The classic and well-known method of hair removal, shaving, is probably the cheapest, the oldest and at the same time the most popular method used by women to obtain wonderful, soft legs.

Shaving consists of running a razor on the surface of the skin, meaning that you practically cut off the hair from the surface of your skin, the hair roots being left behind. Therefore the result is just temporary, and the new hair will appear in a couple of days following the epilation. Although, shaving is a great timesaving solution for hair removal and what is more important, in contrary to other methods, it is painless, therefore many women prefer it all over the world. However, shaving may not be the best choice if you want a long-term result, soft skin senzation being only temporary.

But if you simply cannot tolerate waxing, then it is worth considering to opt for shaving. If you haven’t tried shaving your legs yet, first of all you can experiment with different razors on your legs, to make sure that you find the one that is perfect for you. You can aslo ask your friends, who are familiar with shaving, to give you some recommandations on which razor to use, because certainly there is a huge difference between them. After you have finished shavig, don’t forget to sterilize your skin with alcohol toner then apply a mositurizer to avoid the dryness of the skin on your legs.

But first of all, before you try out this method, read on to find out what are the pros and cons of shaving your legs!


Shaving is simple, quick and easy. It is the most commonly used method for body hair removal being one of the fastest one as well. Whenever you are in a rush and need to have hairless legs instantly, you can easily apply this method.

As compared to waxing, it is a painless epilation method. Some women cannot tolerate the pain when the hair is eradicated by waxing. In these cases shaving can be a good alternative of painless hair removal.

Shaving is affordable to anyone. This method of hair removal is inexpensive, in fact this is the cheapest way to get rid of the unwanted hairs on our body. You don’t need anything else apart from a razor and a shaving foam or body wash.

It is a great timesaving method, needs no previous preparation. With shaving, you don’t have to waste your time with warming the wax or going to a cosmetician. You can shave your legs at home, as frequently you want.

As opposed to waxing, shaving leaves no sticky spots on your legs or hands. It is a very practical way for hair removal. After shaving your legs, you won’t have to spend plus time with cleaning off your hands, legs or the chairs from the nerve-racking wax stains and sticky marks. You can easily shave your legs in the bathtub, leaving no mess behind in the house.


The major disadvantage of shaving is that it gives only short term results. The hairs being only cut off at the surface, the root is left behind and the hair continues to grow. The result of the epilation doesn’t lasts long and you will need to shave again after a couple of days to maintain the soft skin.

Cutting off the hair causes quick hair regrowth. Shaving means that you simply cut off the hair on the surface of your skin. The hair will regrow very fast and will have a blunt tip, rather than having a natural, tapered end. This way, the darker, flat and stubbly ends will be more noticeable and unpleasant to the touch.

If you shave with an improper blade, or if you do not use a shaving cream or body wash, the blade will not glide on your skin. As a result, you can even cut yourself easily, leaving scars on your skin.

Frequent shaving can leave irritations on your skin. You want to ged rid of the hair on your legs in order to achieve a beautiful, smooth skin. However, your legs can look worse and you can end up with nasty skin irritations and red spots. Besides the fact that they are visible to everyone, red irritations caused by shaving can be scratchy as well.

Shaving can result in the apparition of ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs appear when hair curls back or grows inwards. It is a commonly met problem among those who shave their legs. As a result you can end up with pimples and bumps or inflamations. Therefore it is advisable to avoid shaving too close to the skin and if this is a constant problem, ask a dermatologist for advice and treatment.

As compared to other hair removal methods, shaving thickens the hair, making it even stronger and more dense.