Odor samples were collected by wearing cotton pads in the armpits for 24 hours. Interestingly, only 1 in 10 guys surveyed said they never trim their armpit hair. The participants were asked to avoid the following activities at least 2 days before odor samples were collected: Should a man shave his armpits? Some others were asked to shave both armpits every other day. These brave women washed their hands with unscented soap in a ventilated room and proceeded with the unenviable task of smelling each cotton pad.
And not an odd question if you think about it.
Should you shave your armpits?
A version of this article originally appeared on menshealth. After trimming, use an unscented shave balm. Half the population women already shave their armpits. Readers of Men's Health US voted, and the answer was clear: More likely, other factors will affect how you smell to a much greater degree than whether you have hair in your armpits — your grooming routine, the food you eat, the beverages you consume, the regularity of your showers…. Of the 4, men surveyed, 68 percent said they trim their armpit hair; 52 percent said they do it for aesthetics, and 16 percent said they do it for athletic reasons. To complete the sign up process, please click on the link in the email we just sent to.