Be honest! We know it can be hard to talk to parents about anything, but you'd be surprised at how supportive they can be. Try something like "Mum, I feel uncomfortable about the hair on my legs and I'd like to try shaving. I'd love your help getting started."
We don't recommend it. First, sharing razors, even with family members, is not hygienic. Your mum can help you find the right razor and even show you how—ever notice how mums love to give advice?
It's totally up to you! Your personality and your beauty routine are some factors that can help you decide. Check out our cool Razor Finder to match you up with the right tool for the job.
Use a new razor. Wash your legs and underarms to remove oil and perspiration. Lather up with a moisture-rich shave gel like SatinCare before shaving to help keep water in the hair and to ensure the razor glides easily over skin. Use a light touch and shave in the direction that feels most comfortable.
Some girls shave to just above the knee, some shave their thighs, too. If your hair is fine and pale, you may not want to bother with the added step shaving your thighs. There's no wrong way—just decide what feels right for you.
As often as you need to—some women shave every day and some only twice a week. It's about what feels right for you and makes you feel confident and beautiful. Venus razors give you our closest shave possible without irritating your skin, so you can flaunt smooth, beautiful skin no matter what your routine is.
It might be harder to see your underarm hair, so remember these few simple tips when shaving. First, wash to remove any traces of deodorant. Then raise your arm and touch the back of your neck—this helps to keep your underarm flat and easier to shave. Underarm hair can grow in all directions, so shave up, down and sideways to get the closest shave. Wait a few minutes before applying deodorant to avoid irritation from your antiperspirant.
Morning, noon or night is fine—just remember to soak in a warm bath or shower for a few minutes to help soften the hair, making it easier to cut. After you're done, use an alcohol-free lotion to lock in moisture.
Don't stress. Like wearing makeup or following fashion trends, shaving is a personal decision and trusting your instincts is the best way to go. Body hair is normal and healthy, but shaving your underarms can help reduce bacteria that may lead to odor.
Venus razors are specially designed for a woman's curve—from the oval shaped cartridge to the soft grip handles—so you get maximum control, stability and maneuverability. Place your index finger on the finger rest and grip the handle firmly, holding the razor at a slight angle above your skin. Press lightly and let the blades do their work.
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Shave gels tend to be less drying than ordinary soap and they won't clog your razor the way soap buildup can. Shave gels like SatinCare help hold moisture in the hair, making hair easier to cut.
This is a personal choice. Shaving does not make hair grow back thicker, darker or faster, but it will grow back, so you'll need to keep shaving your thighs once you start to keep them smooth. Think about what feels right for you and your beauty routine. Want to double check the view other people have? Do a double take in the mirror after getting dressed to check those hard to reach areas like the back of your knees and thighs making sure no stubborn hairs get in the way of your confidence.
We wouldn't recommend it! Water is critical for a close, comfortable shave. It prepares hair and helps the razor glide over skin. If you're in a hurry, try Venus Breeze®—with 2-in-1 shave gel bars, you can shave in one easy step.