Ladies, how often do you shave those legs?

@jesssp (2742)
Canada
December 5, 2008 12:17pm CST
And gentlemen, how often do you *think* she shaves 'em? I will admit that in my 'old age' I have pretty much ditched the razor in the winter, save for holidays and special occasions. I will go for a few months without shaving. And ya know what? It really isn't that bad. I have light body hair and once it gets a little long it's nice and soft, which I find preferable to the few days after shaving scratchy-ness. The only time my other half even notices is if he catches a glimpse in bright light. Then he starts complaining that they're 'stubbly' - which they aren't. So are you a bit lazy like me or do you have to grab the razor at the first sign of stubble?
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@Amberina (1541)
• United States
9 Dec 08
In the winter time I shave my calves for some reason if they get too long I just about want to throw up if any kind of cloth touches them lol. In the summer I shave the entire leg area. As I have gotten older I think my body has decided it wants to have male hair everywhere. What the he!! is up with that! I hate it I would put an ape to shame with the hair I got goin on my legs, and lately under my chin?!! Who said I wanted a beard?! Anyway I will go as far as a week not shavin the old calves I really hate shaving it takes a lot of my time up, the cream to get rid of your hair without shaving doesn't work on my tree trunk for hair roots, and forget about waxing too painful. LOL.
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@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
I've never found a cream that works well. Plus I can't stand that weird chemical burnt hair smell.
• India
5 Dec 08
Shave your head - Rather you shave your head, not legs
Why ladies shave your legs? Rather you should shave your moustache and heads! I believe shaving legs is nothing but a perversive tendency! If the soft tiny hair grows on the legs and arms only to be shaven then why don't you shave your heads every other day? Or when you go to a party? The head has the most bulk of hair in your body! Winter or summer has nothing to do with shaving your heads, for, it remains exposed all the year round! Also the eyebrow needs to be shaven, otherwise the multinational cosmetics and razor companies may not survive! Those women who love their natural body, are more beautiful and more smart than those women who move around with a razor and shaving foam with them in their purse!
@YamiKiba (938)
• United States
6 Dec 08
Well that's a nice way of looking at things but most women look beautiful without hair on their arms and legs in my opinion. It makes humans seem more like chimpanzees who already share 99 % of our genetic making. Now how many women do you know would like to be compared to monkeys or feel like monkeys? And the hair on a woman's hair is different since it's the only hair on their body that makes them feel pretty. Which is why some women go through so much styling and making their hair soft, shiny, and silky. Hair in other parts of our bodies makes us feel insecure about ourselves. Maybe if more people thought like you, it wouldn't be this way. But either way, as a personal decision, I think having a nice clean shaved look makes someone look dignified. As to the topic itself, I'll shave whenever it bothers me and starts to itch.
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@YamiKiba (938)
• United States
6 Dec 08
Oops I meant to say head, not a repition of hair. Haha sorry fot the typo.
• India
6 Dec 08
Chimpanzee has hair on head as well! - Chimpanzee has also hair on its head. So shave your heads ladies!
Oh then, this the logic behind your shaving legs and hands? You shave those body parts those have hair Chimpanzees has in the same parts? Laughter is the best medicine! Thanks a lot for giving me the medicine (laughter) with such a convincing logic! But madam, I have noticed that Chimpanzees have also hair on their heads! So, why don't you shave your head? Chimpanzees have noses, ears, fingures etc those look like human limbs, those limbs needs to be cut off! As, these have similarity to human body parts! I will say again, the munltinatioal cosmetics companies has washed your brain for the sake of thier business, nothing else! What is the definition of beauty? Does beauty mean distorting your natural body part to such a state you were at the time of your birth? When men and women become adult, they are destined with some change that they have become adult. Soft and silky body hair is one of them. If you DO hate the change after your childhood then why don't cut off your bosom? The cows, goats, buffelos etc has inflated bosoms as well! So don't you think this similarity with these animals should be shed off? [b]I will say what is natural, that is beauty. Nature will loose all its beauty if attacked by any unnatural force[/b].
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
6 Jan 09
At the moment not a lot I never do in the winter far too cold for all that! lol why is it always the men that moan lol
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
6 Jan 09
I think they just complain because they think they're supposed to!
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@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
6 Jan 09
Oh how true is that lol
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
5 Dec 08
For me its been about 3 months. At present am 6 days from my c-section and birth of my son. There are just some things at this pregnant that lose their priority! Generally I go a week or two at most.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
5 Dec 08
Well, certainly no on can argue with that!
• United States
6 Dec 08
I have a six month old, a five year old, and a man who works until 6pm... if I get ten minutes to myself twice a week, it's a miracle. Needless to say, I spend most of my days sasquatchian. My fiance knows how little time I have, so he doesn't mind the stubble. We're just happy to find time for him to even find out about it. :) I did get to shave last night, though... at around 10pm.
