Getting Your Legs Waxed

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated November 22, 2012)

Removing hair from legs is a standard beauty tactic in today's modern beauty world and there are many and various methods to making your legs sexy and smooth. The most common way is without a doubt shaving your legs and there are dozens of brands and razors out there for such hair removal endeavors. However with shaving you need to do it sometimes every day and it makes much more of a dent in your routine. The second most common alternative however is waxing your legs, which can be done professionally or on your own and this method of hair removal lasts longer and gives you better results.

With waxing your legs, the hot wax pulls out all the hair by the roots so while it may hurt initially, you aren't just removing the visible part of the hair like you do with shaving. If you choose to wax your legs at home, here are a few simple guidelines to follow after purchasing your waxing kit.

  • Make sure you thoroughly understand the waxing procedure and that you've read through the directions two or three times before actually waxing your legs.
  • Before applying the wax to your legs, make sure your legs are dry and also make sure you can handle the temperature of the wax.
  • When you pull the wax off your leg, pull back instead of up. This follows the direction of growth and will yield much better results than if you just pull up.
  • Pull quickly; it's like yanking off a giant Band Aid—the quicker you do it, the less it will hurt!

The other way to wax your legs is to get it done professionally, in which case, all you'll have to do it sit back and bite the bullet while the employee rids your leg hair for you!

The thing to remember when waxing your legs is that for a little bit, you'll need to have hairy legs because the wax won't work properly if there's not enough hair for the wax to get a hold of. This aspect is a downside just because you really don't want a week with hairy legs, but if you want to continue waxing, this will have to be the way for you to go.

Getting rid of the hair on your legs is one of the easiest beauty tricks and whether you shave or wax, you can always find a method that yields pleasing results!

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