How To Remove Upper Back Hair Female

For many women, upper back hair can be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness. While body hair is natural, excessive hair growth in areas like the upper back can sometimes be linked to polycystic ovary syndrome.

Whether you're looking to tackle unwanted hair growth due to a medical condition or simply for aesthetic reasons, several effective methods exist to remove hair and achieve smoother skin.

This guide will explore techniques how to remove upper back hair female safely and efficiently.


Side note*

While razors offer a quick fix for unwanted hair, they're not the only solution.

As we explore how to remove upper back hair female in this article, keep in mind that there are long-term, cost-effective hair removal options available as well.

At KetchBeauty, we offer a range of innovative products designed to keep your skin smooth and hair-free for longer periods of time.

So, as you dive into this article, remember to stick around to the end, where we'll introduce you to the future of hair removal.


Ways To Remove Upper Back Hair Female

Back hair is a symptom of hirsutism. Here's how to treat hirsutism and remove excess hair growth from the back:


1. Using Assisted Shaving

  • Trimming: Trimming is crucial before shaving for individuals with more body hair, especially on the back. Dense hair growth can make shaving cumbersome, as excess hair can easily clog razors. This is particularly true for those with a hairy back. Using scissors or electric clippers can efficiently reduce the hair bulk, ensuring the skin is primed for a smoother shaving experience. This step is not just about aesthetics but also about ensuring efficiency and safety during the shaving process.
  • Exfoliation: One of the common challenges most women and men face when shaving is the issue of ingrown hairs. Exfoliating the skin can significantly reduce this problem. Dead skin cells are removed using a shower brush or a mild body scrub, paving the way for the razor to glide effortlessly. This process ensures a closer shave and keeps the skin healthy, reducing the chances of post-shave complications.
  • Electric Shaver: An electric shaver is a godsend for those battling excessive hair growth, especially on the back. While it might not provide the close shave that traditional razors offer, it efficiently reduces the bulk of hair. This particularly benefits those with a hairy back, as it preps the skin for a more efficient subsequent razor shave. It's a recommended tool for those seeking a quick and less tedious hair removal method.
  • Shaving Cream/Gel Application: Hair, especially back hair, can be tough to manage. A generous layer of shaving cream or gel is a protective barrier for the skin. This is about ensuring a smooth shave and safeguarding the skin, especially sensitive skin, from potential cuts, nicks, and irritation. The right product can distinguish between a rough shave and a comfortable one.
  • Shaving: The technique matters when it comes to shaving. For optimal results, especially for those with dense back hair, shaving with the grain is advisable. This reduces the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs. Following this, a pass against the grain ensures a closer and smoother shave. This two-step method is particularly beneficial for those with a hairy back, ensuring maximum hair removal with minimum skin irritation.
  • Post-shave Care: Post-shave care is essential after the rigors of shaving, especially for those with a hairy back. A thorough rinse in the shower helps remove stray hairs and any residual product. Once dried, applying an unscented lotion is advisable. This keeps the skin hydrated and significantly reduces post-shave irritation, ensuring the skin remains smooth and comfortable.


2. Using Hair Removal Cream

  • Application: Hair removal creams, a painless alternative to shaving, can benefit most women, especially those with an underlying medical condition like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) leading to excess hair. Using hands or a brush ensures even application on areas like a hairy back.
  • Distribution: Proper distribution of the cream ensures all hair, especially on a hairy back, is covered. For those with hormone disorders, where the body produces more hair, an assistant can ensure no spots are missed.
  • Waiting Period: Each cream has a specific waiting time. Especially for those treating hirsutism, it's vital to follow instructions to prevent skin irritation, which can exacerbate the condition.
  • Hair Removal: Post-wait, wiping off the cream should remove hair. More time might be needed for those with increased muscle mass or weight gain, where hair grows denser. Consulting a healthcare provider can offer treatment options.
  • Rinsing: Rinsing ensures the skin, especially areas like a hairy back, is free from residues. For those with underlying causes like PCOS, ensuring clean skin can reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.


