Has anyone else tried shaving with just plain ol' Olive Oil? It has literally been the only thing that has completely eliminated my razor bumps and ingrown hairs. I shave with a Merkur Futur on setting 4.5 (very aggressive), and have yet to get one nick or ingrown hair.
When I started shaving a few weeks ago with my Merkur Futur, I was using lather and a badger hair brush (which I'll be selling shortly) and was still getting some razor bumps on one side of my neck. Switching to "oil shaving" completely got rid of those bumps and has eliminated the problem altogether for me. I can literally make as many passes as I want with oil (which you'll need to do in order to get a closer shave), but after the shave there is absolutely NO irritation. And most importantly, the day after there are no razor bumps or ingrowns. My neck does not itch at all like it normally would either the day after.
I'm still a newbie, so is there anyone else with more experience who only shaves with oil, who has found it to work amazingly well at preventing/eliminating razor bumps and ingrown hairs?
Merkur Futur, Dovo 5/8, Silver Steel 6/8 (Unknown)
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