I have always been a fan of coconut oil, but before it was just for the hair on my scalp. I had really gotten into taking care of my natural hair about 4 years ago and coconut oil was one of the many oils raved about. I have now used it for the last 4 years with great results. It helps seal in moisture.
However, recently I discovered how wonderful it is to use for shaving. I was watching a video on YouTube about how a ballerina gets ready everyday and she had mentioned how she needs to shave everyday. My first thought was, “Wow that sounds like a lot of work, I can barely manage to shave once per week. Also what do you do to keep up with that while still taking care of the health of your skin?”. I was particularly interested because now I go to Yoga on a more regular basis and need to shave more often. So I decided to take her advice and try coconut oil rather than my usual shaving cream to see if I like it as I am trying to use more natural products and much to my surprise I loved it! I like that it is gentle on my skin. My razor just seems to glide right over my hair. Maybe the coconut oil helps to soften my hair, similar to what it does for my hair on my head. It is also great that the oil not only moisturizes the hair as I am shaving, but also my skin.
Now the next thing I want to try is to use Witch Hazel afterwards. She says this helps to prevent in grown hairs, which is such a problem for me. Since I have very curly hair, it seems inevitable that I will get ingrown hairs. I am willing to try anything that will help with that. I don’t really like to wax and even when I wax it does not necessarily guarantee that I won’t get ingrown hairs. So here it to using more natural beauty products. Let me know if you try coconut oil for shaving and if it works for you!