Beauty in a Pinch

Saturday, January 26, 2013

It may not be a popular topic of conversation, but it's happened to us all.  It's Friday night, you're in the shower getting ready to go out, hair freshly washed, skin properly sudsy, and all that's left is a much needed close encounter between your legs and a razor.  Too bad you just realized that you're completely out of shaving cream thanks to a forgetful brain (or a forgetful roommate), and you're definitely not about to shave dry.  Personal experience teaches you early on that the resultant itching and scratching just ain't worth it, so you have to grab for something else.

For years, I had been substituting with shampoo or body wash when the cream went MIA, but I often wound up with dry, irritated skin that always needed more lotion than the situation warranted.  Last week, I ran out of shaving cream yet again, because I've never quite learned the art of stocking up, and I was probably complaining about it, because that's when my sister chimed in with a game-changer.  "Why don't you just use conditioner?"  It had been a while since I'd heard such genius.  Cue the lights and confetti (honestly, I'm still finding bits of the stuff in my hair).

I may very well be the last one to this party, but in a pinch, conditioner does a pretty decent job of keeping your stems moisturized, and the lizard-legs at bay (not to mention it smells eons better than any shaving cream ever will).  So decent, in fact, that I think I'll "forget" to  pick up some more shaving cream for a little while longer, and invest in a litre of my favorite conditioner instead!

8 comments:

  1. I haven't tried this conditioner in particular but the ones i have tried when shaving (not intentionally, honest!) gave me a bit of a reaction.. nothing serious haha but it wasn't the best experience. Though it's probably just me, be careful which ones you use! x

    http://lucyandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooooh thanks for the warning, I don't want to be handing out dangerous advice! You're right, it should be said that this approach might not be ideal for those with sensitive skin. x

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  2. I've tried this before, it's a pretty good substitue :) Especially good for using up conditioner that you're not fond of! :)

    Jess
    xxx

    http://sugar-and-sparkle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. This is such a good idea! I have loads of conditioner knocking around that I just can't get on with, so this would be a great alternative use x

    www.lamourjosie.com

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  4. funny i read this the other day on Pinterest, must give it a go as i have a lot of conditioners i don't like going to waste

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  5. You are spot on here. I often use conditioner instead of shaving foam all together. I definitely get a smoother shave and my legs feel a lot smoother afterwards! Good shout on this post, more people should know about this little tip :-)

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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    1. I'm such a conditioner convert now! I mean, I already loved it, but now it's become a multi-use product for me, I kind of just want to give it a little hug :) x

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