I have always had issues with shaving my legs.
1. I hate doing it. I have scars from accidental cuttings. It's time consuming and my sensitive skin gets all bumpy.
When I was a teenager (12/13-ish) I BEGGED for an Epilady. I saw the commercials, it looked easy and great and kept the leg hair away for weeks. I bought the As Seen On Television hype, fell for it hook, line and sinker. So, for Christmakuh that year guess what I got?
No, not an amazing Ginsu Knife set - an Epilady!
Guess how many times I used it?
Half a leg. It hurt so bad I cried and couldn't get through the first leg.
Epilady sat on the shelf in its nice fabric carry bag and cardboard box collecting dust. I don't know what eventually happened to it or the long handled 'shoulder massager' that sat next to it in the top of the closet, but I have fond and not so fond memories of them both.
Next up was NADS - another As Seen On Television product (you'd think I would learn) - and it fared about as well as the Epilady. And by that, I mean I got about halfway through a leg and had to stop. Mostly cause I couldn't get the fabric strips to stick right to the NAD glop on my leg - but when I did manage to rip leg hair out, it hurt like a mother ******. I thought because it was an Australian product it would work better than the Epilady (that was scatological* thinking), but it was another epic leg hair removal failure.
PS: From now on in my mind I am spelling NADS 'GNADS' in honor of The Monster Squad.
I have done the obligatory bikini waxes, and they work, but hurt like a sonofabitch, so I have decided not to put my legs through that particular Hell.
Which leads me, finally, to my latest endeavor:
Nair (What's with the leg hair removal community's predilection for creating products starting with N?)
I am a recent convert to depilatory cream. It works and it doesn't hurt...but I think it has burned off a couple of moles on my thigh. They were there pre-Nair and now they are MIA.
I have put away my razor - for now - and we can only hope to see what the future will bring.
Just The Beginning
(take a bow)
*Look up the word: scatological. Hehehe.