Skip Nav
DIY Beauty
Mascara Primer Is the 1 Easy Step Missing From Your Makeup Routine For Lush Lashes
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth Has Been Wearing the Same Nail Color For 28 Years — and It's Only $9!
Beauty Products Review
After Using This $5 Reddit-Famous Mascara, I Didn't Recognize Myself

What's Your Shaving Lather of Choice?

What's Your Shaving Lather of Choice?

OK, I confess. I used to use soap as a shaving cream. After less than stellar results — and a rapidly depleting supply of Band-Aids — I've changed my ways.

Lately I've been loving Philosophy Razor Sharp Shaving Gel ($18). It's got much better slip, and it isn't quite as drying as the ol' bar of soap routine. What's your shaving preference?


Join The Conversation
biarose biarose 8 years
I don't use any- just water.
jojijoja jojijoja 8 years
Don't shave... only epilation... much softer and it lasts over 2 weeks....
serendip86 serendip86 8 years
I use baby oil after a friend recommended it. It gets a really smooth shave while moisturizing the legs. And it's cheap! I've heard olive oil works too.
ahappierdiane ahappierdiane 8 years
If you use men's shaving cream, wash your legs with body wash so you don't smell like men's shaving cream. That smell to me is cheap and a turn off. I feel like people know I've been shaving with Barbasol when the smell that scent.
kristints kristints 8 years
I use Depth brand shave cream, I like the Sea Berry scent, the only place I've seen it is Whole Foods.
reactionary reactionary 8 years
i just body wash normally, but i'm intrigued by this conditioner thing. i never thought if it, but i'll definitely have to try it.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I've been using body wash for awhile. It works as well as anything I've tried.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
the best one I've ever used is Anthony Shaving Cream from Sephora. The best. Never cut myself once and I shave FAST
fashionsake87 fashionsake87 8 years
I use Skintimate Gel! i'm loving it!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I use soap on my armpits and shaving cream on my legs. I generally don't use soap to shave as it washed off too quickly so I end up shaving dry. Owch! I'd like to try baby oil as I'm always left with a gnarly rash after shaving.
terridactl terridactl 8 years
Hair conditioner.
JeffaLynn JeffaLynn 8 years
I use gel....the really good smelling gel.
susalaska susalaska 8 years
I use moisturizing conditioner. It leaves my legs feeling very smooth and is a lot cheaper than any of the "real" shaving gels or creams (and usually smells better, too).
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
I'm gonna try conditioner next time, I never thought about using it for shaving...
tglynn tglynn 8 years
I'm with Dino Dino, conditioner all the way. It makes the surface super smooth and easier to shave than a shaving cream/gel/foam
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 8 years
I use hair conditioner most of the time but I also love shaving gel.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I use the Schick Intuition with the built in soap for sensitive skin and it is amazing, I couldn't live without it. I will have to try the baby oil thing because I accidently bought the ones that aren't for sensitive skin and the fragrance burns my legs and I get razor burn.
chelsscheeks26 chelsscheeks26 8 years
I hate foam, it leaves my legs dry and itchy. I prefer Gel, it works wonders. But, conditioner works too.
smashedpotatoe13 smashedpotatoe13 8 years
i love Trader Joe's honey mango shave cream.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
If I run out of shaving gel, I will use conditioner, but my conditioner is more expensive than my shaving gel, so I try not to do that!
serenavallentine serenavallentine 8 years
i've used a little bit of everything. right now i'm using body wash as i am so forgetful when i need to pick up toiletries, but generally i use gel. when i am in a pinch, conditioner will do but i usually use pretty expensive conditioner so unless i have a free sample size/my husbands i won't really use it.
devils devils 8 years
I use Alba shave cream, and I love it. Better than my older stuff. Never tried conditioner though, I'll give that a try :)
rickimc rickimc 8 years
I use a moisturizing, foaming, whipped soap. The best is Cremoso's (on Etsy) Butter Me Up! Bath Ice Cream.
AROTCgal08 AROTCgal08 8 years
I've been using conditioner to shave my legs with for years!
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
I like Skintimate Gel when I actually use a regular razor. Normally I use the Venus Breeze with the shave gel bars, so I don't need to lather. It cuts so much time off! :)
From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds