Shaving legs became very popular during World War II – it was a time when nylon stockings were in short supply and bare legs became a fashionable trend. Nowadays still shaving legs remains pretty popular and the least expensive form of hair removal in women.
At what age girls start shaving legs?
Puberty is a time when girls start thinking about shaving legs. During puberty the increased levels of hormones cause darker hair to grow on the legs, under the arms and in the pubic area. Increased unwanted and unpleasant dark hair could confuse girls. Many parents asking when girls should start shaving legs but there is no specific age at which girls should start shaving their legs.
All girls are different with different hormonal development and different cultural habits. Some girls start shaving legs very early (10-11) and some girls even don’t think about shaving legs up to 18-20. For some girls, shaving legs contribute to their self-esteem and/or sexuality.
Every girl can start shaving legs when she feels it is important for her self-esteem, beauty and sexuality.
Once you decide to shave legs, you should discover how to shave legs correctly and safely. It is important to know, that once to start shaving legs, you should do it every few days regularly to maintain it.
How legs could be shaved
Legs shaving could be done with high quality razors or with modern electrical shaving machines produced for women. Some modern shaving machines could be used during bath or shower.
Panasonic ES-WD51-P Ladies Wet/Dry Epilator
The Panasonic ES-WD51-P Wet/Dry Epilator is a full hair removal system. The epilator is equipped with three attachment heads: an epilator, a shaver and a bikini trimmer attachment.
The Panasonic ES-WD51-P can also be used for wet or dry epilating. It can be used in the bath with lather for a refreshing, regenerating experience, or used dry wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you.
Shaving legs advices
Best place for shaving legs is bathroom – in the bathtub shaving is easier as all of the hairs are going in one place.
Hot bath and/or hot shower before shaving legs is recommended as water hydrates and softens the skin, making it easier to shave without getting a nick. Hot water usually relaxes the hair follicles, making them easier to shave.
Shaving legs during shower could be very easy as water rubs the hairs straight off so you can see where there are still hairs. It is important to know that shaving legs in the shower could prevent razor burn.
Besides wetting your legs, it is also recommended to wet your sharp razor with hot water for avoiding cuts.
Before shaving, your legs should be lathered with shaving gel or soap or shaving cream – it will also prevent unpleasant cuts.
Ingrown Hair Night Cream
– Effectively accelerates the relief of ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Reduces inflammation, while improving skin’s texture.
– Gently exfoliates dead skin cells and releases the trapped hairs.
– Softens the skin, allowing ingrown hairs to break free.
– Moisturizes and unclogs the pores. Recommended for all types of skin
– Private Formulation of Therapeutic Essential Oils has natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties and helps to reduce inflammation.
Shave your legs very well, taking time to get your legs as smooth as possible. Better to use a multiple blade razor, or even an electric razor, to get a close, smooth shave. Maintaining of smooth legs is important – you have to maintain a very close shave – some women could need every day shaving, some women with slow hair grow could need only weekly legs shaving.
Always slide the razor up your legs very lightly and slow to avoid ingrown hairs and cuts. Razor should be rinsed between strokes. Start legs shaving at the front of your leg and slowly work around, going back over the area more than once to make sure you don’t leave any hairs behind.
Keep your razor clean and sharp – keep it in special place (cup, box, glass). Better to keep your razor in hydrogen peroxide.
By the end, apply special lotion or cream to your legs to moisturize and ward off razor burn.
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.