The Pros And Cons Of The Different Ways To Get Rid Of Your Leg Hair

Leg hair is the bane of my existence. I hate it. We all hate it. We pretend that it keeps us warm in the winter to try to make us feel better about not shaving, but sometimes you run your hand along your leg and feel sad about the shrubbery cropping up along your once beautiful calves.

Thanks to the beauty of technology and innovation, there are many ways to remove the unwanted leg hair in our lives:

Shaving. Okay, shaving is probably the least time-consuming and the cheapest of hair removal out there. However, if shaving were enjoyable, our legs would always feel as smooth as a baby’s butt.


Hair removal cream. I’ve heard horror stories of my mothers’ childhood experiences involving Nair. I’ve never been brave enough to try it myself, probably because of the repulsive smell and the promise of stinging. I think I’ve always been scared that instead of removing my hair, it’ll remove my skin. I know this isn’t really the case, but I’m speaking from a point of non-experience here. It takes a while for it to dissolve all the hair, but it lasts longer than shaving. Points for being long-lasting, loses points for being scary.


Waxing. The more often you wax, the less painful it becomes. However, you actually have to get to that point, which sadly, isn’t the first time you wax. Or the second. Or the third. You get the idea. Plus, this is definitely more expensive than shaving. Unless you’re coordinated enough(and motivated enough) to wax yourself. It can be done, but you have to be really careful to not hurt yourself. Sadly, your leg hair doesn’t grow back for a few weeks, so the pros and cons on this one are much more of a toss up.


Lazer hair removal. You want to talk about money consuming? Laser hair removal. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve wished for gobs of money to get all the hair on my body removed. Sadly, I was not blessed with a rich grandfather who left me with a large inheritance, and so I’ve never been able to afford it. Someday, I’ll have money and my whole body will be a smooth, hairless wonderland. This one wins major points for lasting FOREVER, but loses major points for costing a butt load of money.

laser Whatever your preferred method of leg hair removal, everyone dreads it. I wake up most mornings wishing my legs had shed all their hair while I slept. Until that blessed morning, I’ll continue begrudgingly shaving. Ladies, what’s your favorite way to rid yourself of leg hair?

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  1. This is the most unhelpful “article” about leg hair removal methods. If you haven’t tried, or even researched past hearsay, any of the methods, how can you offer your opinion? How about that you need to actually grow your hair out to be effective for waxing? How about how laser hair removal doesn’t work for everyone’s body hair type and it’s really not “forever”? Do some research.

  2. You caught my attention when you mentioned how laser hair removal can almost last forever. Even if it’s pricey, I want to do everything for my wife to make her feel confident in her looks, so this kind of treatment will work out for her. I’ll look around for any skin care clinics that offer this and have my wife get treatment from them right away.


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