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Why You Should Never Shave With A Product That Foams

September 28, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | beauty

Getting a good, close shave without razor burn is everyone’s goal, right? It’s definitely mine, so I’ve become quite fixated on the different techniques and tips that make a big difference when it comes to shaving. What temperature should the water be? Should you do it in the morning or the night? How can you NOT get goosebumps, for heaven’s sake. You get the idea… I’m really serious about this shaving stuff.

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I’m tackling a new topic today–whether or not you should shave with foam. There are so many different shaving products on the market–gels, creams, foams, soaps, etc. It’s often difficult to know which products are the most effective and which are just gimmick and don’t actually work. Also, there’s always the question of what you should shave with if you don’t have any shaving cream. Can you grab a foaming product and use it? The answer, according to the two shaving experts we spoke with, is a resounding NO. Here’s why:

1. They don’t allow the blade to get close enough to the hairs. According to Anthony Sosnick, the founder and CEO of Anthony Brands, foams just don’t let you get close enough to the follicle. “The foam is filled with air and doesn’t allow the blade to get as close to hairs to shave them off as well,” he explains. “A dense, thick cream like Shaveworks Pearl Soufflé Shave Cream will allow the blade to get closer to the base of the follicles to get a cleaner, closer shave without irritation.”

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2. They contain propellants, which are drying to the skin. According to Fadi Mourad, the chief innovation officer of Dollar Shave Club, “Shave foams contain propellants, such as propane and isobutane, that allow the product to leave the can, similar to hair sprays. These propellants are drying to the skin.” Mourad suggests a non-aerosol products like Dr. Carver’s Easy Shave Butter, which contains natural conditioning ingredients. “These help soften skin and hair to allow for a great smooth shave and leave a protective layer for post shave conditioning. This is important to minimize razor burn, irritation, and ingrown hairs!”

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Well, there you have it–two very solid arguments AGAINST using foaming products to shave. Let us know–what other shaving-related questions do you have that we can answer? Leave a comment below or post on our Facebook page!

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