Yes it’s true! You can replace your expensive shaving cream with cheap conditioner for shaving. I know it seems weird, but I promise it works! I read this tip on a frugal living forum a few years ago and have been using it ever since.
Reasons why you should use conditioner instead of shaving cream:
- It’s cheap – you can find it on sale, use the generic brand or stock up on hotel freebies – a little goes a long way so one bottle should last you a while
- Dual usage – You probably already have it at home so no need to buy another product
- Softer legs- You may be able to skip lotion all together
- Fewer knicks- Makes it totally worth it!
This tip isn’t just for the ladies. According to Lifehacker:
We’ve actually heard conditioner may be an even better solution for improving your shave, whether you’re using it as a shaving alternative or just softening up your facial hair before you lather up with shaving cream.
While I was researching this post, I found some sites even say you can use shampoo for shaving. I have not tried it, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Since we are on the subject, here is Lifehacker’s list of Extraordinary Uses for Shampoo, which includes shaving.
I’d especially like to hear from men on this one. Have you tried shampoo or conditioner to shave your face, if so was it worth it?