Have you ever had a case of bad razor burn? I’m guessing everyone has experienced it at one point or another. Well I have recently had not one, but two bad cases of razor burn and since I have no shame, I will tell you all about it.
The first dilemma happened when Pinterest told me to shave my legs with baby oil. That was a PIN SIN. Let me give you the back story. After my miscarriage, I was incredibly sore from the surgery which was basically a c-section. (C-section mommas, y’all know how those abs hurt when you move in the slightest.) So my sweet sister, Laura-Leigh, stayed with me for a couple days to lend a helping hand. When she asked what she could do for me, I humbly asked her if she could shave my legs. I told her we could comfortably remove my hair in the living room, and just use baby oil like Pinterest so kindly suggested.
Things were going smoothly, until about 10 minutes after she finished. My legs started BURNING LIKE CRAZY! Up until that point, I had never had razor burn so bad. Being the smart girl that I am, I thought that perhaps if I rubbed some Aloe Vera gel on my legs, the burning fire would subside, since that’s what you use for a sunburn, right?
OMG that just made it burn worse! Looking back on that “bright idea” I just hear these words. And I know you’re thinkin it too.
Ok so fast forward five months. Some friends of ours invited us to go to the pool with them one fine Saturday morning. About 20 minutes before we had to leave, I realized my legs needed a good shave. Aye yie yie. I already had my swim suit on and sunscreen on my face, so instead of hopping in the shower, I just sat down with my jar of whipped coconut oil and my razor and shaved away. That was my second Pin Sin.
As soon as I got comfortable in my shallow patio chair and dipped my feet in the water, I was holding back some choice words. I looked down at my legs to see what was causing the burning sensation and I saw horrible razor burn AGAIN. Yup. I’m hearing my theme song on repeat.
I have learned two valuable lessons from Pinterest, and I’m here to share them with you.
1) Never shave with baby oil
2) Never shave with coconut oil
Have you ever heard the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? I feel that applies to me here because I know that my conditioner is a great lubricant for shaving, so why on earth would I deviate from that? Yes, conditioner. I learned that trick years ago, before Pinterest. I have been using this same bottle of conditioner for the past two years that I got for free at my church junk swap. And when it runs out, I will just fill up this handy pump bottle with some other conditioner because I like the convenience of the pump and that’s how I roll.
Have y’all shaved with the aforementioned oils? How did it work for you? Did I do something wrong? Not use enough? Have you had bad razor burn before? Please share below!