3. Waxing

  • Choosing the Right Kit: Hot waxing kits are often recommended for back hair removal. They cover larger areas and can grip coarse hair effectively.
  • Preparation: Clean skin ensures better wax adherence. Washing the back removes sweat and oil, making the waxing process more efficient.
  • Wax Application: Following the product's instructions, apply the wax toward hair growth. Working in small patches ensures better control.
  • Strip Application: Pressing a waxing strip onto the hot wax and letting it sit for a few moments ensures it adheres well.
  • Hair Removal: Pulling the strip against the direction of hair growth ensures effective hair removal. Quick, fluid motions reduce pain.
  • Post-wax Care: After waxing, the skin can be sensitive. Washing with antibacterial soap can prevent infections and soothe the skin.


IPL - Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal “At-home Laser Hair Removal”

If you’re looking to remove unwanted back hair and are tired of continuously shaving, you might want to consider alternative hair removal methods. 

The best alternative to shaving is by using an IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal handset - We carry those here at KetchBeauty. 

IPL works very similarly to laser hair removal, and you may have heard about this before. People often refer to IPL handsets for home use as “at-home laser hair removal” Feel free to check out our shop to start your hair removal journey and say goodbye to unwanted hairs and razor bumps for good. 


Forget About Shaving For Good and Permanently Remove Unwanted Back Hairs at Home With The KetchBeauty IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Handsets

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) handset offers a cutting-edge method for hair removal that is longer-lasting than traditional methods. 

Here's a breakdown of what IPL is, how it works, and specific information on using the KetchBeauty range of IPL handsets: 


Understanding IPL:

  • What is IPL? IPL uses broad-spectrum light that targets the melanin in hair. This light then converts to heat, damaging the hair follicle, which reduces hair growth over time.
  • Long-Term Solution: IPL isn't a one-time solution. It requires multiple sessions but offers a significant long-term reduction in hair growth.


KetchBeauty’s IPL Range:

  • OG IPL Handset: The OG is KetchBeauty’s original device. It offers an ergonomic design suitable for first-time users. This handset can be used on any body part, including the face and bikini.
  • V4.1 IPL Handset: The V4.1 boasts faster results than the OG, with users seeing changes in as little as 2-3 treatments. It also has an improved ergonomic design and can be used on all skin tones except the darkest.
  • MX2 Pro IPL Handset: The MX2 is the most advanced in the range, offering the fastest treatment time. It has five energy levels to cater to different hair types and densities.


Effortless and PERMANENT full-body hair reduction/removal at home with the KetchBeauty MX2 IPL Hair Removal Handset

Say goodbye to unwanted face & body hair for good and enjoy soft, smooth, hair-free skin and professional-quality results in the comfort of your home with the Mx2 Pro IPL hair removal handset.

  • User-friendly design
  • ⭐Digital interface (new*)
  • ⭐999,999 pulses (new*)
  • ⭐Usage tracking (new*)
  • ⭐8 intensity levels (new*)
  • ⭐Ice cold mode (new*)
  • Automatic flash mode
  • ⭐Lifetime warranty (new*)
  • ⭐6 months money back (new*)
  • Suitable for full-body use
  • ⭐For all skin tones (new*)

The Mx2 IPL handset is most effective on black and dark brown hair and is unsuitable for removing red, white, grey, or blonde hair.

Say goodbye to unwanted hair with confidence and enjoy the convenience of long-lasting results.

Choose KetchBeauty and transform your hair removal routine today!

User Manual

Using KetchBeauty’s IPL Handsets:

  • Preparation: Shave the area you're going to treat. This ensures the IPL energy is focused on the hair root and not wasted on the hair above the skin.
  • Choose the Right Energy Level: Start with the lowest energy setting for first-time users and work your way up as your comfort allows. The MX2's varying energy levels offer flexibility for different hair types.
  • Consistent Sessions: Use the device once a week for the first 12 weeks for optimal results. After this initial phase, use it once every month for the next three months or until you achieve your desired result.
  • Post-IPL Care: Avoid exposure to the sun after treatment, as the skin will be sensitive. Use sunscreen if you're going out.


Safety and Side Effects:

  • Test Patch: Always do a test patch 24 hours before complete treatment to ensure no adverse reaction.
  • Avoid use on Tattoos: Do not use IPL directly over tattoos, as it can cause skin burns.
  • Side Effects: Some might experience slight redness post-treatment, which usually subsides within a few hours.



IPL, especially with the advanced features and effectiveness of the KetchBeauty handsets, offers a promising long-term solution for those looking to reduce hair growth.

