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Why is shaving your legs not a good idea? My friend told me I will regret it if I start shaving them.

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The problem with shaving your legs is that it removes the hair from the surface and not from the root. So the result is a temporary one and within a couple of days it will start to grow back.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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You don't have to be wet before you shave your legs, but you do need some kind of barrier, such as shaving cream before you put the razor on your skin.

However, having a bath or shower up to ten minutes before you shave your legs will soften your skin and relax the hair follicle. If you use a mild exfoliator on your skin before you shave it can also help to get rid of dead skin cells.

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What are ingrown hairs? I have a few really sore pimple type spots on my legs and they are really sore. Is this from shaving my legs?


Shaving can cause ingrowing hairs. This happens when the hair that is cut curls back and grows inwards. It shows up as pimples or bumps and can look red and inflamed. If it's a constant problem or gets infected, you may need to get advice from a dermatologist.

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Does shaving your legs and underarms cut you? I want to shave my legs but I wear short skirts and dont want to walk around with shaving cuts.


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Do you have to do any kind of preparation before you shave your legs? I have never done it before and am a bit nervous.


You don't need any special preparation to shave your legs but don't use a razor on dry legs and this could cause cuts and will irritate your skin horribly. Just use body wash while you are showering or a shaving foam. It's very quick and easy.

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Does your hair grow back darker and thicker once you start shaving it? I am talking about leg hair, not beards etc


Shaving your legs doesn't make the hair grow faster than it normally would, but because the removal is just from the surface and not the root - it grows back fast and that's why people think it's the shaving that's to blame. The other problem is that shaving your legs causes the hair to have a blunt tip and it makes the ends look more darker and more stubbly.

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