Hair Removal during the Lockdown

It’s not the sexiest of topics, but Hair Removal during the Lockdown was an issue and as such, I feel the need to talk about it now lol

First of all, if you haven’t already, check out my post on Hair Removal (here). I feel like it’s an interesting read, if I do say so myself (I do!) lol

As I said earlier in My Story: Shaving (here) typically I’ll use Gillette Blue II Disposable Razors (reviewed here) in conjunction with Nivea For Men Cool Kick Shaving Foam (reviewed here) to shave my underarms and legs.

As for my bikini area, I prefer to shave it dry (sans shaving foam). For my brows, I used my trusty Tweezerman Tweezers (the ones from Boots were absolute garbage lol). None of those areas were an issue. I could find disposable razors and shaving creams and foams and even tweezers all on taw9eel.com (My Pantry).

The issue was with the upper lip area. Typically, I’d get my upper lip area waxed and then for the invisible tiny hairs, a once over with thread, all at the salon. During the pandemic, there was no salon.

I called up all my friends and family (even the ones abroad) to see how they were handling the situation and not one of them was helpful! lol

Apparently, they were all between sessions of laser hair removal when the pandemic hit, meaning they only had the whiskers on the sides to contend with, which they just shaved off every few days. I was definitely not going to do that (slippery slope with an unknown end).

Some of my more self-sufficient friends had taught themselves how to thread their own face (and even provided me with a How-To Video on YouTube). There wasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that I was ever going to learn how to do that (my hand-eye coordination was not up to par).

That’s when I remembered my own post (Hair Removal) and asked my sister-in-law to pick up a box of Wax Strips on her next run to the cooperative (you had to schedule your visit to the supermarket during the lockdown so my sister-in-law and my younger brother were taking turns buying groceries and whatnot for the house).

She couldn’t find Face Strips but did find Body Strips. Aside from the difference in size, I figured they were both effectively the same. So that’s what I used, up until the salons opened back up again!

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Gillette Blue II Plus Razors (disposable)

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  • Chromium coating for long lasting blades.
  • Lubrastrip with lubricants for added comfort.
  • Soft Ultragrip handle for great control.
  • I’ve mentioned these in the previous post (here) but they deserve a post of their own. Personally, I alternate between shaving and waxing depending on my whim. If my mood is leaning more towards shaving rather than getting a wax, I’ll most probably be using a Gillette Blue II Razor (disposable). These razors have been my favorite by far for the past few years. As I said before, I’m not quite sure if it’s because of the way they are designed but these razors perform fantastically. The Ultragrip handle really does offer great control as it fits comfortably in my grasp which consequentially lessens the chance of mishaps. The Lubrastrip (the little strip designed to react with water) isn’t as slimey as some of the others I’ve used in the past. As for the blades themselves, they result in the closest shave ever and because of the chromium coating, you can re-use the razors and still have the same ultra smooth results. In the interest of full disclosure, I would not recommend them to newbies as they aren’t designed like women’s diposable razors and I actually have cut myself a handful of times with them, when I first started shaving. Readily available at most cooperatives (jam3iyas) in the country and almost every drugstores abroad, these razors come in a pack, and are quite affordable (read: dirt cheap). I always make it a point to have a pack of Gillette’s navy blue disposable men’s razors on hand at all times.

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    Best shaving tip ever: Use men’s razors (disposable) for the closest shave and best results ever!