Emergency situation! Bear Grylls style. Imagine it …
You’re in the shower. As a modern woman, you need to shave your legs immediately for one of two reasons. Either …
1) You’re about to go on a 3rd date.
2) You’ve let the past 2 weeks go by without shaving your legs because you couldn’t be bothered and besides when you’re in the shower you barely have enough time to rinse the soap out of your hair before someone is yelling at you because they can’t find something they’re probably already holding. Because of this, your legs are itching. A lot. As though the hairs growing out of them are made of fibreglass insulation. Dipped in mosquito juice.
So … regardless of the reason, you need to shave your legs.
Unfortunately because you’re a busy, modern woman you didn’t remember to pick up shaving cream.
You need to shave your legs BUT YOU’RE ALL OUT OF SHAVING CREAM!
You could use soap, but the truth of the matter is your very best #2 choice if you run out of shaving cream is hair conditioner.
As proof for you, I conducted a little experiment.
Shaving Cream VS Hair Conditioner.
The first thing I had to do in the name of science was allow the hair on my legs to grow a little bit for visual purposes. Ick.
Then I got my 157 year old razor that is almost impossible to find razor cartridges for.
I lathered up my left leg with regular, old shaving cream.
And then shaved it as per usual.
Then I got a dollop of regular hair conditioner …
… and slathered that on my right leg.
And shaved it.
The true experiment part came when about 2 hours later I forced my boyfriend to feel each leg and tell me which one felt better. After many tries he finally proclaimed the right leg to feel smoother.
For those of you who weren’t paying attention, that was the leg I shaved with hair conditioner.
As the shavee I can tell you that both legs felt good after shaving them. There was no irritation or razor burn on either leg. Something I have experienced when using plain soap.
Conclusion? Hair conditioner is a perfectly acceptable replacement for shaving cream.
I will NOT be conducting an experiment to see whether the reverse is true.