TAKE 5: Looking Leggy


Razor burn, cuts and bumps are dirty words when it comes to smooth legs. To get the best results from shaving, you need a good combination of razor and technique.

It is best to shave your legs at the very end of your shower or bath. The heat and moisture will have had a chance to work their magic and make hair softer and easier to shave. Slather legs with a shaving cream or gel before you shave – this will allow your razor to glide over the area. Because shaving exfoliates the skin, you need to follow up with your favourite body cream, lotion or oil to prevent dryness.

Razors come in different shapes, sizes and with different numbers of blades and moisture strips. You need to find the right one for you. Just remember to change your blade every two weeks or so, depending on how often you want to be fuzz free.

    1 – Lackluster
    2 – Not the worst of the bunch
    3 – Getting there …
    4 – Almost perfect
    5 – Knock-your-socks-off good

    Gillette Venus Embrace
    The Claim: This five-blade razor hugs women’s curves for a close shave.
    The Truth: The wide head provides a smooth shave but makes it hard to reach all areas. The shower caddy and easy to open package are excellent extras.
    Number of blades: 5
    Handling: 3 out of 5
    Smoothness: 4 out of 5

    Available at your local drug store

      Schick Quattro For Women
      The Claim: Skip a day or two of shaving thanks to the high performance of the Quattro.
      The Truth: The ergonomic look, pivoting head and rubber grip make this one a pleasure to use. Aloe, vitamin E and B5 have been infused into the conditioning strips for an easy glide.
      Number of blades: 4
      Handling: 4 out of 5
      Smoothness: 4.5 out of 5

      Available at your local drug store

        Rolling Razor
        The Claim: Designed to follow the contours of the body and eliminate scraping and irritation.
        The Truth: Advanced technology of dual heads makes this razor fun to use. It fits comfortably on your finger for a speedy shave.
        Number of blades: 3 (on each cartridge)
        Handling: 4 out of 5
        Smoothness: 3 out of 5

        Rolling Razor
        Available online at www.rollingrazor.com

          BIC Soleil Citron PIVOT
          The Claim: Triple-blade action delivers a smooth shave. The non-slip grip makes it easy to handle in the shower or tub.
          The Truth: The lively colours and soft citrus scented handle make for a tropical experience. The blades seem sharp and offer a close shave.
          Number of blades: 3
          Handling: 4 out of 5
          Smoothness: 4 out of 5

          Available at your local drug store

            Schick Intuition Plus Sensitive Care
            The Claim: Skip the shaving cream while banishing stubble and moisturizing at the same time. The slim handle and pivoting head make for a comfortable experience.
            The Truth: You’ll spend less time in the shower because of the built in solid. It really eliminates the need for shaving cream or gel. The size is on the bulky side, so it is better suited for bath use.
            Number of blades: 4
            Handling: 3 out of 5
            Smoothness: 4 out of 5

            Available at your local drug store

              And the winner is: Schick Quattro For Women!

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              • I’ve pretty much tried them all and I love the Rolling Razor. I get a close shave and the dual blades makes it so easy. Great job Rolling Razor. On my legs, I have so much control and never thought I would leave my Venus. I think that the finger hole in the Rolling Razor is what makes a difference too. I had never seen anything like it. Everyone that sees it wants one. Under my arms, the size of the Rolling Razor is perfect. I can use either blade, or shave in both directions. I also love the price.

              • I have tried several shavers as well and I like the Rolling Razor a lot better. I love that it is easier to shave, I don’t have to go over and over my legs a bunch of times to see the hair go away anymore. I love how you can reach harder to reach places with the rolling razor, my other razor’s I have used it was much harder to shave and very time consuming. I am glad I tried it. I am very happy.

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