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Old 01-13-17, 07:46 PM
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Hairless Legs!!

How in the **** do y'all do it?? I have tried shaving (ingrown hairs), waxing (too many missed spots and have to shave those areas anyway), sugaring (just a fancy wax...same issues). The only things I haven't tried are electrolysis and laser. Not sure if worth the result. Any input here would be appreciated. In the past I have just trimmed the hair to almost the skin. Left a little stubble but no issues. Just thought I would go all the way. Thanks for the comments
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I just use a razor. I guess I have been lucky not to have in grown hairs.
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Originally Posted by oldroadie48
How in the **** do y'all do it?? I have tried shaving (ingrown hairs), waxing (too many missed spots and have to shave those areas anyway), sugaring (just a fancy wax...same issues). The only things I haven't tried are electrolysis and laser. Not sure if worth the result. Any input here would be appreciated. In the past I have just trimmed the hair to almost the skin. Left a little stubble but no issues. Just thought I would go all the way. Thanks for the comments
Back when: Wald clippers on the lowest "butch" haircut settings/comb get to the shaggiest bits off and Barbasol w/ Bic razors to slightly bloodily finish the job.

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Try sandpaper buffing. It's not as close as a razor so little risk of ingrown hairs.
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Hello oldroadie48. Been shaving continuously since I was 16. Started with a single blade safety razor and Barbasol. Now I use soap and multiple blade razors. Rarely get an ingrown hair. YMMV.
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body hair trimmer first, then the razor
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Legs all the way, forearms too (forearms really get gnarled up in getoffs on the mtb or track)

Doing it since i was about 20' -- just razor blades and shave cream or gel. I have to keep at it maybe 2-3x a week to prevent ingrown hairs. If i let it go for 5-7 days, thats when they happen, - like nasty little pimples all over
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I'm a girl!
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Originally Posted by sarals
I'm a girl!
And I use a girls razor the Venus.
More forgiving than the one I use for my face.
I use Gillette body gel for legs and face and whatever else I think needs less hair.
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Genetics works for me. It's working for my head also, although that's taking a while.
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Since this has all the hallmarks of a troll thread. I'll play.

I think it is more about who saves them than what is used or how.
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I did not start it as a troll thread however it seems to be soliciting some other than helpful responses.
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Originally Posted by oldroadie48
I did not start it as a troll thread however it seems to be soliciting some other than helpful responses.
I have to admit that I did see that you were serious, and you asked an honest question. I tried for humor, I hope I wasn't be un-helpful. I did delete one of my posts, though. To be honest, I have occasionally wondered how guys dealt with leg hair. It's much more of a task than most women would have to undertake.
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Can you tell if someone shaves on Zwift?
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex
Can you tell if someone shaves on Zwift?
It's in the configurator: Gender? Helmet? Skin color? Hair color? Pony tail? Shave legs?
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Originally Posted by Hermes
Since this has all the hallmarks of a troll thread. I'll play.

I think it is more about who saves them than what is used or how.
I got a no trespass warning from the local LEO (Dave). Can't go back into Pete's barber shop now...

In all seriousness. I just use a regular ol razor and shave cream. Lots to remove it's the Wahl clippers first pass - and I do my head at the same time with the 1/8" attachment.
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Shaving legs.

I use clippers on mine and get almost as close as shaving. Do you think that shaved legs are really faster than legs that are cut with clippers?
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Wahl clippers if they're too bad, then trim with a razor. Just got a couple of new things to try, an electric body shaver and a double-edge safety razor. I think the latter's advantage will be that it won't get clogged as quickly as the three-bladed lady's razors I've used.

I've never had a problem with ingrown hairs, so I can't help the OP with that one.
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I linked to a bro science video about body grooming but it's way too offensive so I deleted it. But now you know it exists if you want to be amused and/or offended.
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Originally Posted by BenVoiles
I use clippers on mine and get almost as close as shaving. Do you think that shaved legs are really faster than legs that are cut with clippers?
I don't shave for speed (and didn't when I raced). I shave because I have learned that shaving before crashes is a lot more pleasant than getting shaved after the crash. Bandage management is also a lot more pleasant.

I haven't tried clippers. I do know that a week after the crash, hairs have started to grow back and make tape pulling less pleasant. I'll stick to shaving.

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I shave my legs with the same razor I do on my face – it works fine. Just twice a week is enough. I got lazy years ago and just use soap in the shower with no ill effects whatsoever.
Why I shave – I still race (M50+) and shaving reminds me that I’m a racer. I just feel faster when I look down and see shaved legs. As far a healing from crashes – I try not to crash. It happens, but not so frequently that I shave for that reason.
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Originally Posted by IronM
I shave my legs with the same razor I do on my face – it works fine. Just twice a week is enough. I got lazy years ago and just use soap in the shower with no ill effects whatsoever.
Why I shave – I still race (M50+) and shaving reminds me that I’m a racer. I just feel faster when I look down and see shaved legs. As far a healing from crashes – I try not to crash. It happens, but not so frequently that I shave for that reason.
it's more than feel; you are faster. The least amount of watts saved is 10W at 25mph, which is a good 2-3W more than the benefit of aero wheels. Some experience savings as large as 15W at 25mph, which is a lot of energy saved
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Here is the video from the Specialized wind tunnel - huge aero benefit from shaved legs.

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I try to crash every few races and keep the skin + hair off my body.

But seriously, good razors, good soap, go slow.
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I just sit in the yard and use an electric shaver. It doesn't get baby-smooth but there's nothing to clean up.
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