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    For all the ladies who shave their legs...

    I've started to notice that after shaving my legs, they have a burning sensation more frequently than I've experience before. Whenever it would happen before, I would attribute it to shaving too quickly. Does anyone else ever have that feeling? What products do you use to shave and what do you use to moisturize your sking afterward? Right now, I shave with Skintimate and will then follow up with whatever lotion I'm using at the time

    Please help keep a sista from burning her legs off!!!

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    sounds like razor burn. i used to get this sometimes after a) using a dull razor B) using a cheap razor (ie BIC for women) or c) not shaving in the shower--my legs have to be wet. I need a new double or triple blade for good results, so i would use men's razors. also it may help to not moisturize right after. Or change your moisterizer to a light oil, then use lotion about 30 mins later.

    luckily i don't shave anymore
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    I shave my legs in the summer and if I am going to wear a dress, or something. I find that the burning comes when you use a cheap or dull razor. Gillette makes a really good razor. It is the green one, for women. I can not think of the name of it, right now. I think that it is the Gilette Sensor. It is a little more expensive, but worth it, because it is less of a hassle. It also helps if you let your skin soak in the bath or shower for a little while, to soften the hair and skin. I also find that I get irritated if I have goosebumps while I am shaving. I hope that this helps.

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    Thanks Ladies!

    I actually do use the Gilette Sensor razor, and it&#39;s relatively new so I didn&#39;t think that was the problem. I also only shave my legs in the shower. I&#39;ll try your suggestions about the oil and not moisturizing immediately after.

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    i can&#39;t remember the name of my shaver. it&#39;s a ladies shaver and the blades are wrapped in microfine wire to prevent cuts.

    i have cut myself shaving with regular shavers and it&#39;s the worst sensation, especially near the ankles!

    anyway, with my shaver, the wires prevent knicks caused by using too much pressure or shaving too fast. also the wrapped blades prevent you from overshaving an area, resulting in razor burn.

    the cartridges are costly, but (depending on how frequently you shave) they can last a long time. i bought a new pack of cartridges early last year and i still have 2 cartridges left in the container.

    i&#39;m sorry i can&#39;t think of the brand.

    it&#39;s blue/greenish and the handle is wide with soft-grip ridges for shower use.
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    Check the ingredients in your moisturizer. If it contains AHA or any fruit acids that could be the culprit. Use an oil-based moisturizer or better yet shea butter.
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    Did you have goosebumps at the time?

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    i use hair conditioner to shave. my doctor told me that shaving cream can be irritating to skin b/c of all the crap in it. so conditioner softens your legs AND gives u a close shave. and i second what everyone else said about using a double-blade or triple-blade razor.
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    Originally posted by wildandkinky@Mar 4 2005, 06:47 PM
    Did you have goosebumps at the time?
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    I don&#39;t think I did beforehand, but I did afterwards. I&#39;ll try liberty&#39;s suggestion about the hair conditioner. I don&#39;t think I would have ever thought of that. And I just replenished my shea butter so I&#39;ll be all buttered and freshly lubed in no time!

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    Try shaving with 100% pure coconut oil or even baby oil in a pinch. Make sure your razor is sharp; rinse frequently while shaving, and follow-up immediately with more coconut oil.

    After showering off...keep soap away from freshly shaved legs; pat dry gently and apply more coconut oil. You legs will be silky, smooth and mosit.

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