Shaving and hair removal for beginners

Hair removal seems like something that everyone is programmed to do but where do you start??

shaving a hair removal of women in the media
Shaving seems like a normal thing, but what is normal? Image by Witthaya Phonsawat from freedigitalphotos.net

Being surrounded with females that were lucky to have no or barely there hair, or ladies that already were clued up about it, I was one of the last to delve into the world of hair removal. Which is probably what started my self-conscious about under arm hair. But the media also plays a part, with their air brushed, beautiful pitted ladies. So how do we get beautiful pits?

Like most girls we started with the legs. After watching hairless ladies ‘shaving’ their legs on a tv commercial, it just clicked, and we all wanted a try. With the huge range of brands to choose from, and the allure of multitasking razors and hair removal creams. It was a tough decision but in the end was a blind guess. Soon we were all shaving our legs, but it still wasn’t a commonly discussed subject. How far up do you shave? Can you use the razors on your arms too?? All valid questions, and to put your mind at ease, yes you can use a razor anywhere where there is hair!

Shaving, bleaching, epilating, and waxing has been around for the longest, but with the newest additions of fancy gadgets that remove hair from the root painlessly, threading, and even lasering. There’s an abundance to choose from. Everyone has their own preference so it’s the case of choosing what you’re most comfortable with, but I would recommend trying something new. Keep yourself on your toes! Waxing doesn’t hurt as much as some people make out, you’d be surprised with your pain tolerance. And as always, the first time probably hurts the most, since you’ve never felt a wax before. Some people stick it out and prefer it over shaving because of the perks of the longer time between waxes and the less itchy regrowth.

With most hair removal I would recommend exfoliating and a hot shower/bath before, and then making sure you close the pores after with a few splashes of cold water, followed by a moisturiser. This is minimise the amount of ingrowing hairs and itchiness/redness. A great tip to remove wax from the skin is baby oil!

Here’s some great shaving and other hair removal starters:

Disposable razors – easy shave and throw razors. Don’t have to worry about buying replacement blades, but sometimes isn’t as cost-effective.

Gillette Simply Venus 3 Blade Disposable Razor x4 - Currently only £1.98 (was £3.99)
Gillette Simply Venus 3 Blade Disposable Razor x4 – Currently only £1.98 from Superdrug (was £3.99)

Ready to use waxing strips – no fuss, no faff, take-out-the-box-and-wax waxing strips. It even comes with wipes if you don’t have baby oil handy!

Veet Wax Strips with Easy Grip for Sensitive Skin x20 - £7.29 (half price on selected Veet products at Superdrug)
Veet Wax Strips with Easy Grip for Sensitive Skin x20 – £7.29 (half price on selected Veet products at Superdrug)

Body hair bleach – The most well known brand of body bleach. NEVER use any other kind of bleach for any other use than stated, so don’t use the hair bleach that you use on your head on your eyebrows. You don’t want to risk getting a stronger form of bleach in your eye!

Jolen Creme Bleach - Now £7 from Boots (was £10.50)
Jolen Creme Bleach – Now £7 from Boots (was £10.50)

Have a wonder around the hair removal isles and see what you can find!

I’ve been meaning to try laser hair removal. So if you’ve tried it, or think about trying it let us know! Laser hair removal at Pure Clinic from £399

Happy waxing!

Rinniboo

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Shaving and hair removal for beginners

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