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#1 Chicken Pie

Posted 04 January 2020 - 05:35 AM

So DD refuses to consider waxing (like me she has a phobia of pain)

What is the best razor for newbies for under arm that’s safe? Was thinking of just getting a body groomer thingy rather?

#2 redchick

Posted 04 January 2020 - 06:46 AM

https://shop.coles.c...-razor-kit-aloe

i remember when I first starting shaving I used horrible super cheap razors and cheap shaving cream - awful!

I’ve been using the intuition for years now, super easy, no mess and never ever but myself (even on bony leg bits).

Not super cheap so keep an eye out for the refills on special.

HTH

RC

#3 timtam92

Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:06 AM

Waxing isn’t painful unless you go just before your period! Take her somewhere to get it done. Shaving will just make her hair thicker

#4 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:11 AM

What about an electric razor?
A variety of prices here
https://www.shaversh...fRoC0oYQAvD_BwE

#5 EmmDasher

Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:33 AM

View Posttimtam92, on 04 January 2020 - 07:06 AM, said:

Waxing isn’t painful unless you go just before your period! Take her somewhere to get it done. Shaving will just make her hair thicker

Hair regrowing thicker is a myth. https://www.mayoclin...al/faq-20058427

Any of the plastic razors that have a built in moisturizing strip would be fine. The bulk pack of men’s ones is usually the cheapest. A fancy one like the Venus might be slightly easier for a beginner with the fatter and easier to hold handle. The only razor I’ve ever used and hated are those horrid orange and white ones with no moisturizing strip.

#6 BornToLove

Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:41 AM

I like the schick Quattro razors. Kmart sells the handle and blade refills at a good price. I’ve never nicked myself with them so I keep buying them :p

#7 Expelliarmus

Posted 04 January 2020 - 09:16 AM

Yeah my hairs never gotten thicker by shaving. I use Venus ones with the shaving cream bars attached.

Edited by Expelliarmus, 04 January 2020 - 09:19 AM.


#8 K.heather

Posted 04 January 2020 - 09:19 AM

Please what ever you do, don't skimp on the cheap ass ten pack Bic or the likes. A good razor can be the difference between a good and bad shave. A pp mentioned one up thread they would be good.

#9 zenkitty

Posted 04 January 2020 - 10:35 AM

View Posttimtam92, on 04 January 2020 - 07:06 AM, said:

Waxing isn’t painful unless you go just before your period!

I must be a sook because I find it painful any time! I still do it, but it’s reasonable for her to think it will hurt.

#10 EsmeLennox

Posted 04 January 2020 - 10:37 AM

View Posttimtam92, on 04 January 2020 - 07:06 AM, said:

Waxing isn’t painful unless you go just before your period! Take her somewhere to get it done. Shaving will just make her hair thicker

Bullsh*t. On both the pain and the thicker hair.

#11 eachschoolholidays

Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:51 PM

View Posttimtam92, on 04 January 2020 - 07:06 AM, said:

Waxing isn’t painful unless you go just before your period! Take her somewhere to get it done. Shaving will just make her hair thicker

All of that is BS...

#12 Ellie bean

Posted 04 January 2020 - 02:56 PM

View Postredchick, on 04 January 2020 - 06:46 AM, said:

https://shop.coles.c...-razor-kit-aloe

i remember when I first starting shaving I used horrible super cheap razors and cheap shaving cream - awful!

I’ve been using the intuition for years now, super easy, no mess and never ever but myself (even on bony leg bits).

Not super cheap so keep an eye out for the refills on special.

HTH

RC
I use this one myself, better than any other razor I’ve ever had

#13 MooGuru

Posted 04 January 2020 - 03:16 PM

Meh I don't find waxing painful? Also when I shave I get darker quite hard stubbly hair (like a man's 5 o clock shadow type hair) and waxing I get really fine blonde hairs that can only be seen in the sun. So it definitely has some impact on my regrowth.

