Have you always had a problem getting and keeping a smooth shave? I certainly have.
I was unfortunately blessed with dark hair that loves to grow back quickly. While it’s awesome to have that on the top of my head, on the rest of me it’s always been a problem. I have some friends with fine light blonde hair all over who only have to shave every 2 weeks…anddd I hate them. Not really but you get the point.
Anywho, within the past year the problem seemed to be getting worse. Even right after getting out of the shower, my legs wouldn’t feel that smooth.
It was time to change up my shave game.
After trying a few different things, I found the following list to be the best methods for getting a nice smooth shave that wouldn’t grow back the next day.
- Buy a dry body brush
- Dry skin brushing has many health benefits but one of the best benefits is that it’s a great exfoliator, which is key for a smooth shave. Do it before every shower and you’ll definitely notice a difference. Try this body brush from Thrive Market, it’s the one I use and it’s fabulous.
- Use a less thick shave cream
- I’ve always used the standard thick shave gels, like Skintimate. As part of changing up my routine, I tried a shave cream instead and fell in love with it. It’s thinner so the razor really reaches my skin instead of gliding on top of a thick layer of gel. Try the Kiss my Face cream, I like the lavender shea one but they have other scents too.
- Get an in-shower exfoliator
- Again, it’s all about good exfoliation. If you use the body brush, you probably don’t need to also use an in shower exfoliator, but I like to change it up sometimes. Plus I found a fantastic Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub one that I am obsessed with. I’ve never been one for chocolate-y smelling things but seriously this stuff smells so good.
- Use lotion after shaving
- This one is pretty obvious and something I’ve known to do for awhile. However, my laziness usually outweighs my need for smooth legs – it takes awhile to get lotion all over your body! To help with this, I found a spray on dry oil that makes the whole process much easier.
- Last but not least – Invest in a good razor.
- I spent way too long using cheap razors because…well because I’m cheap I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ When I was younger, the thought of spending $15+ on a razor was crazy to me, and then I just never shook that mindset. I finally invested in a good one that cost a little more, but it was 100% worth it. Definitely go for 5 blades too, that’ll get you a nice close shave so it will take longer for the hair to grow back.
Try all or a few things on this list and I guarantee you will like the results.
Good luck! Leave a comment below if you’re in the same boat.