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Men's Neck Hair (and Shaving)

I have a question about men's neck hair and shaving; looking for input and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jun 9, 2014 - 15 answers

I stopped shaving my legs. What now?

I'm a fairly pale woman with a bit of farmer's tan from walking for exercise (moreso on arms and face than legs). I unintentionally stopped shaving my legs below the knees, and now I don't want to start again. How long will it be before the dark, sharp leg hair goes away, if it does? My arm hair is pale and soft; so is the hair on my upper legs that I've never shaved. Will the hair on my lower legs grow back softer and paler eventually? What, if anything, can I do to encourage this? Is there anything I should be doing for my legs other than maybe exfoliating a bit more and the usual moisturizer for dry climate? I'm looking for anecdotal experiences and product suggestions.
posted by immlass on Apr 30, 2014 - 28 answers

Are more expensive epilators worth it or could they work worse?

I have read posts about different epilators and have heard good reviews about Braun, but it seemed like lower to mid price epilators were recommended. I am new to epilating and I want to use it for legs, under-arms and chin. I am looking for the best epilator that is easy, efficient and has high techiness that makes general use of it easy such as wet/dry. What are some of the good epilators to use and does higher cost equate to it being better? [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24 on May 12, 2013 - 11 answers

Alternatives to shaving for pregnant ladies?

I hate shaving my legs. I'm a hairy lady with dark leg hair, and shaving always itches & hurts, no matter what shaving cream or lotions I use. I usually wax in the summer and ignore my legs in the winter, but my toddler would love it if we went to the pool, and I'm fifteen weeks pregnant. Can I get a leg wax while I'm pregnant? Are there other options I haven't thought about? Depilatories don't work for me, and I'm not comfortable taking my hairy hairy legs to the pool. The last time I was pregnant, I didn't go swimming; I just wore long pants or leggings the whole time. (Bikini line isn't a concern; I always wear board shorts anyway, and I have awesome maternity ones I'm excited to fit into.)
posted by linettasky on Jan 12, 2013 - 24 answers

Best close-shave electric shaver?

What's the best very-close-shave electric shaver/razor for the face and other sensitive areas? I'm intrigued by the Cleancut and the similar Body Bare, but they seem too good to be true and honest reviews are hard to find. Do you have personal experience with either of those, or another you really like? Or does what I want even exist? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Dec 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Alum block after shaving: Alzheimer's risk?

So I hear that aluminum is pretty bad for your body (and maybe is linked to Alzheimer's?). I also hear that alum (which is used to close nicks after shaving) is the name of an aluminum compound. The majority of info about alum crystals for personal hygiene tends to be on "natural living" web sites and the like, so my main question is: is there any actual scientific study either way as to the safety of such a thing being rubbed on your face on a regular basis?
posted by DoctorFedora on Nov 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Dorco or Safety Razor?

Any ladies out there shave old school, as in, with a safety razor? [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Oct 12, 2012 - 34 answers

Help me identify with this film from the spoiler.

Help me identify with this film from the spoiler. [more inside]
posted by MarvinJ on Jul 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Best rotary-style electric razor?

Dear face-shaving persons of MetaFilter, what is your preferred electric rotary razor? Mr. Sidhedevil has a tough beard and tender skin, and insists on using a rotary-head-style electric. The most recent AskMe on this was from 2010, so hoping there are some new good models out there. We're in the US, so it has to be available here. [more inside]
posted by Sidhedevil on Apr 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Lady arm hair: What do to?

Have you ever removed arm (not armpit) hair? How and would you recommend it? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Mar 4, 2012 - 41 answers

How to get rid of my beard...for good?

Sick and tired of shaving! I'm going to get electrolysis. Here's the catch: I'm a guy. Anyone out there undergone the process before want to tell me what it's like? I imagine it's quite different for men rather than women as our beards are quite a bit coarser. [more inside]
posted by satyricaldude on Nov 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Make me look less trustworthy in Lower Manhattan

I'll be in lower Manhattan today (Worth St). Can anyone recommend a barber in the vicinity that does straight-blade shaving? I would like to get my regular mustache converted into a Bob Dylan-style pencil mustache. If not right in the neighborhood, a reasonable subway ride away is ok. Thanks!
posted by SampleSize on Oct 14, 2011 - 6 answers

What's a good shaving mirror?

I would like to buy my boyfriend a great, fogless shaving mirror. Has anyone had any positive experiences with any? [more inside]
posted by Clotilde on May 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Ever see Lex Luthor in the "returns" line?

Should I use an electric razor on my newly-bald scalp? And if I don't like the shave, will I be able to return it? [more inside]
posted by PlusDistance on Jul 25, 2010 - 17 answers

Brush shaving soap recommendations

Shaving cream recommendations for my dad - badger brush & not too smelly [more inside]
posted by machine on Jun 29, 2010 - 14 answers

What are some good cheap alternatives to the Mach 3 razor

I've used the Mach 3 razor on my face for the longest time and I have been very happy with its performance. But Gillette's recent price increases are just not something I can absorb in my current economic situation. What are some good cheap alternatives that would be available in NYC-area stores? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 18, 2010 - 31 answers

Shaving Advice Sought

Want to look my best for tomorrow, seeking shaving advice. [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Aug 4, 2009 - 25 answers

Taking it all off.

What should I know before and after I shave my head? [more inside]
posted by gursky on Feb 24, 2009 - 72 answers

Best course of action after cutting open ones eye.

In the event that I cut my eye open while shaving with a straight razor, what steps can I take to improve the chances of keeping my eye. [more inside]
posted by demon666 on Jan 20, 2009 - 26 answers

Clearly, this is why Texas produced ZZ Top.

Why do I get a closer shave in some cities than in others? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Jan 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Why all the shaving cream?

I was standing behind a young mother at the supermarket. Among her items I noticed about eight cans of Barbasol shaving cream. Any idea why someone would need that much shaving cream? Is there another use I don't know about?
posted by archaic on Oct 13, 2008 - 48 answers

How to Achieve a Clean Face and a Clean Scalp?

I could use some shaving tips, with regards to two specific questions: (i) how to achieve a much closer facial shave; and (ii) tips, anecdotes, etc. on headshaving. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 15, 2007 - 28 answers

Homemade Cleaning Solution for Braun Syncro?

Anyone know a recipe for a homemade refill for a Braun Syncro electric razor cleaning cartridge? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Jan 26, 2006 - 8 answers

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