I didn't read the other responses but I prefer to shave in the tub over the shower. I found out that I am allergic to fragrance so when I use soaps with fragrance I break out, also if I use a single blade shaver I have problems or if there isn't enough soap I get shaver burn. My doctor recommended I use dove, you can get the shower gel or bars of soap. I like the bars of soap, I also like venus shavers (or the off brand) but they have several blades and I just take my time.
As far as your middle goes. Trim first, get as close to the skin as possible. I find since the hair is more coarse to use shampoo instead of soap then shave with a good shaver! like a venus shaver where the head moves so it moves with the curves of your skin. It just takes a little time.
I hope this is helpful.
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Fitness Minutes: (15,943) Posts: 157 9/14/11 2:42 P
They make before, during, and after shave lotions and gels for men that prevent and treat irritation for their face. I like using those because they make my legs and my lady parts sooooo soft and I never get any bumps or dryness. A good brand is the Neutrogena Razor defense gels. Using baby oil afterward works pretty good too, just gotta be careful if you're prone to breaking out.
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There are products in the drug store that are used to prevent "shaving bumps." Sometimes they can be found in the shaving section or sometimes in the section for "African American" beauty products. I don't remember the name of the one I've used but it works pretty well.
I gave up shaving and started waxing; I still have ingrowns, but fewer of them. The first few times, I went to a cosmotology school, as I was too chicken to do it myself (and I really recommend it, as it HURTS like crazy at first, tho you do get used to it). The students do a fantastic job, as they're being graded, and it's MUCH less expensive than a salon, as there were no aromatherapy candles or Enya in the background. Then I started doing my own, first with Nads and then Sally Hansen. I do my "lady parts" (tho not THAT close, as it still makes me nervous!) and I do my underarms.
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Fitness Minutes: (95) Posts: 2 8/18/11 12:58 A
I know this post was a few days ago but I have the same issue with razor burn and bumps, if you rub your legs wherever you get the bumps (for me it's my inner thigh/bikini line area) with witch hazel right after you get out of the shower after shaving it will greatly reduce the amount of bumps.
I soak a cotton ball and rub my legs down with it, then I let it completely dry before getting dressed.
Good luck and have fun!
Fitness Minutes: (78) Posts: 9 8/5/11 3:02 A
i have the same problem. I find that if i use a razor that is really good with moisturizing strips like the Venus Divine with the purplish moisture bands that stick out in front and back minimize the bumps a whole lot.
for the lady parts, i make sure i really trimm down most of it with a special pair of scissors solely for that purpose and then shave carefully. needless to say, there are very intricate parts that you really dont want to hurt. I do it in my room, door locked, sitting on the bed, mirror in front of me. then off i go to take a shower when i am done.
My response is going to sound odd, but I have the same issue. Even when I follow all the rules you're supposed to follow: new razor, shaving cream, etc. The only solution I've ever found is to rub deodorant on my legs. It's strange, but for me it works.
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Fitness Minutes: (78) Posts: 9 8/4/11 9:26 P
I can't believe I'm 26 years old and needing advice on this, but I have a romantic weekend/date with my boyfriend coming up, and I need help!
I have shaved pretty regularly since I was 10 (every 3 days or so, sometimes longer in the winter when I feel lazy) but I've always had issues with ingrown hairs. I use shaving cream, and sit in the shower a bit before I shave, but it seems like every time I do it, the next day i'm just COVERED in little red bumps, especially on my thighs!
Also, if you have any advice for shaving your 'lady parts' I'd be most appreciative. I want to surprise him, but I'm nervous.
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