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SoftSheen-Carson Magic Fragrant Shaving Powder, 4.5 oz
RAZORLESS SHAVING POWDER: Formulated especially for Black Men to help stop razor bumps, this Shaving Powder (depilatory) provides a clean, razorless shave. This formula features a light, fresh fragrance.FOR ALL BEARD TYPES: Our Magic Razorless Shaving Powder comes in 4 formulations: Skin Conditioning, With Fragrance, Regular Strength & Extra Strength. Also available in the cream shave formulation.SHAVING PRODUCTS: We make an array of products for all beard types & shaved heads, including razorless depilatory creams & powders to prevent razor bumps, plus exfoliating cleansers & moisturizers.FOR MENS' GROOMING NEEDS: From shaving to hair color, pomade and hair moisturizer, find the products specifically formulated for black men that suit your grooming routine.SOFTSHEEN-CARSON: For over 110 years we have provided beauty to all consumers of African descent with our innovative, tailor-made, superior products and services specially designed for their needs.Men's Shaving: get that close shave feeling at home with our Magic Shave in cream or classic powder and discover a new beard, face and head grooming ritual at home
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72 Reddit comments about SoftSheen-Carson Magic Fragrant Shaving Powder, 4.5 oz:

u/LieutenantJesus · 2864 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

I've shaved my mashers and bang/taint/funhole for years and years, so let me contribute.

So let's assume you've never blessed yourself with a shorn scrotum: There are two methods you can use to rid yourself of hair. I'll go over both, since I've done both extensively.

---

>Shaving:

USE A NEW RAZOR FOR THIS. Old razors deteriorate and the blades get bent/dulled. You don't want dull blades tugging at hairs and nicking you up down there.

  1. Trim up. Get a body-hair trimmer like a Norelco Bodygroom or just a regular hair-trimmer and take care most of the bush. Go with the shortest guard it'll allow-- Not using a guard is a good way to get a few nicks, not something you want down in your dangly bits. You want to get yourself short enough where a razor won't get caught and cut you up in masses of hair.

  2. Get in the shower, and get that bitch nice and hot. You don't want to try shaving dry, hell no. Wash your hair, brush your teeth, do all of your regular shower things to give your pubes a bit to get wet and soften up. This'll make it so much easier, trust me.

  3. Start shaving WITH the grain. Make a few passes. Don't press down on the razor, just let it do its job. You won't get it all in one go, and that's fine.

  4. Go across the grain. If your hair looks like this: |||||, shave in this ---> direction, or this <--- direction. The best would be doing a pass of each.

  5. Go against the grain. Now, at this point, if you feel smooth enough, feel free to stop. Going against the grain may cause irritation and ingrown hairs, so know your body and know how your hair responds. The biggest lesson is DO NOT PRESS DOWN ON THE RAZOR. You will only irritate your skin and nick yourself. Be patient and take your damn time.

  6. Finish the job. If you shave your dick, you must also shave your balls, otherwise you might as well just not even do it. It may be scary the first time taking a razor to your jumblies, but it's simple and quite safe, if you're careful (For the record, I've never nicked myself shaving down below, yet I can butcher my face when I'm not careful). Just take the sack in one hand and GENTLY pull it to stretch the skin, and run the razor lightly over it, front and back, starting the stroke from the underside of your dick and dragging down towards your feet. Don't bother too much with grain direction here, it won't matter that much.

  7. The Gooch/Ass/Asshole: You should also run over these areas with a hair trimmer/bodygroom before you go at it with a razor. The secret here is the same as the rest of your sensitive bits: Go slow, don't press down with the razor, and relax. The taint is tricky, but you can navigate it by feel pretty well. The ass/asshole is simple, except for the hole. If you're shaving your ass, you aren't gonna leave the hole hairy, so when you shave it, shave starting from the pucker and stroke AWAY. Do not shave ACROSS the sphincter, else you're just asking for a rough ride. Remember: DO NOT PUSH DOWN ON THE RAZOR.

    For your balls, you might want to make a run over them later when you're dry. Helps get those stray hairs.

    >Post-Shave Care:

    Once you get out, pat-dry the areas you've shaved. If you get razor burn, get some Vitamin E cream or moisturizer and spread a little down there. This will help the skin heal, and probably cool things off. I like to pat a little Gold Bond down there, because if I'm going to be fancy enough to shave my balls, I'm going to powder them like an English Nobleman.

    Itching: This is normal if this is your first time shaving/it's been a while since you've shaved. You shouldn't itch as bad or even at all the second time around, so just tough it out.

    Farts: You'd better be ready, because you can no longer sneak these fuckers. The bare skin will amplify your ass air to trumpet-like levels. Be prepared to use your flesh-valve a lot more efficiently after this.

    Sweat: You might feel like your ass/gooch is a lot sweatier than usual. It's not, you just lack friction from your now-missing hair down there. Invest in some boxer-briefs if it bothers you. You get used to this as well.

    ---
    >Depilatory Creams

    Alright, so now that we've covered shaving, let's discuss using chemical hair removers. I wouldn't use Nair on your private parts, you will burn yourself. You have to find something for sensitive skin (Which I'm sure Nair has now). I am a fan of Magic Shave. It's a powder you mix with water, then slather all over your crotch, wait a while, then rub off gently with a washcloth. You can get if off Amazon, or find it at most any drugstore in the shaving/hair removal aisle. Takes the hair right off and leaves you SMOOTH AS FUCK. It's messier and takes a little more time, but it's worth it in the end.

    They do sell it as a pre-mixed cream, but ever time I've used it it's been very lackluster, even after leaving it on for several minutes past the recommended time.

  8. Test it somewhere like your inner thigh. Mix a small bit, put it on for the prescribed amount of time (7 or so minutes, in my case), and wash it off. Wait a day to see if there are any adverse effects. Skipping this step is not recommended, seeing as a small allergic reaction on your thigh is a lot easier to handle than one all over your fucking dick.

  9. Mix. I use a mason jar, put in equal parts of the power and water, and shake it up. The I use something like a rubber spatula to scoop it out and slather it from dick (Try to limit getting any on the glans. It won't kill you, but you don't generally want depilatory cream on sensitive membranes like that) to asshole. The more you use, the better. Be sure to place a towel under you/do this in the tub to catch any that might drip.

  10. Wait. Set a timer and just stand around a bit. Brush your teeth. Floss. I don't care, just wait out the 5-7 minutes.

  11. Hop in the shower. Lukewarm water is the best for this stuff, I'd avoid going really hot though. Grab a washcloth and slowly rub the stuff off in a circular motion while under the stream. You might have to give some hairs a gentle tug to get them out, but it shouldn't take you any real effort. You may miss spots, and that's okay, you can get them next time. You should probably have a set washcloth just for this, because Magic Shave does have a tendency to stain.

