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  • #417393
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    yap_nass
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    The weather is getting warm, time to get out of jeans and long pants..time to shave legs so one can get into shorts, skirts, skorts etc.

    How do keep your legs hair free and smooth? Do you wax, epilate, shave or pluck? How do you get rid of dark hair follicle after shaving?

    I’ve been using my epilator instead of razor. Only problem is after the hair grow back, I need to wait for it to grow to a certain length before I can start epilate again. But I still have problem with dark hair follicle..although not as bad as when shaved.

    edit: spelling :D

    [Message last modified 10-27-2011 09:27am by yap_nass]

    #417372
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    inspiration
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    Pluck most of the time. I don’t really have dark hair follicles to have to deal with.

    #417379
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    Darony
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    I use the quick n easy way, n no pain-shave. :p

    #417386
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    lanation2b
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    you must be from australia because it’s getting chilly here. i’m planning to let my hair grow to keep me warm hehehe. btw, i usually shave and i have pretty thick, dark hair. i have the same problems as you do. any suggestion would help :D

    [i]Originally posted by yap_nass[/i]
    [b]The weather is getting warm, time to get out of jeans and long pants..time to shave legs so one can get into shorts, skirts, skorts etc.[/b]

    How do keep your leg hair free and smooth? Do you wax, epilate, shave or plug? How do you get rid of dark hair follicle after shaving?

    I’ve been using my epilator instead of razor. Only problem is after the hair grow back, I need to wait for it to grow to a certain length before I can start epilate again. But I still have problem with dark hair follicle..although not as bad as when shaved.

    #417400
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    yap_nass
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    Do you dark hair follicles? If yes, how do you get rid of it or make it less visible?

    In Cambodia there is a belief that if a girl shaves her legs she’ll bring back luck to the family. Do people still believe in this?

    [i]Originally posted by Darony[/i]
    I use the quick n easy way, n no pain-shave. :p

    #417406
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    yap_nass
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    yeh, in winter you can let it all grow out. Self-grown leg warmers haha

    me too. If I shave, I’d have to shave just about every day and it is such a pain. Sometimes I want to let it grow like men.You know who made this rule? Who says that women have to shave their legs? I think we should all have a strike; no shaving for a month lol

    [i]Originally posted by lanation2b[/i]
    you must be from australia because it’s getting chilly here. i’m planning to let my hair grow to keep me warm hehehe. btw, i usually shave and i have pretty thick, dark hair. i have the same problems as you do. any suggestion would help :D
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    [i]Originally posted by yap_nass[/i]
    [b]The weather is getting warm, time to get out of jeans and long pants..time to shave legs so one can get into shorts, skirts, skorts etc.[/b]

    #417413
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    You’re fortunate. To just pluck it must mean that you do not have so much hair on the legs.

    [i]Originally posted by inspiration[/i]
    Pluck most of the time. I don’t really have dark hair follicles to have to deal with.

    #417419
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    impromptu
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    Dark hair follicles??? I am Not sure I understand what this is …Can u show some pix?? Hehe As for me .. When it comes to shaving I have ingrown hair . Just start epiLator but I am not consistent. Have to shave if there is an event that reQuire dress up!

    #417426
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    sapphirise
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    i use hair removal creme, messy but pain free lolz

    #417433
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    Darony
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    no, I don’t have dark follicles.
    Girls here don’t really shave their legs, n guys don’t have any problem with that..n the good thing is, girls with lots of hair on their body are considered to be fortunate, n guys love that :)…they never say anything about girls shaving her legs, but they believe strongly that a girl with no private hair brings bad luck..there’s some ridiculous stories about that.

    [i]Originally posted by yap_nass[/i]
    Do you dark hair follicles? If yes, how do you get rid of it or make it less visible?

    In Cambodia there is a belief that if a girl shaves her legs she’ll bring back luck to the family. Do people still believe in this?

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    [i]Originally posted by Darony[/i]
    I use the quick n easy way, n no pain-shave. :p

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    #417441
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    Cold over here!
    But as for leg hair, I shave. I tried the Nair hair remover cream thing, it’s messy and one bottle only last me like one use cause I have thick long leg hair. I only shave if I plan to wear something short that shows my legs. And I’d only shave the area’s that the leg will be showing, so most of the time I don’t shave above my knees.
    I can not shave for months at a time, np. Sometims I’ll shave if I want to put on a sexy look for hubby…hehe.
    I pluck the pits though!

    #417448
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    I think I’ve been plucking so long that the hair grows back pretty light. I do have several strands of dark hair, but nothing that bothers me. Shaving just doesn’t give me the same smooth legs. I pluck often, a little at a time, to maintain the smooth legs.

    [i]Originally posted by yap_nass[/i]
    You’re fortunate. To just pluck it must mean that you do not have so much hair on the legs.

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    [i]Originally posted by inspiration[/i]
    Pluck most of the time. I don’t really have dark hair follicles to have to deal with.

