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Added August 01, 2013

Shaving For Girls: 6 Easy Steps

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1. Shower or bathe before you shave. Soaking hair and skin in warm water makes it more than twice as easy to get a clean, close shave.

 

2. Use gel or shaving cream. This keeps moisture in the hair and helps the razor glide easily over your skin. Reapply when you retrace your steps to go over an area again. Never shave on bare skin.

 

3. Use a fresh blade. Dull blades lead to nicks, cuts, and razor burn. Ouch! Sharp, new blades give you a closer, smoother, more comfortable shave. Replace your razor when it shows signs of overuse or when you re no longer getting a clean shave.

 

 

4. Easy does it and go with the flow. Always use a light touch with your razor and don't apply pressure. Wherever you take it off, go in the direction that feels right. For example, on your lower leg go up from ankle to knee. For other areas, see what feels and works best to find the direction your hair grows. When shaving your bikini area, shave in the direction of hair growth first (inward) and against for an extra-close shave.

 

5. Save the tough stuff for last. Do the easiest parts first, like that long straight stretch of lower leg or upper thigh. Save smaller, harder to reach spots like knees and ankles for last. A great razor with a head that swivels makes it easier to move around small curves. After shaving, rinse with cool water to close your pores. Pat dry.

 

6. Seal with a kiss. Of moisturizer, that is. Coat the area with a protective layer of moisture to seal your skin and give it a healthy glow.

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Sapphire Kitty
Sapphire Kitty
Posted April 06, 2014
My mom thinks I'm too young to shave but says she would rather teach me how to shave then let me cut my armpit hairs with scissors instead like my friend(oops too late).
hotpinkcow
hotpinkcow
Posted March 29, 2014
I had not shaved for along time. Right before a camp I finally did. I gets really annoying though.
madrose4803
madrose4803
Posted March 01, 2014
qs@boutperiods4434- my mom is way overprotective I actually cant go the store with out her ... OMG its enough to make me scream , so anyway I cant buy gel and a razor without her seeing me iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii >.< shes gonna be awkward bout it if I plain out ask her, like she is with everything else body related :(
Katie12302
Katie12302
Posted March 29, 2014
My mom won't let me shave but I do my legs only with her stuff. My bikini area is getting a lot of hairs now and I don't know how to shave down there I tried and cut myself. Help!
DValue
DValue
Posted March 29, 2014
When should u start 2 shave ur arms?
anniegirl20
anniegirl20
Posted March 09, 2014
If you really want/need to shave and you think you should cause you have hair every where you should ask you older sister (if you have one that is) or if you don't you should still ask your mom because you are going to need to talk to her when ever you are older any way. But I personally think shaving is about your personal opinion, and self-esteem. If you are so-self conscious about it then you should shave. Your parents can not make your own decision only you can! I hope I helped!!
qs@boutperiods4434
qs@boutperiods4434
Posted November 05, 2013
Hey, any girls out there that don't know how to tell their mom that they want/need to shave? Well, I'll tell you what I did. I went shopping with a close friend. She and I were having a blast looking at phones, make-up, ect. Then she said, "You shave right?" Than I said,"No. I can't seem to find a way to brake it to my mom." So she dragged me to the isle where they were selling razors and gel. She said,"You have money, right?" I nodded, not knowing what she was trying to tell me. Then, she explained to me that I should buy the razor and gel, then tell my mom. So, I did what she said. It turns out, my mom was proud of me! So, I would like to recommend doing what I did. If you do, good luck! - qs@boutperiods4434
2livelaughlove
2livelaughlove
Posted January 18, 2014
I still think shaving cause the hair thicker. I like to use hair removal cream on legs and lips.
SoftballGirl10
SoftballGirl10
Posted December 20, 2013
I started shaving my pits as soon as the hair started coming in. I started shaving my legs during the summer before 6th grade. I don't think that, unless your arm hair is super dark/thick/noticeable, you need to shave your arms. I mean, it's just more work, and it feels kinda weird when someone who shaves their arms but hasn't in a bit brushes up against you. Pricklies!
Nel_Winchester14
Nel_Winchester14
Posted January 21, 2014
How do you know if you are ready to shave?
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