  12. Pat dry. If you left it on a little too long, it might feel somewhat like razor burn. Use some Vitamin E/Moisturizing cream on it and dial the time back a little next time.



    All in all, I much prefer using Magic Shave to rid myself of hair, because it leaves me MUCH smoother and isn't as expensive as wearing razor cartridges out. Enjoy shaving, and know that your girlfriend/boyfriend will REALLY appreciate it.

    EDIT: Thank you for the gold, kind soul! May your balls be eternally smooth and velvety.
u/Honey_Badger_doesnt · 119 pointsr/howto

There was a really good post by /u/LieutenantJesus about this a few months ago. Here it is... the second method has worked REALLY well for me.

"I've shaved my mashers and bang/taint/funhole for years and years, so let me contribute.

So let's assume you've never blessed yourself with a shorn scrotum: There are two methods you can use to rid yourself of hair. I'll go over both, since I've done both extensively.

---

>Shaving:

USE A NEW RAZOR FOR THIS. Old razors deteriorate and the blades get bent/dulled. You don't want dull blades tugging at hairs and nicking you up down there.

  1. Trim up. Get a body-hair trimmer like a Norelco Bodygroom or just a regular hair-trimmer and take care most of the bush. Go with the shortest guard it'll allow-- Not using a guard is a good way to get a few nicks, not something you want down in your dangly bits. You want to get yourself short enough where a razor won't get caught and cut you up in masses of hair.

  2. Get in the shower, and get that bitch nice and hot. You don't want to try shaving dry, hell no. Wash your hair, brush your teeth, do all of your regular shower things to give your pubes a bit to get wet and soften up. This'll make it so much easier, trust me.

  3. Start shaving WITH the grain. Make a few passes. Don't press down on the razor, just let it do its job. You won't get it all in one go, and that's fine.

  4. Go across the grain. If your hair looks like this: |||||, shave in this ---> direction, or this <--- direction. The best would be doing a pass of each.

  5. Go against the grain. Now, at this point, if you feel smooth enough, feel free to stop. Going against the grain may cause irritation and ingrown hairs, so know your body and know how your hair responds. The biggest lesson is DO NOT PRESS DOWN ON THE RAZOR. You will only irritate your skin and nick yourself. Be patient and take your damn time.

  6. Finish the job. If you shave your dick, you must also shave your balls, otherwise you might as well just not even do it. It may be scary the first time taking a razor to your jumblies, but it's simple and quite safe, if you're careful (For the record, I've never nicked myself shaving down below, yet I can butcher my face when I'm not careful). Just take the sack in one hand and GENTLY pull it to stretch the skin, and run the razor lightly over it, front and back, starting the stroke from the underside of your dick and dragging down towards your feet. Don't bother too much with grain direction here, it won't matter that much.

  7. The Gooch/Ass/Asshole: You should also run over these areas with a hair trimmer/bodygroom before you go at it with a razor. The secret here is the same as the rest of your sensitive bits: Go slow, don't press down with the razor, and relax. The taint is tricky, but you can navigate it by feel pretty well. The ass/asshole is simple, except for the hole. If you're shaving your ass, you aren't gonna leave the hole hairy, so when you shave it, shave starting from the pucker and stroke AWAY. Do not shave ACROSS the sphincter, else you're just asking for a rough ride. Remember: DO NOT PUSH DOWN ON THE RAZOR.

    For your balls, you might want to make a run over them later when you're dry. Helps get those stray hairs.

    >Post-Shave Care:

    Once you get out, pat-dry the areas you've shaved. If you get razor burn, get some Vitamin E cream or moisturizer and spread a little down there. This will help the skin heal, and probably cool things off. I like to pat a little Gold Bond down there, because if I'm going to be fancy enough to shave my balls, I'm going to powder them like an English Nobleman.

    Itching: This is normal if this is your first time shaving/it's been a while since you've shaved. You shouldn't itch as bad or even at all the second time around, so just tough it out.

    Farts: You'd better be ready, because you can no longer sneak these fuckers. The bare skin will amplify your ass air to trumpet-like levels. Be prepared to use your flesh-valve a lot more efficiently after this.

    Sweat: You might feel like your ass/gooch is a lot sweatier than usual. It's not, you just lack friction from your now-missing hair down there. Invest in some boxer-briefs if it bothers you. You get used to this as well.

    ---
    >Depilatory Creams

    Alright, so now that we've covered shaving, let's discuss using chemical hair removers. I wouldn't use Nair on your private parts, you will burn yourself. You have to find something for sensitive skin (Which I'm sure Nair has now). I am a fan of Magic Shave. It's a powder you mix with water, then slather all over your crotch, wait a while, then rub off gently with a washcloth. You can get if off Amazon, or find it at most any drugstore in the shaving/hair removal aisle. Takes the hair right off and leaves you SMOOTH AS FUCK. It's messier and takes a little more time, but it's worth it in the end.

    They do sell it as a pre-mixed cream, but ever time I've used it it's been very lackluster, even after leaving it on for several minutes past the recommended time.

  8. Test it somewhere like your inner thigh. Mix a small bit, put it on for the prescribed amount of time (7 or so minutes, in my case), and wash it off. Wait a day to see if there are any adverse effects. Skipping this step is not recommended, seeing as a small allergic reaction on your thigh is a lot easier to handle than one all over your fucking dick.

  9. Mix. I use a mason jar, put in equal parts of the power and water, and shake it up. The I use something like a rubber spatula to scoop it out and slather it from dick (Try to limit getting any on the glans. It won't kill you, but you don't generally want depilatory cream on sensitive membranes like that) to asshole. The more you use, the better. Be sure to place a towel under you/do this in the tub to catch any that might drip.

  10. Wait. Set a timer and just stand around a bit. Brush your teeth. Floss. I don't care, just wait out the 5-7 minutes.

  11. Hop in the shower. Lukewarm water is the best for this stuff, I'd avoid going really hot though. Grab a washcloth and slowly rub the stuff off in a circular motion while under the stream. You might have to give some hairs a gentle tug to get them out, but it shouldn't take you any real effort. You may miss spots, and that's okay, you can get them next time. You should probably have a set washcloth just for this, because Magic Shave does have a tendency to stain.

  12. Pat dry. If you left it on a little too long, it might feel somewhat like razor burn. Use some Vitamin E/Moisturizing cream on it and dial the time back a little next time.



