Every time after shaving underarms I get an itching sensation. Is there is a way to prevent/ reduce it?

It could be something that can be applied before shaving, after shaving or could be a change or improvement of the shaving method/ equipment.

What I have tried so far:

  1. Use a shaving machine instead of a razor
  2. Apply after shave cologne
  3. Used shaving foam instead of soap

All the above-listed methods helped me to improve the situation about 10%, but not more than that. Could anyone suggest an efficient way(s)?

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    Do you shave in the same direction the hair grows, sideways, against it or a mix?
    – Caius Jard
    Dec 15, 2018 at 12:20
  • When I was using a razor, I used to raise the hand and move razor from top to bottom. When I am using the machine, I move it bottom to top. Dec 15, 2018 at 21:18

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Try cornstarch after the shave ,ultrafine would be even better (Like the kind found in women's feminine deodorant powder.Its pure cornstarch with a light fragrance but it's always helped me when I'd get the "I think I shaved a bit too close " itch.

  • Thanks for your consideration. Let me try this next time and let me know the results. Dec 20, 2018 at 4:11

Never tried this myself, but wax appears to be very efficient way:


The process itself might hurt more than shaving, but as far as I can tell, after it's done there won't be any itching. The above guide is by a female, but applies also for males of course.

Happy waxing! :)

  • Thank you for your consideration. I am sorry. I prefer shaving rather than waxing. Cheers! Dec 15, 2018 at 21:23

Hydrocortisone in Over The Counter strength is meant for itches & skin abrasions. Ask your doctor if in doubt, but it does work to stop itching.

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