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What does everyone use to shave? ....other than coconut oil

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I've tried coconut oil with out much luck any other suggestions? Soap dries my skin out severely and I have actually been soaop free long before I ever heard about it through paleo. Store bought "soap" is actually usually detergent and not true soap and cause me to breakout in hives. For this reason I have showered with only water since childhood. I currently use conditioner to shave, but it contains questionable ingredients so I am looking for better alternatives.

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

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on October 14, 2012
at 09:08 PM

Hi veganvspaleo, I know it's been a long time since this thread has been active, but I hope you'll get this comment. For shave soaps check here: http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Shaving-Soaps_c_16.html ...and here: http://badgerandblade.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=40 Remember, there's shave SOAP and shave CREAM. Cream comes from a tube and is soft; shave soap comes as one hard block. I MUCH prefer shave soap. I find it easier to lather and it lathers more consistently (in my hands, at least). Let me know if there's anything else that I can help you with!

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

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on September 20, 2012
at 06:03 AM

I'm a woman, so haven't tried the whole system, but I do use a double edge razor and I Love it! It shaves closer and the blades are so much cheaper! I even have my husband converted! I got him a razor, brush, mug, and soap. Totally agree....I just hadn't figured out the soap solution for me.

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on September 19, 2012
at 08:08 PM

You could always try moving to France - they appreciate that kind of thing there.

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

(357)

on September 19, 2012
at 07:41 PM

I'm a woman...not happening.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on September 19, 2012
at 03:11 PM

especially on a woman!

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on September 19, 2012
at 12:57 PM

Nothing's manlier than a great big bushy beard.

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1d5dd4c93883ba18a130855830f4dadc

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on September 19, 2012
at 12:22 PM

I've been shaving with only water in the shower for years now with no irritation. YMMV, but nice steamy shower, fog-free mirror, and a better shave than I ever got otherwise.

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754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

on September 19, 2012
at 04:07 PM

Forget Gillette if you want to get a good shave.

Start off by getting yourself a double-edge safety razor and a real badger brush (just like your grandfather).

Then, get yourself some quality shave soap or shave cream; make a rich, emollient lather, and have at it with a blade of your choice.

The shave is baby-butt-smooth.

I, personally, like to shave after a shower. During the shower, I let my brush and soap soak in water.

Afterwards, I make my lather and proceed to do a three or four pass shave.

Visit this YouTube channel to get started: youtube.com/mantic59

Mantic will teach you virtually everything you need to know.

Then, go to this forum to continue your journey: badgerandblade.com

The products I currently use:

  1. Mitchel's Wool Fat shave soap.
  2. Merkur Hefty Classic.
  3. Feather New Hi Stainless blades.
  4. Bay rum for aftershave.

The shave is to die for. Enjoy!

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

(357)

on September 20, 2012
at 06:03 AM

I'm a woman, so haven't tried the whole system, but I do use a double edge razor and I Love it! It shaves closer and the blades are so much cheaper! I even have my husband converted! I got him a razor, brush, mug, and soap. Totally agree....I just hadn't figured out the soap solution for me.

754ea47f49d14b0d8fd43dec0b5eb932

(55)

on October 14, 2012
at 09:08 PM

Hi veganvspaleo, I know it's been a long time since this thread has been active, but I hope you'll get this comment. For shave soaps check here: http://www.westcoastshaving.com/Shaving-Soaps_c_16.html ...and here: http://badgerandblade.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=40 Remember, there's shave SOAP and shave CREAM. Cream comes from a tube and is soft; shave soap comes as one hard block. I MUCH prefer shave soap. I find it easier to lather and it lathers more consistently (in my hands, at least). Let me know if there's anything else that I can help you with!

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 19, 2012
at 12:37 PM

You may have luck with a homemade soap. It contains Castille soap, which is made from olive oil and is very mild (I use it in toothpaste). http://wellnessmama.com/2628/homemade-shaving-soap-recipes/

If you have a Trader Joe's near you, they carry several different bars (my favorite is a mint Castille, I think with hemp) that are very mild.

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on September 19, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Dude(ss). Shaving is like so unpaleo.

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

(357)

on September 19, 2012
at 07:41 PM

I'm a woman...not happening.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on September 19, 2012
at 03:11 PM

especially on a woman!

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on September 19, 2012
at 08:08 PM

You could always try moving to France - they appreciate that kind of thing there.

276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

(1644)

on September 19, 2012
at 12:57 PM

Nothing's manlier than a great big bushy beard.

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on September 19, 2012
at 05:02 PM

http://www.naturesorganicmarket.com/shave-cream-eo-products-organic-top-rate-soap-free-5-oz-p-731.html This is a soap free organic product, but has a lot of ingredients, some of which are less desirable. All the homemade shave creams I have seen have some kind of soap in them. Good luck!

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on September 19, 2012
at 04:48 PM

I'm really on this kick where I want to start shaving with a straight razor, and then progress to a machete. However, I don't know what the step is in the progression to "more paleo" between a machete and a rock.

-Matt
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11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

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on September 19, 2012
at 04:46 PM

An electric razor.

Does it get as close as a blade and foam? No, but it's a lot easier on my skin.

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on September 19, 2012
at 02:51 PM

I jsut use a facial moisturizer and not shaving cream, which typically contain alcohol (which dries your skin out, and makes you look older ;) ) and other poor ingredients. Right now I guess I am using both Lancome facial moisturizing cleanser and this other thing by Loreal called "Youth Code" or something like that. No razor burn and it leaves your face soft and smooth. 2 birds with one stone.

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on September 19, 2012
at 01:33 PM

Pacific Shaving Company all natural low-lather shaving cream. Works great.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002XK066I/ref=wms_ohs_product

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Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

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on September 19, 2012
at 01:31 PM

The Trader Joe's shaving cream is really nice and has no "bad" ingredients. My husband's has really sensitive skin and can not use an electric razor. He shaves right after he gets out of the shower and swears by the Trader Joe's Cream.

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7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on September 19, 2012
at 12:48 PM

If I need to shave, and I'm not in the shower, I use an electric. Otherwise, I shave, in the shower, with a razor (Gillette Sensor) and Nivea Cooling Shave Gel.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on September 19, 2012
at 12:40 PM

I used coconut oil, and coconut butter. It was ok...

Now I have a hot morning shower, I shave after the water heats up my skin, then I switch the water to cold (for the whole cold water thing -- which really works for me).

Shaving in the shower has really worked well for me. I definitely get a better shave with less irritation (especially on my neck).

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on September 19, 2012
at 12:03 PM

I use this Aveeno product

http://www.aveeno.com/skincare/products/therapeutic-shave-gel

Gives me a really comfortable shave

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