    All in all, I much prefer using Magic Shave to rid myself of hair, because it leaves me MUCH smoother and isn't as expensive as wearing razor cartridges out. Enjoy shaving, and know that your girlfriend/boyfriend will REALLY appreciate it."
u/fzxtreme · 47 pointsr/AskMen

Probably will be buried.

Most people are posting about manscaping but I'd like to offer a method instead of just saying do it.
I use a product called magic shave powder, link below. It's like Nair but won't fry your skin and will leave you porn-star smooth. Just add water, stir until it becomes creamy and apply to area for 5-10 minutes. Then just wash it off and watch the hair fall away. A trim before had would be best so you can get the cream onto the skin.

Trust me, it works amazingly. Link:

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shaving-Powder-ounce-fragrant/dp/B0048ZIFA0

u/Trollkarlen · 39 pointsr/AskMen

Here are the Amazon reviews on it

There are some downsides though. It's messy (My sink looks like a war zone afterwards) but easy to clean up even when dry, its smelly, and you can't "partially" shave so your ass will be SMOOTH. Some people have bad reactions to stuff like this so try it on a small patch of arm/chest/leg whatever first, just to make sure your body is fine with it.

But for me, well worth those downsides, works super well.

u/lilmissmoonshine · 23 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Try a product called Magic Shaving Powder. It's not really for shaving, it dissolves the hairs but is much much milder than Nair. It also says it's "formulated for black men" but it works just as well for me as a white girl on my sensitive bits. You can find it here or in pretty much any pharmacy.

u/dubious_luxury · 15 pointsr/starterpacks

That's where Magic Shave comes in.

u/notoneofyourfans · 14 pointsr/sex

Get Magic Shaving Powder. No blade is required. It is super cheap and your balls come away feeling like two eggs in a silk pouch. But you have to follow the amount of time it is to stay on the area you are removing hair from or it will burn like the pits of hell for a couple of days. I use it for clearing wild brush and then maintain with a good shaver....

u/Carb0nFiber · 13 pointsr/MtF

Buy shaving powder on Amazon, mix it 1 to 1 with water and just coat your body, wait 15 minutes, it's gentle unlike Nair and doesn't burn, just wash off with a warm cloth and all the hair is gone, I'll post the Amazon link

Magic Shaving Powder Gold 4.5... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048ZIFA0?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/I-plaey-geetar · 12 pointsr/teenagers

>Note: I did not write this:

I've shaved my mashers and bang/taint/funhole for years and years, so let me contribute.

So let's assume you've never blessed yourself with a shorn scrotum: There are two methods you can use to rid yourself of hair. I'll go over both, since I've done both extensively.

---

>Shaving:

USE A NEW RAZOR FOR THIS. Old razors deteriorate and the blades get bent/dulled. You don't want dull blades tugging at hairs and nicking you up down there.

  1. Trim up. Get a body-hair trimmer like a Norelco Bodygroom or just a regular hair-trimmer and take care most of the bush. Go with the shortest guard it'll allow-- Not using a guard is a good way to get a few nicks, not something you want down in your dangly bits. You want to get yourself short enough where a razor won't get caught and cut you up in masses of hair.

  2. Get in the shower, and get that bitch nice and hot. You don't want to try shaving dry, hell no. Wash your hair, brush your teeth, do all of your regular shower things to give your pubes a bit to get wet and soften up. This'll make it so much easier, trust me.

  3. Start shaving WITH the grain. Make a few passes. Don't press down on the razor, just let it do its job. You won't get it all in one go, and that's fine.

  4. Go across the grain. If your hair looks like this: |||||, shave in this ---> direction, or this <--- direction. The best would be doing a pass of each.

  5. Go against the grain. Now, at this point, if you feel smooth enough, feel free to stop. Going against the grain may cause irritation and ingrown hairs, so know your body and know how your hair responds. The biggest lesson is DO NOT PRESS DOWN ON THE RAZOR. You will only irritate your skin and nick yourself. Be patient and take your damn time.

  6. Finish the job. If you shave your dick, you must also shave your balls, otherwise you might as well just not even do it. It may be scary the first time taking a razor to your jumblies, but it's simple and quite safe, if you're careful (For the record, I've never nicked myself shaving down below, yet I can butcher my face when I'm not careful). Just take the sack in one hand and GENTLY pull it to stretch the skin, and run the razor lightly over it, front and back, starting the stroke from the underside of your dick and dragging down towards your feet. Don't bother too much with grain direction here, it won't matter that much.

  7. The Gooch/Ass/Asshole: You should also run over these areas with a hair trimmer/bodygroom before you go at it with a razor. The secret here is the same as the rest of your sensitive bits: Go slow, don't press down with the razor, and relax. The taint is tricky, but you can navigate it by feel pretty well. The ass/asshole is simple, except for the hole. If you're shaving your ass, you aren't gonna leave the hole hairy, so when you shave it, shave starting from the pucker and stroke AWAY. Do not shave ACROSS the sphincter, else you're just asking for a rough ride. Remember: DO NOT PUSH DOWN ON THE RAZOR.

    For your balls, you might want to make a run over them later when you're dry. Helps get those stray hairs.

    >Post-Shave Care:

    Once you get out, pat-dry the areas you've shaved. If you get razor burn, get some Vitamin E cream or moisturizer and spread a little down there. This will help the skin heal, and probably cool things off. I like to pat a little Gold Bond down there, because if I'm going to be fancy enough to shave my balls, I'm going to powder them like an English Nobleman.

    Itching: This is normal if this is your first time shaving/it's been a while since you've shaved. You shouldn't itch as bad or even at all the second time around, so just tough it out.

    Farts: You'd better be ready, because you can no longer sneak these fuckers. The bare skin will amplify your ass air to trumpet-like levels. Be prepared to use your flesh-valve a lot more efficiently after this.

    Sweat: You might feel like your ass/gooch is a lot sweatier than usual. It's not, you just lack friction from your now-missing hair down there. Invest in some boxer-briefs if it bothers you. You get used to this as well.

    ---
    >Depilatory Creams

    Alright, so now that we've covered shaving, let's discuss using chemical hair removers. I wouldn't use Nair on your private parts, you will burn yourself. You have to find something for sensitive skin (Which I'm sure Nair has now). I am a fan of Magic Shave. It's a powder you mix with water, then slather all over your crotch, wait a while, then rub off gently with a washcloth. You can get if off Amazon, or find it at most any drugstore in the shaving/hair removal aisle. Takes the hair right off and leaves you SMOOTH AS FUCK. It's messier and takes a little more time, but it's worth it in the end.

