Shaving can be a touchy subject, literally. Most girls back in the day probably didn’t start shaving until their latter high school years. Today, it’s most certainly frowned upon if a woman doesn’t shave, wax or something of the sort. Most women today not only shave the bikini line, they even keep the vajayjay nice and well maintained - some even bedazzled.
So, what are some do or don’t tips that nobody ever told you about shaving. Glad that you asked.
10 Shaving Tips for Women
- Use some oil, before the shaving cream
One of the best and most useful shaving tips for women is to use some oil, before (or instead of) the shaving cream. This can stop razor burns by softening your skin with some natural oil, before you even apply the shaving cream. Coconut oil, sweet almonds oil or olive oil are great options, and will protect your skin from nicks and cuts and allow the razor to glide more smoothly across your skin.
- Never Share Razors
You do not want to run the risks of getting a skin infection.
- Change razors frequently to avoid cuts and nicks
A dull, blunt blade will lead to cuts and nicks, and an old razor is not very hygienic either. Replace your razor frequently and you will get a much smoother shave. The recommendation is to only use a razor three to seven times, after that throw it away.
- Exfoliate before shaving
Exfoliate your skin before shaving or all the dead skin cells will clog up the razor. Use an exfoliating scrub or an exfoliating glove in the shower, and rinse thoroughly before you shave. It will make your razors last longer too. If you prefer to use natural homemade body scrubs, then coconut oil and sugar mix is one of the best and easiest to make.
- Soften your skin before shaving
You can be tempted to start shaving your dry legs without softening your skin first, which can lead to cuts, bumps, nicks, razor burns and clogging up the razor with some dead skin. To avoid all these, wet your skin with warm water before shaving, let your skin soften and then shave.
- Use short strokes
Another one of useful shaving tips for women is to use short strokes. Don’t try and shave the whole length of your leg in one stroke, because that is more likely to lead to cuts. Short strokes are best, working your way slowly along your leg.
- Shave with the grain and then against it
If you have sensitive skin, then shaving against the grain will cause irritation. One of the best shaving tips for women, whatever your skin type, is to shave, once with the grain, and then a second time, against it. That way you will get a much closer shave, without the irritation.
- Don’t shave any unhealed cuts
If you do cut your skin, then don’t shave that area until it is healed properly. It’s really a must that you leave cuts and sore spots alone, they will never heal, and they could become infected if you shave over them.
- Soothe shaving bumps with shea butter or cold cucumber paste
Here is another one of great shaving tips for women: if shaving has left you with irritated skin and shaving bumps, then a quick way to soothe your skin is by dabbing on some shea butter or use freshly made, cold cucumber paste. It will quickly cool the area and reduce the inflammation. Also, avoid irritating that area further, give your preference to loose fitting clothes and allow some time to heal.
- Don’t buy cheap razors
Don’t be tempted to buy the cheap packets of razors. It may seem like a bargain, but they are not. They won’t last as long, as slightly more expensive razors, they won’t give you a smooth shave and they are more likely to cause cuts and nicks.