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I will admit that I am lazy when it comes to leg shaving. In the winter, I rarely shave. I guess it's because it can get kinda chilly in our bathroom in the winter and I don't want to prolong the chilliness more than I have to. My husband doesn't really care. I don't have like dark man-hair, though. Most of my leg hair is blonde, so you can hardly even see it most of the time.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
2 Jan 09
I just shaved mine a few days ago, and I think the last time I did may have been before the snow started to fly! It didn't look like there was a lot of hair but I was amazed (and a little grossed out) about how much there actually was. Another thing I've noticed about rarely shaving is that my legs stay smooth much longer.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
I don't shave my legs and no idea why should I.. or am I just a freak for not doing it.. and to think I like wearing shorts he he. Oh but I did once shave it out of curiosity but has no difference. MY hair legs are not that scary
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
If you don't need to shave then just count yourself lucky!
@vanonas (950)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I used to shave my legs like once a week in the summer and maybe once a month in the winter. LOL but now I bought this epilator that's like 30 electric tweezers so I just use that every once in a while when I'm bored.. or need to shave my legs. hahaha.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
I would like to try one, does it hurt?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
seriously, i shave my legs year round because i hate hairy legs! i am probably a bit more diligent during the summer but i wear skirts to work and church all year round and i hate leg hair poking through my nylons! ick!
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Oh yes, there's nothing worse than the squished down/poking out leg hairs under nylons!
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
6 Dec 08
I don't really know how often my girlfriend shaves her legs and don't personally care. If shaving your legs is anything like shaving your face, then it's most likely pretty painful. It always feels like I stuck my face in a blender after shaving and if it's like that for your legs then I don't blame you for not wanting to shave all that much.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Luckily the skin on your legs isn't as sensitive as the skin on your face.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
6 Dec 08
I had dark hair, lighter now that I am older, and I used Neet and Nair when a couple of days later, but now I use Naad, and pull it off. I was thinking of getting those tweezer type as seen on Tv, as I really hate when the hair grows out and it is so itchy. I usually do every three weeks= fast growing hair.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
My mom used to have one of those, it was old and I'm sure they've improved since then. I just remember that it hurt like he11 and it didn't get all the hair.
• United States
6 Dec 08
I usually go several weeks sometimes a month. It really depends on the weather and if I'm going to end up wearing anything that I'll be showing me legs too a bunch of people. Otherwise, I don't shave much. My partner doesn't seem to mind but I can never really be sure, haha. Besides I don't have time to stand in the shower to shave all the time. I have other important things to do.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
I HATE trying to shave in the shower!
• Philippines
6 Dec 08
hi there, i tried shaving my legs before but i don't like it since it grows back so fast and i don't like the feel one's it starts growing back. what i do to clean my legs from hairs is by having it thread. i have to go the the salon for this usually the hair grows back after three week so i have to do it like every two months. hope this helps.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
I have read a little bit about threading, how do they do it?
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
6 Dec 08
Hi Jesssp, I'm not so lucky; my hair is black, that goes for body hair as well. So at the first sight of these ugly stubs showing on my 'fair' legs, I would have to go for the razor, which is roughly once a week.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Yep, dark hair and fair skin is a beautiful combination but not without a few downsides!
• United States
6 Dec 08
well, let me tell you. i only have one that needs shaving, so that cuts down the time needed.no pun intended.but you do tend to get "lazy" when you get older and if your married , chances are that husband doesn't care if you shave your legs, he's just happy to get a snuggle.so if you let it go, who really cares. i guess as long as you don't cromanion man you will be ok.lol
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
I don't think they really care either. They just think that they're supposed to care sometimes.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
6 Dec 08
I don't know how fast they grow on girls but i think once a week? during or after takine a bath. My ex's legs were pretty smooth so she must've shave it often. Stubble is natural i think as long as they're not so think enough to give rashes on someone hehe..
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
Once a week is probably about average. And I agree, no one wants leg razor burn!
• United States
6 Dec 08
Most of the time I don't shave my legs in the winter at all, I wear pants all the time,sense I don't have a boy friend or husband I don't have to worry about it as much. I do shave my under arms all the time though,I don't like all that hair I think it looks nasty.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
I agree, plus it's a lot less labour intensive than your legs.
@dodo19 (33661)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Dec 08
During the summer, I shave my legs a lot more frequently than during the winter, because we have cold winters in Canada. In the summer I might shave my legs once or twice a week, something like that. But, during the winter, I can go a week and a half, to two weeks without shaving, sometimes a little more. I lose track of when I shave, or when I don't shave.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
8 Dec 08
That is one thing about colder climates and shaving - it REALLY dries your skin out.
@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I never shave in the winter, why? No one sees them. I just started shaving a few years ago, but just in the summer months. I have blonde leg hair and it's pretty sparse. If I had thick leg hair I would shave more often though. I think it's my Finnish genes, my grandmother had NO body hair, just on her head! How lucky.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
8 Dec 08
Lucky indeed! That would be great.
@Anne18 (11036)
5 Dec 08
I am 45 years old and i have never ever shaved my legs. The hair on my legs is so fine that you can hardly see it. My 20 year old daughter is forever shaving her legs and my 9 year old daughter even now has hairy legs and I can see her shaving them at a very early age...... they must get it from there father!!
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
5 Dec 08
Lucky! Mine's pretty fine but not quite light enough too let it go if I'm wearing anything leg-less.
• India
6 Dec 08
ha I m lucky enough to have next to no hair on my limbs........i think those ultrathin hair looks better than shaved legs on my feet........which makes them feel so soft.... hehehe