    They do sell it as a pre-mixed cream, but ever time I've used it it's been very lackluster, even after leaving it on for several minutes past the recommended time.

  8. Test it somewhere like your inner thigh. Mix a small bit, put it on for the prescribed amount of time (7 or so minutes, in my case), and wash it off. Wait a day to see if there are any adverse effects. Skipping this step is not recommended, seeing as a small allergic reaction on your thigh is a lot easier to handle than one all over your fucking dick.

  9. Mix. I use a mason jar, put in equal parts of the power and water, and shake it up. The I use something like a rubber spatula to scoop it out and slather it from dick (Try to limit getting any on the glans. It won't kill you, but you don't generally want depilatory cream on sensitive membranes like that) to asshole. The more you use, the better. Be sure to place a towel under you/do this in the tub to catch any that might drip.

  10. Wait. Set a timer and just stand around a bit. Brush your teeth. Floss. I don't care, just wait out the 5-7 minutes.

  11. Hop in the shower. Lukewarm water is the best for this stuff, I'd avoid going really hot though. Grab a washcloth and slowly rub the stuff off in a circular motion while under the stream. You might have to give some hairs a gentle tug to get them out, but it shouldn't take you any real effort. You may miss spots, and that's okay, you can get them next time. You should probably have a set washcloth just for this, because Magic Shave does have a tendency to stain.

  12. Pat dry. If you left it on a little too long, it might feel somewhat like razor burn. Use some Vitamin E/Moisturizing cream on it and dial the time back a little next time.



    All in all, I much prefer using Magic Shave to rid myself of hair, because it leaves me MUCH smoother and isn't as expensive as wearing razor cartridges out. Enjoy shaving, and know that your girlfriend/boyfriend will REALLY appreciate it.

    Note: i did not write this
u/BurnTheThirdSon · 8 pointsr/askgaybros

Waxing is a good way to rid yourself hair and all but personally it's just really awkward to do without a helping hand!

I'd recommend using Magic hair removal powder; you just mix it with water, slap it on yo butt (or anywhere you want to use it), wait 5 minutes, and wash it off.

It's super good if you're like me and have sensitive skin, it's like hair removal cream but I find that it's much gentler on your skin (plus you can adjust the water to powder ratio to how you want it). The only problem I've had with it is when I've let my ass get too hairy and used it there's like a few hairs here and there that weren't removed but when that happens you can just shave it off without getting shaving rashes.

Definitely recommend giving it a try if you want a nice smooth buttox.

u/del_rio · 7 pointsr/malegrooming

Magic Powder or equivalent. Mix with water, lather on ass, wait ~7 minutes. I only did it once like 5 years ago, but it worked hilariously well.

u/Krunchy1736 · 6 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

Had good results with Magic Shave as well. Very gentle.

u/ShaktiAmarantha · 6 pointsr/sex
u/godzilla1517 · 5 pointsr/answers

Okay, if you want BABY SMOOTH testicle and ass area, use this shit. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0048ZIFA0/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1501218836&sr=8-1&keywords=Magic+shave+powder

I saw it in an older thread when someone asked this same question, bought a can myself, and I've never looked back. This product will completely clear your nutsack of any hair whatsoever when you use it properly according to the directions. Do not shave first, otherwise you may get razor burn, and the product does not feel good whatsoever when it gets into small cuts, in fact it is quite painful and may sway your opinion on the stuff negatively. Just do what it says on the package, and MAKE SURE you do the test run on a small area somewhere else so you can see if you're allergic to it or whatever. This shit will get your balls as smooth and hairless as they were when you were 6 years old.

The only negative thing I have to say about it is that it kinda stinks, and you have to sit there with this nasty liquid on your nuts for about 8 minutes, but other than that it's great. 9/10 do recommend

u/vehementvelociraptor · 5 pointsr/AskMen

Okay so it's a bit messy, but it works WONDERS:

Get some Magic Shave. The powder stuff. All walmarts and walgreens carry the stuff. Get maybe two heaping spoonfuls into a small cup, mix with approximately 1:1 amount of water (maybe start with a bit less). It takes a minute or two of stirring to work it in, but it should be a consistency slightly thicker than water.

Slather that all over your balls. Really get a good coating. It's messy, so maybe do it in the shower. Wait 7 minutes (I just reddit on my phone). Then turn the shower on at lukewarm temperature and slowly rinse it off, also you might have to massage/tug a bit. All that hair will fall right off.

Smooth as balls, literally. And no blades or sharp bits. some people are sensitive to deploratory cream. Test out on you inner elbow or knee first. Might take you a couple tries to get the right consistency/potency.

u/lizziedear13 · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Ooooh I just found something on the holy grail product recs that I tried and found worked really well! It's called SoftSheen-Carson Magic Regular Strength Shaving Powder. It's targeted (I believe)
towards African-American men who have sensitive skin and can't shave. It's a depilatory powder that you mix with water and spread over whatever area you want to remove hair from. It worked AMAZINGLY well on my legs & bikini area. Absolutely no sensitivity/tingling/redness/irritation and I haven't had any issue with ingrown hairs. The only issue is that it kind of smells? But honestly I didn't find it too bad (though I bought the yellow one which is labelled as "fragrant"). I found it at my local grocery store in the ethnic hair care section - it was less than $2. It's also available on Amazon.

Here's a link to the holy grail thread.

u/yeahthechamp · 4 pointsr/DIY

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048ZIFA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_4HZxwbEXMHQ0W

This is "safer" for balls. I would still recommend testing and following directions carefully. Also be careful what you put on after. I will tell you Fresh Balls and this don't mix.

u/Jazzeeee · 4 pointsr/HaircareScience

Half Afro but intimately familiar with the in growns issue. I stopped shaving and now use magic shaving powder. It’s saved my life. Get the gold cans, the silver smells like shit. Magic Shaving Powder Gold 4.5 ounce fragrant https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048ZIFA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3TZLDb0388SNT. Can usually get these for less than a dollar at Walmart in the “ethnic hair” or shaving sections.

u/PuhTayter · 3 pointsr/egg_irl

Oh of course!

What I use might be a little unorthodox and more time consuming, but it sure as hell beats taking a razor to hairy /man/ legs

First I use Magic Shaving Powder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048ZIFA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GuX0DbFDNDSEY

It gets rid of 90% of the hair when you follow the directions. But it takes a while and can be messy if you're doing a FBS all at one time.

