How to Remove Leg Hair Without the Pain

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Shaving my legs is one of those things that makes me think, "Why can't I be a man?" But despite my grumbling, I always feel better after I do. Here are some of the less painful ways you can remove leg hair.

Things You'll Need

  • sharp razors
  • conditioner
  • shaving cream
  • USE A CLEAN, SHARP RAZON - Dull razors can actually cause more cuts than sharp ones because you have to press down harder and can't take as much care in your technique. If you prefer disposable razors, never use one more than three times. It's better to only use them twice.

  • SHAVING CREAM - It's ok to use your man's shaving cream if you like but I prefer and recommend a feminine shaving cream. You don't get out of the shower smelling like a man and most feminine shaving creams have built in moisturizing product. If you do use a man's shaving cream, make sure it is scent free.

  • SHAVE DAILY OR EVERY OTHER DAY - Yes it is a pain but if you want to avoid the stubble, it must be done. Your other option is to look like a hippie or wear pants all the time.

  • DEPILATORY CREAMS - Depilatory creams are the most pain free of any method and there is no risk of cutting yourself. However, they can irritate the skin if you are sensitive to the ingredients. Test a product on a small area before you lather it on your whole leg.

  • SHOWER SHAVERS - Shower shavers tend to be on the expensive side even though they are very convenient. The lotion that surrounds the razor acts like shaving cream. However, it is hard to use this kind of razor accurately. You can miss whole patches of hair without realizing it and the lotion quickly runs out. These kinds of razors are good for shaving quickly but not thoroughly.

  • USE CONDITIONER - Using conditioner on your legs can provide both smooth legs and reduce the risk of cutting yourself. It's also a good substitute for shaving cream when you run out.

  • DON'T USE SOAP AND WATER - You will dry out your skin and have to constantly splash or spray your legs with water while you shave.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try different products to find what works best for you, but don't think that expensive means quality
  • If you nick yourself while shaving, clean the area with soap and water.
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