this is going to be a quick post, but one reader brought up a GREAT point.
i’ve posted on shaving creams and didn’t even bother to mention razors!
yes. the chances of your average razor having an ingredients list is high.
you know the lubricating strips on razors? yea those. they’re terrible ingredient-wise. check these common ingredients out:
Sodium Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Water/Eau, Sorbitol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Polybutene, Sodium Myristate, Lauric Acid, PEG-90M, PEG-45M. Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Fragrance/Parfum, PEG-7M, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Red 4, Yellow 10.
they’re ingredients you avoid in your body washes, shampoos, and lotions!
so, what do we do now? well, we can use razors (i haven’t mastered sugaring or anything. if anyone uses that method, PLEASE email me so we can set you up for a guest post. i’m a total flunkie at it!), we just have to be sneaky hippies.
- buy a more “natural” razor (ha. sounds funny)
- take the strip off
MORE “NATURAL” RAZORS
- razors without a lubricating strip
i’ve seen a few blogs recommend the schick intuition naturals razor. i looked at the ingredients and i’m gonna say please NO. although better than it’s “regular” counterparts, the “naturals” razor still has a terrible ingredients list:
so what else can we do? remove the strip ourselves!
TAKE THE STRIP OFF
using a safety pin, pick the strip out while it’s dry and never been used. it’ll most likely come off in weird chunks, but at least it’ll come out. that way you can use your favorite razor and just use a natural shaving cream/lotion.
this was a quick post, but hopefully helpful!
how do you remove unwanted body hair??