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Fire Shaving

I am 19, and with my family gene history, that means that I am just starting to hit puberty ...... More accurately, it means I am at the point where I have just enough facial hair for it to be a pain in my ass, but not enough for me to do anything cool with (I look forward to the day when I can be moustachioed like Dali). The slow uneven growth rate of the hair, if left unchecked, will result in a fuzzy chin made up of a variety of hair lengths. The juxtaposition of hairs less than a centimeter in length with hairs over two inches in length makes for a really creepy look.

I have played with fire enough to know that it is a great way of removing hair, so I figured doing it intentionally for once might be a good change of pace, which is why I've started Fire Shaving .

I have no problem with shaving like a normal person, there are many things I do like a normal person. It is just sometimes I want a quick way to eradicate all the little hairs on my face without all the ceremonious procedures of a regular shaving.

step 1 Materials

The great thing about fire shaving is that it only really requires one piece of equipment - a lighter. A butane lighter is highly recommended. It is a much cleaner burn than a wick (zippo) lighter, and the size of the flame is easier to control (make sure the lighter has a flame size adjust). If you want to be sure that you do not burn any unintended hair, then I

step 2 Preparation

Fire shaving can be used on all the same areas as regular shaving. Faces, legs, and manscape are all fair game for fire shaving, and while the exact prep work and procedure may change slightly for the different areas, the basic technique is the same. Start off by modifying the lighter to give around a 2" flame. A flame of this length is large enough to burn off a goo…

step 3 Procedure

In close proximity to flame, hair will burn / crinkle up / disappear much quicker than the heat receptors in the skin will register the warmth. With practice, shaving with fire should never result in the skin getting more than slightly warm. (Note to the anal-retentives out there: I realize that this whole process is technically not "shaving", but I am callin…

step 4 Afterburn

At this point the "shaved" part of your body most likely smells like a burnt down barber shop, so it is probably in your best interest to bath, or at least cover it up with something more potent smelling. What I recommend: Take a nice long shower, scrubbing the "shaved" area throughly. After the shower rub the area down with some nice soothing aloe. What I did:…



  1. Anonymous
    3:42 PM

    that is the dumbest thing i've seen someone that is looking for a practical way to remove hair do. gross too.

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