Updated: August 24, 2017
Most redheads have very sensitive skin. We all search high and low for body lotions, face lotions, shaving creams and hair products that are “redhead friendly,” meaning they are free of harmful chemicals and redheads can be assured the product is safe for their skin and hair.
During the shaving process, pores are opened and microcuts can occur, even when using a good quality blade. That’s why it’s important to use a shaving cream, gel or product that is non-toxic. Check the ingredient lists before you purchase and look for natural oil-based products with herbal extracts and other soothing ingredients, like:
Natural oils of macadamia seed, jojoba seed, coconut, sesame, soybean and olives
Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory and calms the skin
Aloe is soothing and healing to the skin
Glycerin draws water into the skin to help keep it moisturized
Marshmallow extract is a natural anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory
Evening primrose is an anti-inflammatory that also helps ease itchiness
Calendula extract helps ease the discomfort from minor burns and cuts, which are common during shaving
Here are five”redhead friendly” all natural shaving creams:
Alba Botanica ‘Very Emollient’ Foam Shave: This natural, soap-free shaving lotion comes in a foaming texture with super conditioning ingredients. Enriched with aloe vera, green tea, calendula and vitamin E.
Pacific All Natural Shaving Cream: This formula is non-foamy and lubricates skin, especially sensitive skin types. The shaving cream provides supreme hydration to keep you soft and smooth all day.
eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream: This rich, non-foaming shave cream is packed with natural oils, shea butter and antioxidant vitamins E and C.
Shaveworks Pearl Souffle Luxurious Shave Cream: This product is amazing because it is contains capislow to minimize the appearance of hair growth, phytic and glycolic acid to exfoliate. It contains ingredients like, lavender, ginger, and vanilla.
Dr. Bonner’s Organic Shaving Gels: Certified by the same National Organic Program that certifies food, these shaving gels come in four scents and are smooth and effective. One of the main ingredients, Organic Shikakai, comes from the seed pods of the small South Asian tree. Other ingredients include organic sucrose and grape juice.
Rock it like a Redhead!