Gents. I’m sure you’ve been in a situation where you forgot a grooming product at home or simply forgot to pick up something during your last grocery store visit. Perhaps you were traveling and you didn’t realize you were missing a something… What did you do? Well, one of MP’s sr. bloggers, yours truly, had such a moment and I’m here to share my grooming hack.
So a few minutes into my shower, I realized I had no shaving cream… crap! However, being MacGyver, I also remembered that during my morning shower, I was thinking how thick and dense the hair conditioner was. Light bulb! I decided to use the hair conditioner in place of my shaving gel / cream. Drum roll, please… It was amazingly effective. The product [hair conditioner] was bliss lemon + sage conditioning rinse. It was surprisingly good at guiding the razor blades, soothing my face during the shave. Not to mention, it had a pleasant lemon scent. Of course it would depend on the type of hair conditioner, but the thick and dense conditioners usually have a consistency similar to that of high end shaving creams MP has reviewed in the past. [And in some cases, even better.] It also had great moisturizing ingredients like avocado oil and wheat proteins. Naturally, a conditioning rinse is formulated to help “condition” – soothe, soften, untangle, and shine your hair – all of which are perfectly useful for your beard or rough stubbles.
Now as much as it was a fantastic substitute for my missing shave cream, we’re not necessarily recommending that this be a replacement for your favorite shave brand. For one thing, it’s not cheap. A bottle of 8.5 oz of bliss conditioning rinse will run you about $18. And to be quite frank, long-term, I’m not sure how good it is… It may be even better than your current shave cream, it may not… So use your discretion. But if you get the urge or an excuse to be a grooming MacGyver for a day, by all mean, give it a try. It’s a fantastic substitute! [Let’s not forget, it’s also a fantastic hair conditioner!]
Photos used under CC from Roland Tanglao