Question for the girls: Hair removal creams

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  1. jenblacksheep profile image83
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    Does anyone use hair removal creams on their legs, rather than shaving or waxing? I can't shave any more because it makes me really itchy and I do get my legs waxed but you're supposed to leave it like 4-6 weeks between getting waxed I think, and it hasnt been that long, plus I can't really afford it. But I wanna know if creams are any good before I go spending money on them.

    Any thoughts?

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image71
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I find that if I have a nice ten minute soak in the bath and shave my legs using lots of soap, they come out nice and smooth and not itchy at all.  But shaving them otherwise... I always seem to get goose bumps, which makes it extremely difficult to shave them properly and is actually quite uncomfortable!

      I don't like creams so haven't got any recommendations on that score - sorry!

    2. Agmon profile image56
      Agmonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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    3. profile image0
      Deborah Sextonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ____________________________________
      I had the hair on my legs and all undesirable places removed by laser.
      It's painless and permanent

      There is a new cream on the market that stops hair growth. Ask a Dermatologist

    4. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My thought is, putting something on your skin that will melt your hair away cannot be good.  sad

    5. howtoremovehair profile image55
      howtoremovehairposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      After spending thousands of dollars on Laser treatments only to have the hair grow back, I've switched to a home treatments system. Not sure if I can say the brand here, so I won't!

    6. girlwithin profile image57
      girlwithinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I find that a cream such as Nair does a great job.  I use it on my arms, underarms, body(except intimate parts) and legs.  It normally leaves me smooth for 6 - 8 weeks although I may repeat on my legs every 4 weeks in the summer

  2. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    Ive tried Nair, and didn't like it. My sister in law had a bad reacton to it. I have a friend who uses that lotion that is supposed to make you be able to shave less...she said it took a while to see a difference but it did work well.

    Maybe if shaving makes yo itchy you ned a better shaving cream ?

  3. Alota profile image57
    Alotaposted 8 years ago

    just pluck them

  4. jenblacksheep profile image83
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    Ye, that's what happens to me, it might be goosebumps that causes all the irritation. I'm not a big fan of baths and the hot tap in my new flat doesn't really work properly, but I have done that in the past and I think it helped.

    Thank you both for your comments, I'll try getting a new shaving cream and do my best to get a warm bath, coz usually I shave in the shower.

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    try surgi cream, apply it to your legs or bikini area, wait for four minutes, then wash it.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What is this?  Is Surgi Cream the exact name?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yes mam,

      2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ...i tried it...it works....i got carried away though!

        http://funkydowntown.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/funny-animals-photos-After-they-have-been-shaved-1.jpg

  6. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    stay natural.."be hairy" movement...

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smiles, Morning pisean,

      1. pisean282311 profile image61
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        hi pretty..it is amazing that your pic always looks cute and refreshing when ever i look at it...how r u doing?

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          good, how about you? I am looking for a new avatar for the Halloween, a witch maybe

          1. pisean282311 profile image61
            pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            cute witch? ...well seems to be nice idea..m looking forward for your new avatar...

  7. profile image0
    Jasmine JellyBabyposted 7 years ago

    I used Veet removal cream and it worked pretty good. But I usually prefer to wax even though it hurts like hell but its a lot better than using hair removal creams.

    Hair removal creams have a tendency of leaving rashes and pores which look awful. Yes waxing is expensive, but its a lot better than hair creams.

  8. lindacee profile image96
    lindaceeposted 7 years ago

    This is not exactly a hair removal cream, but it reduces hair growth over time. It is good for smaller areas like the face. It is called Vaniqua and you can get a prescription from your doctor or dermatologist. It's not terribly cheap, but one tube lasts me at least 6-8 months. I have used it for several years and it cuts down on the need for other types of hair removal on my upper lip and chin.

  9. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Why not try Halawa - it's more or less as good as salon hot wax, and is safe to do at home (I'm not a girl, but just happen to know this).

  10. xstaceyxXx profile image58
    xstaceyxXxposted 7 years ago

    iv used veet a few times and hateeee it! >sad
    it made my legs feel itchy and sore i have the same problem when shaving in the shower but do agree that shaving in the bath really does work wonders. If you can stand the pain try a epilator I have one, and think their really good only when 'im feeling brave though!

    smile xx

  11. LondonGirl profile image84
    LondonGirlposted 7 years ago

    I don't like the idea of removal creams, they must be packed full of nasty chemicals.

    1. girlwithin profile image57
      girlwithinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Possibly, but oh so smooth. smile

  12. Ellarose92 profile image61
    Ellarose92posted 7 years ago

    I use nair or veet for a couple of years and i think they work really well.

 
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