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I am a wuss when it comes to pain so I don’t want to wax, but was considering buying an electric shaver. Just wondering if others have used one and how did they find it. Thanks

Posted by jenb, 14th January 2014

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  • I’d say definitely get yourself a lady shaver. It’s quick and painless.

  • I have not used one myself but i use an electric epilator and they are great

  • I can’t advice you; I never ever shaved my arms and legs or even my arm pits. Am I the only one here ?? Personally I think as well that the more often you shave the more you stimulate the hair growth.

  • An electric shaver is great during winter. It makes it quick and easy to shave during colder months. It doesn’t give a close shave, but I find I don’t need a close shave in winter months.

  • They are handy to have and the are not painful,why not!

  • I too was wondering whether to buy an electric shaver. Thanks to all the MoMs for their responses.

  • I think you are better off buying a manual razor and shaving cream especially if you have sensitive skin. My daughter bought an epilater on sale and she said it hurts a little bit at first but its fine after the first use . The hairs don’t grow as fast she says .

  • I prefer a man’s manual razor to be honest.
    I have sensitive skin & anything else cuts me up.
    Men’s razors I have never had a problem with!
    If you feel a lady electric shaver will be worthwhile then please do go ahead & treat yourself, but I personally think they are a waste of money.

  • manual are cheaper but it is a nice treat to have a decent shaver. i think that you aren’t supposed to use it on you lady bits though so will still need a manual for that or wax

  • great answers from the mums

  • I prefer to use a manual razor, it’s quick and painless & works well, too much fuss cleaning an electric shaver! Hair removal creams like Veet are also good to use too.

  • they can be expensive, a disposable one is good for the shower and bath

  • Have you ever tried hair removal creams? They are quick and easy and pain free!

  • I can’t abide the pain of waxing, no matter how gently it’s done. And put a disposable razor in my hand and there’s blood all over the bathroom. I tried “Silky Mitts”, which are like a sandpaper glove thing that goes over your hand, and you rub the hairs off. My legs came up in a rash, and it was useless on my underarms. I use a Remington Lady Shaver and it works fine, no cuts, no rash and no pain. OK it doesn’t last as long as waxing, but it’s quick and easy, and gets results.

  • I’ve never been a fan of the electric razors. What about depilatory cream or disposable razors? I’m a Beaty therapist and when it comes to pain with waxing a lot can do with the therapist and their technique. Also you can take panadol 30mins before if you are super sensitive, works like a charm

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