Then the next day, because it's not advised to shave right after using the powder, I use a razor to get the rest and get everything smoooooth

I would be advised for sensitive skin areas because it is essentially burning off your hair at the root.

I just use Gillette 3 blade razors and Cremo Shave Lather for my face and everywhere else because it is great at fighting razor burn

u/Sissykatiexx · 3 pointsr/Sissy

I've used the creams several times and most of the time it works great. However, it has a really strong smell that can stink up your bathroom and if you're not careful you can give yourself chemical burns. As someone said earlier in the thread it can get pricey too. That's why I moved to this depilarory.
https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shaving-Powder-ounce-fragrant/dp/B0048ZIFA0

You just mix the powder with water and apply it on your skin like the cream. It's much cheaper so you can do you're whole body if you'd like. Also doesn't smell nearly as strong as the others and it's never affected my skin in a negative way like Nair/veet has done in the past. Everyone's skin is different though so keep that in mind!

Don't forget to exfoliate your skin to prevent ingrown hairs and bumps! Good luck!

u/Iowa_Dave · 3 pointsr/malegrooming

Have you ever tried Shaving Powder?

It basically dissolves the hair. It's used by guys with very curly whiskers that want to burrow back into the skin.

u/HandsofManos · 3 pointsr/malegrooming

I've used this
http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shave-Shaving-Powder-Gold/dp/B0048ZIFA0/ref=pd_bxgy_hpc_img_y before. It works pretty well, though it makes a bit of a mess.

u/Endlessdex · 3 pointsr/askgaybros

All pubic hair grows really fast. Nair or Veet will burn like a mf because the tissues of the groin are "sensitive" to put it mildly.

Magic Shaving Powder.

I recommend this 110%. I use it fairly regularly and have no itching, no burning, nothing. It gets you completely smooth but is not a harsh chemical. Can get it for like 3 bucks at Walmart/amazon.

u/RoboChrist · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Try using this:

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0048ZIFA0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Warning: do a test patch first, wait a few days, then try it for real. It's cheap, it works ridiculously well, but it will burn the crap out of your skin if you leave it on too long or use it too often.

u/ammobandanna · 2 pointsr/tifu

there is only one thing ive found that works without issue and i found it on here in a discussion about such things and thats. Magic Shave Gold get some and you won ever have to keep your sach in a bowl of icecream overnight again.

u/mamobus · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

My recommendation is bleaching or Magic Shave.

Magic shave is a depilatory but it's nowhere near as harsh as Nair. I can't use Nair but I love this stuff and I use it ahem... "downstairs." Check the reviews of course before you try it, but I got mine for $3.50 after reading a bunch of positive stuff about it from /r/wicked_edge (which you should maybe crosspost to if you don't find sufficient answers here).

u/darksideofmidnight · 2 pointsr/crossdressing

There was a post in /r/bestof today from /r/everymanshouldknow about how to shave your nether regions. I can't remember the name of it but there's paste that he uses that's like Nair but much, much more gentle that I believe grabs the hair out by the roots. I will see if I can find it for you and edit this later. He said it lasts for a few days/up to a week I think. I have no idea if it will help, but if so it'd be rad to help you out.

Edit: Wow that was easier than I thought, hahaha. Magic Gold Shaving Powder now, you should really read his original comment here on how to use it. Skip down to the section labeled Depilatory Creams in his comment. Step by step on how to and what to expect.

u/Just-Rice · 2 pointsr/feminineboys

I can’t find “Magic No Hair” on google. Is this what you’re talking about: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shaving-Powder-ounce-fragrant/dp/B0048ZIFA0

u/jZampage · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Use magic shave, trust me. Look it up on Amazon. I use the one in the yellow canister. It is by far the best hair removal product I have ever used for body hair (esp. pubic region).

I've recommended to friends, family, exes, everyone who has used it maintains it to this day.

It's made for "black person" facial hair but it works so effectively at body hair I would never use anything else. Note: am white guy.

Here is a link:

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Fragrant-Shaving-Powder-Gold/dp/B0048ZIFA0/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1480553404&sr=8-3&keywords=magic+shave

One canister will last you a good while, and it's only like $5.00

Also worth noting that you will stay smooth for a couple weeks before needing another use, generally.

Just make sure you follow the directions carefully. I keep it applied for about 7 minutes and then take a shower and rub everything off with a wash cloth. Never had a problem, never burns anything, smells like a barber shop, zero complaints. Biggest problem is having something to mix it in, I just use a small tupperware container with a lid and shake it up with water now, seems to work best for me. A mason jar would work but it would be hard to get the residue off the sides if you're being stingy with the product.

Good luck. And you're welcome.

u/thirtymumble · 2 pointsr/sex

Huh, weird. Nobody's shown up yet to pimp /r/sex's favorite shaving product. Guess it's my turn:

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Fragrant-Shaving-Powder-Gold/dp/B0048ZIFA0/?th=1

Magic Shave powder, gold.

Just read the reviews.

u/melonlollicholypop · 2 pointsr/Advice

I'm not sure if this would help at all in SA, but I would see if I have any friends whose parents are lawyers and ask them to draw up a cease and desist letter to the school board. The threat of litigation is often enough to alter behavior.

If that is not an option, you might give Magic Shaving Powder a try. A black friend recommended it to my white husband who is very sensitive to shaving - apparently, it is a more common problem in the black community for some reason. It has helped.

u/wicryeker · 2 pointsr/feminineboys

Magic shave powder

Magic Shaving Powder Gold 4.5 ounce fragrant https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048ZIFA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RWs0DbB9BKNYX

It's amazing

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/MtF

Have you tried a depilatory on it? I personally use this which quite honestly works fantastic. Just wear gloves or you will really mess up your nails.

u/vinpocetine · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I've never tried the creams, I've been using this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shave-Shaving-Powder-Gold/dp/B0048ZIFA0

u/UndeadKitten · 2 pointsr/TalesFromRetail

It could also be "shaving powder" which is kinda like Nair but in a can like comet counter cleaner.

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Fragrant-Shaving-Powder-Gold/dp/B0048ZIFA0?th=1

u/Isolatedwoods19 · 2 pointsr/Stims

There are some kinds you can buy specifically for your junk that work pretty awesome.

