Description:Massage the areas you are going to shave with a soft- bristled body brush. The Beauty Brains website explains that prepping the area with a body brush helps loosen ingrown hairs. Apply a thick shaving cream. Use a fragrance- free cream or lotion since added perfumes can cause irritation. Leave the lotion on for several minutes prior to shaving. Allowing shaving gel to sit for a few moments will further soften the hair. Pat your skin dry after getting out of the shower.