Removing hair is a constant battle for women, with many of us choosing the razor as our weapon of choice. But as experienced shavers will know, this cost-effective and easy-to-use method has its ups and downs. And if you’re new to shaving, these are just some of the things you have to look forward to…
#1 That post-shave feeling
“I’m as slippery as a seal. A smooth, silky goddess. I’m never wearing pants again!”
Get it every time with this terrific trio:
#2 Cursing goosebumps
Aka those evil, little bumps that make your hairs stick up! Whenever there’s a slight wind, you find yourself rubbing your legs furiously and you also have to steer clear of anything heart-warming or inspiring.
#3 Finding the patch you missed
Usually around the knee area. No matter how meticulously you watch every stroke, you’ll always miss a spot. The worst is when it’s an entire strip up your leg.
#4 Forgetting to replace your razor
And then you go through the entire process of shaving your legs, underarms, EVERYWHERE before realising the blades are so blunt, it did nothing.
#5 Accidentally nicking yourself
“Whoops, seem to have hit a major artery here. I had no idea my ankle could contain so much blood. Would you look at that? Oh, that’s scabbing for sure.”
#6 Only shaving the area that will be showing
Especially since the midi-skirt trend came along. Why shave your entire leg when you can get away with just the ankle or only half your calf?
#7 Annoying red bumps
The rashy-looking reaction always happens at the worst of times. Like when you’re in a hurry to get to a party or didn’t think you’d be bringing someone home and had to do a rush job… Here’s how to stop them from appearing.
#8 The first shave post-winter
When you finally break out a new razor after weeks (sometimes months) of wearing pants and stockings to shed your winter coat. This usually involves rinsing the head after each stroke due to the sheer volume of fur that gets stuck between the blades. It’s bittersweet, really!
#9 Squeezing out ingrown hairs
Gross, I know. But also oddly satisfying. The real pain is trying to reach the ones protruding on your underarm.
4 fabulous buys for taming your fuzz:
- Gillette Venus & Olay Razor SugarBerry
- KIEHL’S Razor Bump Relief
- Remington Easy Shaver
- Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology
Do you relate to any of the above? What’s your best shaving tip?