Following the guidelines, maintaining consistency, and prioritizing safety is essential to achieve the best results.

Please note that for a more detailed and personalized guide, one should refer to the user manual of each KetchBeauty product and consult with professionals if unsure about IPL treatments.


Getting Rid Of Back Hair With Back Shaver

Do you want to get rid of back hair growth quickly and easily? The back shaver is perfect for this job. Here's how to get rid of back hair with a shaver:


Just like traditional shaving, using a back shaver requires some prep work. Exfoliating the skin with a gentle brush can help reduce ingrown hairs.

Depending on the type of shaver, you might need to clean and dry your back with an electric razor or wet your back and apply shaving cream/gel for a standard razor.

Choosing The Right Spot

Visibility is key. Opt for a bathroom with a large mirror. A secondary smaller mirror will help you see the areas you're shaving, ensuring you don't miss any spots.

Mirror Technique

Hold the back shaver in one hand and the smaller mirror in the other. Adjust the smaller mirror to reflect your back from the larger one.

This two-mirror setup will guide you throughout the shaving process.

Upper Back Shaving

Extend the back shaver's arm fully. Position it at the center of your back and gently shave in rows, moving from the mid-back to the shoulders.

Controlled motions ensure an even shave without nicks.

Lower Back Shaving

If your shaver is adjustable, bend it to reach the lower back.

Adjusting the mirror will help you monitor the shaving process, ensuring you don't leave any patches.

Post-Shave Check

After shaving, it's crucial to double-check for missed spots. Using the two-mirror setup, inspect each area of your back. If any hair remains, shave it off.

Conclude by showering to wash off stray hairs, pat dry, and apply a lotion to maintain soft, smooth skin.


Final Words

Managing unwanted hair growth, especially dark hair on the back, can be challenging for many. While some might opt for hair removal or depilatory creams, a back shaver offers a more direct approach.

This method is particularly beneficial for those with conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome, hair follicles, which can cause excess body hair growth.

However, it's essential to be informed about the underlying cause of excessive hair, whether due to male hormones, adrenal glands, or other medical conditions.

With the right tools and techniques, and laser hair removal, achieving a smooth, hair-free back is attainable for most women.



Why Do I Have So Much Upper Back Hair?

Excessive upper back hair can be attributed to high testosterone levels. However, hypertrichosis, a condition causing excess body hair growth, is often influenced by hormones and genetic predisposition.

What Is Back Hair Caused By?

Predominantly, back hair in men is a result of genetics, a legacy from fathers and grandfathers. However, some might experience excessive hair growth due to hypertrichosis, a rare disorder.

Should I Shave My Back As A Girl?

Girls have the autonomy to choose hair removal methods, including shaving. Societal norms shouldn't dictate their choices. Some embrace their natural body hair, while others opt for hair removal.

Is Female Body Hair Normal?

Yes, it's entirely typical for females to have fine hair across their body, including the face. Whether it's dark body hair or fine facial hair, it's a natural occurrence for most women.


Related Products and Recommendations: 

KetchBeauty Hair Removal Spray

Looking for a simple, mess-free alternative to razors?

KetchBeauty Hair Removal Spray offers an easy way to remove unwanted hair.

Just apply, wait, and wipe away!

Our unique formula works close to the root, ensuring smooth skin for days longer than shaving.

Plus, it nourishes as it works, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth.

It's a time-saving, skin-loving solution that fits perfectly into your busy life.

Check out The KetchBeauty Hair Removal Spray


KetchBeauty Hair Growth Inhibitor Cream

Tired of the continuous cycle of hair regrowth?

Our Hair Growth Inhibitor Cream works to minimize the regrowth of hair, meaning you'll spend less time and money on shaving or waxing.

The cream penetrates the hair follicles, reducing hair growth at the source and keeping your skin smooth for longer.

It's the ideal companion for anyone seeking to reduce the frequency and cost of hair removal.

Remember, the goal is to spend less time on hair removal and more time enjoying your life.

Check out The KetchBeauty Hair Growth Inhibitor Cream


With KetchBeauty, you're not just investing in products, you're investing in a smoother, more carefree future.

Say goodbye to disposable razors, and welcome a world where you are in control of your hair removal routine.

Try KetchBeauty today!