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Shaving Alternative

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 17, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Any ideas for a Paleo shaving alternative? And I don't mean letting hair grow in ;-) Any recipes for a "Paleo" wax or something of the like? I don't just mean beards, I mean other body hair (back, legs, etc.).

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on January 19, 2011
at 06:31 AM

Exactly! After two blades, you're just cutting underneath skin level - just asking for ingrown hairs. Double edged safety razor for the win!

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on January 18, 2011
at 12:30 PM

I do the same, and I take my hair (or what's left of it) in the same treatment. Easy!

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on January 18, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I bet that's hot! and looks primal :)

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on January 18, 2011
at 12:11 AM

I totally stopped shaving my underarms and pubes after going Paleo (much to the horror of some of the younger men and women on this board! ROFL!) But, seriously, if you are talking about your beard, why not just grow it and trim it with scissors? Beards are HAWT!

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on January 17, 2011
at 11:53 PM

Beards promote authority to womenfolk. Sadly they promote aggressiveness to menfolk...leave it IMO... Or ask the womenfolk cause that who it really matters for

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on January 18, 2011
at 12:31 PM

Come on, guys. The whole "Paleo" thing is not about living EXACTLY like a caveman. Get real!

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on January 18, 2011
at 01:34 AM

I use clippers set to their lowest every day, so I have this 2 day stubble look every day.

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on January 18, 2011
at 02:37 AM

I bet that's hot! and looks primal :)

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on January 18, 2011
at 12:30 PM

I do the same, and I take my hair (or what's left of it) in the same treatment. Easy!

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on January 18, 2011
at 12:18 AM

I just use an electric razor. I don't think the EMF is all that bad.

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on January 18, 2011
at 02:03 PM

I love the Art of Shaving stuff too. I still use a basic shaving soap (or any mild soap) with a shaving brush and mug - what can be more "caveman" than rubbing a dead badger all over your face!? . I would also avoid the trap of MORE BLADES = BETTER SHAVE. After 2 blades, the law of diminishing returns kicks in.

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on January 19, 2011
at 06:31 AM

Exactly! After two blades, you're just cutting underneath skin level - just asking for ingrown hairs. Double edged safety razor for the win!

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on January 18, 2011
at 01:49 AM

As a guy: beards suck way more than shaving; itchy, scratchy---I always feel like I have a squirrel living on my face. Just accept the shaving deal.

If you want a better shave, google 'The Art of Shaving' and buy some of their shaving products...more expensive than supermarket crap, but lasts about 10 times as long, so a much better value.

If you have good skin, you can probably get away with shaving just using their 'pre shave' oil. I'm partial to the shaving soap: great, non-smelly, non chemically shave. Expensive, but each soap probably lasts me 6 months to a year.

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on January 21, 2011
at 01:58 PM

I shave only sporadically, prefer the fluff than rash, sensitive responses or ingrown hair. I have very sensitive skin and it sucks. There is rubbing which could work - there are even things to buy. Basically they are very, very fine sandpapers, rubbing in circles gets rid of hair. I have no idea if that would work on beard though, could be too harsh hair.

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on January 18, 2011
at 12:16 AM

I use Dr. Bronner's. It's pretty multi-purpose. I use it for the pits, groin, hair and shaving. You can even use it for laundry and cleaning around the house if you want.

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on January 18, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Waxing is prohibitively painful for male/cis-gendered beards; the hair is coarse and deeply rooted. Laser treatments will inhibit but not stop growth, and it takes several treatments, which are expensive. The only permanent method of facial hair removal is electrolysis, which is also expensive and painstaking. Depilatories that would be strong enough for facial hair would likely give you chemical burns.

For cis-gendered men, if you don't want a beard, shaving is pretty much it.

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on January 17, 2011
at 11:39 PM

why is shaving bad? I would think waxing would be rougher on your face. You can use olive oil for shaving cream, it works well. I use a single bladed safety razor like a merkur or something. you can get 100 razor blades for 15 bucks on amazon.

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on January 17, 2011
at 11:34 PM

Well, it's not really an alternative to shaving, but an alternative to using shaving cream. I use coconut oil.

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