The Best Pain Free Alternatives to Shaving

Hair removal usually goes hand in hand with some level of pain. Apart from shaving, which comes with its own set of pros and cons, are there really any pain-free hair removal options? If you are prone to skin irritations and razor bumps, even shaving on a daily basis only may irritate your skin. If you don’t leave your skin time to heal you will never see the end of it. However, there are a few other options that you can try. 

The Best Pain Free Alternatives to Shaving

Hair removal creams

Hair removal creams are a great alternative to shaving as they work fast and usually leave you hair-free for 3-5 days.

Another plus with hair removal creams is that if they are used correctly there is really no pain associated with them.

They are also super affordable and as easily accessible as razors. In addition you can find formulas that work in the shower, so application doesn’t really take any longer than shaving would.

While there are hair removal creams on the market that have been specifically formulated for male body hair, it is not recommended to use them on male facial hair – we have provided an option for that below. 

Recommended Depilatory Products

Nair for Men 8oz

One of the most popular depilatory brands of hair removal specifically for men.

Veet Gel Sensitive Formula 13.50 oz

Gel depilatory product suitable for legs and body

Olay Smooth Finish Duo for Face 

Two-step system designed to remove unwanted hair from your face

Shaving Powders

As mentioned above, there are currently no hair removal cream options available for male facial hair.

There is however a magical little shaving powder, aptly named Magic Shaving Powder, that was initially developed for black men, due to their higher sensitivity to shaving irritations and shaving bumps, and is a fantastic alternative to shaving.

Magic Shaving Powder actually works well on all skin and hair types, and also works for men and women. It works really well on sensitive areas like the underarms and the bikini line, as well as on the face and is completely pain-free to boot.

Magic Shaving Powder is super affordable and is a great alternative to shaving, helping you to avoid ingrown hairs and shaving bumps.

Magic Shaving Powder comes in several different strengths, scented and unscented, in a sensitive skin version and there is also a can with additional moisturizers. Basically one for everyone!


For the past 12 months, I have been testing and playing with all sorts of hair removal products for Hair Free Life. My goal is to provide the most accurate and up-to-date hair removal consumer information on the internet. When I'm not photographing, reviewing and researching hair removal products I play the drums in a samba band and am a volunteer for the Swindon Lions! Got any questions? Write to us below: