Blessed are the women, who have sparse ultra fine body hair. Shave once, and you are good to go for weeks, even months. However, what about the women with coarse thick hair, like a stubble that sprouts up every other day. Shaving can be a task, tedious one at that!
How often should you shave? How long should you wait before your next shaving session to avoid ingrowths? Does shaving lead to thicker hair? These are some of the questions that constantly boggle our mind. Sadly, there is no other way to it.
However, there are hacks that will make the task somewhat simpler for you.
For instance, did you know that immediately scrubbing your skin after a waxing session can remove dead cells and eliminate the possibility of ingrowths?
Also, applying natural oils before shaving can reduce razor burn, while minimizing the chances of cuts? These simple hacks will not eliminate the strenuous task in front of you, but they will certainly make it less of a chore.
So, to avoid painful cuts, irritated bumps and rough pits, here are a few hacks that will banish unsightly hair, keeping your skin supple and smooth for longer periods of time minus the handwork!
Apply Conditioner Or Baby Oil
Your conditioner does not just work to soften the hair on your head, but also your skin. It will turn out to be cheaper than shaving creams and lengthen the life of your razors, while leaving your skin silky and smooth. Baby oil is another great alternative you can try for that close shave and super soft skin.
Soothe Shaving Bumps
After a session of shaving, if you find your skin marred in painful red bumps, here is what you can do. Dip a cotton ball in a solution made of equal quantities of milk and water and dab it onto the irritated skin. Leave it on till dry, before washing it off. The soothing concoction will heal the bumps right away.
Olive Oil And Sugar Scrub
For instant smooth skin after shaving try a scrub made of a few drops of olive oil and one tablespoon of sugar. It will bring out the tiny hair follicles stuck under dead skin cells. A second round of shaving immediately after will rid of the tiny hair, giving you a closer and smoother shave.
DIY Shaving Cream
Rather than splurging on expensive shaving creams, make one at home.
- 1/3 cup of coconut oil
- 1/3 cup of shea butter
- 2 tablespoons of essential oil of your choice
- 2 tablespoons of castile soap
- Melt coconut oil and shea butter in a sauce pan.
- Add in the essential oil and stir until they combine well. Pour the mixture in a jar and place it in the freezer to solidify.
- Once done, take the mixture out of the freezer and whisk it until it becomes soft and fluffy.
- Add in the castile soap in the end and keep stirring until fully combined. Store it and use as and when required.
Stock Up On Soy-Based Lotion
Not many of us out there know that soy-based lotions cause hair follicles to shrink, thereby stunting hair growth. However, before you stock up on the product, make sure to read the label carefully and patch test it to eliminate any possibility of side effects.
Chap Stick For Cuts
Next time you get cuts from shaving, simply dab on some chap stick directly on the cut. Most of the chap sticks have emollient in them, which not just work to keep the skin moisturized, but also heal cracked and chapped lips. The waxy texture of the balm will seal the skin and stop blood flow.
Make sure to replace your razor after every 7 shaves to eliminate any possibility of infection and always shave in an upward motion to avoid ingrowths! If you have any more tips, don't forget to share them.