Let’s be honest here, shaving has never been my thing. Like me there are many others who swear by waxing and the reasons are simple, you need to do it once a month, the hair that grows after is soft, and moreover you just lie still while it gets done. Every time I go to wax I treat myself to a head massage or a pedicure which makes it even more doable.
Now, my work makes me travel to all parts of the world, and yes some of those parts do not come with a salon, spa or even a general store that sells waxing strips, yes im serious! Usually I tell myself – it’s winter who cares, or I’ll be covered, no one will notice. But when I couldn’t come up with another excuse I knew I needed a fix for this.
My co-blogger Satarupa tells me I’ve been living under a rock and my beliefs are as old as time itself. She then asked me some life altering questions. What would you do if you need to meet your boyfriend after one month of trekking? What would you do if your Saturday night plans got rescheduled to Friday ? What would you do on a hot shoot day in Timbuktu? (Yes I go to places like these, I have pictures to prove it.) The lazy day at the salon was not an answer I could have thrown at her then. What’s the latest I ask her and well she tells me…drum roll! It’s still a razor!
Few of my very close friends, Dhara and Jewel have always used a razor or a shaving stick. Yes all their life. This being my first venture into shaving, I called Dhara to ask her how to go about it. Did you know it’s regular soap that dries your skin when you shave? Seeing it was February and mid winter she advised me to use a shaving gel. I had nothing. So I used coconut oil which was actually not a bad substitute at all. Do try and avoid the harsh soaps, it tends to make the skin dry and flaky which could easily turn to rashes and inflammation. Since then I have always carried a razor along with cartridges to all my travels. At least I can wear a dress as and when I please and not have to wait to come back home and do so. Everytime I head out of town for more than a month I have my go to salon right in my bag.
Just a bit of advice, be slow and gentle, do not be in a hurry and make sure you get all them hair(s)! 🙂
This post was written in collaboration with Gillette Venus.