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    #417455
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    Kadin
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    i have problem with dark hair follicles.
    They are brown spots. Whether I shave my legs or not, they are visible.
    i have fair skin. My legs are a LOT lighter than my hands and face.

    I’m hoping getting a tan on my legs would make the dark follicles less visible.

    I have hairy legs.
    When i need to get rid of the hair, I only use hair removal cream.

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    #417462
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    yap_nass
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    Same here, if my legs were as dark as my arms the dark follicles wouldn’t be as visible. I guess it’s because the legs don’t get as much sun exposure as the arms and face.

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    i have problem with dark hair follicles.
    They are brown spots. Whether I shave my legs or not, they are visible.
    i have fair skin. [b]My legs are a LOT lighter than my hands and face.[/b]

    I’m hoping getting a tan on my legs would make the dark follicles less visible.

    I have hairy legs.
    When i need to get rid of the hair, I only use hair removal cream.

    #417468
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    yap_nass
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    Does your leg hair curls up? I’ve been having hair discussion with my housemate too, and she says she doesn’t shave during winter either. She said her leg hair gets long and curly lol

    I wear skirt and tights to work during winter. I find that sometimes the hair pokes through the tights like an akidna’s spikes :D…so even during winter I can only let it grow to a certain length.

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    Cold over here!
    But as for leg hair, I shave. I tried the Nair hair remover cream thing, it’s messy and one bottle only last me like one use cause I have thick long leg hair. I only shave if I plan to wear something short that shows my legs. And I’d only shave the area’s that the leg will be showing, so most of the time I don’t shave above my knees.
    I can not shave for months at a time, np. Sometims I’ll shave if I want to put on a sexy look for hubby…hehe.
    I pluck the pits though!

    #417475
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    yap_nass
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    http://multiculturalbeauty.about.com/od/Skincare/a/How-To-Get-Rid-Of-Dark-Pores-On-The-Legs.htm

    Actress Raven-Symone has this problem. She calls them “strawberry legs”—the dark pores that resemble dark dots on the legs. Just like strawberries with tiny spots covering the fruit’s surface, dark pores can be quite noticeable on the legs, especially on light or olive skin tones. The medical term for these pores is open comedones. These are open pores that have excess oil, dirt and bacteria trapped inside the skin. Once exposed to the air, the oil reacts with oxygen and the pores turn dark or black.

    Camouflage makeup is a quick fix, but if you don’t adequately remove the makeup you can end up making the problem worse by clogging the pores or further irritating the skin with chemical ingredients. And who wants to apply and then remove leg makeup every day? There’s also a chance of the makeup getting all over clothing and other things that your legs touch. So what can you do? Here are a few tips to help you get rid of dark pores on the legs.

    Shaving

    Women often notice the appearance of dark pores after shaving their legs. Using a dull razor that pulls at the hair, but doesn’t completely remove the follicle, can cause this. The hair follicle opening becomes clogged and blocked with oil and dead skin cells. One thing you can do is to stop shaving. If that’s not a possibility, shave less frequently and when you do shave, here are tips to help you reduce the appearance of dark pores:

    1. Pre-Shave – 1 – 2 Days Before Hair Removal

    Vigorously brush legs with a soft dry brush with circular motions prior to bath or shower. Soak skin in warm water for 5-10 minutes before you shave to open skin pores and hair follicles, draw out impurities and loosen dead skin cells trapped inside the pores.

    2. Shaving Tips to Get Rid of Dark Pores on the Legs

    * Shave during or after a warm shower when pores are larger.

    * Use a good razor—one that will not require you to use a lot of pressure as you shave and that provides a closer shave without causing the hair to snap back and cause ingrown hairs.

    * Make sure that the blades are sharp. Dull blades drag against the skin and also increase the chance of the hair curling back into the skin causing razor bumps.

    * Apply an aloe-based or moisturizing shaving cream or gel, following hair growth. Next, gently shave in direction of hair growth. Avoid passing over the same area too many times, which will irritate the skin. Also be careful not to stretch the skin while shaving.

    * After shaving, splash the skin with cold water to close the pores and hair follicles.

    * Pat the skin dry. Apply a fragrance-free cream or moisturizer or a lotion made for aftershave to reduce redness. Let the moisturizer absorb into the skin.

    3. Alternatives to Shaving

    While shaving is the quickest, easiest and cheapest method for hair removal, it might be necessary to stop shaving. You can try alternative methods like depilatories, waxing or laser hair removal, but remember these methods have their own set of problems.

    Regular Skin Care to Rid the Legs of Dark Pores

    1. Keep Pores Clean.

    Reduce the chance of dark pores appearing by regularly exfoliating the skin to get rid of dead skin and blockage from sebum, dirt, and impurities that can get into the pores. These mixtures of ingredients are great to use for exfoliating the skin and help alleviate dark pores on the legs.

    * Mix 2 tbsp of sugar with 4 tbsp of olive oil.

    * Mix 1 tbsp of baking soda with 1 tsp of warm water.

    * Mix enough salt with buttermilk to make a paste.

