RAZOR BURN! >:-[ thinking of waxing?

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    Aug 08, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    okay, so I like to give happy time harry and his band of merry troubadours a good shaving once a week or so.

    but no matter what I do I get razor burn like a motherfucker.
    I know not to go against the grain of the hair, I know to exfoliate and use lotion, etc.

    I'm thinking about just getting some home waxing stuff and doing it right. Anyone have any suggestions/experience/cheers/jeers?
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    Aug 08, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    DON'T

    Or at least DON'T try and do it your self!

    The chance of giving your self an ingrown hair is pretty likely with self waxing if you don't know what your doing and you don't get it right, plus, it'll hurt ALOT more then letting a pro do it.

    BTW, no matter how cheap you wanna get, you'll regret it if you get an ingrown hair icon_eek.gif

    go to a pro.. or.. *coughs* use olive oil..
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    Aug 08, 2009 5:31 AM GMT
    Waxing should be done by a professional!.

    It may look easy to do ,but it isn't. You can end up bruising yourself or get blisters.

    just call some places and ask them if they do male Brazilian waxes.


    plus when I did my friends eyebrows the wax from the store she got sucked ass.





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    Aug 08, 2009 6:17 AM GMT
    lilTanker said or.. *coughs* use olive oil..
    care to explain?
  • Latenight30

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    Aug 08, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    my husband is a professional and he does a great Manzillian.
    Get a professional to do it. Make sure they use a Hard Wax not anything else on the nether regions.
    DON"T DON"T DON"T try it at home. uggg
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    Aug 08, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    Funkapottomous saidokay, so I like to give happy time harry and his band of merry troubadours a good shaving once a week or so.

    but no matter what I do I get razor burn like a motherfucker.
    I know not to go against the grain of the hair, I know to exfoliate and use lotion, etc.

    I'm thinking about just getting some home waxing stuff and doing it right. Anyone have any suggestions/experience/cheers/jeers?



    Maybe you should just listen to what happy time harry is trying to tell you, mate, and STOP SHAVING THOSE PUBES!
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    Aug 08, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    i prefer to just trim it down to a 3mm / 6mm length.

    i think a shaved happy hairy (pun intended) just looks kinda creepily childlike to me and i'm not attracted to underaged boys .. or boys in general. I like men, manscaped men, but still men icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 08, 2009 5:40 PM GMT
    let it grow.
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    Aug 08, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
    Yeah, I agree. A shaved happy harry is a major turn-off and looks really weird. Men are suppose to have hair. What are you, 4?
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    Aug 08, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    Shaved men freak me out... it reminds me of a prepubscent boy and i am NOT into that.. you can trim a bit but stop shaving men!!!!
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    Aug 08, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
    I would NOT put a razor anywhere near there, but Gillette has a series of vids on manscaping. You can find them on YouTube or probaly at the gillette site.
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    Aug 08, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
    I would NOT put a razor anywhere near there, but Gillette has a series of vids on manscaping. You can find them on YouTube or probably at the gillette site.
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    Aug 08, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    I have done the waxing you mention not by myself but had it done by a professional. It is PAINFUL. I did it once and never did it again. I stuck with depilatories and shaving very happily after that , thank you very much. LOL
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    Aug 08, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    Unless you are going to wax regularly I don't think its worth the pain.

    Some swimmers on another site swear by Magic Shave shaving powder for their hair removal below the waist. You have to mix it a little stronger than the directions but it works well. I found the extra strength works best but you have to build up to it. Make sure to follow the instructions as far as time to leave it on closely as to avoid chemical burns (which from what I hear aren't not as bad as Nair).

    A jar is dirt cheap (less than $3) so you can try it out and if you don't like it, its no big loss. Just a warning, unless you get the "fragrant" variety, it smells pretty strong.
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    Aug 08, 2009 6:54 PM GMT
    One of my best friends recently became a wax tech and I promised her I would let her wax my lower and upper legs. (I had a triathlon coming up the following week so it wasn't a totally pointless waxing)

    First of all, holy crap, I wasn't expecting that much pain! I hair fairly hairy legs and sheesh, that was not a comfortable feeling. The shins and knees were by far the worst part.

    The next few weeks saw little hair growth... totally opposite if you were to shave. My upper legs go berserk if I shave them so I wanted to see how they'd react to waxing. About a month later the hair is growing back but seems to be growing back in much less amounts for now (some are just lagging behind). There were a good number of ingrown hairs, but none that were irritated, they just right under the surface of the skin. Visibly, they're hard to tell that they're ingrown. If you exfoliate and moisturize well you should have pleasant results.

    If I were a person who HAD to keep my leg hair short at all times I would 100% prefer waxing.

    Refer to the pic in my profile... I was having a blast. lol icon_razz.gif
  • styrgan

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    Aug 08, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    Hmmm... I actually trim down there for the most part. On other sensitive areas though, I use pure aloe vera gel to avoid razor burn. Maybe you should give that a try before giving up.
  • Celticmusl

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    Aug 08, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    The Philips Norelco Bodygroom is an electric razor for your private areas, no nicks!

    I just shave smooth the shaft myself, and trim the balls.
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    Aug 08, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    Rub liquid soap on your face before shave and you wont get the razor burn. icon_smile.gif
  • jgymnast733

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    Aug 08, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    Wax it baby,
    i get a full body waxing once a month.....
    Dont do it yourself though,get someone who knows what their doing...
  • kevmoran

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    Oct 24, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    If you do wax or think of shaving again, try TendSkin, it's worked the best for me. I'm not sure what it does, but it stops ingrown hairs. If you're getting irritation though, make sure to use aloe vera gel.
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    Oct 24, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    I've waxed my pubes and it's only REALLY painful the first time, otherwise you just have to man up and work through the discomfort. (One caveat: *Bleeding is bad* if you bleed you did it wrong)
    I've had it done professionally and after a while ended up doing it myself which was tricky logistically but not unreasonably so.

    One of my best friends who works in porn told me that most of them use rubbing alcohol immediately after shaving. It burns like a mother fucker but using it twice a day for two days after the initial shave really does wonders.

    In my experience the more you shave the less irritating it is.