Shaving legs?

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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by Uncle Al » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:43 am

I don't shave, especially taking blood thinners for DVT(Blood clots).
I use a product called Veet. Image It's a cream based depilatory that leaves the skin
quite smooth. The cream also inhibits new growth. I use the cream, with Aloe, about 3-4 times a year. Works
great just smells a bit when using it. When finished, wash off the cream & hair, sending it down the drain :D
I prefer the 'gel' instead of the 'cream' but I haven't been able to find the 'gel' is several years. :(
Total time for each use is about 20-30 minutes but well worth the time spent :D

The feel of a light weight skirt, over silky smooth legs, is quite sensually exhilarating :D

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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by Sinned » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:37 pm

I don't shave my legs but do other bits and I've used an electric shaver, wet shaver and Veet. All work to a greater or lesser extent. I don't do my legs even when I wear holdups/tights because I wouldn't shave if I wore shorts so why should I for a skirt?
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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by FestivalGuy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:05 pm

Ive been shaving for the last two months or so. started off with just a single knee so that it could be taped with KT tape. I kinda liked the feel so on a whim, I trimmed the leg hair short and then shaved. Now its about 2 or 3x weekly I shave them. Love the feel and look. Ive been out in the sun so I have a pretty good tan and get compliments.

I use a Harry's razor that I change weekly. I also use Creamo shave cream that I have used for the last few years on my face. That stuff is pretty awesome.

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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by beachlion » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:58 am

Recently I noticed that opening the fridge or the freezer is a whole new experience with shaved legs. ;)
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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by denimini » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:00 am

beachlion wrote:Recently I noticed that opening the fridge or the freezer is a whole new experience with shaved legs. ;)
My mother used to say "Don't just stand there with the door open" :)
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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by pelmut » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:33 am

Uncle Al wrote: I use a product called Veet.
Reviewed here

[Warning: Finish your mouthful of coffee before you read this!]
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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by beachlion » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:41 pm

pelmut wrote:
Uncle Al wrote: I use a product called Veet.
Reviewed here

[Warning: Finish your mouthful of coffee before you read this!]
It looks like the script of a horror movie.
I have used Veet on sensitive spots and it gives a slight warming/burning feeling. The stink from it is of more concern to me. And in the end you are very smooth. However it never was of such magnitude that I felt the urge to write a novel of Pulitzer Price quality about the effects.
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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by beachlion » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:05 pm

denimini wrote:
beachlion wrote:Recently I noticed that opening the fridge or the freezer is a whole new experience with shaved legs. ;)
My mother used to say "Don't just stand there with the door open" :)
That is what my mother said too, so it must be true. ;)

I meant I never noticed the stream of cold air escaping from above mentioned appliances. We have a freezer part in the lower halve of the cabinet. When squatting in the door opening to reach inside I have to do it quickly to avoid frost bite. ;)
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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by crfriend » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:18 pm

pelmut wrote:[Warning: Finish your mouthful of coffee before you read this!]
Thank you very much for that warning. I almost choked I was laughing so hard -- and to make matters worse needed to keep it quiet so as to not wake my house-mates.
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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by Ray » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:52 am

I’ve read these reviews. They are magnificently funny! I am usually in tears of laughter when I read them.

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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by jamodu » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30 am

Although I use a Phillips’ Bodygroom battery shaver, I get far superior results in using a Gillette Fusion wet shaver combined with Nivea for Men body shaving gel.

Unlike electric shaving, the result is super smooth legs - stubble doesn’t appear again as quickly - and a better sensation when wearing Skirts.

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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by saltwood » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:22 pm

You could try using an epilator. They do take some getting used to but if you like the feel of smooth legs, want minimum maintenance (once or twice a week) and don't like stubble they are hard to beat. For the first time I'd use hair clippers (#1) to get the hairs short and then take the rest away with the epilator. After using for a few weeks there is no hair pulling pain at all and all the regrowth is pretty fine (similar to if you use a cream). Personally I think the best is the Braun Silk Epil 9 with Philips Satinelle a reasonably close second.

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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by shadowfax » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:30 pm

saltwood wrote:You could try using an epilator. They do take some getting used to but if you like the feel of smooth legs, want minimum maintenance (once or twice a week) and don't like stubble they are hard to beat. For the first time I'd use hair clippers (#1) to get the hairs short and then take the rest away with the epilator. After using for a few weeks there is no hair pulling pain at all and all the regrowth is pretty fine (similar to if you use a cream). Personally I think the best is the Braun Silk Epil 9 with Philips Satinelle a reasonably close second.
I use an epilator too. I have a Braun Silk Epil 5. It's mains-powered. No need to worry about remembering to charge an internal rechargeable battery. :wink: :)
Though I need to watch out that I don't get tangled up in the cable. The transformer is in the mains plug so there is only a low voltage (12 volts) coming down the cable to the epilator.
Rather than use a hair trimmer then the epilator for the first time, one could get one's legs waxed then use the epilator for the first time when the hairs regrow.

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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by saltwood » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:09 am

Waxing would work very well too, I agree. I just had some good barbers clippers to hand so seemed like the obvious choice.

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Re: Shaving legs?

Post by KenCT » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:51 am

Uncle Al wrote:
I use a product called Veet.


Reviewed here

[Warning: Finish your mouthful of coffee before you read this!]
Hilarious!

On topic, I never shaved over the decades that I wore shorts (Bermuda, or shorter hiking and jogging styles), so I don't for skirts. Not that hairy to start with, and my legs are either bare or in knee socks, nothing sheer.

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