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Shaving or Waxing

How often do you shave in a month and how do you know which kind of hair removal method is the best for you hair? I've been shaving with Veet bladeless razor lately and I find that the cream that was included in the kit gives me really bad case rashes and pain. I was thinking about waxing but I heard that it hurts a lot, especially for people with longer and thicker hair like mine. I remember that back in grade 8, this girl in my phys.ed class shaved so much, that I could see huge black pores popping out from her thighs. That's why shaving was never really my favourite option. So if you have any suggestion, please leave a message, thanks. :)

Sat. Aug 5, 11:32am

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I didnt mind the sting of waxing when i had it done for my honeymoon about 3 yrs ago........and i have had it done once sine then,.I did whole leg and bikini area. My ONLY problem was the expense of it! I have tried using the at home stuff but it never works. Plus my waxer does a great bikini line ;)
I have only been a few times but never had a bad experience ;) Just need to make more money so i can get it done all the time !

Saturday, August 05, 2006, 11:44 AM

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You forgot one but again cost would be a factor. BUT I would love to have it done. Laser treatments! They don't hurt, they last for a LONG time and man anything to not have to shave! I shave but I am blonde, an honest to God true blonde really light hair and really thin nice for shaving issues sucks for hair on my head!

Saturday, August 05, 2006, 1:03 PM

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I've never waxed personally but I do have an obsession with shaving. Pretty much my eye brows and my actual hair on the top of my head is the only hair anywhere. I find scrubbing your body 100% down and then shaving and then scrubbing again and follow with a good cream, will keep you good for longer.

My mom actually had the lazer done on her face and she has 0 hairs now. So I bet it's a good investment if you think razors and do a use over time equation.

Saturday, August 05, 2006, 6:21 PM

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Ahhh - thank you for that kick in the pants. I've been considering laser for underarms and bikini and now I will stop putting it off til 'someday'.

I have done some waxing and i like it but my skin is so sensitive that I am red and irritated for days and get terrible ingrown hairs (even though I scrub and put on toner afterwards). I have fair skin and coarse, dark hair. I would love to at least not have to worry about teh bikini line and underarms anymore. I shave every 3-4 days (every other day in the summer) and use the Gilette Mach3 so razors definitely add up - especially since I like 'em sharp and change often.

Saturday, August 05, 2006, 11:28 PM

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Good old waxing. Does it hurt? Yes. Will you survive? Absolutely. I strongly suggest finding an experienced esthetician to do the waxing. When I was learning how to do it in school we had to learn on eachother. Let me tell you, that was very painful, but not because of the process. If you can find someone who can pull correctly and QUICKLY, the pain is minimized. Also, if you are serious about getting rid of hair in the long term, then make a commitment to going in every 4-6 weeks (depending on the rate of hair growth) with no shaving in between visits. Within 7-8 visits your hair will all be in the same growth cycle, making the outcome much better (no stray hairs that seem to grow the next day).

Sunday, August 06, 2006, 5:17 PM

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I shave my legs everyday... I can't stand having any kind of stubble on them.. it drives me crazy... as for my bikini line, my lip, and my brows? I am an avid fan of waxing.. especially when it comes to the bikini line! No bumps, less hair grows back in and it grows back in thinner and it really only hurts while they're doing it and it's just like a stinging... after they're all done I find that I have no lingering pain. As previous posters have said, the only problem is the cost. However, I highly recommend it!

Sunday, August 06, 2006, 8:18 PM

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i shave (although most of the time w/ an electric razor, so none of the nicks, and need to do it in the shower, i have awful vision and shaving in the shower means i can't see what i'm doing at all!) however my hair is dark and grows back in minites, i kid you not, in order to be smooth all day i'd have to shave 3 or 4 times a day! (not that i actually do that)

Sunday, August 06, 2006, 8:40 PM

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niether use nair!!

Monday, August 07, 2006, 2:56 AM

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Nads is a great home waxing option because it washes off with water and the strips are cotton and reusable.

Monday, August 07, 2006, 8:38 AM

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Posters that much would you say each visit is for your under arms? I just got a $300 gift cert. to a laser place and I am very curious to find out how much that will cover!!

Monday, August 07, 2006, 12:33 PM

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