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RubyMay82 Fri 22-May-15 21:13:48

I do quite a lot of exercise,
If I know I have class or gym I always shave my legs / underarms in the morning !
AIBU to be pissed by the time I get to class or gym in the evening I have a shadow/ beginnings of stubble.
Feel like a hairy beast !

AuntyMag10 Fri 22-May-15 21:14:50

Laser hair removal is the way to go.

Glitterspy Fri 22-May-15 21:25:36

I have the same thing - five o'clock shadow on my legs. DD calls it "Mummy's Daddy beard legs" blush

SeenSheen Fri 22-May-15 21:27:57

Yes I agree - could never understand these articles which reckon shaving lasts for 2-3 days.

Shadow1986 Fri 22-May-15 21:27:58

I've just shaved my legs in the bath which I added some coconut oil to. My legs feel so smooth! Try it.

MissWimpyDimple Fri 22-May-15 21:55:47

You need a Philips lumea. Life changing in the hairiness department.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Fri 22-May-15 21:56:46

Or waxing.

HappenstanceMarmite Fri 22-May-15 22:09:49

MissWimpy please spill re Lumea? I've just bought the Compact and done two treatments on lower legs. Have been an epilator up to now so think this will affect the process, but am only shaving in between now.

Please reassure me that I've bought a product that does what it promises?!??

fieldfare Fri 22-May-15 22:13:00

Does the Lumea really work?

I got the SalonSilk Gold IPL recently - I've not finished the initial course (you use it weekly for 12 weeks to start with) but after 4 weeks there's a very noticeable difference. I went bare legged to work yesterday having not shaved/zapped since Sunday and my legs were fine. Underarms and bikini area are significantly thinner than they used to be with distinct bald patches starting to appear. Quite impressed so far

viva100 Sat 23-May-15 01:45:38

I've had the Lumea for a year. I had to use it 4 times before I saw results but my legs and bikini line are now completely smooth and I shave once every 4 weeks (and that's just to remove a couple of hairs here and there). My underarms still have some hair, it hasn't worked as well on them, but still a lot less than before. So....it really works but you have to follow the instructions carefully - only shave and use it every 2 weeks in the beginning.

TheNewStatesman Sat 23-May-15 03:35:22

Laser. Laser. Laser.

You will be so, so glad you did it.

It does take some time, but the sooner you start, the sooner it's completed. Even the first session made a noticeable difference with me.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 23-May-15 16:20:30

I got mine lasered. Best horribly huge amount of money I ever spent.

Haven't shaved or anything for 5 years.

bikeandrun Sat 23-May-15 16:30:09

I have a lot of success with an epilator, cheap, not permanent but lasts a couple of weeks, it was painful at first but the hairs that grow back have become thinner and more feeble over the years.

DisappointedOne Sat 23-May-15 16:34:49

Another vote for laser.

QheenofSheba Sat 23-May-15 16:40:45

I'm the complete opposite here. I haven't shaved my legs in at least 5 years. Only have the tiniest of hairs on my legs. I'm amazed people can shave and then some hrs later see a growth shadow shock utterly fascinating! Perhaps it's more to do with ethnicity. I do wish my own hair grew so quickly.

chipsandpeas Sat 23-May-15 16:57:20

i have a remington IPL and it really works once you persevere and do it
i bought mine mainly for underarms and bikini line but use on my legs, underarm hair seems a lot more resilient and i still need to do it more often - can be a bit of a faff having to shave then use it, i do it about twice a week (when i can be arsed) but there is less hair there

bigbumtheory Sat 23-May-15 17:52:01

I hate it too OP, my legs and bikini sprout a shadow after a couple of hours! Would love a good way of doing it. My friend said about nono but the reviews for it are shocking!

MissWimpyDimple Sat 23-May-15 18:10:56

I have the Luke's precision plus as I wanted to use it on my chin too.

It takes a while to see real results, specially on the tougher areas but it bloody works.

You still shave before you use it too so it's not like waxing or epilating where you have to grow the hair and be hairy inbetween.

If you are white skinned and have darkish hair it's brilliant.

MissWimpyDimple Sat 23-May-15 18:11:42

Obv not Luke's precision plus who the F is Luke anyway? the LUMEA

Kelly1814 Sat 23-May-15 18:12:14

Philips lumea all the way!!!!!

kimistayingalive Sat 23-May-15 20:24:53

Bloody hell though. Shocked at the price. £350 for some little machine.
Think sugaring and epilating will be the norm for me for some time yet.

GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 23-May-15 20:31:23

Shave, exfoliate then go over with the razor again. Trust me I do this every time I shave and they stay smooth for days

bikeandrun Sat 23-May-15 20:37:41

Epilators are from about £25 pounds, mine will remove really short hairs just keep going until there are no more traces of hair on the device

JohnCusacksWife Sat 23-May-15 20:42:04

Any recommendations for epilators? I have an old Panasonic thing but its on its last legs so need a new one.

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