legs...shave or dont care?

Legs - Shaving legs
@nurhoney (1123)
Philippines
May 10, 2007 2:55am CST
I have never shaved my legs but I would like to try. My hubby told me to shave my legs coz its much sexier to look at and mostly people in US do that also. I love to try it but I dont what is the proper way to do it. Do you shave your legs or not?Do you have to use the ordeinary shave or is there a shave specified for legs only? Do you need to use a cream or something for shaving? Is there a proper way or stroke when you shave? Hope you guys could share your inputs on this. I would love to try it.
17 responses
@mememama (3077)
• United States
10 May 07
I shave my legs and underarms. I use a womans shaving cream, I guess it would be the same as a mans shaving cream but it smells more feminine. The one I have has extra vitamin E in it so it makes my skin soft. I use a razor with 3 blades and the strokes go up the leg. I remember when I first started shaving as a teen it was kind of akward and I knicked myself, especially around the knees (bend them when shaving), but after awhile you'll get the hang of it ;) I have really dark hair and pale skin, so if I don't shave it looks really funny to me, but that could just be the American culture.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
10 May 07
i will try to do that...do you use shaving cream also for your underarm?...thanks for sharing.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
28 May 07
no, I just use regular gentle soap for underarms, I'm washing them anyways ;)
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
29 May 07
thanks for sharing mememama.
@happymom1 (1179)
• United States
29 May 07
I dont care to shave my legs. I love as what they are. I dont care what also other people say about my legs thats not their problem thats mine. heheheeh
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
29 May 07
hehehe...its your views...thanks for sharing.
@jianhong (741)
• Singapore
29 May 07
For man i don't think most of them will like to shave the leg hairs. For me i don't. I look weird without hair on my legs and i think it is kind of disgusting for me shave my leg hair. It just so funny for me to do that. haha.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
29 May 07
haha...its women who usually shaves their legs not men...thanks for sharing.
• United States
29 May 07
It is sexy for a woman legs with no hair. But ultimately is how you feel about it. It maybe what your hubby prefers, but if your not comfortable shaving your legs you shouldnt do it. That's just my opinion on that.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
29 May 07
thats nice...thanks for sharing.
@d00d00 (827)
• Hong Kong
28 May 07
I just started shaving my legs around a year ago. Well, instead of using a regular razor, i use a depilatory cream. Veet works well for me. It can be a little more expensive than a razor, but i'm satisfied with it. I use it an average of once every week. Plus, whatever you prefer to choose, just make sure you're comfortable with it. Good luck on shaving!
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
29 May 07
you have a point there...thanks for sharing.
@huilee (1010)
• Singapore
11 May 07
Well, i guess its something u outta consider... once u start, u should shave regularly... if not, ur hair on the leg would be pretty messy... i once saw a ger on the train... wow... i tell u it was a pretty awful sight... she shaves her legs and yah, i guess she forgotten or was too lazy to do it for tt day... it grows so out of way and u can see some parts shave cleanly and the others having hair growing on it... But if u reli do, i will suggest those hair removals, and not shaving... it is more long lasting...
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
wow, i dont want to look like that girl you saw...pretty aweful sight...lols...thanks for sharing.
• United States
11 May 07
i shave...quite often, too. i shave every other day. When i shave, i use something that lathers up well. SOmeitmes i use a shave cream and sometimes it is just my body wash. To shave, use a clean, sharp razor and stroke up your legs, against the grain. You don't want to use a dull razor. It doesn't do as good of a job, you have to press harder, and it is likely to cut you. A sharp razor is likelt yo cut you, too, if you are not careful. i like to use a 5 blade razor. Use at least a 3 blade. THe single and double just don't work as well and you tend to get more raxor burn because you have to go over the same area over and over.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
thats an additional info...thanks for sharing.
@jlara_gtr34 (3493)
• Philippines
11 May 07
my friends shave their legs and i noticed that there are times when they forget to shave their legs, their legs end up looking fuzzy. my mom told me never to shave my legs and im quite contented with it because i really dont have fuzzy hair on my legs in the first place.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
well good for you...the thing, my friends dont shave and iam just curious about shaving my legs since my hubby told me about it...thanks for sharing.
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
11 May 07
I do not shave my leg but save between thai as leg is not important to me, thai if here hair grow more as it is more sexier than leg to me.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
thanks for sharing.
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
11 May 07
yes I shave my legs and under my arms.. the best way to shave your legs is shaving upwards.. some people use soap or a shaving cream
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
which one is better, shaving cream or soap?...thanks for sharing.
@jbelle (913)
• Philippines
11 May 07
I dont have a hairy legs so i dont shave i dont need to shave them coz if you do that the hair will become hairy and you need to do it regurlarly so its bettey leave it as it is.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
i dont have hairy legs either and i know that if you do it, you need to maintain it...thanks for sharing.
@my_lady (106)
• Philippines
11 May 07
In my part, I'm not used to shave my legs because when you start shaving you should maintain it, but if you want to try it I suggest that you should use shaving cream.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
yeah...my hubby said coaps can dry up the skin...gel is also nice...the thing is i dont have any idea of what shaving cream or gel to use!?...thanks for sharing.
@oasis_9 (833)
• Philippines
11 May 07
I used to shave my legs because my sister told me its better to have shaved legs...but now i just don't care because i always get cuts every time i shave my legs...
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
i guess we really need to be cautious...thanks for sharing.
• Hong Kong
11 May 07
lol..sorry if my reply makes u confused..i tried doing it upward using the razor and i had a cut on my leg so i tried doing it downward and its better my legs are cleaner as in no hair at all and i havnt had any cut..well its up to u u cant try both just be cautious..and then u can choose which way to shave u prefer..
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
11 May 07
well thats more clarified now...hehehe...i will see which stroke is best...thanks for sharing.
• Hong Kong
10 May 07
yup i do shave my legs it looks sexy,cleaner and smooth..my hubby love my legs so i see to it that i shaved it once a week or every other day..i have a sensitive skin so i used veet as a shaving cream and also the shaver that goes with it or i used the ordinary shaver as in razor and used lotion or soap and shave downwards and slowly make sure u wont hurt urself..and ,maintain so the next time u need to shave it wont take that long..and always put moisturizer..:)
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
10 May 07
now, this is confusing coz the first commentor said upwards and your saying downwards...is there a specific stroke you need to use for your ingrown hairs?...thanks for sharing.
@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
10 May 07
i do shave my legs cause i do it onto my arms. it would look pretty awkward right..? my sister told me to shave cause i really have a hairy body and it looks not so cool. at first i had a lot of cuts cause i did it in bit hard. but then i trained my hand smoothly so now, it's like im combing my skin so lightly. just make sure your using new razor so you dont have cuts afterwards.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
10 May 07
oh ok...how often do you shave?...do you use new razor everytime you shave or can a razor be used twice?...thanks for sharing.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
10 May 07
Shaving legs is similar to men shaving. Personally, I do shave my legs. It makes it feel smooth and silky. And yes, it look more sexy. Normally, I used ordinary shave and I dont use special cream. I only use soap. The shaving should start upwards. You should try it. No harm done.
@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
10 May 07
hmmm...i will try to do that when i get all the details i need....thanks for sharing.