    * Mix 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 2 tbsp aloe vera gel and 1 tsp lemon juice into a paste.

    * Blend equal parts of brown sugar and baking soda with water to make a paste.

    Instructions: Exfoliate with natural, mildly abrasive scrubs. Using a loofah, exfoliating mitt or a towel, gently massage the scrub onto affected areas (or the entire leg) with small circular motions for several minutes, beginning at the ankles and working your way up. Rinse or gentle wipe off with warm water. Splash skin with cold water.

    2. Massage

    Massage legs with healing oils or lotions with healing ingredients like aloe vera to increase circulation, keep skin moisturized and healthy. Other ideas:

    * Add pure glycerin to vitamin E oil, almond oil, jojoba or coconut oil.

    * Peel and mash a cucumber and apply the cucumber juice to affected areas. After a few usages this will help reduce the color of the dark pores.

    * Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil to two tablespoons of olive oil and massage into the area for a few minutes.

    * A few drops of sandalwood oil in olive oil or coconut oil

    * Equal parts of lime (or lemon) juice, cucumber juice and rosewater to legs

    * Apply egg whites on pores and leave on for several minutes, rinse with cold water

    A note about the ingredients: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) aid in the shedding of dead skin for smoother skin and decrease inflammation from razor bumps, improve texture of the skin and decrease discoloration. Glycolic acid was originally derived from sugar cane, hence the use of sugar. Other AHAs are lactic acid (milk) and citric acid (lemons, limes). If you have sensitive skin and are prone to hyperpigmentation speak with a dermatologist who specializes in treating ethnic skin before using glycolic acid and AHAs. Also avoid abrasive scrubs.

    Lime is an astringent and gentler on the skin than lemon. Cucumbers, aloe vera, rosewater and sandalwood oil are good for inflammation. Avocado and olive oil are great emollients. Coconut oil is antibacterial. Salt is a good for exfoliation, but sugar is a gentler exfoliant for sensitive skin. Brown sugar is better for sensitive skin than white granular sugar.

    #417482
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    Mercury
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    Sometimes they’ll curl up a bit when they start growing back, but once they get to the point that they’re really long, they straighten up. I’m really considering laser hair removal but I’ve been told it hurts and because I’m a bit tan, it might be harder to remove the hair. Still considering it though…

    [i]Originally posted by yap_nass[/i]
    Does your leg hair curls up? I’ve been having hair discussion with my housemate too, and she says she doesn’t shave during winter either. She said her leg hair gets long and curly lol

    I wear skirt and tights to work during winter. I find that sometimes the hair pokes through the tights like an akidna’s spikes :D…so even during winter I can only let it grow to a certain length.

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    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    Cold over here!
    But as for leg hair, I shave. I tried the Nair hair remover cream thing, it’s messy and one bottle only last me like one use cause I have thick long leg hair. I only shave if I plan to wear something short that shows my legs. And I’d only shave the area’s that the leg will be showing, so most of the time I don’t shave above my knees.
    I can not shave for months at a time, np. Sometims I’ll shave if I want to put on a sexy look for hubby…hehe.
    I pluck the pits though!

    [/quote]

    #417488
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    “Curl up”?! how long is this leg hair hehehe.

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    #417496
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    Mercury
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    You want me to take a picture next time? kekeke :D

    I shaved not too long ago, so the hair isn’t that long yet and in a few days I will shave again for my anniversary, so by next month I can show you my long curly hair. kekekeke :D

    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]
    “Curl up”?! how long is this leg hair hehehe.

    #417503
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    Sovie
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    The only thing I lucked out on, I don’t have leg hair. For me it’s a bonus but for my brothers it just makes for awkward conversation because they don’t have leg hair either.

    http://bobbleheaddiary.wordpress.com/
    #417510
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    Lol yep need visual aids

    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    You want me to take a picture next time? kekeke :D

    I shaved not too long ago, so the hair isn’t that long yet and in a few days I will shave again for my anniversary, so by next month I can show you my long curly hair. kekekeke :D
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    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]
    “Curl up”?! how long is this leg hair hehehe.

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    #417517
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    Pis3y, will you share a photo too?

    Perhaps we can agree to post a photo of our hairy leg(s) in a month’s time lol

    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]
    Lol yep need visual aids
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    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    You want me to take a picture next time? kekeke :D

    I shaved not too long ago, so the hair isn’t that long yet and in a few days I will shave again for my anniversary, so by next month I can show you my long curly hair. kekekeke :D
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    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]
    “Curl up”?! how long is this leg hair hehehe.

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    #417523
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    Can you see the hairs starting to curl up? kekekeke

    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]
    Lol yep need visual aids
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    [i]Originally posted by Mercury-Star[/i]
    You want me to take a picture next time? kekeke :D

    I shaved not too long ago, so the hair isn’t that long yet and in a few days I will shave again for my anniversary, so by next month I can show you my long curly hair. kekekeke :D
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    [i]Originally posted by Pis3y[/i]
    “Curl up”?! how long is this leg hair hehehe.

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