Many of us know that a loofah is a shower accessory that cleans and exfoliates your skin. But, did you know that it also stimulates your blood circulation? Or that certain models are equipped with materials to ward away toxins?
So why don’t we get to it!
The Best Men’s Loofah Scrubbers and Alternatives WE’ve Come ACross
Of course, there are plenty of loofahs out there… but we wanted to curate a succinct list of our favorites, as well as a few highly rated ones.
Best of all, these are all on Amazon, so buying and trying is a breeze.
Shower Bouquet Loofah Back-Scrubbers
Between its long firm handle which allows you to perfectly control how aggressive or delicate your scrubbing is, and the purifying qualities of the charcoal, this black loofah is definitely our sensitive skin pick.
You can use the clear, plastic arm to reach the hardest places to get to, like your back. You can also use it to scrub your legs and feet without bending over.
The added charcoal not only promotes deep-cleaning, but adds an antibacterial layer which is super helpful considering loofahs tend to sit wet in the shower.
Plus, reviewers report that the mesh is super silky and soft!
WhaleLife Bamboo Charcoal Loofah
Bamboo charcoal is like magic. It’s four times more absorbent than regular charcoal (because bamboo is so porous) and has ten times more surface area. This means that it’ll vacuum all of the odors and pollution from your skin.
Conveniently, these mesh loofahs come with ribbon handles that you can easily use to hang them to dry. This way, all of the bad stuff the loofah just sucked up from your skin isn’t just sitting in there.
Many reviewers love how sturdy these loofahs are, one even mentioning that the pack can last him up to ten months. Barron has purchased the WhaleLife loofahs several times in the past and thought they were great. But just like with most loofahs, they tend to come apart after only a few weeks, so you’ll have to replace them.
INNERNEED Soft Silicone Body Scrubber
After dealing with a few loofahs that have fallen apart, Barron says he switched to this silicone shower scrubber and hasn’t looked back!
While not a traditional loofah, this certainly gives loofahs a run for their money. Its soft silicone is easy on the skin, while still producing a decent lather from your body wash. It’s easy to travel with, simple to rinse and keep clean, and dries in no time.
If you’re looking for a loofah alternative, give this shower scrubber a try.
Urbanstrive XL Sponge
This extra dense loofah is for you if you’re looking for one that’s luxurious and fluffy.
The added body makes these loofahs topnotch latherers, sudsing up fast and substantially. Also, Urbanstrive built these guys with soft sponge materials. Instead of relying on abrasiveness to exfoliate, this product’s size, extra contours, and extra pores do the job.
It’s definitely a great pick for you bigger gents!
Reviewers are impressed with how firm this loofah is, despite the fact it’s so soft.
Dove Men+Care Shower Tool
This two-sided loofah and shower glove from Dove comes with an exfoliating pad and gentle sponge. The exfoliator is actually much softer than similar products, but still provides effective scrubbing action.
What makes this multi-tool unique is the fact that it can accommodate different parts of your body that need more or less intense exfoliation. Sure, you can always control your own strength, but some parts, like your feet, knees, and ankles, sometimes need a more aggressive material.
Body Scrubbing Brush Loofah Exfoliator
Both sides of this exfoliator are frosted with carbon fiber, which is what professional spas use to exfoliate your skin and help activate your blood, giving your body a wake-up call.
It’s basically an elongated towel, offering more flexibility than a traditional loofah, or even a handled loofah, can grant you.
Just apply a little force to the towel and the friction against your body will wipe clean the residual dirt and dead cuticles from your skin. Reviewers mention that this product works best for those living in hot and dry conditions because it clears away the resulting rough patches.
Soap Pocket Exfoliating Saver Pouch
This loofah lathers up quickly and effectively exfoliates. Additionally, its pouch construction helps you use your bar soap to the very last milligram.
This makes it a great eco-drive option. Not only is bar soap better for the environment than shower gel, but this loofah ensures you won’t waste any of it either—which also makes it better for your wallet!
Just insert the soap particles into the pocket, lather up, and get thoroughly clean.
Reviewers do mention that it will mildew if you don’t let it dry completely after each use, and recommend cleaning it in your clothes washer.
LATHER Natural Sea Wool Sponge
Our all-natural option gets extra soft to the touch once you get it wet, and smells like a fun-packed day at the beach spent swimming. It offers super gentle exfoliating, perfect for everyday use and facial use.
It also has a cool shape, and makes an interesting piece of biological decor for your bathroom.
Despite coming straight from the ocean, this loofah doesn’t contain any sediment, sand, or smaller animals. A reviewer rinsed it out in the sink expecting the worst, and was surprised that it was actually ready to use right away.
PMD Clean Body
If you’re willing to spend a little, this high-tech luxury option has a sonic frequency that lifts and tones the skin, vibrating at up to 7000 vibrations per minute. This allows the silver-laced loofah sponge to scrub super deep into every pore.
Afterward, you can buff your skin smooth with the aluminum oxide exfoliation system, the same thing that professionals use to safely re-texture and refine skin flaws and discoloration. It even has a body massager mode that can be used in the shower.
FAQs About Men’s Loofahs
Which loofah is best for men?
It depends what you’re looking for! A great loofah increases the amount of suds you get, leading to a more comprehensive cleaning than with soap alone. The WhaleLife Loofah in this roundup is made from bamboo charcoal, which cleans and lasts.
If you’re looking for an upgrade pick, go for the PMD Clean Body. Still, all of the selects in this roundup are effective options!
Is there a loofah that doesn’t fall apart?
No loofah lasts forever, but sturdier loofahs last longer than softer ones. You just need to find the appropriate balance between a loofah that’s robust enough to last, but still soft enough so that it isn’t uncomfortably abrasive.
This is what caused Barron to look for alternatives, and he found the INNERNEED silicone scrubber which he says has been a game-changer.
Is a shower brush better than a loofah?
Loofahs are gentler than shower brushes, but accomplish similar tasks. They both clean your body and exfoliate your skin. And, while many shower brushes have long handles to reach out-of-the-way places, many loofahs do as well.
The Best Loofah for You
Try some of the above options and you’ll find that you’ll feel cleaner, will smell fresher, and will have softer skin than when using soap alone. Besides, even the simplest loofah increases the lather you get from soap or body wash, more effectively scrubbing off dead skin cells.
If you have any questions about loofahs or skincare, feel free to slip into our DMs on IG!