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The Mangroomer is a product that men can use to shave their own back hair.[1]

The device was invented by Brett Marut, a resident of Santa Monica, California, after he suffered from pain and embarrassment while having his back professionally waxed at a salon full of female customers. It first went on sale in 2006 and quickly gained popularity through online retailers.[2] The Mangroomer is an electric razor which The New York Times remarked "resembles a futuristic kung fu weapon." When it is folded open and its telescoping handle is extended to its maximum length, the Mangroomer is almost two feet long.[3]


  1. ^ The Mangroomer Conquers Back Hair, New York magazine, June 26, 2008
  2. ^ Not Wild About Hairy, The Washington Post, May 12, 2007
  3. ^ For the Beast at the Beach, The New York Times, July 22, 2007