Yes, the title is correct-it’s not a typo. I, Jenni Raincloud, shave my face. I used to wax women for a living. I’ve probably waxed about a million upper lips and chins. I always hated it. It is a necessary evil, but it’s such a harsh procedure. It’s tough on the skin and it hurts like hell. In fact, I sported a blonde mustache up until a few months ago. I wouldn’t say I was proud of it, I just hoped no one was noticing it. Well, they were, so I waxed. Holy crap-was this the amount of pain I was inflicting on all those ladies for all those years and charging them money for it????? On top of the pain, I broke out horribly. I might have had a hairless upper lip, but it was covered in tiny pimples. Not worth it. AT. ALL.
That’s when I-while creeping around You Tube, found Michelle Money and her video on shaving her face. I’m a big Bachelor fan so obviously, Michelle Money is good with me. Of course, you don’t want to shave your face with a regular razor. You need a Tinkle. Not to be confused with you need to tinkle. Tinkle Razors are these tiny razor that are gentle and safe for your facial skin. I’ve never nicked my skin with a Tinkle nor do I experience any discomfort while shaving or after shaving. This is a must-DO NOT SHAVE YOUR FACE WITH A REGULAR RAZOR. Trust me.
Here’s What You Need To Know:
- Only shave your face after you’ve cleansed your skin.
- If you are sensitive or very dry, apply a thin layer of moisturizer or coconut oil before you shave your face.
- Always use tiny downward movements.
- Don’t shave your forehead-You probably don’t need to and it’s hard.
- I don’t use a Tinkle for my brows. Because of the size and angle-it’s just to easy to screw up.
- I shave my sideburns and cheeks and my upper and lower lip.
- Not only will you remove hair, you will also remove dead skin!! Yippee!
- Always use a toner and moisturize afterwards.
- I shave about 2x a month but you could shave weekly if needed.
- Hair will not grow back stubbly or dark. First off, it’s impossible to grow back darker and this razor is so gentle that it doesn’t chop the hair off like a normal razor would so it grows back soft! I’ve never had stubble.
- Your skin will feel smoother and your makeup will go on and look smoother as well!
Whether you have peach fuzz or a full blown 5 o’clock shadow-Tinkle Razors are an awesome solution. As you can tell from my psychotic smiley picture above, I’m pretty excited about it. While I have never been able to find research to support my opinion that waxing is too harsh for the skin, it doesn’t take a genius to know it’s not contributing to all your anti aging efforts!
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Wow, Jenni, this blows my mind! I use the wax strips or sometimes hot wax on my upper lip…maybe just once a month if that. But it can be so irritating. A little freaked out by this, but considering it. You haven’t steered me wrong yet!
Elizabeth-They are so gentle but get the hair-I’m thrilled to have found it-waxing just sucks!
Any suggestions for little bumps that have formed across my cheeks a few days later? I think it’s the hair trying to penetrate the skin but I do use an exfoliating cleanser.
GBC-Yes, be sure to use a facial oil while shaving then after, use a cotton ball or pad and a toner to help cleanse and close the pores. Then be extra careful to keep your hands away. I have the same problem and can keep it at bay if I don’t let myself touch it and use a toner.
I believe Japanese women have been doing this for a very long time. Generations maybe? And their so. Looks amazing.
It’s called Dermaplaning. Women pay a lot of money to get this done at spas with a scalpel. I have been using Tinkles for years now and they are amazing!! In Canada, I get them from http://www.tinkleyourface.com
Thanks for the review.. I am 18 years old an Asian girl which means Ive got lots and lots of hard thick dark hair all over my body including my face.. I use threading as a way to remove my upper lip hair but never found anything which would help me get rid of the rest of my facial hair on my cheeks,Side burns and neck..
Do you think this will help me get rid of it without hair growing back stubby like a man’s beard? I am not afraid of thickness because I know it wouldn’t but Im afraid of the hair being stubby and hard.. Please let me know..
