I’m not trying to sound weird here, but odds are good that you know that it’s spring right now. And with spring, we are given a little preview of what the weather will be like for the next few months. Sometimes it will be sunny, other times it will be rainy, but almost all of the time it will be warm. And, eventually, that warm weather will turn into “it’s too hot to even exist” weather. And when that happens, you want to be fully prepared. When I say prepared, I mean that you might want to shave your legs. Obviously, you don’t have to shave any part of you, ever. But, sometimes, it can be very satisfying to go outside in the sun with smooth legs that feel velvety soft. But how do you get those shiny and smooth legs when you have been stuck in a cycle of no-shave November-April???
Okay, you might think, well, all I need to do is shave my legs, it’s NBD… but just wait! When your legs are super hairy, it can be a lot harder to shave them, and you don’t want to mess up and end up with razor burn and cuts all over your summer legs. Don’t panic, there are some steps to take to make sure you don’t ruin your les. Sure, you can just blindly go in and run a razor across your legs, but you should really take a look at these easy tips for shaving your legs when you haven’t shaved in awhile. It will help, trust me.
Set Aside TimeShaving your winter legs isn't going to be a quick thing. You're going to want to make sure you actually have time to get your legs soft and smooth. Try and do it on a day when you have time, and not when you only have three minutes before you have to leave for school. Image Source: iStock
Use A Brand New RazorThis is obvious, but please, remember to use a new razor for your legs. The blades will be sharper, so it will be a lot easier to take off that pesky hair. Plus, it's much more hygienic than using an older razer, which can get rusty and gross. Image Source: iStock
Actually Invest In A Good RazorI know that those $2 pack of razors are tempting, but they are not as effective as the more expensive razors with three blades. It really makes a difference, especially if you have a lot of hair. Plus, a lot of them have built in moisturized strips that can help soften your legs as you shave. Image Source: iStock
Trim The Hair, If NeededIf your legs are really hairy (no judgment!) you might need to trim them down before actually going at it with a razor. When the hair is short, it will be easier to shave, and take less time! Image Source: iStock
Put Conditioner On Your LegsIf you have a lot of hair on your legs, a good trick is to put a tiny bit of conditioner on them. This will soften the hair, so it will be a lot easier to shave off. You don't need a lot, just a tiny amount to cover your legs just enough so they are smooth and silky. Image Source: iStock
Be Sure To Shave At The End Of A ShowerThis is important! You want your legs to be super (I'm sorry for using this word) moist before you shave. It will not only help make the shaving easier, but it will also lessen the risk of cuts and razor burn. You also want to be sure to shave with warm water, since it will loosen the hair follicles and help you get a better shave. Image Source: iStock
Go Over Your Legs More Than OnceIt's impossible for you to get every hair when you are shaving for the first time in a while, so you'll want to make sure to go over twice, just to make sure you have all your bases covered. The only thing worse than shaving your legs is when you are out with friends and realize that you forgot a giant patch of leg hair. Image Source: iStock
Use Short StrokesI know you probably want to get it over with, so you shave in long, quick strokes, but that's not the best idea. You want to be sure to shave in short strokes. It will help you get all of the hairs, and decrease your risk of injury. Image Source: iStock
Are you going to use any of these shaving tips? What did we miss? Tell us in the comments!