(Closed) All about the legs!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Best Leg Hair Removal Method
    Shaving : (50 votes)
    78 %
    Waxing : (5 votes)
    8 %
    I like the hair on my legs : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Other (Please Explain) : (8 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’ve done full leg waxing for a while and it’s kind of a pain (since you have to grow it out enough for it to be waxed off)  Plus, I had issues with ingrown hairs (TMI, I know) so I stopped.

    Have you thought about laser hair removal?  That way – it’s gone for good! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I shave. I have never tried waxing but I would be a little afraid to because I worry about ingrown hairs. I get those bad enough from shaving, with waxing it could be worse! As for laser hair removal, a friend of mine got that done and had weird discoloration from it….it’s also expensive and painful and you need multiple treatments. So shaving it will be for me.

    I shave on most days when I am wearing a skirt or dress in the summer, and less frequently in the winter. If the only time my legs see the light of day is at home, then I don’t worry nearly as much. Mostly it’s about keeping myself presentable for the outside world! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Just started waxing…and I love it.  It does get annoying during the final days of waiting for it to grow out, but not shaving regularly makes it priceless for me.  I also started waxing underarm (for htat I will seriously never, ever go back to shaving).  FWIW, one of the reasons I tried waxing was htat I was getting terrible razor burn and ingrown hairs from shaving.  After the first wax, all of the irritation cleared up.  It was the razor that was doing it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I shave, although sometimes it’s time consuming and annoying.  I don’t know if I could wait long enough between waxings, I shave everyday.  How long do you usually go between them, FizicsGirl?

    Post # 7
    Member
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I have a genetic condition where approx. half of my skin has no epidrmal derivatives – so sweat or oil glands or HAIR. I have never had hair on my legs or arms. Thank goodness I do have hair on my head!

    Post # 8
    Member
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i have been waxing for almost 20yrs and my hair is so slow growing and fine now, i only have to wax about once very 2 or 3 months… its been well worth it as i cant imagine shaving

    edit: oh, and i have been thinking about lasar removal lately but not enough to look into it

    Post # 9
    Member
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee

    I shave my legs, but not as frequently as my Fiance would want me to. He often gets into bed, rubs his leg against mine, and says something about my "gorilla" legs or something to that effect. 🙂

    Post # 11
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    i shave but i’m part korean so my hair is fine and blonde. yes i know i’m lucky.

    have you tried dipilatories or those mitts that get rid of the hair? personally i find them irritating and i’m allergic to the creams, but some people swear by it! I let it go during the winter, though…oops. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t shave or wax the hair on my legs, and I never have. I’m just too lazy to make the commitment, really. My mom warned me before I even hit my teens that if I started, I could never stop (hair tends to grow back darker and thicker afterwards, but not always), so I never started.

    Sometimes it bugs me, but not too often. =) 

    Post # 13
    Member
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

    I shave, I’ve waved before and (for me) it really wasn’t worth it… I guess my hair just grows too quickly.

    Post # 14
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    2820 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    For the record, my mom shaved when she was a teen, and now she waxes.

    She had laser hair removal done, too (but on her underarms). =) Supposedly it keeps the hair away longer than waxing, without causing ingrown hairs (like waxing does for some people). 

    Post # 15
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Laser hair removal!!!

    I had it done on my legs, bikini, and underarms, and it is wonderful. Yes, it is not 100% and I do still have fine hairs in some places that I need to routinely pluck/shave/wax (depending on what I feel like or what I have time for).  However, I would say about 98% of the hair is GONE! And the coarseness of shaved hair is definitely gone. None of that anymore. 

    Post # 16
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @ eloping

    Laser hair removal works best on dark, coarse hair. It didn’t get rid of any of my fine hair. Luckily though, most of my hair was dark & coarse.

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