I use this stuff and it works well without burning at all, just follow the directions exactly and then wipe it off.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048ZIFA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_sabaNZ9FEYdc1

Edit: and test it on something that isn't your junk first

u/alpinefoxtail · 2 pointsr/AskMen
u/jglyum · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Soft-sheen Carson magic shaving powder. I mentioned this in another post. I liked it, but ended up going with epilation because mixing this stuff up and using it while on a business trip is a little annoying.
This is gentle hair removal. You mix some powder in a bowl with water to form a paste, put it on your legs, then wait a while and wash it away. It's never hurt, and it worked really well. I just had a couple friends who would ask me why I had a bowl and a spoon sitting in the bathroom. One friend started contemplating eating ice cream while in the bathroom, but that's off-topic.
Anyway, depending on how sensitive to pain you are, you may want to try this stuff. I just looked it up on Amazon and it was like $2 ($5 with shipping). I can't remember why, but back when I researched this one, everyone said the yellow can of powder worked better than the white one; that's the one I used, and I thought it was great.
http://www.amazon.com/health-personal-care/dp/B0048ZIFA0

u/Kelethe · 2 pointsr/sex

This stuff is the best for shaving balls/butts/anywhere else it's hard to get a razor. You just mix it up with water and leave the paste on ~7 minutes. It's like nair but won't give you third degree chemical burns.

u/red_derp · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

I use This all over my body.

u/FITS97 · 2 pointsr/gaybros

I thought you were trolling me for sure, but it checks out

u/taoofdavid · 2 pointsr/howto

This...

http://www.amazon.com/MAGIC-Gold-SHAVE-GOLD-4-5oz/dp/B0048ZIFA0

I've used Magic Gold Powder a number of times and it works amazing. No razor burn. No getting yer balls caught in the trimmer. This stuff is awesome.

Mix it up. Apply it all over. Wait 7 or 8 minutes and then wipe it off with a facecloth. Baby smooth.

u/Valkes · 2 pointsr/AskMen

It's basically a mix your own nair. You can find it on amazon

u/hescrepuscular · 2 pointsr/askgaybros

Learn it. Use it. Love it. Also those bumps can be reduced after shaving by using an after-shave balm with vitamin D and putting an antiperspirant on the area. Razor bumps down there are tricky because the skin gets sweaty and rubs against your underwear and other skin, causing more irritation. You shouldn't shave there in the first place.

u/KrullX · 2 pointsr/Sissies

Magic Fragrant Shaving Powder

Review on this product had great insight on how to use it...


That's not to say it doesn't work at all. Just that it doesn't work nearly as well on coarse hairs that it does on fine hairs. In other words, if you're wanting this for your back, legs, arms...you'll be largely amazed at how well it takes off hair. You're unlikely to be impressed with groin, face, etc. where the hairs may be more coarse.


For my case, I bought it for my face. There, it took three treatments before I saw even the slightest hint of smooth, hairless skin. Even then, it still left stubble on the neck and under my jaw. Comparing this with a safety razor where I could get these hairs quite easily, this was a bit depressing. What it did do a good job of was minimizing razor bumps and ingrown hairs.

A lot has been made of the mixing strategy. Yes, it's pain. But that's because the instructions are faulty. If you mix the way it tells you on the can, not only will you be stirring forever, you'll end up with a very slimy, very inefficient solution that will make you think you got scammed. I'm going to help you.

You need:

  • A mixing cup. You can use any cup, or you can get official and get something like Edwin Jagger Porcelain Shaving Soap Bowl With Handle, Black

  • A spoon. Or something else to stir with. I prefer a spoon but it's up to you.

  • A shaving brush. You can use your hand, but I strongly recommend against it. Just get a shaving brush. Like Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush

  • A large towel - you'll use both ends. Or if you're not into messing towels up, consider something like Kleenex Hand Towels Everyday, 60 Count where you can throw them away when done.

  • A preshave balm or lotion, or oil. You want something that is NOT alcohol based. Something like John Allan's Slick Water Lotion, 2 Ounce

  • Something to tame the skin afterwards. Something like Proraso Aftershave Lotion, Refresh, 100 ml

    Mind you, the above are just recommendations. Choose whatever products you want, just make sure they are comparable to the above. Or don't use them, but be prepared to be frustrated with your results.

    First, to give you a sense of scale and scope. A heaping teaspoon is enough for a grown man's entire face. If you're doing legs, arms, chest, etc, bump it up to two teaspoons. This is just to have enough when you're done mixing. Next, your water ratio should be just enough to end up with a consistency between pancake mix and cake batter; not runny, but not overly thick. You'll know it when you see it. Imagine perfectly made oatmeal "stick to the ribs" style. That's what you want. So if you have a heaping teaspoon of powder, put maybe a barely full teaspoon of cool water in. Then stir slowly using the spoon (or whatever). It will look like it's not mixing; it is. It just takes a while.

    Here's the hint: you'll know when you're almost done because you'll get hit in the face with a smell that I can't describe, but you'll know it for what it is. If you've ever used NAIR, or any similar depilatory, it's the exact same smell. Once that smell hits you, you'll notice the mixture getting thicker and it'll all make sense (finally). Usually takes me about 2 minutes end-to-end. If you end up with a consistency that seems watery, use a flat edge (i.e. a knife or something) and add a bit more powder, then continue to stir. Conversely if it feels way too thick (like paste), add a half teaspoon of water and continue stirring. After you do it once, you'll get the hang of it.

    Second, DO NOT do this after a shower or after washing your skin. It should probably be the first thing you do after getting up on the days you do it (which is every other day, NOT once a day). Why? You want your skin to be oily, to have some coating to protect it, in addition to the preshave. This is how you can get the best result without burning sensation. So don't wait until after showering to do this.

    Now, prep your location. By prep, I mean use the preshave, something that is designed to protect your skin from burn and irritation. DO not use regular lotion, it won't do anything.

    Now, it's important to note that this, when mixed, is essentially a plaster. It will go on wet and then dry, just like a cast. That's okay. But be prepared for it to "flake" everywhere. Try not to move too much. You don't want to make a mess.

    Apply using the shave brush as if you were applying shaving cream or foam. But go in strokes against the grain. The goal is to lift the follicles and help the mixture do its thing. Make sure you get good coverage. You'll notice that the bottom of the mixture looks dry; that's okay. It'll still apply like a plaster. But feel free to drip a bit of water in there if you're not sure.

    You'll need to wait between 7 and 10 minutes (depending on skin sensitivity) for the mix to work. During this time, clean out your mug and shave brush. The mixture should rinse rather cleanly in cold water, but the brush will take some hands-on help (it's safe). Depending on how long it stays on you may or may not feel a tingle. That's a good sign. It should not burn.