Fareeba-I was so concerned that these little razors would make my hair grow back stubbly. They did not-however, I have a lot of fine, blonde facial hair. If I were you, I would just shave a small area first. If it grows back stubbly, use threading to get rid of it once it’s long again. I believe these little razors are so dull and angled in such a way that you won’t have this issue though. Thanks!! And good luck!
I have been self conscious about my facial hair for most of my teenage and adult life. I’ve tried the hair removal creme, waxing and tweezing. I break out with waxing and the creme (plus it grows back immediately and makes my skin feel rough and dry). Tweezing of course only gets the thicker darker hairs but they grow right back. I tried this tinkle method last night after reading an article about it and my skin is so smooth and soft today and there is no hair! I am waiting to see how fast it grows back and if it is stubbly or not, but so far I am hoping this is and end to my search for a way to control my facial hair! Thanks!!
Angela! I’m so glad! I hope it works for you-it’s so gentle. My hair is a bit prickly when it first comes back but then it grows back as usual. Since this is so gentle, you could do it as much as every other day though. I suggest you use a facial oil on your skin first to give it a slip and help with irritation and give extra nourishment. Good luck!
Great article! I’m going to try this, but would like to know how often do you have to switch to a new razor? Thanks!
Adele-I haven’t yet-They come in a 3 pack and I shave maybe once a month-I should do it more. I would say if you are more regular, like once a week, the razor might last a good month to two.
Wow! This is an amazing post!
Thanks for sharing your experience. And yes, I also think that waxing is too harsh and also people who have waxed their face, they later complain about breakouts.
Just one question: normally people use foam or soap which lathers well to shave. Is that the same case with these razors?
Your post has encouraged me to get my hands on this Tinkle Razor. Thanks! 🙂
Snehal-I love my Tinkle! I usually apply a little bit of oil like rosehip or jojoba first. It makes my skin feel better and protects it, plus it’s simple and safe.
Okay… would coconut oil work? And thanks! 🙂
Snehal-It sure would!!
I apply after i do the turmeric method. Totally works.
What’s a tumeric method?
GBC-IDK-where did you hear it?
‘It’s a necessary evil’ uh no it’s not. No one has to rip off natural body hair and there is zero ‘necessity’ of it. That this low scum society has somehow convinced ‘females’ that this ‘female hair’ is an evil, poisonous phenomenon, is a different matter. I have grown up with three sisters and it’s sickening to have had to see them go through painful bullshi* for some trashy conception of ‘gender’.
This is a personal preference. No one is forcing any of these women to do it. So, something that is fine for some, may not be for others. You seem to have gender issues, anger, and are applying it to this. Plus this author is sharing HER experience and wisdom (which she has every right to do), before others try, or were wanting to try.
Judging from the use of adjectives, anger, and low opinion of society, I sense there are some past issues haunting you. I wish you peace and hope you get the healing you need.
p.s. Jenni thanks for the tips! Curious your experience with this product, a year later. Good? Bad? Changed mind? Or still the same?
I want to try this, but I’m curious, does it shave the hair down to the skin (like a normal razor would), or does it leave the hair very very short, which I’d be fine with. I hope my question makes sense. Thanks! 🙂
Dani-I’m not sure I understand what you mean but you shave the hair down (with the hair growth) rather then up (against). It leaves the hair very short. Hope this answers your questions!
Dani, I understand what you’re asking, and I’m curious too…does this razor make your skin *completely* bald of hair, like when you shave your legs and they’re perfectly smooth afterwards? Or, can you still see a little hair if you look super closely, it’s just very short now?
When I had dermaplaning done I was told that using upward strokes exfoliates the skin better. Thx!
I’ve tried this. Worst mistake ever. I did just the peach fuzz on my chin and its grown back more thick (more hair overall and thicker hair). Coffee grounds solution failed also so..
Trying turmeric (with soy and honey) and yes its working. Hair is slowly getting finer and not growing back.
Hi. Can you share your tumeric recipe and how you use it.
