How to Dry Shave without Hurting Yourself

I hate shaving. Every time I do it I’m thinking how little time I have to be doing it. I’m a mom… so I frequently feel like I don’t have enough time to get things done. Can you relate? Sometimes I don’t have time to get into the shower just so I can shave. Well, guess what… I have the solution. Dry shaving. If you’ve tried dry shaving before, I’m willing to guess you’ve had disastrous results: bleeding, burning, rash, and a ruined razor come to mind. But what if I told you dry shaving doesn’t have to be like that? What if dry saving was stress free, mess free, and soothing? (Plus, you conserve water if you’re not getting in the shower. Green bonus!)

This method works best if you have only a couple of days’ growth. I have tried this with thick (winter-time) growth and it takes forever and makes way more of a mess.

Dry Shave

Here’s what you will need:

  • A thick body butter (I use my own recipe, which I will share with you when it goes live on A Delightful Home later in the month.)
  • A clean razor
  • A wash cloth, towel, or paper towels

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Slather a thick layer of body butter on one section of your lower leg.
  2. Slowly, shave one line of hair. You will have a very thickly covered razor.
  3. Wipe the razor, side-to-side, across your towel to clean the razor. Do not wipe up and down, it will ruin your towel and dull your razor.
  4. Repeat all the way around your leg until it’s done.

Your legs will be left smooth and softened.

Here’s a before and after of my shave.

shave before and after

To clean your razor, run it under very hot water or swish it in boiling water. Since I use my own recipe with all natural ingredients, the oils melt right off.

Have you ever tried dry shaving? What worked or didn’t work for you?

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