Friday, February 13th, 2009

Choose or Lose

What's your hair removal method of choice?

  • Shaving (56%, 408 Votes)
  • Waxing (25%, 183 Votes)
  • Threading (9%, 62 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (5%, 39 Votes)
  • Electrolysis/Laser (5%, 34 Votes)

Total Voters: 726

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28 thoughts on “Choose or Lose: What’s your hair removal method of choice?

  1. I both shave and wax. I shave my legs and pits, but wax my chin, brows, and my upperlip on ocassion.

  2. Liz

    It’s a mixed bag for me. I shave my legs and pits, wax my chin, and have No!No! for any other random spots that need to be cleared of hair. I’m going to invest in electrolysis soon, too.

  3. have any of you ever experienced body sugaring??

    as an esthetician, I LOVE this method…it’s so much better for larger areas…like legs, arms, underarms, etc. compared to’s not so good for eyebrows (Personally I prefer my tweezers there!) I’ve sugar waxed, waxed, and sugared my upper lip and I actually prefer this sugaring method b/c it’s more gentle on the skin.

    here’s two video demos: and this one is more close up

  4. sej

    Depends on the area. I shave or wax my legs and underarms, wax the arms, thread the brows, and laser the other areas of the face.

  5. Nicole

    Shave as far as legs and underarm. Luckily I don’t have a lot of hair on my legs. I get a stray hair every now and then on my jawline and I just pluck it.

  6. I usually shave. I wax occasionally. I’ve always wanted to try threading my brows, but I don’t know of anyone near me who does it. I’ve also wanted to try lasering, but I heard it’s expensive :(

  7. HoneyBrown1976

    I usually shave; but, I wax for eyebrows (maintain with tweezers), lips, and bikini area. I would try threading, if someone was nearby.

  8. Fatima

    I wax EVERYTHING, but thread my eyebrows and upper lip. I maintain my body hair with epilating in between waxings.

  9. Christine B

    Shaving for legs, waxing for brows with some tweezing in between to keep things presentable.

  10. maddie

    i wax my facial area( lip, eyebrows, chin…) and shave my legs and underarms
    i did a Brazilian one after being told it was the best well, no it wasnt.. it hurt more than getting a tattoo ( i told my tattoo guy that! he was laughing his head off!!) i told him he should post a sign saying” hurst less than a Brazilian”) lol

  11. Vivian

    A mix between minimal wasx and lots shaving. I normally use razors for my everything. I’ve waxed my legs, which works good.

    Downside: I’ve tried wax on my armpits and it BLED! My skin was so swollen, I had to take some pills.. :( I’ve razored and waxed my upper lip (I had fine hair before) for a year (went to the salon for a couple times). NOW my upper lips are like wild moss! I NEVER WILL shave/wax my upper lip AGAIN given the awful condition of my upper lip hair. *crying that I’ve turned myself into a cavewoman*

  12. I wax, shave, and laser.
    Laser my pits, shave legs, and wax face.

  13. ayat

    Oh I love my epilator!! Sometimes sugaring!!

  14. slipnslide Erin

    I shave my legs, but I wax everything else.

  15. Kimberly

    I use a depilatory cream on my legs, shave my underarms, & just pluck my facial hair.

  16. Ellen

    Definitely shave and wax.

  17. Shanon

    Epilating works fine for my legs. Shaving for arms and waxing on other body parts 😉

  18. Annika

    I use a hair removal cream for my legs, underarms and er other bits. Shaving gives me the itchies otherwise I would do that as the hair removal cream is such a nasty chemical :(

  19. geri

    The Epilator is a god sent item!

  20. I use a Epistick! It works like a tweezer, but way faster!
    You can find it on eBay, the search keyword is ‘epistick’.
    I use it only for my face!

  21. kat

    I shave everything (and I mean everything) thats not on my head. I really have little to NO body hair though so I can’t even wax my legs. I tried and I was having a hard time so I went to a salon and the lady just laughed at me. Apparantly my hair is too fine and too sparse to wax! Oh well :D!

  22. It depends. I like using those hair removal creams but I do wax at times too.

  23. Whitnee

    eyebrows: waxing, but I dream of electrolysis, and am saving up for it
    legs, bikini, underarms: currently shaving, but hope to get laser at least on underarms and bikini would be nice, but the legs i’m happy with shaving.

  24. CeeBee

    I have an epilator. It hurts like HECK when you first start (I cried doing my armpits the first time) but it’s like tweezing – you get used to it… Plus the hair that grows back is much finer and more sparse, you can do it in front of the telly (or with a glass of wine to help with the discomfort, ha!), no nicks, no rash (though I never apply lotion immediately after epilating because it can irritate) and you don’t need to buy refils or anything.

    I do tweeze my eyebrows though, my Tweezermans are brilliant!

  25. Diana A

    I shave most of the time. Sometimes I’ll use cream if I want to be silky smooth cause my hair grows pretty fast. I tweeze my brows.

    For my legs & bikini line, I’ll treat myself to a wax once or twice during the summer, but its too much $$ and too much upkeep (I hate things I need to make appointments for) regularly.

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