Updated: July 15, 2021
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.
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During the shaving process, pores are opened and micro-cuts can occur, even when using a good quality blade. That’s why it’s important to use an all-natural 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 six “redhead friendly” all-natural shaving creams:
Alba Botanica ‘Very Emollient’ Foam Shave, $5
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, $9
A great non-foaming option for those redheads looking for extra hydration.
eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream, $16
This is a trusted, affordable and drugstore-friendly shaving cream packed with natural oils, shea butter and antioxidant vitamins E and C.
Shaveworks Pearl Souffle Luxurious Shave Cream, $22
Minimize the appearance of hair growth with this shaving cream from Shaveworks. Contains capislow, phytic and glycolic acid to exfoliate the skin.
Dr. Bonner’s Organic Shaving Gels, $15
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.
Max Green Alchemy Scruff Rescue SuperSlick Shave Gel, $17
A plant-based, gender-neutral, organic shaving cream that provides a proven protective hydrating cushion between your face and razor without irritation, nicks or razor burn.
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