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I HATE shaving - but do it, mostly because I'm pressed for time. I'd love to get everything waxed - but too sissy to have that done. And won't do it myself (even worse). A lot of times I try the cream removers. Hopefully in the future they have some magic wand that you just wave and it's GONE! LOL
 

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I shave and I hate it. I'm going to get my legs waxed (someday). I don't mind shaving my underarms

now that fall is here I can let my leg hair grow and not worry about what I wear. I really want to get my legs done as more of an experiment. women in my family tend to have red and semi-bumpy hair folicles (sp?) on their legs and arms~the arms I don't mind as much because they go away a bit when I get a bit of a tan (even sunless tanning lotion works)~I have become so embarassed by my legs I don't wear shorts (I wear skirts occasionally but usually with knee socks). I tried to wax my legs on my own a bit this summer. where I did wax, the bumps and the red seemed to go down a bit
I hoping if I try this over the fall and the winter my legs will be used to the waxing and ready to go by the summer (does this sound really vain?)
 

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I shave and hate it. I would love to have legs waxed....I do have eyebrows waxed every once and a while.

When I do shave I have to use an ultra senstive shaving cream....and when I'm done shaving....I cannot use any lotions with alcohol or fragrances....cuz my poor sensitive skin is to wimpy....he he he.....no it just turns red and irritates like heck!
 

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I shave and I hate it. I'm going to get my legs waxed (someday). I don't mind shaving my underarms

now that fall is here I can let my leg hair grow and not worry about what I wear. I really want to get my legs done as more of an experiment. women in my family tend to have red and semi-bumpy hair folicles (sp?) on their legs and arms~the arms I don't mind as much because they go away a bit when I get a bit of a tan (even sunless tanning lotion works)~I have become so embarassed by my legs I don't wear shorts (I wear skirts occasionally but usually with knee socks). I tried to wax my legs on my own a bit this summer. where I did wax, the bumps and the red seemed to go down a bit
I hoping if I try this over the fall and the winter my legs will be used to the waxing and ready to go by the summer (does this sound really vain?)
Oh I wish I could NOT have to shave in the fall/winter months. I might not as often but if I don't do it at all - I'll look like Sasquatch (thanks to the Italian side of my family). I'd LOVE to have it permanently removed but WHO'S got the money for that! Not me! And unfortunately - I've passed that trait down to my daughter - poor thing!

Kelly - how old are your girls? Have you taught them anything about that yet? Curious. I gave a bottle of Neet to my daughter (sensitive formula) - she's only 11 but I didn't want her getting teased in school for hairy armpits and legs and she already has a mustache (not bad by any means but enough to get teased about) that gets bleached. I wanted to take her for waxing but will wait a few more years. Her eyebrows are next! Wish my eyebrows were as thick so I could start over - YEARS of tweezing and they haven't grown back, are THIN.
 

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Yes....actually my daughters do shave. Not that they need to, but begged me to let them shave. My girls are 13, 11 and almost 4. Even my 11 year old has begged to shave....they just don't understand, they really don't need too yet....and don't understand. YOu can barely see any hairs, but the beg to differ - LOL.

What I have taught them is to be gentle, and we use a sensitive forumula with aloe (shaving cream). Also as for lotions, I also tell them to watch what they use as to not irritate their skin after shaving. Also got them into washing their faces morning and night with a gentle wash (Kaitlyne is using Arbonne and Cassi is still just using Cetaphil).

So in answer to your question, yes. I just wanted them to learn from me, instead of years of trial and error. Their skin is still sooooo young and I want them to be careful. Sunscreen those little puppies up too.....man we slather that stuff on. My 4 year old is not allowed outside for longer than 10 minutes without sunscreen.....little delicate white one. As for the girls, Cassi (11) is a big sunscreen girl too.....Kaitlyne on the other hand....uses a lesser SPF....but will do so if I insist.....
 

