Want to shave your legs without water?
Out of water?
Don’t have time to get in the shower?
Late for that last-minute meet up?
As opposed to the general notion there is no doubt that you can shave your legs without water. Moreover, I will tell you how to shave without cutting and hurting your legs.
Sounds too good to be true?
Hold your horses! I am going to explain how:
But, what are the odds that you don’t have water?
Since the advent of shaving, we have heard that it is impossible to remove hair without water.
Let me assure you that it is certainly not the end of the world and happens more than frequently.
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How to Shave Your Legs Without Water? Let’s Do it the Right Way
Without further ado, let’s get straight to the steps to ensure you get the perfect shave without water.
As a bonus, let me throw in the no razor cuts also.
My oh my! Do I have your attention now?
Following are the things you will require:
- Shaving cream/ body lotion/ deodorant stick/ baby wipes
Yes, these 3 things are ALL YOU NEED to get that perfect shave.
Following are the 7 steps to give you that perfect dry shave.
Step 1: Get a new razor
For dry shaving, the first thing to do is to get rid of the old razor.
Yes, toss it in the bin and grab a new one:
It is also recommended to use a disposable razor for shaving. Moreover, the maximum you should use it is for 5-6 shaves.
But, when talking about shaving without water, having a new razor will guarantee a perfect shave.
You must be wondering why specifically a new razor?
Well, an old razor is already worn out due to previous use. Above all, the fact that there is no water will make shaving difficult for an old razor as the hair will not be soft.
Moreover, more pressure will be needed to get a perfect shave, this can lead to cuts and nicks. Therefore, to avoid this it is very important to open a new razor for this task.
Step 2: Make a barrier
Even though you do not have water, creating a barrier between the skin and razor is very important. You are rarely short of all of the following:
- Shaving cream
- Deodorant stick
- Body lotion
Preferably, the best thing to have here is any shaving cream. If you do not have that, you can apply any of the above things.
All you need to do is apply a thin layer on your legs, arms, underarms etc.
The main reason here is to make a barrier and provide that slippery texture to your leg to make the razor cut smoothly. Moreover, it will soften the skin.
As a result, there will be no cuts or burns.
Step 3: Do it right
How often have you heard to shave AGAINST the direction of hair growth?
Surely, like me, you have always heard that shaving against the hair growth will make the shave closer, neater and give fewer cuts.
Well, that is one myth I have busted in dry shaving!
Especially when you are dry shaving, shaving against the grain of your skin can lead to ingrown hair and red skin with bumps along the way.
Hence, go with the flow:
Undoubtedly, shaving in the same direction as the hair growth will keep you away from ingrown hair and give a smoother shave.
Moreover, use light strokes without pressing down too hard.
Step 4: Rinse/clean your razor
This is the most overlooked step while shaving. But, I cannot stress how important it is. We do not realize but after 2 3 strokes, your razor fills up with shaving cream.
I know what you are thinking:
“What if I am not using a shaving cream?”
Even then, stubble and hair get stuck in the razor and make shaving difficult. If you can, rinse it with warm water. If not, tap it a couple of times on some hard surface and watch how much hair was stuck in it.
This step makes the razor clean and shaving effective.
Furthermore, even if after cleaning and tapping you think there is some stubble left, rub it on a towel or toilet paper.
When the razor is clean, go back to shaving. Plus, keep cleaning it after a few strokes.
Step 5: Rinse and do not repeat
Finally, we are reaching the end of our shave.
After you are satisfied with the fact that the shave is done, it’s time to get rid of all the residue material. You can wash the shaving cream, oil, body lotion etc. with water. If not available, clean it with a dry cloth or baby wipe.
Don’t rub too hard as the skin is already irritated and that will do you no good. The best thing is to let the rest air dry.
Voila! You have done it, expert!
Now, no one can stop you from getting the perfect shave without water and you can easily say that you are a pro at it.
But wait, there is just a little more.
Step 6: Moisturize
Do you have a non-scented and oil-free moisturizer with you?
If yes, this step is for you.
If no, it is no big deal and we recommend you skip this step. Because this will only give you an added layer of hydration will not do anything is dry shaving.
The reason I am stressing on your moisturizer being non-scented is that scented ones flare up the already irritated skin.
Moreover, it will be hard to believe, but research has shown that skin burns, which we blame on dry shaving, are caused by moisturizes like these.
So, moisturize wisely!
Step 7: Dispose off or store the razor
Wait, where is your razor?
Forgot about it, haven’t you?
Not only is it unhygienic to have that razor lying around, but it is downright dangerous. Anyone can get a cut.
So, a very important step is to either store it someplace dry and clean or dispose it off.
Because I want this to be the best article you have read so far, let me give you some pro tips to get that picture-perfect shave.
Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Shave:
- Always exfoliate to get rid of the dry skin and to prep it for shaving.
- Never press hard on with the razor. Most people think pressing the razor hard will give a smoother shave. Certainly, this is a myth. Moreover, pressing hard only results in razor cuts and burns.
- Do not shave over the same area again and again. Nevertheless, if you see some hair is left in the first go, lather up well and shave over it again.
- Try not to make the mistake of shaving in a hurry. It only leads to disaster. If you are short of time, try to shave only the essentials. Dealing with a razor is no joke.
- Give your skin a break. Whenever possible, take a few seconds break after a few strokes.
- Shave downwards. Yup, that is right. Not only will it give you a closer shave, but it will also not lead to cuts and irritation as you are shaving with the hair growth and not against it.
- Use the right products. Most of the irritation the skin goes through after shave is because of the products we used and not the shave itself. So, it is very important to use the appropriate product
- ALWAYS use a new razor.
And…. That’s a wrap!
I will not go ahead and say that shaving without water gives you as perfect shave as shaving with water, but it is quite close and perfect for a short-notice shave.
Certainly, my guide on how to shave your legs without water will help you in getting picture-perfect legs and no one will believe you shaved without water.
So, what are you waiting for?
Grab a razor and get to work!