thought it was because it was the latest trend. He’s a hipster. Yet, that wasn’t the reason. It was much simpler than that.

In fact, it may be the very same reason, why the man in your life doesn’t shave as often as you would like.

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Reason #1: It Hurts.

Shaving hurts men as much as waxing hurts women.

If the man in your life complains that shaving hurts, believe him. As my son noted, shaving feels as if you’re pulling each hair out one at a time. Even worse, is the realization that the first swipe didn’t remove all the hair and he must do it all over again. Ouch!

Reason #2: Ingrown Hairs.

Ingrown hairs are the bane of sensitive skin.

Not only can they create scars, they also itch. And, if the man in your life succumbs to scratching those ingrown hairs, they can cause scars….on his face. The first place people see when they first meet him.

Reason #3: It’s Time Consuming.

This response goes hand in hand with Reason #1. Making sure he doesn’t leave any patches, or stray hairs, takes time, which is hardly conducive to a busy college student’s lifestyle. Plus, it means he won’t get that extra 15 minutes in bed. Not. Worth. It.


After talking to my son, I realized it wasn’t shaving that he disliked. It was the razor he was using. The dull blade scraped his skin, causing the pain and ingrown hairs. It also meant that he received more nicks and  than he should have. By using a new blade, and changing it often, he would be able to get a cleaner shave in less time than it took him before.

Again, it came down to time. He didn’t have the time, or the inclination, to drive to the nearest drugstore to buy new blades. It felt like more of a hassle to him. And, to be perfectly honest, I agreed. As someone who rather shop online, to avoid the store lines, I could see his point. He needed something easier. He needed a razor blade subscription.

The Gillette razor blade subscription was perfect! And, after the Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology, he was ready to give up on his old razor that wasn’t working. The Fusion ProGlide gave him an entirely new shaving experience. Bonus points – it glided on the contours of his face for fewer missed hairs.

Gillette’s blade refill subscription service was a practical, hassle-free option. It delivers Gillette’s blades directly to his door, meaning one less thing for him to think about. It also made sure Reasons 1 through 3, were no longer a hindrance to a clean shave. He now has no excuse to look scraggly. And, Gillette’s blades are affordable – perfect for a college student on a budget at about $1 a week!

He has enough to think about with his college course load, internship and grant work. Shaving, and buying razors, should not be one of them.

Let’s talk! Does the man (or son) in your life enjoy shaving?  Or, does he have the same 3 reasons listed above for not shaving?

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Robin (Masshole Mommy) August 1, 2014 at 4:39 am

My husband HATES shaving. He uses an electric razor for most of his face and then a regular razor for around his mouth.
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2 Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama August 1, 2014 at 6:21 am

My brother likes subscription razors, too. And lets face it, we’ve all shaved with a dull blade to save on time and money!
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3 Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest August 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

OMG thank you for this post! I didn’t even know that Gillette had a subscription service. Looking into that!
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4 Janel (A Mom's Take) August 1, 2014 at 9:47 am

I think the big reason men don’t like to shave is the same reason women get sick of shaving, it takes up so much time. At least that’s what I think. I’ve been thinking about changing up our razor situation. Thanks for sharing.
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5 Kay Adeola August 1, 2014 at 11:50 am

This razor sounds good,My hubs does not like shaving for most of the same reasons you mentioned.
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6 Mari August 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I’ve been know about this since I was 18 years old and my then hubby shared that info. I personally prefer a man with hair on his face, the clean shaven look is not for me so if these are the reasons hurry for beards lol.
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7 Theresa August 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

My hubby doesn’t like to shave either. He grows his out mostly, but will use Gillette to clean things up a bit from time to time.
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8 Mellisa August 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I am so thankful that my husband likes to shave. He has never really grown his beard out.
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9 Jaime August 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

My husband is in an in-between stage with his facial hair right now. He wants a short beard, which he just decided to tell me about yesterday. I thought he just didn’t feel like shaving.
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10 Dawn August 1, 2014 at 2:06 pm

My husband always uses Gillette razors. They keep his face super smooth, and doesn’t get ingrown hairs or razor burn.
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11 April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition August 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm

My husband doesn’t like to shave but I don’t like facial hair so he does anyway. I don’t like shaving either but I do like smooth legs!
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12 aimee fauci August 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

I think everyone hates to shave.. men and women. The razor can help, but it is so time consuming.

13 Kayla August 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I’m really intrigued by the subscription services. It seems like a good fit for your son!
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14 Pam August 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm

My son used to get ingrown hairs a lot until he switched to a better razor. Gillette is worth it, he has so many less ingrown hairs now.

15 Amber Conaway August 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

My husband HATES to shave! He usually uses a groomer but I personally like the soft slick feeling but I can rarely get him to use a razor! I’m gonna pick him up a Gillette razor, maybe I can feel that smooth face again! lol

16 Mitch August 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm

I keep my goatee because I like the look, but the shaving around the rest of my face is something that I also do not like to do, and yes, it is out of sheer laziness! For your son;s age, that subscription looks great though!
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17 Danielle @ We Have It All August 1, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I can’t get my 17 year old to shave either. And my hubby never mentioned any issues with shaving. He has a goatee, and is a little lazy and gets way overdue for a shave – but he’s never mentioned any issues.
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18 kristin August 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

My hubby has very thick hair so he doesn’t like shaving. He has to use a razor too no matter how many times he tried the electric.
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19 Debbie L. August 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

My hubby hates to shave – a good razor is a must! The Gillette razor blade subscription is such a nice program.

20 Carly from The Puzzled Palate August 2, 2014 at 9:23 am

My hubby hates shaving! He always says that when he retires he is going to never shave again…. I think not! I don’t want him to look like one of the duck dynasty guys.
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21 Melinda August 2, 2014 at 10:29 am

Those are the same reasons that women don’t like shaving. Thats why we have Nair, that stuff is a miracle
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22 Shell August 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

My husband hates to shave! He never does it on the weekends.
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23 Chrystal @ YUM eating August 2, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Men don’t like to shave for the same reasons we don’t like to shave! It’s so time consuming.
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24 Rosey August 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I like that there is a way to make the saving better for them with a quality razor. My second oldest goes through phases of shaving or not shaving.
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25 Marina @ Mommy Snippets August 3, 2014 at 7:47 am

I don’t blame them. I hate to shave too! Lol
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26 Debbie Denny August 4, 2014 at 12:38 am

I just recently heard of this. I think it is such a good idea.
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27 Christie August 4, 2014 at 2:15 am

I had no idea Gillette had a subscription service! My husband would love this!
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28 Janeane Davis August 4, 2014 at 6:40 am

Most men do hate shaving! It is great to find products that make a hated task better and easier.
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