Lotions for Pole Dancers

When it comes to pole dancing, we have to be very careful with how we moisturize. Using the wrong kinds can keep us from sticking to the pole and worse, causing injury when our bodies are too slippery.

Luckily, there are good options out there that have been tested by fellow dancers that will help keep you smooth … and sticky. Here are a few!

Pole Physics
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The manufacturer describes it as “No-slick non-slip body lotion Scientifically engineered no-slick formula for superior pole performance, because healthy skin grips better … naturally! NO Mineral oils NO SLS NO Propylene Glycol NO Silicones or silicone derivatives NO Parabens NO Petrochemicals NO Artificial fragrances or colours NO Animal Testing Certified organic extracts to visibly tone the appearance of your skin.”

Corn Huskers Oil-Free Hand Lotion
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I’ve heard this one is fast absorbing and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling on your skin! The description reads, “gives immediate dry skin relief, dries very fast, and does not leave a sticky / greasy feeling. Do your hands become dry easily while at work? Cornhusker lotion is an instant moisturizer for your hands that allows you to return to work quickly. More like a gel than a lotion, Corn Husker’s lotion works great on dry hands. There are many products out there but nothing works better than Corn Husker lotion to keep your feet soft and callous free for such a small price.”

Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion
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I’ve heard pole dancers swear up and down over this lotion by Vaseline! “For best results put it on a few hours before poling. Wash it off your hands. Play around with the amount that works for you.” – Diana Renee Boyle Owner of Embody pole fitness


For the record, I have pretty sensitive skin so I haven’t tried any of these brands. I’m careful to plan my moisturizing days around my classes so that I’m not putting on lotion the night before.

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5 thoughts on “Lotions for Pole Dancers

  1. I use Nivea In Shower Body Lotion, you apply it in the shower after washing with soap/body wash then turn the water off, apply the Nivea lotion and leave on for a few minutes then wash it off, it leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturised without leaving any residue. It’s fantastic if you’re a daily poler and don’t want to shower before poling just because you’ve moisturised that day or previous night.

  2. I used to use the yellow vaseline which would work really well even if applied right before poling but now they have changed it and the new one does not work and feels oily 🙁

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