Whether you shave, wax, or use hair removal cream… most likely your hair will grow back the same way. It may not be dark and thick… it depends on the person. If you have dark hair and tend to be harier than others (I know, that sounded weird!) then it probably will grow back dark and thick, but it shouldn’t be any darker or thicker than it was before you shaved it. Besides, you shave it off anyway, so who will know what your facial hair looks like, because even if the hair will ever grow in potentially thicker and darker, it doesnt have to get that way if you just shave again when it starts to grow in :).
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I am 24 years old and suffering from PCOS..Have few thick hair around the chin which i pluck off..But this is not helping me out as if the growth is increasing (might be cz of pcos)..Have got tinkle razors today jst worrying whether i should try it or not..My skin is sensitive and having acne as well..plz help..
Karishma-I think it’s worth a try but I would use a facial oil on your skin then shave. After you’ve shaved, be sure to use toner and possibly an antibacterial product to keep your skin from reacting or getting bumpy afterwards. I find the tinkle razors are much more gentle then any other hair removal method.
I have a question : can I use normal razor I mean the one which we use for body I have tinkle razor but I think wet razor is much better then tinkle.
I think if a normal razor works for you and isn’t too harsh or shave you too close then you should use it.
Can you use a facial mask afterwards.
Jo Ann-Absolutely!! In fact, that’s a great idea!
That’s an awesome article! I am an Asian with dense black hair. I used to bleach my face every month to match my facial hair with my face colour. But still, the dense peach fuzz used to make me self-conscious. I tried waxing my face a couple of times and on both the occasions had a massive breakout leading to dark blemishes that stayed for more than a month! Since I have medium thick body hair that needs to be waxed every month, I thought the same will apply to my facial hair so I never even dreamt about shaving my face. But finally, I made up my mind after reading 100s of blogs and watching 100s of youtube videos. I shaved my entire face and trust me it was the best thing I ever did!! My face became so smooth and my biggest fear of hair growing back faster, darker and thicker was busted. They were just like before! On the contrary, they started growing back slower. So I only shave once in two weeks. I started with my regular Gillette Venus razor but now I have moved on to these small razors meant for the face. The only difference I noticed is the Tinkle razors are way more gentle and safe than Venus razors that are super sharp (but no cuts). I just cannot stop praising my new found love for face shaving 😀
Rose-I’m so glad you’ve found a solution to your facial hair!! Tinkles are so gentle and I love how easy they are to use!! That’s awesome that your hair is growing back slower too!!
Hi I have a dry n very sensitive skin n little itchy as well n had lots of acne on my forehead n little on my cheeks last year .bt I want to get rid of my facial hair as well so do u recommend tinkle razor for my skin type? n hope there will be no red bumps or ingrown hair afterwards .
Sonia-Hi! You don’t have the optimal skin type for shaving but I can’t imagine waxing would be better. Tinkle razors are the most gentle razors you can find so I think it’s worth a try. Be sure to apply a moisturizer after you shave and keep your hands off your face for a while. Good luck.
Hi! I’m doing some research because I really wanna try it but I’m scared I’m totally gonna fail. What toner/moisturizer do you recommend? I’ve already ordered the razors from Amazon but can’t seem to decide on toner/moisturizer. I don’t use makeup too often so I’m a bit clueless in the beauty department. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Hi Natalie! These razors are really gentle but you’re right, you need a good toner and moisturizer to use afterwards. I just started using Annmarie Skin Care and love it. It’s so natural and full of good ingredients that won’t irritate. They have a sale right now if you want to check them out!! Find them HERE!
How often do you replace the razor? Do you use it once and throw it away? I spray my razors with rubbing alcohol and rinse with water and I notice they last longer this way. Thanks for all the great tips.
Mickey-Thanks!! I don’t shave my face very often so I’m not sure how long one would last with more regular use. I would just pay attention to how the actual razor part looks. I think it’s good that you spray it with alcohol and rinse each time.