X
X

Enter to win a hair treatment from Moroccanoil!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Moroccanoil and SheFinds.

beauty

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.

READ MORE: Once And For All, Is It Bad To Shave Every Day?

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.”

READ MORE: 3 Ways To Make Your Shave Last Longer

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!”

READ MORE: How To Shave Your Knees

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!

READ MORE: How To Shave Your Legs In Half The Time

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

beauty

What Is Crepe Skin? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Preventing & Treating It

August 16, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Here's what you need to know.

beauty

The One Food You Should Eat To De-Bloat Your Face, According To Experts

August 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
This is actually kind of amazing...

beauty

This New Anti-Aging Product Gets Rid Of Wrinkles SO Fast It Keeps Selling Out At Sephora

August 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's already our favorite product!

beauty

This $14 Retinol Product Is SO Good It Keeps Selling Out On Amazon

August 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
So affordable!

beauty

I Have *Really* Oily Skin & This May Be The Best Moisturizer I’ve Ever Used

August 15, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
I'm never going back to my old moisturizer!

beauty

The 8 Best Face Sunscreens For Every Skin Type-- Find The One That's Right For You!

August 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We've done our research.

beauty

5 Benefit Hoola Bronzer Dupes That Are So Good, You Can't Tell The Difference

August 15, 2018 by Jennifer Hussein
Save your money with these!

beauty

Bar Soaps Are Back "In" And This One Is The Best

August 15, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards

beauty

This Cheap Natural Eye Cream Is Selling Out At Target Because It Works SO Fast

August 15, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It'll blow your mind!

beauty

The Super Affordable Drugstore Product Celebrities Swear By For Thinning Hair

August 15, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's cheaper than we thought!

beauty

The Bizarre $17 Anti-Aging Product That Works Like Botox For The Skin

August 15, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We didn't think this was possible!

beauty

We Found The Best Dupes For Fenty Beauty By Rihanna’s Sold Out Body Lava

August 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Get your glow on.

beauty

The $8 Drugstore Self-Tanner That Works Better Than The Expensive Stuff

August 14, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
This is a game-changer!

beauty

Here's How To Get Five Maybelline Lipsticks For Just $14.99 #YesPlease

If you want to update your makeup collection for fall, ...

beauty

5 Benefit Hoola Bronzer Dupes That Are So Good, You Can't Tell The Difference

Every contour queen knows that the only way to really ...

beauty

These Are The New Beauty Products You Need In Your Makeup Bag For Fall

Raise your hand if you can't wait for fall! ...

beauty

Bar Soaps Are Back "In" And This One Is The Best

I don't remember exactly when it happened, but somewhere ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS