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OK, so I am a shaver. I have used the Venus razor for a long time because I have sensitive skin and most razors hurt when I shave. I love the Venus.<br><br>
I tried the Intuition razor while on vacation and it HURT so bad to shave with it! Ugh! Plus, why does the shaving bar have to smell? Why not have unscented?<br><br>
So, now I see this Veet stuff - it's like Nair, I'm assuming. Has anyone tried it?<br><br>
What is your favorite hair removal method? For my eyebrows I pretty much pluck, my upper lip I wax.<br><br>
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I used to use Nair, until I found out it is tested on animals. I haven't heard of Veet. These days, I just shave everywhere, and use a moisturiser afterwards so I don't get irritated. I also like the Venus razor, with Kiss My Face cream shave lotion. I pluck my eyebrows.
 

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I am a shaver.<br><br>
I believe all razors must have double blades. :LOL Cause other wise I nick too much skin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I used to like Gillette Daisy but have found I much prefer Gillete Custom Plus for Women.<br><br>
Dh had some double bladed razors he didnt like to I used them and found they where pretty good, dont remember the brand.<br><br><br>
I would some day love to get a wax. I live in a small area and for one am not sure they do waxes here and two couldnt imagine meeting that person on the street that gave me one of those 'down there' waxes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
I tried ONCE one of those machines that plucks hair, next time (if there is one)I will order one that I have heard people recomend.<br><br><br>
I used to work in a grocery store and nothing revolted me more than seeing a woman come in in a tank top and her under arm hair bushing out from both side of her arm.Especially if she was sweaty or had deoderant balls hanging from said hairs. Having seen that I am very careful to keep all hair under control. Oh wait, one thing revolt me more, pubic hair in change that was handed me from both men and women from their pants pocket. :puke<br><br><br>
I have used Nair come summer time and I am not preggo. I have mixed thoughts about it.<br><br>
Edited to add I pluck my eyebrows.
 

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I didn't shave for a long time because razors made my eczema unbearable. But I got a free Intuition razor and I love it. I have the sensitive skin kind. It is a little stinky but it is so quick and easy to shave my legs that I can do it twice a week or more.
 

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Venus on the legs and pits (when I take the time to actually do it)<br><br>
Its been a while but I have used Nair and it didn't work too well and it stung my sensitive skin.<br>
Maybe there are bigger and better things around now...I hope so.
 

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I shave arms and legs. My hubby is a licensed hairdresser so I have him wax my eyebrows, then I try to maintain it by plucking. Down there. . . I am so sensitive that I just trim and wear bathing suits that are shorts on the bottom. I've tried Nair and Veet but I don't like the way they make my skin feel (kinda artificial or something) also they smell-phew!
 

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this is funny that it was moved to natural home/body care. i didn't put it there on purpose because i figure shaving and using the stuff i do to shave isn't natural at all! lol!
 

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Verity- Well, they aren't technically swimsuits but mostly I have Old Navy board shorts and matching tankini or bikini tops. I also think I remember seeing some at Target. I'm preggo this year so I didn't pay that much attention-sorry. I did buy a larger pair of ON shorts and I'm hoping to make them work for atleast part of the summer.
 

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I used to work in a grocery store and nothing revolted me more than seeing a woman come in in a tank top and her under arm hair bushing out from both side of her arm.Especially if she was sweaty or had deoderant balls hanging from said hairs. Having seen that I am very careful to keep all hair under control. Oh wait, one thing revolt me more, pubic hair in change that was handed me from both men and women from their pants pocket. :puke<br><br></div>
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Not to be nitpicky, but I don't think that's a very sensitive thing to post on mothering. A LOT of us probably don't shave and find hair removal the unnatural thing to do. If you personally don't like armpit hair, great, but I think the fact that you find it repulsive means you have issues with your body's own natural state, which kinda conflcits with the sentiment of mothering.com<br><br>
I'm kinda offended frankly that I've been called "repulsive" since I don't like to change the way my body was designed to suit current fashion trends.
 

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Gaffa, ITA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
peace,<br>
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yeah, I don't think my honey's hairy legs are icky. But then again, I've often told him that it would make massaging them easier if he shaved! lol!<br><br>
I think there is a big stigma about the fact that women's bodies should be shaved and men's should not. That one is not acceptable socially and the other is. Basically, to me, it's a personal preference: like short or long hair, like growing a beard or not, etc.
 

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Gaffa, You will notice I said "nothing revolted me" I didnt say it revolted anybody else.<br><br>
I dont have issues with my body or anybody elses. What I have a problem with is when it is all unkemp looking.
 

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I'm kinda offended frankly that I've been called "repulsive" since I don't like to change the way my body was designed to suit current fashion trends.[/QUOTE]<br><br><br><br>
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you do realize that that's the same attitude people have about natural things like breastfeeding. Kinda hypocritical.
 

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I do shave, but I also agree that was not a sensitive statement. I don't wear make-up, but know plenty of people who think *all* women should, and I really wouldn't appreciate being called repulsive!
 

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So, I tried the Veet tonight. I dont' think it smells as bad as Nair, and actually did pretty well to remove my coarse leg hair! There is some hair that it didn't get, but it seems a bit softer. I may do it again tomorrow - I'll let you all know how long it lasts. My legs feel good, too - much better than after shaving.
 

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Funny to find this post now. I used veet 3 days ago and I'm pretty happy with it. when I shave I get these little red sores on my legs, which are painful.<br><br>
Re wax, I wax my thighs myself, cause I'm to lazy to go anywhere and after the first time doing it, it's not too bad. The major setback with waxing is that you have to wait a good 3 weeks or so, to let the hair grow back, or it won't work. In the winter, no big deal, but the summer? Forget it!!
 

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Deodorant balls? Ewww! K, I have nothing against shaving/not shaving (how many moms have time to shave during that first year?), but BALLS??? Use EOs or something.<br><br>
K, back ON TOPIC...shave the legs, using a Mach-3 'cause they're cheaper than the Venus, and just as good...has anyone noticed that guys' razors are significantly cheaper than womens' razors? Grrrr.<br><br>
I'd like to pluck the 'brows, but OUCH!!! And I've never done it. Looks like caterpillars creepin' across my forehead! Ugh. Any pluckin' tips or should I just go have a pro wax these thingies?
 
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