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Toss Your Razor: 8 Effective Alternatives to Shaving

* Replace your razor with these shaving alternatives
* No more dulled blades or irritable skin after shaving
* Includes removal creams, electric trimmers and laser devices

Just because shaving is the most popular way to remove face and body hair, that doesn’t mean it’s the best. There are many alternatives to your handheld razor, and these can provide a more comfortable and effective way to remove unwanted hair. As you probably know, many people experience irritation and negative reactions to shaving with razors, leaving skin hairless but not exactly smooth.

This list provides a look at some of the best alternatives to shaving, including creams, that reduce and remove hair as well. These alternatives also provide a great way to achieve smooth and hair-free skin without enduring common back and leg-shaving struggles.

1. Body: Tree Hut Bare Hair Minimizing Body Butter

It won’t stop the need for shaving, but Tree Hut Body Butter will reduce the frequency at which you need to do it. It has clinically tested ingredients that have been shown to slow the growth of hair. Plus, the shea butter is rich in vitamins that promote skin elasticity and collagen production. The formula also moisturizes your skin and leaves it feeling smooth and looking great.  


2. Facial Hair/Eyebrows: Facial Hair Remover Threading Tool

It may not look like your average hair removal treatment, but the Bellesentials Facial Hair Remover gives you a simple and effective way to de-fuzz your face without causing pain. The unique U-shaped tool works to pull out hair from the root, leaving you with smooth skin that lasts. It’s especially great for removing hair from the upper lip and chin areas. The tool is made from hypoallergenic carbon steel and won’t cause any skin irritation.

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3. Facial Hair/Upper Lip Hair: Anjou Painless Facial Hair Trimmer

The Anjou trimmer gives you a quick and easy way to rid yourself of your unwanted peach fuzz. Ideal for hair removal on your cheeks, chin, upper lip and even fingers, your skin will be left hairless and smooth. It’s also IPX 6 water rated, which means it can work in steamy shower conditions. Plus, the trimmer features a built-in LED light so that you can always see the area you’re working on.

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4. Back Hair Removal: BaKblade 1.0 Back Hair Removal and Body Shaver

Forget asking your wife to shave your back or awkwardly twisting yourself around whilst trying to cover every spot, the BaKblade 1.0 Shaver ensures you’ll have no problem getting hard-to-reach places. The extra-long handle and shaving cartridges have been designed specifically with your back in mind. Furthermore, the 4-inch blades are rust-proof and come with a safety guard to prevent cuts and razor burn.


5. Body: Nair Cocoa Butter Hair Remover Lotion

You’ve probably heard of Nair Hair Remover Lotion. But did you know it can have your legs, arms, underarms and bikini area free from hair in as little as 3 minutes? By removing the hair instead of cutting, the results also last longer than shaving, reducing the frequency with which treatment is required. Inside the pack, you’ll find 3 bottles of the freshly scented removal lotion, which also includes rich cocoa butter and vitamin E to leave your skin feeling super smooth.


6. Nose/Eyebrow: Fancii Water Resistant Precision Trimmer

Say goodbye to unwanted nose, ear, eyebrow, face and body hair thanks to the Fancii Precision Trimmer. This versatile tool is great for both men and women and comes with two interchangeable heads to provide just the right tool for the job required. In addition, the trimmer has an IPX-5 water resistant rating, so you can use it just about anywhere including the shower. It’s lightweight and the pen shape makes the Fancii product ideal for travel, too. It easily fits into any purse or bag.


7. Peach Fuzz/Exfoliation: DERMAFLASH 2.0 Facial Exfoliation & Peach Fuzz Removal

This Dermafalsh exfoliation and fuzz removal set includes everything you need to make your face hair-free. Inside the box, you’ll not only find the DermaFlash 2.0 device, but also the Preflash cleanser and the Postflash moisturizer, which both provide care for your skin throughout the process. This device is ideal for all skin types and works to exfoliate your skin as well. The Dermaflash comes in a choice of blue or pink.  

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8. Laser Hair Removal / Underarms and Body: Braun Gillette Venus Silk-Expert Body Hair Removal System with Razor

The Gillette Venus Silk-Expert removal system has been clinically tested to show a reduction in hair growth. The advanced “Intense Pulsed Light” (IPL) technology provides a safe and effective laser treatment. This at-home device also includes a gentle mode for those just beginning the process. This setting also works well for the more sensitive areas on the body. At a higher setting, the system can treat a lower leg in as little as 10 minutes. The system is most effective on light to medium skin tones, but it does work on natural blonde to black hair. It should also be noted that the set also comes with a Gillette Venus razor.