I've pretty much been an avid shaver ever since I started in my early teens. And being 1/2 Italian means shaving on a regular basis. I'll also totally admit that I'm all for the natural look if that's your thing, I however (on myself) can't stand stubble let alone full growth.
However (true confession time) there are times, when I just don't care and will go a week without shaving...but then the weekend comes around and I do it all again. I've tried Nair but had an allergic reaction to something in it and broke out in a rash so back to the razor I went.
I finally decided to try waxing. I go in and have my brows done on occasion and figured why not try legs? But of course being the
chicken... penny-pincher... coward...DIYer that I am I bought a home waxing kit.
I polled folks on facebook to see what percentage shaved vs. professional wax vs home wax vs "other" and almost everyone said "shave" ... shoot! Means I'm going at this alone.
|The one about shaving once a month was my mother. Haha|
(*Warning - pictures of hairy legs coming)
So the first thing with waxing is your hair has to be between 1/4 and 1/2 an inch long...to get my hair that long meant not shaving for over a week. Luckily it's cold and wet and definitely not shorts/skirts weather in Portland right now.
I was amazed at how little it hurt. I mean it was super quick and more just a pain in the butt than anything else. Twisting my legs around to get the back....propping my leg up on the counter to get it all....and I still missed some.
Would I wax again? Probably. Depending on how long this lasts. But I'll probably go to a professional...I'd much rather pay to just lay there.
At least for now my legs are silky smooth and ready for my party dress!