#14 timtam92

Posted 04 January 2020 - 08:09 PM

View PostEsmeLennox, on 04 January 2020 - 10:37 AM, said:



Bullsh*t. On both the pain and the thicker hair.

I never shaved my legs. Waxed for 20 plus years until I started laser. My hair growth decreased. I shaved my underarms and that definitely got thicker.  It’s my opinion re the pain, so don’t say it’s BS.

#15 Paddlepop

Posted 04 January 2020 - 08:35 PM

Just for underarms? Something simple and cheap like Gillette Daisy disposable razors should be fine.
https://shop.coles.c...assic-for-women

For legs I've been using the bluey-green Gillette Venus razor that has replaceable heads.
https://shop.coles.c...tte-venus-razor
Refill packs:
https://shop.coles.c...azor-cartridges
I went with the bluey-green Venus because It's just aloe vera and not highly scented unlike the pink Venus varieties of heads.

How about a Gillette Venus trial pack? One reusable handle and three different heads to try out.
https://shop.coles.c...tems-trial-pack

I agree with things hurting more in the week before my period. My pain tolerance is much lower. If I was to do something like waxing I'd definitely avoid doing it then because it would hurt even more than usual.

#16 Chicken Pie

Posted 06 January 2020 - 08:20 AM

Just waxing my brows hurt lol regardless of time of the month

There look to be some good shavers

Thanks all will do some research into the above!

#17 EsmeLennox

Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:05 AM

View Posttimtam92, on 04 January 2020 - 08:09 PM, said:

I never shaved my legs. Waxed for 20 plus years until I started laser. My hair growth decreased. I shaved my underarms and that definitely got thicker.  It’s my opinion re the pain, so don’t say it’s BS.

Don’t present your opinion as fact then.

Hair growth decreasing from waxing is a different statement to hair becoming thicker from shaving.

#18 lozoodle

Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:38 PM

My 11 yo daughter uses a schick quattro. She's been shaving her legs for a few months now.

I agree that the thicker regrowth is a myth. She looked like a complete yeti before (seriously, she was SO hairy) and now its barely noticeable. She hasn't shaved in about a month as she only does it when she feels like it and its honestly so much thinner looking and not as dark as it was before.

#19 Chicken Pie

Posted 06 January 2020 - 02:32 PM

Lozoodle my DD is nearly 11

Did your DD prompt it?

#20 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 06 January 2020 - 03:13 PM

my first razor was a version of this one
https://www.schick.c...silk-effects/lp
It has the wire blade guards, so its  near impossible to cut yourself.  It has a big easy grip handle, and its cute.

ALso, this electric one is very safe and easy to use,  I use it under my arms without a problem too. But i find it gives me a rash worse than the razors do.
https://www.shaversh...rim-009830.html

#21 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 06 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

View PostChicken Pie, on 04 January 2020 - 05:35 AM, said:

So DD refuses to consider waxing (like me she has a phobia of pain)

What is the best razor for newbies for under arm that’s safe? Was thinking of just getting a body groomer thingy rather?

Ive never considered waxing either.  I thought shaving was the default option, and waxing only for the adventurous. lol.

So glad I have sons, I have no idea about being a girl these days.

#22 Chicken Pie

Posted 07 January 2020 - 11:58 AM

Thanks LM

I was thinking maybe body trimmer type thing as well

Eish

#23 lozoodle

Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:28 PM

View PostChicken Pie, on 06 January 2020 - 02:32 PM, said:

Lozoodle my DD is nearly 11

Did your DD prompt it?

Yep. She only just turned 11 two weeks ago.

She'd been saying for quite some time how they were really hairy and she was embarrassed and didn't like them, I just said its up to her what she wants to do. I stressed that it really didn't matter either way so long as she felt happy, and I just told her the options and let her go from there, the only condition being it was something she would be able to do without help if she decided to shave (e.g. I'd show her how to do it and give help if needed the first time, but after that its her call as to when and how often and so on)

She left it for about six months or so I guess? And then one day decided she would like to go ahead with it and that was that.




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