Silicone Lube as a Shaving Gel?

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Silicone Lube as a Shaving Gel?

Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I recently read that silicone lube works great as a shaving protector. It's not a cream or gel as most shaving products are - but it's suppose to make for a very smooth shave and to eliminates post-shave irritation.

We use conditioner - it works great - but we're always interested in something better.

What's your experience? Ever tried it? Any recommended products?
01/10/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I recently read that silicone lube works great as a shaving protector. It's not a cream or gel as most shaving products are - but it's suppose to make for a very smooth shave and to eliminates post-shave irritation.

We use conditioner ...
I've not tried it, but I bet it would work really well.

I do like using the silicone lube samples I've gotten with toys as anti-frizz serum for my hair. Since silicone is one of the key ingredients in anti-frizz hair products it has worked really well so far (a tip from the ever-brilliant Carrie Ann).
01/10/2011
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I recently read that silicone lube works great as a shaving protector. It's not a cream or gel as most shaving products are - but it's suppose to make for a very smooth shave and to eliminates post-shave irritation.

We use conditioner ...
I know Metis Black from Tantus swears by it.

Silicone is also one of the main ingredients in most hair conditioners.
01/10/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
I know Metis Black from Tantus swears by it.

Silicone is also one of the main ingredients in most hair conditioners.
That's right - now I can give credit - Metis was the source for my question.
01/10/2011
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
I know Metis Black from Tantus swears by it.

Silicone is also one of the main ingredients in most hair conditioners.
Hmm, I'll have to tell my husband to give that a try.
01/10/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I have used it regularly with good success. The only problem I have encountered is it tends to gum up the razor. So what I do is use a small amount of lube, rub it in good and then use a shaving cream over the top. This saves on the shave cream and provides a good close shave. It also leaves some of the lube to act as a conditioner. Prevents razor burn and makes the razor last longer as well.
01/10/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Hmm.. I am going to have to give this a try on my legs.
01/10/2011
ScottA ScottA
If you're talking coarse hair I don't know if silicone would soften the hair the way that a water-based product would.
01/10/2011
That Guy That Guy
I'm pretty much willing to try anything at this point. I have the worst skin for shaving. I get razor burn like nobody I've ever known. That's what I get for trying to be fair about my grooming standards.
01/10/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
Wow, I really like this idea. Too bad I don't actually have any silicone lube...

I'll get right on that.
01/11/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
You can mix it right in with your shaving cream as well. I've used it a few times and it didn't seem to be spectacularly better than shaving without it, but I've always gotten lucky and get a good shave with a good razer.
01/11/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I have used it regularly with good success. The only problem I have encountered is it tends to gum up the razor. So what I do is use a small amount of lube, rub it in good and then use a shaving cream over the top. This saves on the shave cream and ...
I can see where can be a problem with it gumming up the razor - even with conditioner that can be a problem - but the conditioner is water soluble.

I'm going to try the silicone - but ti's more expense than the conditioner - so there will also have to be a cost-benefit analysis!
01/11/2011
I'll Miss You EF :( I'll Miss You EF :(
This makes me want to buy some silicone lubricant to try it out!
01/11/2011
Yoda Yoda
Sounds ok to me, maybe not on the face though.
01/11/2011
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I can see where can be a problem with it gumming up the razor - even with conditioner that can be a problem - but the conditioner is water soluble.

I'm going to try the silicone - but ti's more expense than the conditioner - so there ...
I'm not sure about clean-up, either.
01/11/2011
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Hmm. I've never heard of or thought of this. Maybe I've found a use for my old silicone lube I don't use.
01/11/2011
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