Every year when the temperature consistently hits 40+ degrees F I start thinking about spring and summer and beaches and sunshine, and that makes me think about shaving.
I know that there are plenty of women who don’t bother with the whole hair removal thing and more power to them. Part of me wishes that I could be one of them, but I just can’t. If I’m going to be showing my legs, pits, etc. to the world I need them to be hair-free.
I use two different methods for general body hair removal: shaving, and epilating.
I recently reviewed a shaving subscription service geared toward women called Billie. I’m still using this razor and I really love it. I just got my second shipment of blades so I have plenty to take with me to see Dan, so it’s one less thing I need to worry about obtaining before I leave. I’ve been using this primarily for my armpits, but I’ll also be doing my initial spring de-forestation with this razor. My skin looks and feels awesome after I use it, so I’m not totally dreading shaving.
When the stubble starts coming in I’ll be going back to epilating with the Braun Silk Epil 9.
Yes, it looks terrifying. Yes, it’s expensive (though I didn’t pay full price, obvs). Yes, it’s painful. It’s also totally worth it.
Dan calls this my medieval torture device. Every time I pull it out of the medicine cabinet he runs in the opposite direction; watching me violently rip the hair from my body apparently makes him nervous.
The benefits of epilating are many: it’s fast, it’s portable, it doesn’t leave any stubble and the hair doesn’t grow back for close to a week, which is incredible for someone as hairy as I am. I really only use it on my legs because the thought of using it anywhere more *sensitive* is kind of terrible.
Electric razors aren’t a thing I’m really into anymore, though I know some of you might be and I didn’t want to exclude you. It was brought to my attention that the folks at Reviews.com have extensively tested and reviewed several models of electric razors. After reading their reviews I’m confident that they know what they’re talking about, so if you’re in the market for a new razor definitely check out the article.
Who else is ready for summer?