Do not use shampoo or conditioner as shaving cream

I like to read, listen, and watch life hacking tips. The problem is, things get recommended as viable life hacks that really aren’t. Too many times they’re dumb ideas that that don’t do what they’re supposed to do or they just don’t work. It’s as though the person promoting them hasn’t ever tired them. They then get repeated over and over by other so-called life hack experts. For example, using shampoo or conditioner in lieu of shaving cream.

This interested me as a committed head shaver. I’ve often had the unfortunate experience of getting shaving cream in my eyes. It hurts. It’s not as bad as stomach cancer or a kidney stone, but it hurts none the less. I thought that if I can just use shampoo or conditioner as shaving cream, I can use baby shampoo while shaving my skull. If baby shampoo were to get into my eyes, it wouldn’t hurt.

Here’s an actual post from a one such life hacking website:

Shaving Cream Substitute

Shaving cream is one of the products often forgotten during grocery day. Good thing shampoo isn’t. In the absence of a shaving solution, apply shampoo or conditioner on the areas to be shaved. Sprinkle a little water to make the solution a bit thicker. Once done, run your razor on the sections with shampoo. You’ll, then, have a close shave, which rivals the results of shaving cream.

Forgot to buy shaving cream at the grocery store? Here’s a life hack for you: write down the things you need on a piece of paper and then bring that piece of paper with you to the grocery store.

This life shampoo or conditioner for shaving cream hack was either written by a 13-year-old girl or a someone else who’s never shaved before. It certainly wasn’t written by someone who shaves their head.

I tried this awful life hack on my head and this is the result:

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As you can see from this horrific photo, it hacked a chunk of skin from my skull.

I should note that I used a two-day-old blade from Harry’s and I just shaved my head the day before with the same blade. No cuts, no gouges, and no blood. The difference is I used shaving cream, not shampoo or conditioner.

How to hang baseball hats on the wall

I’ve been looking for a good way of displaying baseball hats on the wall. I’ve tried to put nails along near where the wall meets the ceiling, but I didn’t like how it looked. Mainly, I didn’t like how you couldn’t really see the front of the hat. I’ve thought about putting in a special shelving system in the computer room for the sole purpose of displaying my hats. Luckily for me I didn’t get around to doing that as I stumbled upon a great video that shows am ingenious way of displaying hats on a wall. Best of all, it’s extremely cheap and easy to do.

Here’s the video:

The guy in the video might be in dire need of a haircut, but the man obviously knows what he’s doing when it comes to the display of hats. I have a bunch of these clips and plan on making my own wall display very soon.

Hang & Level

new_tool_imgThe Hang & Level is an ingenious tool for hanging pictures on the wall. It helps eliminate any mistakes or “practice” holes when putting nails in the wall.

I normally have to do complicated (at least for me) mathematical equations before hanging pictures and I hate it. I’ve put off hanging pictures here in the new apartment since seeing this tool on the Internet. The problem is, I haven’t been able to locate one. I looked at Home Depot and Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but couldn’t find one. I’m going to look at Lowes later today and if I still cannot find one, I’ll try to just buy one online.