    After the time has passed, this is where people get confused. You can use a dull pseudo razor (like Pseudo Shaver), if you want, but I found much better results just using a warm, damp towel. You can warm up the water while waiting for the mixture to dry, and if you use the disposables, have one that is your warm water towel and one that is your dry towel. Or you can use a single towel that serves both functions. Wipe the mixture off in firm, slow strokes against the grain. Then clean the towel off and go back over the area vigorously to get the remainder. Dry off with the other towel. Finish up with the aftershave.

    If you did everything I noted above, you should see amazing results, with certain exceptions (I could never get the mixture to work at all above my mustache, it did 97% of the job in the groin area, and 99% of the work under my jaw). Figure 15 minutes total time to do. But again, you only need to do this once every other day minimum. My arms have been smooth for three days.
u/YouMightFeelPressure · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I don't shave - I magic! Here's a link on amazon.

I used to get horrible razor burn from shaving, but using magic has really helped. It's like waxing in that the more you do it, the less frequently the hair grows back, but it doesn't hurt at all, takes like 10 minutes and is pretty cheap.

u/IBYMBYBMYL · 1 pointr/asktransgender

You can try [this stuff.] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0048ZIFA0/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1499205223&sr=8-2&keywords=Magic+Shave&dpPl=1&dpID=51Pr6yMvayL&ref=plSrch) It's a powder that you mix with water. It's stronger because it's formulated for men, because testosterone makes your body hair thicker.

Just read the instructions on the container to see how much water you mix with it and how long to keep it on. It helps to use some kind of thin piece of plastic to scrape it off. It'll help pull some of the hairs out. They sell things to use for it but a credit card or something like it will work too.

u/Turnowchyk3 · 1 pointr/LifeProTips
u/rEvolutionTU · 1 pointr/de

Hier, die Variante für unsensiblere Sackhaare.

u/whereitsbeautiful · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

Magic Shaving Powder. Seriously. I got this tip from a reddit comment years ago and now it is all I will ever use to remove hair downstairs.


Its formulated for black men to use on their facial hair in lieu of shaving since they can have such trouble with razor bumps but it also works on white hair.



Do not ever put Nair on your junk. Ever. That's just begging for a chemical burn, even if other people tell you they've done it.

u/ButtPlug_Patronus · 1 pointr/sexover30

Magic shaving powder. It's fantastic!

u/PornConsumerAccount · 1 pointr/sexover30

Save yourself the pain next time. Make a paste, paint it on whatever you want hairless, wipe it off 5 mins later with a shower glove. Porn star smooth for 2 weeks.

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Fragrant-Shaving-Powder-Ounce/dp/B0048ZIFA0

u/LARPeasant · 1 pointr/worldnews

Magic Shaving Powder.

I mean, if someone is serious about beating drug tests, there are more methods of accomplishing that than a lab can really account for. And the number of tests that would need to be done, even with this sample population? The article itself says:

>In New Zealand, for example, 8,001 welfare recipients were drug-screened as part of a NZ$1 million programme, but only 22 tested positive.

So for $1 million, they had a net result of .002% positive. I suppose it looks good on paper, but in practice, it hasn't accomplished anything notable except cost money.

u/Leisureguy · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Powdered alum is sometimes used as a styptic. But that's all I know.

Hmm. Maybe it was a depilatory powder, like this.

u/LucyLegBeard · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

You mix it with water to make a paste that removes hair. It is designed for black men's face use, to remove coarse hairs and to prevent razor bumps so hopefully it is more delicate.

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shave-Shaving-Powder-Gold/dp/B0048ZIFA0


You can find this at wal-mart. I really can not recommend using a depilatory cream on your vulva, the area is extremely delicate. However, some people have a good experience using it.

u/DoraTrix · 1 pointr/asktransgender

Magic Shave Powder. It's super-cheap and works great (tho you're trading time for money, because it definitely takes patience). If you don't have Amazon Prime (because broke), they sell it at nearly all drugstores and target/walmart, etc. Sometimes it's found in the "ethnic" section - it is primarily marketed to black men to avoid ingrown beard hairs, tho it has never worked on my actual beard. It's aces for body hair tho!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ1Ow91MX9k

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shaving-Powder-ounce-fragrant/dp/B0048ZIFA0

u/CanadiaNationalist · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Y'all are doing it wrong.

Magic shaving powder is the way to go. You'll be so smooth you'll think you're 9 years old again.

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shaving-Powder-ounce-fragrant/dp/B0048ZIFA0

u/jlm25150 · 1 pointr/askgaybros

You can get it on Amazon.

u/dipaolo · 1 pointr/askgaybros

dude, amazon is your friend.

u/surferemoji · 1 pointr/askgaybros

ive heard this is pretty good. no stubble, and less irritation. lasts shorter than waxing tho i guess?

u/sphinxnine · 1 pointr/tifu

You are supposed to mix it with water. Also, it's for black people apparently.

edit: also, as a general rule of thumb - shaving products generally have specific areas they should and shouldn't be used and it's definitely worth reading the packaging to find out which, but I guess you know that now :P

u/peggedinpanties · 1 pointr/AskRedditAfterDark

If you are looking to go full Brazilian, the best hair removal option is Magic powder: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048ZIFA0

My Domme helps me with hair removal of my booty and upper legs. It works incredibly well, but be sure to exfoliate your skin after use for any trapped hair that didnt get caught in the initial removal process

u/LazerA · 1 pointr/Judaism

I don't know how effective Nair is for beards, but when I was a bochur I used Magic. Unfortunately, if you have sensitive skin, it probably won't be a good option for shaving regularly.

u/chisleu · 1 pointr/reactiongifs

There is creme you can use to remove the hair. Also I highly recommend using body powder on your junk to keep things from chaffing. Don't use hair removal creme on skin that is red or irritated.

Here is the stuff. I use. It is a powder that you turn into a creme.

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shave-Shaving-Powder-Gold/dp/B0048ZIFA0

It is made for faces, but safe for genitals as long as you follow the directions. I recommend trying 4 minutes instead of 5 minutes if it is your first time. Just so you know how close to 5 minutes you can get before you get any irritation.

u/the1egend1ives · 1 pointr/bald

https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Shave-Shaving-Powder-Gold/dp/B0048ZIFA0


Seen it at the grocery store. If this shit works, i dont know why anyone would keep shaving.

u/QuestioningEspecialy · 1 pointr/bestof

I'll add to this, especially for the Afro-Americans out there.

 

Shavers...

 

After all of the cordless electric shavers I've used over the years, my Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver gives me the smoothness shave I've ever had without using an actual razor. I finish off by edging up and trimming with a [Philips Norelco G370] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FED5DU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_F702AbWT46ATE) (it was <$100 and it's probably outdated by now) I've used it for ~4-7 years and dropped it a few times. It leaves the skin a bit rough, though, but I've rarely ever nicked myself with it (if at all).

