How to Shave Your Legs Properly to Avoid Bumps and Ingrown Hairs

Let me walk you through my personal history of shaving my legs: At the tender age of 11, I decided that I was clearly an adult, and so I would humbly undertake the task of shaving my legs now. My mom banned me from shaving above the knees and I rebelliously did it anyways. My patchily-shaved legs and I emerged from the bathroom triumphant. Finally, I was a woman. If I could go back and tell 11-year-old me that shaving is a tedious chore and to wait so I could have a couple peaceful years of hairy legs, I would. But I was tragically insecure about having dark hair on my pale legs, so I doubt I’d get through to past-me. She was very stubborn.

If you are a woman who has decided that hair removal is for you, odds are that your shaving routine hasn’t changed much since that first attempt. You might throw on shaving cream (in my early days, shampoo would suffice), run a razor against the grain, rinse and you’re done! I always thought that itchiness, red bumps, and ingrown hairs were just something everyone who shaved dealt with. However, after attempting a few different methods, I’ve learned that there are things we can do to minimize discomfort and exit the bathroom with the smoothest legs you could imagine. This is my attempt to pass my advice along to new shavers, or veterans who might need to switch up their shaving routine.

Table of Contents

Step #1: Exfoliate Your Legs Before You Shave

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button