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Shaving legs and razor bumps

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Hello. This is my first ever post. So can anyone give me advice about preventing razor bumps and ingrown hair??

I seem to have less problems when I nair as opposed to shaving but I don't want to spend money on Nair once or twice a week.

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I used Nair the very first time I tried hair removal on my legs. It turned out alright, but I didn't want to do it again...mainly because I wasn't a fan of the price tag...or the odor. :)

I started using a sensitive skin shave gel after the first couple of times using a razor and ended up with razor burn and bumps like crazy. It's helped a lot for me. I'll still get burn and bumps, especially if I go two weeks between shaving instead of one like I usually do, but it isn't as bad as before I used it. :)

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I used to get major problems with ingrowing hairs but I have minimised them well.

I use an electric shaver for my legs so the immediate problems are not present. I have two approaches to ingrown hair and bumbs. I set my shave so it cuts to 0.4 mm (it's minimum) rather than flush with the skin so ingrown hair is minimised. I then use a tea tree and witch hazel foaming wash for wahing. I use the tea tree and witch hazel night treatment gel if I get a problem area.

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I should add that I don't use this on my face, but it is for the face so should be Ok, and I do moisturise after use.


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Thank you ladies! I will use some of these techniques you've suggested! I have shaved some over the years but I have only recently started to dress and that's making me want to keep up with shaving even more. I hate body hair! 

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Or I guess I should say I hate MY OWN body hair. 

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Hi KatieG,


I have been shaving my body for nearly 20 years now.  I use a woman’s sensitive skin shave gel and Venus razor.  I can’t remember the last time I had an ingrown hair.  I only have skin irritation occasionally in the area where my leg meets my upper body.


I shave every two or three days depending on my activity.  I always use body lotion after I shave.  This seems to be working for me.  Good luck and enjoy the smoothness.





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IMHO, it's a phase you have to get through.  For me at least, I had severe problems when I first started shaving but as I gradually increased my shaving frequency, the problem got less and less.  Today, it's never an issue. I shave my legs once per week and other areas less frequently as needed. I think your skin somehow gets used to it and stops reacting but that's just my theory.

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