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to resent that I have become unable to stand my own hairy legs any longer?

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hereidrawtheline Sat 26-Sep-09 00:10:50

think that was an incoherent sentence will try again with added waffling...

I have for a long time viewed shaving as something for skirts and special sexy nights. Ages ago I started a new make me gorgeous and feel good campaign (working brilliantly btw wink if you dont count health and remember beauty truly is only skin deep) as I've lost weight and generally make more of an effort with clothes, grooming etc.

So anyway I was shaving a lot and exfoliating (sp??) etc and the last couple of days my legs got stubbly and it has been really driving me mad and actually irritating my skin and I couldnt wait to shave tonight which I am amazed and sort of resentful over. Last winter I might have only shaved twice! blush Looks like I'm in it for the long haul...

mamas12 Sat 26-Sep-09 00:16:58

Get 'em waxed every month, it's loads better coz there's no stubble!

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 26-Sep-09 00:22:47

Buy an epilator - quick buzz over the legs twice a week and you are done.

ohnelly Sat 26-Sep-09 18:52:13

I shaved my leg today as the other is in plaster. Imagine what thats going to look like when it comes out? maybe I should put a pic up shock

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Sat 26-Sep-09 19:03:23

Is that what you do with an epilator then?

I've always left mine until I absolutely can't get away with them any longer, then spend an excruciating half hour cursing the thing.

Maybe I'll try the twice a week method - could start wearing skirts again.

Mousey84 Sat 26-Sep-09 19:10:56

Its expemsive, but i recommend the boots smooth skin ipl system. They put it on offer for £250 quite often. If you use any boots advantage points plus cashback card of some sort, plus a cashback website, you could cut the cost further. If you think about how much you spend on salon waxing/razors then if the system works for you, you will save money in long run.

Ive now done 8 treatments on bottom half of legs. I used to be able to feel stubble literally within 4 hours of shaving. This week it took 4 days to see/feel any stubble, and although its v patchy - no hair on about 50% of my leg. What there is is not very dark at all.

deaddei Sat 26-Sep-09 19:35:18

Ohnelly- that's so funny.
I am dark and used to wax but can't stand the regrowth wait, as I swim 3 times a week (get me!) .
Never used epilator- have VERY high pain threshold- so you recommend it mousey?

bibbitybobbityhat Sat 26-Sep-09 19:44:21

Epilator much better than waxing because it gets much shorter hairs.

When you've been doing it 20 years like me you'll no longer feel the pain wink.

I have no stubble, no red dots, no waxing costs, no appointments to make. And most of my leg area is now smooth as a baby's bum. Maintenance is down to 5 mins a week.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 26-Sep-09 21:24:57

Ourlady it hurts so much more if you leave them! Try the twice a week

BitOfFun Sat 26-Sep-09 21:27:53

I tried an epilator ONCE for about half a second. Even the noise of it terrified me. I am resigned to shaving every day but I hate it. I think I am actually a gorilla.

Hassled Sat 26-Sep-09 21:29:37

But more importantly, how was Thomas? Did it go well?

Mousey84 Sat 26-Sep-09 21:33:14

deaddei - unfortunately, skin tone will determine if you can use it. It cant be used on dark skins due to the way it works (absorption of light).

However, I just went to get you a link and see that it can now be used on the face (cant with mine)

Look here and scroll down to bottom - theres a leaflet you can download that tells you all about it.

Montifer Sat 26-Sep-09 21:33:50

I love my epilator.

After years of waxing and then waiting 4-5 weeks until they were long enough to wax again, now I 'mow' once or twice a week.

Added bonus of no ingrown hairs which I used to get a lot of with waxing.

I don't find it painful at all although it's a bit more stingy if the hairs are long, but once weekly mowing means they don't get the chance to grow long.

Montifer Sat 26-Sep-09 21:35:56

.....although I should add that, IME, epilating the underarm is fucking agony, ditto bikini line shock

hereidrawtheline Sat 26-Sep-09 22:40:20

I'm really afraid of epilators! but tempted in a masochistic kind of way that sounds like a nice replacement for all the drugs of my youth...

Hassled I posted about Thomas grin

bruffin Sat 26-Sep-09 22:47:16

I always take a couple of painkillers about 15 minutes before epilating.

Wonderstuff Sat 26-Sep-09 22:47:46

I recommend an epilator. I was terrified, but is much easier if you get waxed first, then use epilator little and often.

MarquesDeLeon Sat 26-Sep-09 22:53:21

Agree with the wax first and then epilate once a week - armpits, bikini line etc - no big deal - have ordered boots ipl thingy as it is offering 50 quid off at the moment. The reviews are pretty impressive.

BitOfFun Sat 26-Sep-09 23:26:20

I think you can only get along with an epilator if your hair is normal/fine. Mine is rather coarse and determined to stay put- it's bloody agony pulling it out!

MarquesDeLeon Sat 26-Sep-09 23:37:24

BoF I sound similar to you - it's a question of perseverence i'm afraid. It does get easier with an epilator but you do need to grit the teeth for a few weeks before you become immune to the agony discomfort.

BitOfFun Sat 26-Sep-09 23:42:14

Well, I guess it's the pay-off for having a veritable mane of head hair <<small consolation>> grin

Wonderstuff Sat 26-Sep-09 23:44:18

I have lots of very coarse hair BOF (except on my head ironically)
I initially didn't get on with epilator, but waxing first is the key i think.

BitOfFun Sat 26-Sep-09 23:46:03

I think I've still got a pic of my hair on my profile- there is a lot of it! I will try the waxing tip when feeling brave though, that might be the way to go, thanks.

deaddei Sun 27-Sep-09 07:07:12

I meant dark hair not skin tone- and I Oonly want it for legs.
I will give it a try!

Montifer Sun 27-Sep-09 10:04:15

Hereidraw - I don't know the details of your youth but I think the epilator might be a bit of a disappointment- it's good, but not that good grin

Definitely recommended for hair removal though

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