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Where do you draw the line?(15 posts)

Where do you draw the line?Slim
Jul 17, 2001 8:11 AM
Help! I am going to start shaving my legs but I need to know where to stop. Unfortunately I can't just stop at the end of the fur because it pretty much just keeps on going. I looked in the archives but just found out what kind of shaver to use and not where to stop using it at.Thanks for any helpful input.
all the wayxduffx
Jul 17, 2001 8:18 AM
the spray-on stuff on tv is the way to go... plus you get a free robe
all the wayGrinder
Jul 17, 2001 8:32 AM
My wife uses Nare(sp??). She loves the feeling of the hair being ripped out of her skin ALONG with the sticky gum like substance.
all the wayJim Burton
Jul 17, 2001 8:48 AM
That's not what "Nair" does. It is a chemical that dissolves the hair, pretty poorly, I might add. It also is very irritating to the skin. What you might be thinking of is waxing. Possibly, I should add, Nair maybe makes a wax system now that I am unaware of and my apologies if that is the case. "Nads" is a cold wax system that is sold on TV, and that's all I know about it. Maybe that is what you're thinking of?
OOPS - my bad, you are right! Nads!!!Grinder
Jul 17, 2001 10:44 AM
after it's applied you rub a cloth on it. It heats up and you then precede to rip your way to a painful BUT NOT SMOOTH skin. Doesn't even work well.

I was the guina pig and it hurts like hell!!!
I hear it gets better...Jim Burton
Jul 17, 2001 11:04 AM
Some women who have been waxing all thier life don't have to do it near as often, some never. After the first three or so times, it stops hurting, not altogether, but not nearly as much (that's what I understand, anyway). There are some drawbacks. You have to wait for the hair to grow out to about a quarter inch again for it to work. It can irritate some peoples skin more than shaving. And yes, it hurts!!
re: Where do you draw the line?PaulCL
Jul 17, 2001 8:45 AM
I stop about half way up my thigh. But it's easy for me, since I am very fair-haired. If you have a lot of dark hair and stop at the shorts line (just above the knee), you'll look like a monkey at the pool. If you're gonna shave'm, shave'm up to a point that the hairline won't be seen in regular shorts.
what about bikinis?chickie
Jul 17, 2001 8:54 AM
nm
what about bikinis?Lone Gunman
Jul 17, 2001 9:05 AM
Get a Brazillian!!!
I agree ....seth1
Jul 17, 2001 10:15 AM
If your legs are really hairy, I would suggest shaving everything up to your tighty-whitie line.
According to people that fall...Bruno S
Jul 17, 2001 11:05 AM
most of the time you will hit the ground with your hips. Given this you should shave all the leg. Also remember to wear gloves since they become your breaks once on the ground.
...but don't forget to shave your hairy palms! ;^) (nm)grzy mnky
Jul 17, 2001 1:02 PM
re: Where do you draw the line?quinroo
Jul 17, 2001 11:19 AM
my boyfriend is the same way. he ends up shaving to the length of his shortest bike shorts. it leaves a funny looking line without the shorts on, but hey-- i'm the only one who sees it. ;) i wouldn't recommend using any waxes/gels/sprays/etc to begin with. they can be risky, causing irriitation and damaging skin, and are easily used incorrectly. start off shaving, as its relatively safe and controllable. just remember, if you've got a significant other, shave often! spikey legs in bed are not appreciated!
Thank you all.Slim
Jul 17, 2001 12:55 PM
Thanks for the great advise. I think that I will start off by shaving since I will have more control and hopefully less pain. :) Once again thank you all for your help!
re: Where do you draw the line?sral
Jul 17, 2001 1:40 PM
It also helps to use clippers or trimmers on your legs first, before the razor. It extents the razor life by far.