 

Instructions & Maintenance...

 

Read the instructions and follow proper maintenance (brush, clean, oil, etc.). Always.
And for the record, both of my shavers are easy to clean. The Remington requires more effort, especially once a month, but the Phillips only requires a quick brushing (I add Andis Clippers Clipper Oil). The "hardest" part is letting the Remington dry for so long before putting the head back on. Don't brush the clippers while it's on, btw. Seriously, you'll ruin the brush and end up needing to replace it.

 

Battery Life...

 

If the instructions say to let the battery die before its first charge, I do so. If it says to fully charge it for X hours before its first use, I do so. Now, people of Reddit had a particular conversation about battery life once. I never looked into the matter myself, but I started practicing it with all of my chargeable devices. After the initial required drain (if instructed), I always charge it after it hits 30-50%. I do my best to never let it drain completely to 0%. The idea is that the battery will actually degrade much quicker if it drains to 0% and will need to be replaced sooner. Feel free to call me a fool on this one, but please explain your reasoning.

 

Razers & Magic Shave...

 

This one requires a story or warning.
I wet shaved with my brother's razor when I was in high school because my cordless one (probably a Phillips) wouldn't work properly when I put it back together after taking the top apart for a full-ish cleaning for the first and last time (the school started reinforcing its facial hair policy).

Though it was my first time, and I shaved against the grain, I didn't cut myself or apply anything to my skin before or after. My face was so smooth that I kept touching it. Three days later, I start noticing bumps. By the fifth day, I had full on razor bumps everywhere I originally shaved. Bump Stopper II took a month or so to really any progress and around three months to really make an impact, but it left my skin dry and very flaky. Eventually, I moved to Skin Tight Razor Bump Ointment Extra Strength. It burned like hell in the beginning, but showed better progress. That and washing my face daily with soap and a towel of course.

Since I still had to shave, I just went over the bumps with a shaver and routinely wiped the blood away. Due to a barber's suggestion, I started using Bump Fighter Razors. He warned me that they were going to miss some hairs, but it worked well enough.

At some point, I was recommended (powder blue) Magic Shave because it would "eat those bumps up" (oh, boy). This stuff stinks, flakes all over the place, and can tear up your skin if you aren't careful. I tore a descent sized section of my skin off when I dragged a wet towel down my chin at the wrong angle once. I could see the skin sitting intact in the towel with the inner-end of my hairs barely sticking out of it. Was a really weird moment. That section of my face was pink and hairless for awhile before it healed over. Looked funny on my lovely complexion. For the record, I only used it every three or four days. Three is the minimum, IIRC.

If you're going to use Magic Shave, use a wet towel to wipe it off (prepare to rinse repeatedly), designate a magic shave cup that is to be used for nothing else, consider only wearing boxers, bring a broom and dust pan, and stay in one room or outside. Hell, turn the vent on, you stinky mutt. Overall, I do not recommend Magic Shave's original formula (powder blue). I cannot speak for its powder gold fragrant or creme light fresh scent version, though.

Now for razers...
I started using the cheap pack of (dark blue) Gillette dual-blade razers from Walmart in high school. They worked very well. Here are my instructions: Shave with the grain, rinse the blades after every stroke, thoroughly rinse the blades after you're done, wipe them carefully with a toilet paper to get extra crud off, and let air dry somewhere. Hell, thanks to another Reddit conversation, I kept a short round plastic container of isopropyl alcohol around in college to "shake" the razer in as a finishing touch of cleanliness. Supposedly, the alcohol evaporates after awhile, so I just let it air dry after that (read the 4/24/18 edit at the bottom). The blades lasted a pretty long time doing all of this before I need to pull out a new razor. That combined with how cheap they were...

 

Razer Bumps / Ingrown Hairs...

 

I found that daily shaving, Skin Tight creme, and actually washing or just wiping my face with a clean damp paper towel kept the bumps from fully returning. A trick I discovered to get rid of the ones that lingered was to grow my facial hair out. It looked awful for a month since the bumps returned as the hair grew (they might have been curling into the skin), but there's a point where the bumps start to recede into the skin and all you have is a full beard (minus some areas of the lower neck). Now just maintain it or shave it off. What you'll find is a smooth face with practically no bumps. You must keep the hairs from growing back, though (and maybe wash your face?). Mess that up, and the lingering bumps will return.

Oh, to hell with Bump Stopper II and don't bother with Skin Tight. My physician recommended Tend Skin Solution after I graduated college, and, let me tell you, it works better than both. I hear the ingredients aren't that bad for your health either.

 

My Routine...

 

I wash my hair (including facial) with Bubble & Bee's hard water shampoo (the price is worth it, especially since it lasts for a surprisingly long time), pour on and rub in their vinegar rinse ratio (a fourth of the bottle tops; it's optional when you purchase the shampoo), wash that out, apply Nature's Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to my facial and scalp hair while still damp/wet (I'm not 100% certain about using it on the scalp yet; used to use AVEDA Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil twice or thrice a week), brush my facial hair (soft bristles for the cheeks and neck; medium bristles for the beard and moustache) once in the morning, and apply Tend Skin Solution twice a day with cotton balls.

I should be using the foil shaver daily, but I don't always. Hence why I brush my cheeks and neck.

 

In closing...

 

If you're close to (or cool with) any Afro-American males, especially ones who've just started growing facial hair, consider having them read this so they can learn from my mistakes. Those razor bumps were rather unsightly.

 

tl;dr: Use Tend Skin Solution for razor bumps, wash your face, follow instructions, foil shavers leave smoother skin, read the section on battery life, don't shave against the grain with a razor, and don't use magic shave or bump stopper II.

 

EDIT (4/24/18):
About my shaving cleanup steps. I later realized that letting the isopropyl alcohol dry on the razer caused the blades to dull quicker, so I started rinsing them off and wiping them with toilet paper a second time as the final step.

u/nun_atoll · 0 pointsr/vintageads

It must be related to this stuff I guess?

u/_Psychopathy_ · -1 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I always got the worst razor burn down there, so went looking for a solution last year. Someone suggested this product and it is AMAZING. It is a lot like Nair, but it is designed for black men's beards. Nair always gave me a burning sensation, but this is so quick, painless, and effective. It is now the only thing I use. I have reordered it from amazon like 20 times. It totally sounds like I am some advertising rep, but I am a real person and I have recommended this product to a bunch of girlfriends.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0048ZIFA0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1