Looking for ways to shave your legs without a razor? At first that seems like an odd idea but for some people it's a necessary one. You may have a skin condition that stops you from being able to shave your legs or maybe you're just looking for a more convenient option.
Your legs are a large surface area to cover compared to other shaved parts of the body. So I've got some alternative methods for you and hopefully you'll find one that's suitable for you.
Waxing or sugaring is one of the most popular alternatives to shaving. It's a long lasting solution that can last over a month before needing to be done again. If you're worried about the pain you can go with sugaring instead since it's considered less painful.
Also, if you wax frequently it gets less painful. Waxing the shorter hairs that are growing back before they get to long is a good way to keep the pain to a minimum. Repeated waxing like this will also increase how long it takes for your hairs to grow back.
If it would be your first time waxing I would recommend letting a professional handle it. While you're there ask them things you may be curious about such as hard vs soft waxes. Once you've gained that experience your second round could be done by yourself right at home.
#2 Hair Removal Creams
Hair removal creams such as Nair or Nads can be an effective solution to leg hair removal. It's not recommended to use hair removal cream on your genitals so be careful applying the cream. The process works by letting the cream sit for a few minutes and then wiping it away with a washcloth.
People have experienced mixed results with these sorts of creams. There's also an odd smell to the cream that I wouldn't classify as pleasant but maybe more of a chemical scent. On the plus side hair removal creams are absolutely painless.
Most people seem to require more than one session to get all the hairs. It's hard to say if this is due to the cream or spotty application but expect the overall process to take a little more time than shaving.
Epilators are devices that have rotating tweezers in the head that pull the hair out. Yes, this is a more painful solution but a far more permanent solution as well. It's recommended to use your epilator as soon as you see visible hairs beginning to grow back.
Using your epilator on the shorter hairs will reduce the pain. It also lasts as long as waxing and can be done the first time right from home. Most epilators are plugged into the wall and some are cordless but all are electric.
Most people think this is to much of a daunting task to take on. However using tweezers on leg hairs aren't as painful as other areas of the body. Epilators pull hair at a faster rate and this can also help with the discomfort. Once you get use to the process it can make for one of the best alternative ways to shave your legs without a razor.
#4 Home Laser Hair Removal
You can now do laser hair removal right at home. There are hand held devices that will allow you to do this. They're typically quite expensive though. This means you'll have to fork out some cash just to be able to try it.
The more affordable options tend to not work very well so if you're going to go this route make sure to put your investment into it. Laser hair removal works by zapping the hair at its root and causing it to fall out. There's a small sting with the laser but it's not very painful.
It's less painful than an epilator and claims to last much longer than tweezing or waxing. I personally am still uncertain if I would personally use one. If you have experience with these I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Electrolysis devices deliver an electric shock to your hair follicles to cause the hair to fall out. It's a similar method to a laser hair removal device. The main difference is this device uses electricity to deliver a small shock and not a laser.
The ones you can buy for at home use don't pierce the skin like some of the professional ones. However if you're diligent and take the time to use this one each hair you can achieve total hair removal and they won't grow back.
The thing to remember about these is that they're for coarse hairs. So you cant use it on any peach fuzz. Also it removes only one hair at a time. It may be a long process and take a while to get all your leg hairs but on the upside they won't be growing back.
#6 Electric Shavers
Everyone knows what electric shavers are but you might have not thought of using one for your legs. Electric shavers are built to be super convenient and quick to shave with. That's the whole reason electric shavers were invented.
If you're worried about the razor involved don't be. These shavers have a metallic cover over the blades so they never touch your skin. This protects your skin from the issues caused by razors going across your skin. The means no skin irritation, ingrown hairs, or razor burn.
The key thing to understand about electric shavers is that you're not going to get a super close shave. There will be a little hair left over that you can feel with your hand. It won't be noticeable to the naked eye though.
#7 Chemical Depilation
Chemical depilation or often referred to as chemical peels could be compared to using a high strength version of Nair. It's a liquid based product that you apply to your dry skin. You allow it to sit for a moment before wiping it away.
It's a very similar process to that of Nair and hair removal creams. Although each chemical peel has its own instructions so make sure to pay attention to what yours would call for. It's important to note that if you have sensitive skin this may not be the best solution for you.
Before You Go!
I've given you 7 ways to shave your legs without a razor. These are the 7 methods I think are the best and easiest solutions to remove leg hair. Some of these methods can lead to near permanent hair removal.
If you have any tips or suggestions for another way to shave your legs without a razor please leave it in a comment below. Thanks for reading!