Friday, June 24, 2011

I Shave My Legs With What....?

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So summer is here, and for me that means shaving my legs a lot more.  I have been blessed with a lot of hair.  I have beautiful thick shiny hair on my head, and A LOT of it.  Now that wonderful advantage of having a full hair of thick hair means I have a lot of hair EVERYWHERE else.  My eyebrows are huge, I have hair growing  It is not a pretty picture. 

So not only do I have a lot of hair all over my body it is dark, black hair.  So that means on my legs it is more noticeable.  I often in the summer shave my legs every day.  Two years ago I was developing a rash on my legs from the shaving cream.  So I did some research, and it turns out that shaving cream is just whipped soap...ummm duh I'm allergic to  Like gees why didn't I figure that out for myself.  It was then that I heard about people using hair conditioner to shave their legs.  Umm conditioner?  Ohhh okay.  I had to let my rash heal for about a week, and then tried shaving with the conditioner.  All I can say is WOW what an amazing product to shave your legs with.  First off no more rashes!  I get zero razor burn, and not only a super close shave, but my legs are soooo soft after.  Another great advantage of using conditioner is that price doesn't matter.  I usually buy dollar store conditioner to shave with, and it works better than any expensive shaving lotion!

So anyone else shave with conditioner?  Do you have a favorite brand?  Do you use something else to shave with other than shaving lotion or cream?


Jessaca said...

I like using either baby oil or conditioner. I use conditioner more in the summer and baby oil in the winter to help with extream dry skin from the new england harsh winters.

Crunchy Diva said...

ewww haven't tried baby oil, but i can see how that would be great during the winter. it is very dry here year round might have to try that. wonder if olive oil would work for shaving?

kristanlynn said...

I use conditioner to shave too! hah. I thought I was the only one. I was at one of those Pure Romance parties, and she was selling shaving stuff for the bikini line.. and the lady said you could even substitute it for conditioner... which led me to think... well hell... why not save the $10 on that and just use my hair conditioner down there. LOL.

Natural Momma said...

Awesome! I have to try this! Right now I just use soap...

Crunchy Diva said...

@ natural momma ~ oh don't use soap it is very or at least it is for me. i also find i get less razor nicks using conditioner.

@ kristanlynn ~ nope your not the only one! yes it works great for the bikini area too ;)

I am however doing some reading on using olive oil for shaving my legs i'll report back when i've tried it.

Linda said...

What a great tip!!!Thank you so much! I'll give it a try.

Meeling said...

Thankfully my hair is light on my legs, don't have to shave too often. I usually can get away with just a razor as long as it has the lubricating strip on it. I have used conditioner b4 & it wrks well. Winter is great because I'm in jeans all the time I don't have to shave very often. Summer mean shorts and skirts and shaving! :)

LaDonna and Diana said...

I have used conditioner but only because I ran out of shaving cream. I didn't know that shaving cream was the same as soap! Thanks for the tip!


Daniyal said...

I use conditioner too. I have never used anything else. I grew up with a single mom working two jobs $3.00 shaving cream! No way when a whole bottle of Sauve was 98 cents! I have never felt the need to switch.

Crunchy Diva said...

@ Daniyal & why would you conditioner is way better to shave with

Theresa said...

I've never even heard of this before. I will give it a try!! Thanks.

Crunchy Diva said...

@ theresa your welcome hope it works

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a wonderful tip! I believe I will have to give it a try! Thanks!

Crunchy Diva said...

well stay tuned i tried using olive oil, and i think that might even work

Kellyscrafts said...

I used to have tons of hair, but went through a difficult divorce and many health issues, so now, not much hair and thankfully it hardly grows on my legs at all anymore. But I'll have to try out the conditioner. It would definitely be cheaper. Thanks for the tip.

DitzyRedhead said...

Yes! I know - I have been doing this too and yeah, much, much softer.

Anonymous said...

When I was younger, I used to use conditioner, my mom would yell because it would run out so much faster than the shampoo.

Diana said...

I've been shaving with conditioner for years, and it really does help it go smoother. I also love using hand lotion for it. Works great!

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Anonymous said...

my best friend told me to try it and WOW it worked awesome:D never gonna go back to shavin cream!

Anonymous said...

I tried conditioner because my friend suggested it so i use SunSilk and its awesome !

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