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i prefer the wax. i actually find it more time consuming to shave. you shave and within 3 to 5 days you have to do it again. when i wax dont have to worry about doing it again for 3 to 4 weeks. the only prob i have is the pain. i get a local cream anesthetic (emla, no scream cream, lidocain, duocaine for sensitive areas like the bikini area and my arms. i find that waxing my legs is pretty pain less the only thing is that in your mind you have to get ready for it. its like getting a flu vaccine. you may not like needles but once you go through with it, its not so bad.

also with waxing its possible to start getting some permanent lack of hair growing back. or at least for some people. with shaving you have to do it forever.

so your choice is clear. if you can stand the pain and the time to wax then go for it. if you cant then you are forever trapped in the shaving curse.
 

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I do both but shave more often. When I shave the hair grows back in like a day! I can feel little spikes and see the freakin hair growing out! Waxing hurts my legs soo bad! I only wax my eyebrows, upper lip, and underarms sometimes. Bikini area is either or. Whichever I have the time for. But waxing is much smoother and lasts for about 2 weeks at the most.

Rishi, um if you're a guy and you're talking about waxing your facial hair, you better be ready for some intense pain! SInce you guys have coarse hair on your face...
 

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I've talked to my husband about getting laser hair removal. he said go for it, but wait a while. instead of doing it right now, he wants me to wait a bit (save some money for it) and research it

wouldn't that be awesome? get your hair lasered off and never worry about it
 

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I've talked to my husband about getting laser hair removal. he said go for it, but wait a while. instead of doing it right now, he wants me to wait a bit (save some money for it) and research it

wouldn't that be awesome? get your hair lasered off and never worry about it
Does sound great. Just make sure you find out about all the possible side effects and get it done at a reputable place
 

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I agree that shaving is soooo time consuming. I'm a hairy little momma...hee hee hee

My hair grows back the same day! As for other areas I tried to wax my Cha-Cha once and the wax got all gooey and stuck on the hair and I stayed that way for a few days until finally after soaking and showering for about 4 days in a row (boy was I clean-w/dry flakey skin to boot) it came off.

If I could afford to wax all over I would. I love the way it looks when your arms are hairless too. It looks like you have touchably soft skin.
 

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Reading some of this does make you laugh! Especially when you all of a sudden realize some guys are reading it too-
makes me think twice before I post! But really for the guys who do read this, do you see all the stuff us gals go through? And shaving is just the beginning!
 

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Yeah, well I guess they know we have cha-cha's!
Ditto that, BadCat, about the waxing...I got it done at a salon and ended up with a "chicken cutlet"....poor thing. I cried when I saw what she had done...after I specified "Landing Strip" (you know what I mean), she did the Whole Enchilada. Never again with that.

For legs I use Braun Silk-Epil electric epilator. The hair eventually gets finer and finer so less frequent epilating is needed.

For face: Epi-Care -it's similar to threading. Facial Hair Threader, Facial Hair Removal, Epicare Facial Hair Remover, Threading, Threading Hair, Epicare So Easy, Hair Remover, Remove Facial Hair, Remove Hair, Threading Hair Removal, Bellabe facial hair remover, spring, rem spring



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I have no idea what any of this is about and I don't want to either!
Haha! You know, it's all about too much hair in the wrong places and not enough in the right! Are we girls ever satisfied with ourselves??? What did the cavegirls do in their spare time for fun before all the gadgets and potions - bear grease and flint blades????



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Great thread!!
I am quite hairy myself due to the genes I have inherited on my mum's side!!
It's a constant battle getting rid of all the hairs!! I have been using hair removal cream/shaving coz I find this easy and quick. I love gettin waxed as I love the hairless feel but it's all too messy and I can't do it myself. Too expensive to go to salon everytime and much more costly to seek laser hair removal! SNIF!!

As for facial hair, I use bleach and sometimes waxing. Just wanna ask if waxing is safe on the face??

Fawnie, can u pls explain more on the epicare. I am very interested. Can you use it on upper lips and eyebrows?

Thanks.
 
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