the complete guide
to shower shaving
in 3 easy steps

you’re probably asking yourself, “is it better to shave in the shower or tub?” well, now you’ll be able to answer yourself. this question anyway, we’re not sure about the other conversations you and yourself have had without us.

the truth is...

shaving in the shower or the tub is a personal choice that we can’t answer for you. just know there’s no wrong answer, and whichever you choose, joy+glee will be there to make shaving simple.

for shaving in the shower or tub, the steps are the same (but the stretching needed to get to hard to reach places may vary). let’s break down what you’ll need to make the most of your shower (or tub) shave.

the complete guide
to shower shaving
in 3 easy steps

you’re probably asking yourself, “is it better to shave in the shower or tub?” well, now you’ll be able to answer yourself. this question anyway, we’re not sure about the other conversations you and yourself have had without us.

the truth is, shaving in the shower or the tub is a personal choice that we can’t answer for you. just know there’s no wrong answer, and whichever you choose, joy+glee will be there to make shaving simple.

for shaving in the shower or tub, the steps are the same (but the stretching needed to get to hard to reach places may vary). let’s break down what you’ll need to make the most of your shower (or tub) shave.

  • step 1: hydrate and exfoliate your skin

    grab the nearest body scrub and get to scrubbin’. when you exfoliate your skin, you remove dead skin and dirt which clog pores and increase the likelihood of getting an ingrown hair when the hair grows back. exfoliating first also allows you to get a closer shave. pores to make it easier for your razor to get to your hair, which can be a massive pain in the area at the top of and slightly behind where you’re shaving if you’re shaving your legs or pubic region, which is the area where most ingrowns happen.

    give your skin about 5 minutes under the water before you embark on your shaving journey. doing this will make sure your skin is wet enough and gives your hair time to take a drink and soften up before the big show. hydrating your hair with warm water before shaving makes it 60% easier to cut. don’t wait too long though, as waiting greater than 15-20 minutes will make the skin wrinkly and reduce your ability to get a close shave.

  • step 2: lather, lather, lather

    don’t skimp on shave gel or mousse. it might be tempting too in the tub since your legs are submerged (unless you have a very small tub), but trust us, you don’t want to skip this step. applying a gel or mousse will help lubricate your skin, keep the hair moisturized, thus making the hair easy to cut and keep the whole shaving process smooth. using a shave gel or mousse also improves the glide of the razor. do not use soaps as they are likely to dry out skin and clog razor. it will also help retain moisture to keep the area you’ve shaved soft and smooth. like a silk pillowcase. that’s attached to you. we hear glee shave gel and mousse are both good options...hint...hint.

  • step 3: use a sharp razor blade and steady motion

    dull blades are called that for a reason. they’re dull, both in how sharp they are and how fun they are to talk to at a party. don’t worry about sharp blades cutting you, the sharper the blade, the lower the risk of nicks, cuts and irritation. funny how that works, isn’t it? when you shave with a dull blade, it pulls on your hair instead of cutting it, and it can pull your skin into the path of your blade. NOT FUN.

    if you’re looking for a simple, easy to grip razor to tackle your hair care needs, joy razors are just a click away. go ahead, we’ll wait here while you shop.

    don’t rush your shave, take it nice and steady. taking your time will keep you from pressing too hard, and risking nicks or cuts. think of it like waiting for those cookies you put in the oven to be done, it might seem tough at first, but it’s so worth the wait.

  • step 1: hydrate and exfoliate your skin

    grab the nearest body scrub and get to scrubbin’. when you exfoliate your skin, you remove dead skin and dirt which clog pores and increase the likelihood of getting an ingrown hair when the hair grows back. exfoliating first also allows you to get a closer shave. pores to make it easier for your razor to get to your hair, which can be a massive pain in the area at the top of and slightly behind where you’re shaving if you’re shaving your legs or pubic region, which is the area where most ingrowns happen.

    give your skin about 5 minutes under the water before you embark on your shaving journey. doing this will make sure your skin is wet enough and gives your hair time to take a drink and soften up before the big show. hydrating your hair with warm water before shaving makes it 60% easier to cut. don’t wait too long though, as waiting greater than 15-20 minutes will make the skin wrinkly and reduce your ability to get a close shave.

  • step 2: lather, lather, lather

    don’t skimp on shave gel or mousse. it might be tempting too in the tub since your legs are submerged (unless you have a very small tub), but trust us, you don’t want to skip this step. applying a gel or mousse will help lubricate your skin, keep the hair moisturized, thus making the hair easy to cut and keep the whole shaving process smooth. using a shave gel or mousse also improves the glide of the razor. do not use soaps as they are likely to dry out skin and clog razor. it will also help retain moisture to keep the area you’ve shaved soft and smooth. like a silk pillowcase. that’s attached to you. we hear glee shave gel and mousse are both good options...hint...hint.

  • step 3: use a sharp razor blade and steady motion

    dull blades are called that for a reason. they’re dull, both in how sharp they are and how fun they are to talk to at a party. don’t worry about sharp blades cutting you, the sharper the blade, the lower the risk of nicks, cuts and irritation. funny how that works, isn’t it? when you shave with a dull blade, it pulls on your hair instead of cutting it, and it can pull your skin into the path of your blade. NOT FUN.

    if you’re looking for a simple, easy to grip razor to tackle your hair care needs, joy razors are just a click away. go ahead, we’ll wait here while you shop.

    don’t rush your shave, take it nice and steady. taking your time will keep you from pressing too hard, and risking nicks or cuts. think of it like waiting for those cookies you put in the oven to be done, it might seem tough at first, but it’s so worth the wait.

and there you go…

you just shaved. say a quick goodbye (or good riddance) to your leg hair and be on your way back to doing literally anything else you’d rather be doing, you’re an official multitasker now.

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