Want to learn about Manscaped’s products and if they’re worth the hype and price? Read on to learn everything you need to know.
If you watch television, spend any time on social media, or even walk by enough billboards, you already know about Manscaped. They’re a huge company at this point that’s looking to take over the downstairs grooming market for men. But do their products really live up to the hype?
I’ve tried and tested eight of Manscaped’s most popular products for this review. In the sections to come, I’ll give you my honest opinion of how they stack up to the competition — and whether they’re really worth spending your money on.
Manscaped has a very specific sort of branding that I find a little bit immature and tacky. Their trimmers are good but not great. The real standouts are actually their body wash and shampoo, where you get a lot of well-made product for the price.
- Quiet, modern, travel-friendly trimmer
- Weed Whacker is great for nose and ear hair
- Pleasant, classic fragrances for their grooming products
- Good value for the price on body wash and shampoo
- The branding is a bit juvenile and tacky, in my opinion
- Overly masculine approach is a turn-off
- Lacking materials/manufacturing details for some products
- “Premium” claims aren’t always backed up
Manscaped is a men’s health and hygiene company that’s putting a lot of money into building a brand through advertising and influencer marketing.
Their flagship product is a gentle trimmer for your crotch, and each of their other items backs up their cause of keeping guys fresh and clean below the belt. They partner with the Testicular Cancer Society to help raise awareness for men’s health issues.
The Lawnmower 4.0
The Lawnmower was Manscaped’s very first offering, and it’s now in its 4th edition. It’s a trimmer for your family jewels that’s equipped with all the modern bells and whistles: A USB-C charging port, wireless charging dock, LED spotlight, quiet operation, and a waterproof design.
In my opinion, some of that is just gimmicky. Unless you’re shaving in the dark, why do you really need an LED light on your trimmer? And if you are shaving in the dark — why?
Even so, the Lawnmower 4.0 does give a pretty smooth and snag-free trim. It’s not quite as nice to hold or use as Meridian’s trimmer, but it does a lot better job than a standard drug store hair trimmer.
So overall: Pretty cool, but I’m not convinced that it’s worth the $90 price tag.
The Weed Whacker
An addition to their range of trimmers, the Weed Whacker is based on a long-running model for ear and nose hair trimmers.
After testing it, I could tell that it works well — pain free, smooth trimming, feels good in the hand. But honestly, after comparing it to drug store ear and nose hair trimmers at half the price, I don’t think it really offers anything unique.
Trying to prevent “swamp crotch” seems to be the goal of a lot of the mens crotch grooming products that are coming out these days. Manscaped’s Crop Preserver fits that bill.
Basically, this is a scented lotion that’s supposed to work as a crotch deodorant. You have to apply it fresh out of the shower, then let it fully dry before putting on your underwear.
In my experience, it smells good — but doesn’t really have any long-term benefit for moisturizing or odor-blocking. Not really any reason to add this one to your daily grooming routine.
Paired with the Crop Preserver, Manscaped’s Crop Reviver is a lighter spray rather than a lotion.
It suffers the same fate as the above product: It has a pleasant scent and nice misty application (unlike some other sprays), but it honestly just doesn’t do much.
And since you have to let it fully air dry after getting out of the shower, it’s kind of a pain for no real reward. I’d skip this one too.
Manscaped’s cologne is built on the same sort of cedarwood and citrus scent base as all of their grooming products.
It’s actually surprisingly nice, and you get a lot for the $50 price tag. But it’s fairly generic, so at that price I’d probably rather shop around for a decent cologne from a respected fragrance house so I could wear something more unique and interesting.
You’ll get a great value for the price when you buy this body wash. The pump action is really nice for use in the shower too, so you don’t have to mess around with opening a bottle while your hands are wet.
My only caveat: It provides a strong lather, so it may not be as great for guys with sensitive skin.
2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
The classic scent smells great, you get a lot of it for the price, and it works up into a strong lather that may not be great for sensitive scalps.
The Shed Travel Bag
The Shed is Manscaped’s version of a dopp kit. But personally, I find it way too big for a dopp kit.
And though they say that it’s made with “premium materials and premium manufacturing”, they never actually tell you what those materials are. To me, it feels kinda cheap — and I honestly can’t recommend it.
Overall, Manscaped’s range of products aren’t a huge waste, but they’re just not the best thing you can get at the price they’re offered at.
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