- January 7, 2021 at 5:14 am #428752Krissy RichardsParticipantRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 147Has thanked: 348 timesBeen thanked: 433 times
If anyone has any tips for having smoother legs or body that would be great as i always get a bit of a rash when i use a razor and certain ladyshavers too
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- January 16, 2021 at 6:35 am #433893patty williamsLadyRegistered On: January 19, 2019Topics: 68Replies: 1262Has thanked: 2106 timesBeen thanked: 4365 times
HI Krissy My wife makes sugar wax and lets me use some it works pretty well on my chest belly and private areas.
Its not as strong as wax strips and takes more work but it cleans up easier.
As of late I have tried wax strips on my legs as My friend gets brazillian body waxes regularly and swears by them.
So I thought I would try doing it myself with wax strips.
The jury is still out on these.
But waxing is better I feel although painful .
- January 16, 2021 at 2:04 am #433786Charlotte GainsbourgLadyRegistered On: December 15, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 92Has thanked: 337 timesBeen thanked: 420 times
I have a similar problem, that I get ingrowing hairs and then slightly unsightly pumps which then get sore, especially around the upper thigh, where it rubs on my jeans and then gets slightly irritated. I think I am going to have to purchase and epilator 😕
- January 15, 2021 at 8:37 am #433092Haley AnnLadyRegistered On: October 12, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 68Has thanked: 50 timesBeen thanked: 275 times
Oh my gosh…I’m smooth all over except for my arms which are buzzed to 1/4” or so. But, I’m lucky to have blond (and gray!) body hair, so it’s easy to stay buzzed most places and shaved where it counts. Even if married, manscaping is all the rage so nobody thinks anything about a man with a smooth body…well, I might think about that😉
- January 15, 2021 at 6:24 am #433039Sandy CraigLadyRegistered On: March 18, 2018Topics: 0Replies: 253Has thanked: 174 timesBeen thanked: 551 times
A tip??? I am not sure but in my case I found shaving often (every few days) has worked well.
I use a variety of devices but my most used is a nice Braun shaver. It works really well at Up-keep but not good at all if the hairs are longer. Besides this I use a 3 blade and 5 blade razors and rotate sections each day. Might do arm’s and chest today, legs tomorrow, back the next etc.
I did get bumps for a while but never now.
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- January 16, 2021 at 12:02 am #433742Cheryl MossLadyRegistered On: January 12, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 16Has thanked: 10 timesBeen thanked: 84 times
Do you mind me asking, how do you shave your back?
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- January 15, 2021 at 2:52 am #432934Polly StewartLadyRegistered On: January 2, 2021Topics: 5Replies: 574Has thanked: 721 timesBeen thanked: 1679 times
I’m doing Laser treatments at the moment as the salon had a great $99 special (The Cosmetic Clinic) for full legs, Brazilian and armpits! Not bad, eh? Sorry but that’s New Zealand only… I think…
Doubtless, there are salons who offer the same but laser is way better than IPL as there is no regrowth after about six sessions.
Smooth as silk! xx Polly
- January 15, 2021 at 2:49 am #432929Lee Ann RakersLadyRegistered On: August 18, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 587Has thanked: 943 timesBeen thanked: 1891 times
- January 15, 2021 at 2:39 am #432926LadyRegistered On: January 12, 2021Topics: 2Replies: 16Has thanked: 10 timesBeen thanked: 84 times
Sadly I’ve never been in a position to shave my body hair and one of the main reasons Cheryl hasn’t ever progressed. As I’ve got older my body hair has increased, I hate it 🤢and would so much prefer to be smooth. I have often thought of how I would do this… so I go get a full body wax at a beauty specialist but this would be too awkward, hair removal cream would probably be my method of choice but, my wife once removed my back hair using this (for a laugh) and I came out in a rash… what did I miss?
Now, to sign off… how does everyone actually do their back especially if you are on your own, always keen to know for when I can do my own?
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- January 9, 2021 at 4:33 am #429819Danielle AnayaLadyRegistered On: January 3, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 34Has thanked: 3 timesBeen thanked: 125 times
To keep myself smooth and soft, I start with a hot bath and shave in the tub using Dove and a good multi-blade women’s shaver. I found it is important to shave in the same direction as the hair naturally lays. Although it is work, I shave nearly every day. I also moisturize after toweling off and at least twice more during the day. I am smooth all over and after a few weeks any irritation seemed to stop. At first, it would take me an hour to completely shave what needed to be shorn, but now I can get it done in half the time. Hope this helps.
- January 8, 2021 at 11:29 pm #429734Emily AltDuchess - AnnualRegistered On: August 24, 2019Topics: 11Replies: 490Has thanked: 394 timesBeen thanked: 2210 times
Best advice I can give you is get laser or IPL. It’s not cheap, but it lasts a long time and will leave your skin baby smooth. Shaving, epilating, and depilatory cremes tend to irritate your skin…and you have to do it often.
