By preparing your own shaving cream, you make sure to have a totally natural product that contains no substance that can irritate the skin.
Why use shaving cream?
It is a matter of fashion, beauty or hygiene. Women, like men, remove the hairs present in different areas of their body to get a nice and soft skin.
In addition to helping to eliminate fluff, shaving cream is a product that has the ability to lubricate the skin before the passage of irritating razor.
By opting for a homemade cream, you’ll significantly improve the shaving process, but you’ll also avoid the use of chemicals and artificial elements on your skin that can seriously damage it and promote ingrown hairs.
3 options to prepare a homemade shaving foam
Your choice will depend on the ingredients you have at home, or you can get in your natural store.
So we offer 3 different recipes for a shaving foam that are 100% natural.
Basic shaving foam
With this first recipe you will not need to go shopping, because all elements are necessarily present on your bedside table or in your bathroom.
• ½ cup soft natural conditioner
• ½ cup of mild shampoo
• 3 tablespoons of face cream
• 3 teaspoons of baby oil or olive oil
• A container
• A spoon or spatula
• Plastic wrap
• A mixer
• A bottle or jar with hermetic closure
• In a bowl, mix the shampoo and conditioner, so they are well integrated with each other.
• Add the cream and oil, while continuing to stir.
• Let the mixture sit in a cool place and away from light by covering your container with plastic wrap.
• To keep your foam, we recommend that you place it in a bottle or jar.
• Apply a layer of shaving cream when you want to get rid of your hair and then shave as you’re used to.
• Rinse with warm water, and dry yourself by patting your skin, not irritating.
Intermediate shaving foam
It is likely that you do not have at hand all the ingredients for this recipe, but you can easily find them in a health shop.
• 4 tablespoons of shea butter
• 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
• 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
• 12 drops of essential almond oil
• A spatula
• A bowl
• Plastic wrap
• A mixer
• A bottle or jar
• In a pan, put the shea butter and coconut oil. Heat in water bath for a few minutes (over low heat).
• When the two ingredients have melted and are mixed, remove from heat.
• Add the two tablespoons of almond oil, and then mix well until the mixture is smooth.
• Put the mixture into a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until the mixture hardens.
• Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and stir with a blender to make a thick cream.
• Let stand a few minutes. Then put the mixture in a glass container (you can keep up to one month in the refrigerator).
• Apply the foam in the same manner as in the previous recipe.
Advanced shaving foam
This option is ideal for people who have already tested the previous two recipes. It is very effective!
• ¼ cup olive oil
• 3 tablespoons of shea butter or cocoa
• ¼ cup honey
• 1 capsule of vitamin E
• 2 tablespoons of baking soda
• ¼ of Castile liquid soap cup
• 1 tablespoon of white cosmetic clay (optional)
• A spatula
• A jar or glass bottle
• In a saucepan, melt the shea butter in a double boiler. When completely melted, remove from heat.
• Add the olive oil, honey, vitamin E, baking soda, castile soap and, if desired, white clay.
• Stir everything well (by hand or with a mixer) to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
• Pour into a glass container, and wait for the foam to cool.
• To apply, do exactly as in the recipe for basic shaving foam.
How to prevent and treat ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs are very painful, and are especially unsightly. No matter what hair removal method you use, it is likely that you have already suffered from ingrown hairs.
Pay attention to the advice that we will give you to avoid ingrown hairs, and never suffer again.
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and skin oils that can be locked in the skin, but also to remove the hair bulb.
Use a special glove and apply a natural ingredient to make this exfoliation, such as:
Repeat twice a day until you can remove the hair without any problems.
If you regularly suffer from ingrown hairs, you can exfoliate the skin 3 times a week to avoid the occurrence of this phenomenon.
Creams against acne
If you have pimples, and you follow a treatment, these creams may be helpful to remove ingrown hairs, especially those that are infected and have pus.
This treatment will help decrease inflammation, and offer more space to pile out.
If you do not have anti-acne cream, you can still use some toothpaste.
To soften the skin, especially to open the pores, warm compresses may be helpful.
Dampen a cloth or a piece of cloth in hot water and apply it on the ingrown hair area.
Leave on for a few minutes, until the cloth cools. Repeat several times if the hair is stuck deeply into the skin.
You can also make a compress with bread and milk, as follows:
• 1 slice of bread
• ¼ cup milk
• Heat the milk in a saucepan.
• Soak the bread in the milk for few seconds.
• Apply it on the affected area.
• Let it stand for 2 minutes. Repeat as many times as necessary.