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    I have always shaved and my god its now doing my head in! It grows back in a few days and i dont think it agrees with my skin very well! Best Alternative ? ... I tried waxing once but it hurt like ****
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    Have you tried hair removal cream?
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    Yes, cream or epillation (sp?) are usually the other options.
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    ^ Epilating legs hurts way more than waxing!
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    Sandpaper works eventually
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    (Original post by Stripe)
    Have you tried hair removal cream?
    yeah and its pretty poor. i used it on my legs and i didnt think it worked very well!

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    Yes, cream or epillation (sp?) are usually the other options.
    i heard epillation was reaaaally painful ?
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    How about laser treatment? You would have to find somewhere good, like Silks in Bedford, otherwise the unexperienced but qualified people could burn you. Its quite expensive, but you would only need to go once, twice year. My mother goes and all you do when a few hairs turn up is shave and it won't grow back quickly.
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    Hair Removal Cream or Waxing... I know waxing hurts but it can better
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    (Original post by 08rbut)
    How about laser treatment? You would have to find somewhere good, like Silks in Bedford, otherwise the unexperienced but qualified people could burn you. Its quite expensive, but you would only need to go once, twice year. My mother goes and all you do when a few hairs turn up is shave and it won't grow back quickly.
    First of all... I'm condoning laser treatment but don't get the wrong idea from this post. You do NOT need to only go once or twice a year. you need to go for a course of treatments, no more than every 6 weeks, during which time it's recommended to shave as little as possible for the laser to have the greatest effect. Once you've had your course (6-8 treatments is recommended initially but if you have dark hair/high growth you'll probably need more), you tend to drift off to just top-up laser treatments of the once per year. during your course of laser treatments, you cannot sunbathe - if you do, you can't get the laser again and you risk permanent skin pigment discolouration (that's really more of a just to be aware thing, it's fine to be in the sun just don't go slapping the tan oil in 40 degree heat :P), you're also supposed to wear SPF every day of at least 15.

    it is VERY expensive to get involved in... I've spent well over €1000 because it was on my face and I was very paranoid... However, it is absolutely amazing. Please do not take my post as being against laser, because it's not. I think it's an absolutely amazing thing, and you are left with virtually no hair - I just think you need to be prepared going into it: it takes time and QUITE a lot of money. In the long run you do save though because you don't need to buy razors, shaving cream etc, and also in the pure convenience of never having to do hair removal again, so I think it's worth it! I'd imagine for somewhere like your legs though, you'd spend QUITE a bit of money tho.

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