Shaving vs. Waxing

Discussion in 'Women's Issues' started by Trip the Fortune Cookie, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Do you shave or wax? Give reasons. :)

    I've been waxing since I was 14. Sure, you get instant gratification from shaving (20-30 minutes for shaving, but it takes me nearly 2 hours to do a thorough leg wax), but I think my skin is healthier because I wax. Girls I know, and even some guys, think I'm a beast because I do it myself, but I barely even feel it anymore.

    Besides, taking a razor blade to the surface of my skin kind of freaks me out.
  2. mamaKCita

    mamaKCita fucking stupid.

    i shave, but i'd much rather wax. i have a personal bias against hair in general.
  3. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    I use this :

  4. rollingalong

    rollingalong Banned till the year 2050 Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    i would like to thank all women for shaving and/or waxing..keep up the good work
  5. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    But do you shave your face?
  6. Fingermouse

    Fingermouse Helicase

    I shave...just out of habit, realy. Ive never tried waxing
  7. raz5

    raz5 زینب

    i got one of those a couple of years ago and it ripped my leg hairs out and hurt so bad :eek:
  8. Yeah, the first time I waxed, I swore I'd never do it again. But then my mother stopped buying my razors, so I could either steal my own razors or keep waxing.
  9. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    i waxed my armpit once. ouch.
  10. dixie_pixy

    dixie_pixy Refried Hippie

    Shave... if I think about it!

    Waxing seems too painful and I don't see the point in spending that money.
  11. Can you buy the strips and wax in supermarkets, or do you have to go to a salon or beauty supply store? You need some kind of brush to apply the wax also, right? I want to try this waxing thing...
  12. Stillravenmad

    Stillravenmad Member

    I shave, but I honestly don't always think to. The hair on my legs is such a fair color that you can't even see it unless you look for it. I shave my armpits, though, because armpit hair is nasty. I wish men would shave their armpits.
  13. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    when i first saw my now ex nakee, and i saw his armpit hair, i had a bit of a freakout. ew.
  14. tallulaberry

    tallulaberry Member

    I shave my legs but I wax the other bits. I couldn't stand having to let the hair grow on my legs long enough to wax.
  15. ~*~Elle~*~

    ~*~Elle~*~ Member

    I do both, same as Tallulaberry.

    You can buy the strips and wax anywhere cosmetics are sold. For your first time, I suggest purchasing strips that already have a thin layer of wax on them.

    If you buy the strips and wax seperately, all you need is a popsicle stick to apply a thin layer of wax to your skin. Be sure to read the instructions before starting out. It will make the experience a lot less uncomfortable.
  16. Thanks Elle. I've only ever shaved, but I'm excited to give waxing a try. The idea has always intimidated me, but if so many women do it it can't be too bad. :p
  17. ~*~Elle~*~

    ~*~Elle~*~ Member

    You can always get it done at the salon for the first time. Watch how she does it and go from there.

    Glad I could help. :)
  18. mizanthrope

    mizanthrope Member

    I shave, although I would prefer to wax... its just easier to shave.
  19. Smelly D

    Smelly D The Dreaded Plumber

    you should sugar instead, or make up some sort of mix like muslim women do =]
  20. That's actually not a bad idea, Smelly D. I just looked it up to see what the heck you were talking about, and it appears to be easy and cheaper. And with sugaring there's no need for the strips. hmm...

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