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    Alternatives to Shaving Cream

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    I know, I know, not shaving. Unfortunately, based on my father's experiences, I won't be able to grow a decent looking beard until 5ish years from now. Even so, I will be trying it out over my winter break and if I like the look it will stay.

    Right now I'm using gillete fusion "for sensitive skin" because that's what I have. It makes my face really dry and on top of that, I'm becoming less comfortable with putting chemicals on my body in general. I was wondering if anyone here can recommend a substitute. I have heard that peanut butter works well but I'm scared to try. Given what it does to my face when I eat it, I can't imagine applying it directly.

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    i hear some oils are good for shaving...but i'm not sure if there is a best one. if it doesn't matter, shaving may finally give a decent purpose to vegetable oils.
    personally, i wouldn't go with peanut butter. i would use regular butter first.

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    my dad used hand lotions
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    Go without it. I haven't used shaving cream in probably 12 years. If you have an ok razor, it's easy to just shave while you're in the shower. Use a mirror in there if you need to--I don't, I just go by feel. Seriously easy. I almost never cut myself this way, either. Try it out for a couple weeks.

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    Have you considered no shaving cream at all?

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    Brush and Soap, shaving will never be the same.

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    Coconut oil. It's kind of a pain to clean out of the razor, in my experience, but it's very moisturizing. Conditioner works just fine too.

    Or yes, quality of razor matters, just go without.
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    Thanks everyone! The most appealing option in terms of price, convenience, and health seems to be not using anything. I'll give it a go with my current blade. If that doesn't work out I can use coconut oil until I have the option of investing in a really good razor. I'm studying abroad in London next semester, so currently trying to save up as much as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NowhereMan View Post
    Thanks everyone! The most appealing option in terms of price, convenience, and health seems to be not using anything. I'll give it a go with my current blade. If that doesn't work out I can use coconut oil until I have the option of investing in a really good razor. I'm studying abroad in London next semester, so currently trying to save up as much as I can.
    When I say a good razor, I really just mean anything that's at least a step up from the super-cheap one-bladed disposable razors. You'll be fine with any decent razor and just shaving in the shower.

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