- January 14, 2021 at 8:38 pm #432695Patrichia AnnLadyRegistered On: November 20, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 11Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 52 times
IPL’s are fairly cheap. Got mine for $149 plus tax and shipping. it takes a while to cover all needed parts initially, but over time the parts needing re-application become smaller and the time goes down. They work best on darker hair, so for me with a lot of light (read grey) hair it is taking longer, but I am seeing the regrowth is slower and according to the instructions included, it should eventually stop for a much longer time. Some areas I am already seeing the growth has stopped or slowed dramatically. Eventually I should get to a point where once every few months will be enough. for now with the lighter hair it’s a couple of times a week for those more stubborn spots.
- January 8, 2021 at 10:08 am #429402Lisa SmithBaronessRegistered On: December 9, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 28Has thanked: 168 timesBeen thanked: 111 times
I’ve tried a number of things as I have considerable hair all over, but shaving from the waste down while taking a bubble bath seems to work about as well as anything. It IS more difficult to reach some areas, and I have to be extremely careful in a very slippery tub, especially when getting out (not a pretty sight!). This discussion has helped me with some wonderful tried methods which I will have to try.
- January 7, 2021 at 9:26 am #428843Bee DeeLadyRegistered On: October 13, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 53Has thanked: 170 timesBeen thanked: 192 times
Hi, any tips for Redheads. I’ve not been shaving my legs long, only the last few months. Mostly I get a good shave but last time I got a rash from hell, took 2 days to calm down even with Aveno and Vaseline creams applied in huge amounts. I tried Veet Sensitive Skin on my bikini but I find that it doesn’t remove the hair at the root for me but it snaps it of at about the 2mm from the skin. I have ordered WooWoo from Amazon as that has good reviews (it better be good for what it costs £9:95 for a 50ml bottle!) but I’d appreciate some tips for Reds if there are any here. Thanks.
- January 7, 2021 at 7:35 am #428801stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 134Replies: 1636Has thanked: 2558 timesBeen thanked: 7229 times
Freshly shaved legs are truly awesome. Even man clothes feel better brushing against them – heresy I know, but true. I don’t need to tell you how great skirts, dresses and hosiery feel against them.
If only it would last! Following day slip on a silky nightie. You can feel the just-emerging stubble catching against the smooth material, like coarse sandpaper. It’s a worse sensation than having longer but soft leg hair!
- January 14, 2021 at 9:16 pm #432702LadyRegistered On: November 20, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 11Has thanked: 15 timesBeen thanked: 52 times
I had the same problem. Tried creams and after hives from one quit going that route. I now use three things. A 5 blade ‘Venus’ Razor (Walmart) for the underarms and to do once overs other areas, if needed. The primary option I start with is the ‘Flawless Legs” electric 4 headed razor. That seems to do a good job and gets almost all but the stubborn hair off everywhere other than my under arms. (it irritated the crap out of there because of the sensitive skin. bladed razor or IPL there). Lastly I just purchased and IPL and am had success with darker hair areas right away. The reviews say the lighter hair takes longer to go away and my experience bears that out. It’s slower to return but between the razor and Flawless I have gotten excellent results and I am starting to notice the returning light hair is much finer and more ladylike so the stubble is getting less and less. it’s just a longer haul with the stubborn male hair follicles. I anticipate they will eventually go away as the IPL promises, but for now I treat some ares every other day, (really stubborn facial hair) and other areas only if and as needed.
- January 9, 2021 at 4:52 am #429832Kimberly BeeLadyRegistered On: August 11, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 38Has thanked: 462 timesBeen thanked: 129 times
I have the same problem Stephanie, I use a 5 blade razor from Aldi which works well. I get a smooth shave when using shaving gel & then moisturise with Dove. Just a shame it doesn’t stay smooth for long, but it’s a lovely feeling having silky smooth skin.
- January 7, 2021 at 7:54 am #428816Krissy RichardsRegistered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 147Has thanked: 348 timesBeen thanked: 433 times
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- January 7, 2021 at 7:09 am #428789GenevïéveLadyRegistered On: July 28, 2020Topics: 22Replies: 810Has thanked: 7339 timesBeen thanked: 3395 times
‘IPL’ Krissy…. if you have a light skin tone and dark hair, purchase an IPL. It will reduce hair growth… and when it does start to grow back, it’s much finer. At least that’s what I have experienced with my IPL.
- January 7, 2021 at 9:41 am #428849Registered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 147Has thanked: 348 timesBeen thanked: 433 times
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- January 7, 2021 at 7:52 am #428815GenevïéveLadyRegistered On: July 28, 2020Topics: 22Replies: 810Has thanked: 7339 timesBeen thanked: 3395 times
IPL – Intense Pulsed Light.
