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Added May 26, 2014

How to Shave Your Legs

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When it comes to shaving your legs, you want to do it right. Shaving your legs may seem a little intimidating, but with some advice and a little preparation, your legs will be super smooth in no time.

 

Firstly, there's no right age to start shaving your legs. When you start growing more hair, you often want to remove it. But just because your friend is shaving doesn’t mean you have to do the same. Some start shaving because their hair is dark and others are eager to learn how to shave. It’s really about waiting until you feel the time is right. Having body hair is perfectly normal and some people may decide to not shave at all. When you feel like you’re ready to start shaving, talk to your parents first and learn how to do it safely.

 

 

 

Here’s what you need to know when you’re ready to start shaving your legs:

 

First, buy a good razor just for you. Choose a women’s razor with rounded, pivoting heads and a handle with a soft grip. It makes it easy to shave ankles and behind the knees. Many razors have replaceable heads or you can find disposables, too. For good hygiene, be sure to have your own razor vs. sharing and replace your razor at the first sign of dullness or discomfort (usually after 5-10 shaves).

 

When you're first starting out, be sure to soak your legs in water in either the shower or bath for 2-3 minutes to soften the hair. Then, lather up with a protective shave gel to make sure the razor glides easily over your skin. It also helps you keep track of where you’ve shaved to avoid missing any spots! Start at your ankle and pull the razor upward. Do not push too hard, but instead use a light touch with the razor. As you shave, be sure to rinse the blades often to keep them clean.

 

There are certain parts of your legs where you should be extra careful: your knees, shins and ankles. These areas are curved so you can’t just pull the razor without a little technique. Slow down and concentrate when you get to these places.

 

An important rule to remember is to never shave your legs when they're dry. This will cause razor burn, which can cause an itchy, red rash. Dry shaving can also cause ingrown hairs.

 

Once you’re all finished, wash off any remaining shave gel and dry off with a towel. Moisturize your legs and then congratulate yourself! You did it! You successfully shaved your legs and now you have super smooth legs to show for it. Also, be sure that after each shave you rinse and air-dry your razor to help prevent it from becoming clogged.

 

When it comes to shaving again, that timing is completely up to you. Simply shave as often as you need to – some girls shave every day and some only twice a week. It’s about what feels right for you and makes you feel confident.

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thegirlwithquestions100
thegirlwithquestions100
Posted July 24, 2014
I told my mom if I could shave my legs cause I have been growing hair and when I went to the store I was searching for a razor I couldn't choose... Anyway what brand of a razor is the best?
Kittypuppy02
Kittypuppy02
Posted July 24, 2014
For shaving cream/gel I like to use skintimate it smells really good and helps avoid cuts and it helps the Gillete Razor glide through :) I hope I helped I was just telling what shaving cream I recommend :)
Katyperrylover394
Katyperrylover394
Posted July 23, 2013
It helps if before you shave to put lotion on if you have like a surten spot to shave on your leg like around a cut. I also prefore you take a bath in stead of a shower when you do it.HOPE I WAS HELP!
Katyperrylover394
Katyperrylover394
Posted July 23, 2013
You don't have to use a cream infact it works the EXACT SAME without cream
Katyperrylover394
Katyperrylover394
Posted July 23, 2013
WHEN SHAVING KNEEES: work 1part at a time!trust me it helps and go very slow becareful if you shave your knees the way you shave the rest of your legs it won't work
SoftballGirl10
SoftballGirl10
Posted November 28, 2013
A good time to start shaving your legs is when you start developing underarm hair, because that means your leg hair is starting to grow more, too. If you use plenty of shave cream/gel and are careful with the razor, you really shouldn't cut yourself that much. I always put on lotion on my legs right after I shave and am out of the shower to moisturize. Be extra careful around ankles/knees, as you are more likely to cut yourself there. Depending on how fast-growing and how light/dark your leg hair is, you usually need to shave about every 5-7 days.
honeybaby101
honeybaby101
Posted July 04, 2013
@ChickaCheer: It depends on how low the clothing you wear is. If you wear mini-skirts/dresses, then yeah, you'll want to shave your thighs. If not, then it's your choice to decide. Hope it helped! :D
Samieflower
Samieflower
Posted April 16, 2013
I use a bar of soap to shave. It does not really work but I cant spend money buying products for my legs.
Katyperrylover394
Katyperrylover394
Posted July 23, 2013
NEVER IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE LIKE EVER SHARE A RAZOR WITH SOMEONE!YOU CAN GET HIV! SO ASK YOUR MOM IF YOU CAN SHAVE BUT DON'T EVER TAKE HER RAZOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE READ
RainbowSocks
RainbowSocks
Posted July 15, 2013
The first time I shaved, I was terrified! Luckily, my mom was there to talk me through it. It really isn't anything to worry about, it just becomes part of your daily routine. Don't sweat it! Also, experiment with different razors and shaving creams to see which works best for you.
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