How Often Should You Shave?
This is a question that so many men (and women) ask. They are wondering how often should they shave. Sadly, there is no definitive answer to this question. Shaving is a very YMMV (your mileage may vary), a very personal experience.
Let’s see some aspects that may vary your mileage.
Your Hair Type
This is the key actor here. Your hair type is the one that will define your shaving habit. If you have a fine hair, then shaving daily might not be in your routine.
But if you have a coarse hair, your stubbles might give you a scruffy looking Han Solo look. (Or to be exact: Why… you stuck up… half-witted… scruffy-looking… Nerf-herder!).
You should shave your face daily. Yes. I will be judged for advising this. But here are the reasons:
- You will have a clean-shaven look every day.
- You will have no problem with ingrown hairs.
- You will have a good smell from your aftershaves every day.
- You will cycle your soaps and blades much faster. (I know you know why!)
Do you have other reasons so I can add here? 😀
Your Skin Type
Depending on your genetic coding, your skin will definitely differ from other people. Even with your parents. A father may have a normal skin and his boy may have a sensitive skin.
If you have a normal skin, you are blessed with the opportunity to have a daily shave routine.
If you have a sensitive skin, you may want to separate your shaving rituals between two-three days.
I think I have a normal to sensitive skin. In certain areas, I easily get razor burns. I have to pay extra attention to my angle and pressure when I shave.
It has been a year since I started a traditional wet shaving habit. Do you know that I still get nicks, cuts, and razor burns? Not every time, though.They happened when I didn’t pay attention to my angle and pressure.
Thankfully, I have created my own shaving soap that performs excellently. It gives a slick and protective layer that makes shaving really easy.
How Often I Shave My Face?
Understanding our own face is something that we should do. My skin type does not allow me to shave too often. Not too mentioned that my hair grows a day and a half to have a shave worthy stubbles.
That is why I only shave every 2 days or more. Even though I want to shave every day, I can’t risk my face to have too many razor burns.
How Often Should You Shave Your Bikini Area?
This question always come up when I talk about face shaving. Weird, right? Since it needs an answer, I will try to give it to you.
First of all, your bikini area is a very sensitive area. You should not use a shaving soap that has menthol in it. Menthol tends to “burn” your genital area. Use non-mentholated and non-perfumed shaving soap for this area.
Second, you need to trim your pubic hair to its shortest length possible. It will make your shaving a lot easier.
Alright. After we cover the most basic thing to do for shaving your bikini area, let’s get to the answer. The answer is every 3-4 days.
Why not every day? The answer is already stated above. Your bikini area is a very sensitive area. You do not want it to be exposed to a sharp blade every day. Let your bikini area heal for a day and let the hair grows for another 2-3 days.
3 days pubic hair growth will not make a bush. It will be short enough that you don’t have to trim it but long enough for a safety razor to cut nicely.
How Often Should You Shave Your Legs?
This question came not only from women but also from men. Yes. From MEN, too.
I think this happens because running has become a major hobby. I see a lot of my friends posting their 5K, 10K, or even a Marathon photos. They run like it is their day job.
From them, I got this question. I think the answer is very simple. If you want a smooth leg every day, please shave every day. The skin and hair on your legs are more resilient than on your face. You can “abuse” them every day. Just remember to put a plenty amount of aftershave and lotion after each shave.
How Often Should You Shave Your Armpit?
I prefer people doesn’t have hair in their armpit. Especially, for women. But my preference should not brainwash you to have a clean armpit. 😀
This area is a very tricky part. Its area is not an area that can be easily shaved.
When you shave your armpit, remember to stretch it to the flattest surface possible. Then, with no pressure, glide your razor to cut all the hair there.
Of course, you should apply a shaving lather there. I recommend a mentholated shaving soap for this area. A cool armpit is a nice thing to have in this tropical paradise.
For the frequency, please shave every week or when your armpit hair is too visible.
When you are wondering how often should you shave, one thing to remember is this is your own body. You decide when and how you should shave.
- If you want to grow a beard, so grow a beard.
- If you want to have a bush, then have a bush
- If you want to have hairy legs, then have hairy legs
- If you want to have hairy armpits, please don’t. 😀
I need to draw a line somewhere, right?
Please take care when you are shaving. Consider all factors: your hair type, your skin type, your razor, shaving soap, shaving brush, etc.
How often do you shave? Please share below!