Hijabtrendz Q&A: Smooth skin routine step 2

Last week we started our smooth skin care routine with prepping the skin, and this week we’ll delve into the issue of hair removal and how it can help.

Step 2: Hair Removal

There are a few different ways to remove body hair” waxing, tweezing, shaving, or threading.

Our preferred method is waxing because it really gets down to the root of the hair and keeps it from coming back for at least 3 weeks.

Shaving is a great option for those who are in a rush, but the stubble comes back so quick that it’s a lot more work in the long run. However, a great tip is to use conditioner when you shave and your skin will stay soft and you wont have as many nicks or cuts.

Tweezing and threading is more for small patches like the face/eyebrows so we don’t recommend it for all over the body.

In any case, once you’ve selected your method of choice the key to keeping your skin smooth afterward is very simple…


We came to this realization a few years ago and what we learned is that lotions are often heavy and greasy and only temporarily make your skin feel smooth.

Johnson's Baby Oil

The best thing to use is baby oil.

After you remove your hair apply a nice layer of baby oil on your skin and let it dry before putting your clothes on. You’ll notice that immediately you have silky skin and it helps cut back on the stubble and make it less noticeable (especially if you used a razor).

Do any of you have special hair removal techniques/tips you’d like to share?

This article has 7 comments

  1. Seiter679@berkley.edu

    In the past I used waxing to eliminate my unwanted hair but it was so painful that I needed to give it up. I gave electrolysis a try and it worked out but was kind of slow. So I tried waxing and was really satisfied. I actually bought the tria and was extremely satisfied with the results. It offered me permanent hair removal at an fantastic cost. I definitly recommend it to anybody before waxing.

  2. Mariam Sobh

    Amina great find! Those look like excellent products. I was thinking about lidocaine I think it is that doctors usually give, but I believe benzocaine is from the same family (I’m not a pharmacist so ask your doc first!).
    These products though look great, I’m def. going to try it next time 🙂

  3. Amina

    Is this the kind of stuff you were talking about?


    If it even takes 1/3 of the bite out of waxing i’ll be happy to give it a shot!


  4. Jodi

    I like the baby oil very much. Especially when you step out of the shower and put it on your body damp. It locks in moisture very well. A dermatologist told me that lotions have more drying agents in them (like alcohol) so creams are actually better for your skin. Of course during the winter especially. I like using Aloe Vera gel after shaving. It really helps to soothe and calm the skin. I like how waxing looks on eyebrows. I’ve never been to a spa for any type of treatment. I think I’d be too timid to go for any waxing! 🙂 One thing I know is if you have a friend (or sister!) helping you wax it’s not painful and goes by quicker. You can let her wax and pull the sheets off fast while you’re talking or looking at magazines/reading and before you know it it’s over and the pinching/pain only is a faded memory. lol Then you can turn around and help her was what she wants! It works! 🙂

  5. Mariam Sobh

    Ummu Fathima I do think baby oil is great to use, but be careful do not use it on your face! It’s great for legs, feet, and the entire body actually. Best used after a shower.

    Amina there are actually times when it can hurt worse which is right before/after your period. For some reason things are more sensitive then. But I think you can find some creams that can help numb the area… I’ll have to look it up to make sure it’s safe 🙂 And then there is also the fact that you have to do it quick and in large patches. You could even go to a salon and have someone do it for you, sometimes that helps hehe.

  6. Amina

    Im all for waxing in theory….but im am a huge pain wuss….i cant get past doing one leg without wanting to cry and give up. any suggestions for a more painless experience? any products you recommend?

    thanks very much 🙂

  7. ummu fathima

    Ur kidding!!!??? baby oil.thts a simple easy to find moisturiser esp whn u have a kid :)can i use that as a moisturiser for daily use?like u said i find body lotions/creams/bodybutters so thick and heavy for me that sometimes i end up gettng clogged pores and bumps on my body.Not a good sight.

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