Tired of Shaving My Legs

When do women stop shaving their legs. I have shaved every day for the last 40+ years and I am sick of it. Do you just quit or do you shave every few days?

Thanks a bunch!
Mitzi from DeLand

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January 10, 20060 found this helpful

I used the Epilady....just once. It ripped out the hairs from the roots and they never grew back. Ok so it hurt like the dickens but I save a bunch in razors. I haven't shaved my legs in 20 years!

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January 10, 20060 found this helpful

i am one of the fortunate people. I have very light hair so my leg hair doesn't hardly show at all. I shave maybe two to three times a year. I am 49 and have been doing this for about 5 years.

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January 10, 20060 found this helpful

I am over 60 and stopped shaving 5 years ago because I was sick of the hassle. I didn't then nor do I now wear anything sleeveless, I haven't had a bathing suit on in years and don't plan to do so. The hair on my legs, in the beginning, was quite dark and coarse, but lo and behold, when I stopped shaving, I noticed after some months it wasn't as bad as it used to be. Is it still there? Yes. Can I see it. Yes. Do I let it bother me? Absolutely not! Same thing for underarm hair. It doesn't bother my dear husband and it doesn't bother me. The only time it crosses my mind is when I have to have yearly exams and I figure if the medicals have a problem with my hair ~ anywhere ~ then it's their problem, not mine. My daughter is a nurse and when we talked about it once, she told me I would be very surprised at the number of women who have just decided shaving is not worth it to them any more.

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January 10, 20060 found this helpful

Honey

get yourself some NAIR,works wonders.

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January 11, 20060 found this helpful

I would suggest the Epilady. It pulls hair out by the roots, not that much grows back, and that which returns is usually lighter and finer.

The first 3 times it hurt a lot, but if you rub your hand on your leg right after the pulling, the brain is confused and the pain lessens.

It might help if you could have someone do it for you in the beginning.

Wish they'd been invented years ago when I first started shaving.

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January 17, 20060 found this helpful

Does anyone know if Epilady works on facial hair on lip and chin?

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January 22, 20060 found this helpful

I only shave my legs if I'm wearing a bathing suit or sheer stockings. My hair was once very dark and noticeable when I was young, but now I'm 48 and it has diminished considerably. (It is a wives tale that once you start shaving you can never stop because your hair will grow in thicker. If that were true, nobody would be bald. They would just shave their heads until the hair grew in thicker!) I do still shave my underarms every day, because bacteria gets trapped in the hair and can cause body odor. Also shaving does not have to be this complicated ritual with shaving cream, special lotions, etc. Just quickly shave in the shower while your legs are wet. Put some lotion on when you get out. That's it. Takes less than 5 minutes.

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January 31, 20060 found this helpful

i just use the cream and im telling ya it took me like 10 min then washed it off and then my legs weren't hairy but shiny and it didnt hurt at all. And i just started today

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February 21, 20060 found this helpful

I find I don't need to shave as much as I used to and I never do in the Winter unless we're going on a vacation....such as we just got back from. Took the kids to an indoor waterpark! I have never shaved above the knees and I hardly notice any hair there anyway. Also my hair is light. On the bottoms of my legs I hardly get any growth on the backwhere I guess it has rubbed on my pants for so many years and just doesn't grow anymore. I don't shave under my arms too much in Winter....just when they get pretty hairy. I still wear shorts in Summer so I do try to keep the legs shaved but I'm not sure it is really that noticeable even when I don't and hey, is there a "leg hair police" out there? Come on....if you don't want to shave, don't....and don't worry about it! I'm past worrying about what others think!

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December 13, 20060 found this helpful

Summergirl asked if the epilady could be used on the upper lip. I tried to do that over a year ago and it irritated my skin so much that I got horrible raw blistered patches. It looked like I had some kind of horrible STD, and I still have scarring that looks like a faint moustache. On the other hand, though, my mother uses it to get rid of a few pesky hairs on her top lip with no ill effects. I guess I'm just hairer and/or more sensitive. I'd wax instead, that's what I do now.

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October 11, 20100 found this helpful

If no one's looking, and you're not doing it for you, then who are you doing it for?

Hi,my name is Stacey, I'm 27, and I'm a waxer. Hi.

I started waxing when my stubble began causing irritation against clothing and bedsheets. The only reason I bother at all half the time is for my own sake. I usually don't do anything downstairs for at least a month at a time because the hair tends to be soft and it needs to grow out so it can be waxed. A girl can get very hairy in a month, and some months, I'm really just not out to impress anybody. Every once in a great while, I might want to impress, sure, and then I might go out of my way to look (or feel) nice. But if you feel like being hairy, you go right ahead. I recently met a lady a little younger than me with very healthy (and very dark) mane around her knees. I'm frankly not sure she's ever shaved. But she's confident about and so it works. You just accept this zanyiness because she does. In fact, I think you respect her for it.

If when I'm 80 I find myself getting ready for a hot date, I really hope I can still bend over to at least shave, or, maybe just tie some bows in it and make it look nice. And if I'm 27 and my boyfriend's out of town for a couple of months at a time, then I feel it's an oportunitiy to get in touch with my inner wild child and embrace the shag. I think it's really just a matter of who or what you're doing it for and what you want to do with your body.

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October 11, 20100 found this helpful

I just posted. That's me down there. I feel I left out a critical point. I meant that in my hairier moments, I'm not afraid to wear shorts and skirts in public. No one seems to comment on it, and if I don't have to hear anyone griping about it, then I'm fine with it. I feel it's only fair to warn you, however, to never swim with hairy legs. I don't know why, but something about slippery, sandpapery legs accidently brushing people in the pool always makes people gripe. Obviously, if you don't mind the griping, or if you are willing to threaten the hose, then advise is null and void.

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December 4, 20110 found this helpful

If you don't want to - then don't. Everybody else is busy thinking about themselves anyway. Never really had the habit and I am 54 - with long hair on my legs, and will wear shorts. Be comfortable.

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