The light targets the hair follicle and ‘stuns’ it. Retarding hair growth considerably.
There are different brands/models to choose from. Have a look on Amazon.
I chose the Philips Lumea Prestige Bri956. Has all the bells and whistles… could have easily made do with a less expensive model. The Bri921 is best bang for the buck IMHO…
- January 7, 2021 at 7:56 am #428817Registered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 147Has thanked: 348 timesBeen thanked: 433 times
Oh ok darling yes ive heard of them sorry wasnt thinking! As im waiting for new clothes and lingerie being delivered and its late! Still it will give me time to get myself even more smoother. Thanks hunni hugs and kisses 😘
- January 7, 2021 at 6:16 am #428773Kimberly BeeLadyRegistered On: August 11, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 38Has thanked: 462 timesBeen thanked: 129 times
I exfoliate in the shower & use a shaving gel & shave my arms & legs with a 5 blade razor which leaves them lovey & smooth. I moisturise after with Dove. As much as I’d like to so my body, I have a wife who watches me like a hawk
- January 7, 2021 at 6:07 am #428769Cindy LouBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 18, 2020Topics: 10Replies: 431Has thanked: 1852 timesBeen thanked: 2000 times
Moisturizing is a must do after each bath, as for hair removal it depends on your skin type and the quantity or coarseness of your hair. Shaving, waxing, epilating, I’ve tried them all. I have an average amount of hair on my face but my skin is too sensitive to shave more than every other day no matter which method I use. My pubic region has a slightly below average amount of hair/coarseness, waxing is my best option there, epilating caused more red bumps while doing a comparable job to the wax, shaving doesn’t last long enough. My chest has very little hair and its finer than most, while on my stomach its finer still. Epilating did not work well there because the hairs were too fine and most were not strong enough to pull the roots out with them causing them to regrow as quickly as shaving, so it’s wax from now on. My legs have even less hair than my torso and produced the same results with an epilator, my wife commented its almost not worth waxing, but I prefer that for obvious reasons. Hope this helps you.
- January 7, 2021 at 5:46 am #428766LadyRegistered On: July 28, 2020Topics: 22Replies: 810Has thanked: 7339 timesBeen thanked: 3395 times
Shaving… I never do it in the shower. I sit in my high-back chair and rest my foot on a small stool to raise my leg up a tad. This way all my concentration is on the task at hand. No balancing act on slippery shower floors. This way I can control the razor better.
For lubricant, I use Dove hair conditioner. Not once have I had razor burn/rash… and leaves my skin silky smooth. You don’t need much… ‘less is more’. Use ‘just enough’ to lightly coat your skin. To apply the conditioner, I use one of those tear-drop sponges normally used for makeup application.
I have a glass jar filled with water to rinse the razor. As the razor gets clogged up, I clean it out frequently with a small nail brush. Each time the razor is rinsed, I wrap it in a small towel to dry it off… don’t like a wet razor handle.
Usually shave in four sections… right lower leg, left lower leg, right upper… then left upper. Use the razor drying towel to wipe down the legs to clean up any remaining conditioner. Always follow up with the IPL.
There we have it… Silky smooth legs. ❤❤❤
- January 7, 2021 at 5:46 am #428765Nicole BellavitaLadyRegistered On: February 10, 2021Topics: 0Replies: 23Has thanked: 1 timeBeen thanked: 101 times
If you have the means, laser hair removal is fabulous. I too had the itching, burning after effects of shaving. Drove me bananas. After just a few treatments (head to toe) 95%+ of the hair is gone. One thing on laser, though, beware the package deals. If your skin tone and hair color are in your favour, you may not need all that many and be better off doing pay-as-you-go.
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- January 7, 2021 at 5:27 am #428758RachelLadyRegistered On: October 21, 2020Topics: 1Replies: 12Has thanked: 95 timesBeen thanked: 70 times
Hi girl friend
Ive tried always and read alot, found using a ladies razor worked better for me as blades are at different angle to razors for face. Also use a moisturiser shaving cream instead of normal foam and always exfoluate before. Since doing this legs alot better, although i did buy a epilator as well (hurts) but has cut number of times i shave.
I moisturiser after every shower and that has helpped a lot.
Lucky partner is happy for me to do this and encourages it.
Hope this helps you x
- January 7, 2021 at 7:36 am #428802Registered On: June 11, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 147Has thanked: 348 timesBeen thanked: 433 times
Darling i do many of those things already and even when i have to man shave i have to use ladies razors as ive got really sensitive skin and ive only got to shave a little bit harder than normal and i get a rash or worse still i cut and bleed. Also there is those hard to get at places too, so ive ordered a top of the range lady shaver that says on the box the closest and smoothest shave ever so ill keep on with my regime and hopefully get a Brazilian wax next month as like i said even when i was plain old chris id shave my whole body as think ive a phobia about body hair as i just dont like it and dont wan
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