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Leg waxing questions

(7 Posts)
onepieceoflollipop Sun 14-Sep-08 20:59:10

(Yes I know when we talk waxing on mnet it is normally about bikini lines grin)

I have been waxing my legs for around the past 4 years. However in the last few years I have only done it a couple of times over the Summer. (e.g. before holidays etc). This year I have avoided shaving and waxed (lower leg only) about 4-5 times since the Spring. Is it really true that the hair will grow back less, because I think this is finally starting to happen?

I used to use the wax you heat up, as I find it more effective, but recently I have been using the Veet strips. I have noticed that the last couple of times I have used less strips and the process has been much quicker. If I miss a few hairs and tweeze them out they seem to pull out very easily, as if they are broken/weakened.

Have any of you waxed (legs or bikini) and genuinely found significantly less hair growth? Incidentally the same has happened with my bikini line but it took far far longer.

Furball Sun 14-Sep-08 21:03:14

blimey don't tell me that! after 4 years of waxing every 6 weeks, it was first on the list to go when we tightened the purse strings. Hair still there in all it's glory but now gets shaved twice a week.

onepieceoflollipop Sun 14-Sep-08 21:08:26

Did you notice no reduction in the hair growth Furball? (lol at your name on this thread!)

Obviously the strips I use now are expensive, but when I used to buy a pot of the "hot wax" with reusable strips, I didn't find it massively more expensive than razor blades. Did you go to a salon?

Perhaps it has to do with the thickness of the hair to start with. I have noticeable hair, but not loads of it iyswim.

amidaiwish Sun 14-Sep-08 21:42:16

i have been waxing my legs for about 10 years

don't think there has been any noticeable reduction.

wish there was!

onepieceoflollipop Sun 14-Sep-08 21:43:32

Thanks for the replies. Maybe it is wishful thinking on my part. I wonder if I have perhaps been waxing more frequently hence it looks less? (due to differing regrowth patterns)

fishie Sun 14-Sep-08 21:50:43

i have been waxing/epilating for 20 years [gimmer] and so will pronounce.

there are two lots of hair growth, many small fine ones and fewer thick ones. they are on a different growth cycle so it is not economical to get a wax for fine ones, which nobody else will notice. big hairies are worth it if you have the inclination.

they will all ^appear6 less obvious because they do not have not got blunt ends. i have not experienced any lack of growth.

get an epilator not a razor if you are economising. stubble is not nice, better hairy.

Furball Sun 14-Sep-08 21:54:28

I have an epilator but suffered big time with ingrowing hairs and decided that shaving was better for my skin.

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