Several years ago I read a tip in some women's magazine about how, if circumstances were dire enough, you could use hair conditioner as shaving cream. The magazine even explained that the proteins in hair conditioner were ideally suited to protect the shaver from nicks. Having always been clumsy, and with a scar on my ankle to prove it, I seized upon this idea with great enthusiasm. And it worked for me, beautifully! However, I rejected the notion that this substitution was only good in a pinch, and haven't bought shaving cream since. Not only do my ankles and knees suffer fewer bandaid-worthy indignities in the quest to be ready for shorts-weather, but I also have fewer bottles in my bathroom... always a plus for a products-loving, clutter-abhorring, girly-girl like me. In addition, my environmentalist side loves that I don't have to puzzle over whether metal shaving cream containers are recyclable, and my Thriftie side loves that I don't have to shell out money on what tend to be an expensive item, when I can regularly get conditioner for very cheap... or even free if CVS is being particularly obliging! And finally, when I was in a long-distance relationship and going out of town most weekends, it was one less thing to have to remember to pack. All in all ladies, let me advise that you give this one a try for yourself... there are lots of reasons why you just might find it works for you too.
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Disclaimer: Make sure to rinse your shower well after the experiment, cuz the conditioner can leave things a bit slippy...
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