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Razor that actually shaves legs properly?!

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Jemster Fri 11-Jul-14 07:46:30

I spent several pounds on what I thought was a decent razor but after using it I noticed my legs are still a bit prickly. It's like it doesn't get close enough to the root. Annoying as it looks like I haven't shaved them for a few days.

Am I doing something wrong or is there a better razor out there?

Waggamamma Fri 11-Jul-14 07:59:06

The Gillette Venus one does the job for me. Just the original blue one seems to do a better job and get a closer shave than the fancy spa breeze ones etc.

I don't shave my legs too often lazy and very fair haired so I use a new blade everytime.

starfishmummy Fri 11-Jul-14 08:30:25

Its possibly the method rather than the razor? I am sure there are tips somewhere for getting a close shave.

Like Waggamamma I use a new blade every time, but unlike her I just buy cheap disposables.

LuckySaint Fri 11-Jul-14 09:33:32

I use men's razors, usually Gillette. They seem to be better than the women's ones.

Methe Fri 11-Jul-14 09:38:15

I use mens razors too. I'm currently using an asda 3 blade one and it is fantastic.

McLoven Fri 11-Jul-14 10:00:20

I also use men's razors as they're much more effective than the ones marketed at women. And try putting cheap hair conditioner on your legs instead of shaving foam or soap as it leaves them super smooth.

Branleuse Fri 11-Jul-14 10:12:53

Gillette mach3 turbo

thepurplepenguin Fri 11-Jul-14 10:14:53

Yep Gillette Mach 3 (men's) here too

DrFunkesFamilyBandSolution Fri 11-Jul-14 10:15:44

Men's razor here too
Use dh's old blades

leadrightfoot Fri 11-Jul-14 11:22:31

Mach 3 - fresh blade and overlap the strokes by 1/3

nickEcave Fri 11-Jul-14 11:46:55

Mens razors - currently Gillette and always use men's shaving gel rather than foam (own brand one in Boots is about 99p a can)

yazzy85 Fri 11-Jul-14 11:52:49

Gilette Venus for me too, really smooth shave

monsterowl Fri 11-Jul-14 16:43:50

Another vote for men's razors. You can usually get one on special offer with replacement blades. I use one with about 5 blades, have gone months if not years without replacing the blade, and still get a close shave. Top tip is to buy a cheap hair conditioner and use that as a shaving lubricant - much better than special shaving foams etc!

weyayechickenpie Fri 11-Jul-14 16:50:18

I use a Gillette mens one always prefer them and its the smoothest shave I have ever had.

idontlikealdi Fri 11-Jul-14 17:06:13

Gillette Mach 3 here too - use DHs old blades and still way better than the women's ones.

VenusDeWillendorf Fri 11-Jul-14 22:26:20

Also Gillette Mach 3 here, with body lotion in the shower.

50ShadesOfSummer Sat 12-Jul-14 06:13:29

Men's razors here too. Currently a Gillette Quattro (I think). I had the women's version originally but (a) doesn't seem to be as good, (b) is more expensive, and (c) I can nick DH's if I run out.

glenthebattleostrich Sat 12-Jul-14 06:26:55

Aldi razors are good and cheap enough to use a new blade each time. I use a cheap conditioner or body oil instead of shaving foam and get better results shaving in the bath rather than the shower.

Or use veet in shower hair removal cream, even easier!

PIVOT Sat 12-Jul-14 06:32:33

Mach 3 on my Venus razor handle

redredread Sat 12-Jul-14 20:27:34

Gillette Venus. I don't change the blade at all often, and it's just brilliant. No cuts at all.

ThatBloodyWoman Sat 12-Jul-14 20:30:13

Lawnmower, I think, here.

<eyes up stubble >

When I 'm being less laissez faire - Gilette Venus.

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