MOST razors have an aloe strip and even razors that tout having a Vit E strip will often have aloe in it too, (aloe is a salicylate and will block your Guaifenesin) and it’s just not listed in the ingredients on the package. If you think you might have found ones with a strip with no aloe, and the ingredients aren’t listed, PLEASE call the company and ask to hear the complete list of ingredients. It’s NOT worth blocking progress!!
Make sure to buy the disposable whole razors, not the ones with the disposable heads that click onto the handle. Apparently the disposable heads ones can have sals infused into the plastic, much like the Venus Embrace does.
You need to use tweezers and pull the aloe strip off as it is full of Salicylates and will block your Guaifenesin, and rinse the tweezers and razor with water. I have heard it can help to soak the razor in some water first before trying to pull the strip off with tweezers.
WATCH OUT for Venus Embrace! what I have heard is this, “the entire razor head is infused with a moisturizer! When it gets wet, it dissolves.” So just pulling off the aloe strip isn’t enough.
You can find some razors at your local dollar store that have no aloe strip, but I could only find single blade ones like that and they don’t do much for me 😀 Here’s a link to some salicylate safe razors right now, as always please double check the ingredients before buying: http://www.fibrofreerecoverygroup.com/salicylate-free-product-list/#razors
A fun thing I started to use is a Veet mechanical hair puller-outer thing. 😛 it HURTS the first time, but then after that it dosn’t. Rechargeable, so you don’t even have to buy batteries for it 🙂 Works wonderful, it’s similar to waxing only MUCH cheaper! 🙂
$ saving Tip: Use Hair conditioner instead of shaving cream! I always have some of this on hand from when I tried a new conditioner that just wasn’t good enough for my hair 🙂
Click this link to see the list of: FAQ about Salicylates etc 🙂