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Should I Give Magic Shave a Try?

Should I-POSTIs Magic Shave good for shaving? – Marcus in Indianapolis, IN

Depilatories, including Magic Shave and a host of others, have been around for a long time.  I have consulted with men that have experienced success as well as nightmares with their use.  I myself have tried my share many years back with mixed results.

The main concerns are: (1) can your skin handle the aggressive nature of these products, and (2) can you wait 2 or 3 days for your face to heal before you have to use them again?

Most men that use depilatories (i.e. Magic Shave, Nair..) use them because their skin gets irritated with razor shaving.  So, with all of that in mind, test a small area of your cheek or neck to determine the time it takes to remove the hair and how your feels after using the product. For some men, alternating between a depilatory and  a pair of good trimmers is a great way to give your skin a rest in between shaves. This is of course only if your face can sustain the regimen.


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  1. Jamie October 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    My experience with Magic was a one off trial. As a Caucasian with extremely thick hair I thought this product would assist it removed no hair, however left me with what I can only describe as chemical burns… Never again

  2. Village Barber UK October 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    These products can only be described as brutal. I simply don’t believe that there are too many men out there who can’t, with the correct tuition, practice and use of quality products, obtain great, pain-free shaving results.
    In my experience over the years, the vast majority of men who claim to have “sensitive skin” don’t. They simply don’t shave correctly. Once taught the correct technique for a great, comfortable shave, including appropriate and far kinder products, they never look back!

  3. Andrew April 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I’ve used it for 10 years. Love it.

    use the powder version, and mix it with water until you get a solution that works. Apply it for 5 to 7 mins max and remove.

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