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In hopes I really will get that Pap smear tomorrow (the Tricare appointment line confirmed that I wanted one when I made the appointment, but it's been rescheduled a couple of times since -- go 4th Medical Group! *sarcasm*) I decided I should de-hair my legs. Shaving is always out of the question, so looking at the wax and a bottle of Nair after Himself left for work and the midget was napping, I chose the latter. Despite sounding and feeling half full, there was only enough for one leg up to the knee. Luckily I found a little bottle of bikini-area Nair from before someone convinced me I could do home waxing and did the other leg. It came out a bit uneven, but my legs are less hairy now.

Last night's broccoli salad was tasty, but next time I'd make it sans onion. Tonight Himself is picking up dinner as we need to go grocery shopping (at least pick up bread, milk and frozen juice) despite any crap he gets at work for taking dinner break. That's the nice thing about being so close to terminal leave -- they can try and screw him out of dinner like they usually do, but they can't do anything that would hurt him since he'll be gone in a few weeks.

Packages to Alabama, Texas, and Japan are going out tomorrow -- the stateside ones are already closed up. The one I'd offered HP5 to will have it included in their package. And Japan, there are more size 2T clothes coming your way and they should be the end in that size since I've started in on sorting her clothes.

Since the midget's still napping, I'm going to lie down next to her and get some more sleep myself.

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oddharmonic
Jul. 30th, 2003 05:11 pm (UTC)
My leg hair grows in so many different directions there is no grain to shave with or against, so I had terrible razor burn for years. After a friend suggested I get professionally waxed, I got leg and bikini waxes regularly until I got pregnant with Laurel and went to Nair to save on money.

We picked up basic waxing equipment at Sally Beauty Supply this spring (a warmer, wax, wax remover for skin, and post-wax soothing cream; we bought craft sticks for spreading the wax and muslin by the yard to pink into strips elsewhere) and it does a great job on my legs. It's just a lot easier when Himself is around to help.
revme
Jul. 30th, 2003 04:57 pm (UTC)
Hm, with Nair, what is it exactly? The ads (well, back from the 1980s, since I don't think they really advertise it anymore) seemed to make it look like this weird shaving-foam sort of thing that you sprayed on, then washed off and it magically removed hair without hurting or anything.

Which might be useful if they did a face-sort, since I'm remarkably bad at shaving and either end up cutting myself, and I rarely have the patience for an electric shaver (and it's always weird, because even if you replace the blades, it never seems to be as good as the blades from when you take the thing out of the box. And the hair is a bit messy cleaning. Or something, I don't know. I just hate shaving and am bad at it. Which probably makes me worse at it.
oddharmonic
Jul. 30th, 2003 05:34 pm (UTC)
Nair comes in lotion or cream forms; the lotion is designed for large areas like legs, the cream is for more precise areas (and comes with a plastic brush applicator in the lid) like the face and underarms. It's a chemical depilatory (hair remover) that basically dissolves the root of the hair so the rest of the hair comes off easily. It's pitched as being less painful and slower to grow back than shaving (which cuts off the hair at skin level), but you do have to be careful not to use it on sunburned skin, anyplace you have a cut/open wound, or leave it on more than 10 minutes. (One of the first hits I got searching Google for Nair was a review on a parents' site with a parent talking about how when she first let her 10-year-old use it, she left it on too long and got a chemical burn.)

Himself found he got a better shave with a straight razor, but if you cut yourself a lot with a regular razor that might not be such a good idea. I have no idea how helpful the Nair cream would be on your face, but as long as you're prepared to rinse it off early if it starts hurting it can't hurt to try it.

A more expensive but more permanent solution would be electrolysis.
revme
Jul. 30th, 2003 05:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, lately I've been using this one that it's got 3 razors in the cartridge, and the cartridge itself all is with the moving around, and that seems to have been working out a bit better. Less cuts than normal, since I don't have those weird bits where the razor misses a curve or something. Which is useful.

I still am of the opinion that no one should have to shave ever, since it wouldn't be there, but same goes for toe/fingernails, too.
karaksindru
Jul. 31st, 2003 12:32 am (UTC)
Myself being a bear in many sense of the word, I also am of the opinion that shaving is annoying. I actually wondered about it enough to look and see that were I to not shave, I would be able to trace a path of hair literally from head to toe, with one or two inch wide gaps. I wouldn't shave except that my moustache comes in very light and the hair on my neck drives me crazy after three days growth with how itchy it is.

Thanks, though, for putting the idea in my head to get a straight razor with which to shave. It allows for a much more ritualistic experience than the safety razors (TracII, Mach3, etc). At the very least it's a more interesting daily event...
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