Still not sure what leg hair removal method to use? Let's consider the electric shaver. There are so many to choose from and while they are becoming more popular, there are still a lot of skeptical women out there.

Read more to find out why a lot of women believe that womens electric shavers are the best for leg hair removal.  Plus, get tips on how to get the most from your shaver.

Here we go:


Let's consider the shaver's Pros and Cons.

  • some can be used wet or dry;
  • some are cordless;
  • less chance of experiencing razor burn or irritation;
  • some allow for adjustment of length and trim, and
  • some come either electrical or battery operated that are rechargeable.
  • CONS:
  • don't usually get as close a shave as with regular razors because don't get as close to the skin with the blade;
  • some electric shavers don't hold a charge long enough to finish both legs;
  • usually takes longer to shave your legs;
  • can actually be painful because, with some razors, it can feel like the hair is being pulled out instead of shaven, and
  • much larger than regular razors and not as easy to get to sensitive places or areas that have lots of curves.


    TIP #1 - Exfoliate the legs:
    Even though I mentioned this in shaving with a razor, it's still a good idea to do when using your electric shaver. This removes dead skin and helps the hair to stand up more, giving you a closer shave and helps keep your shaver's screen cleaner.
     Exfoliating helps prevent ingrown hair by stimulating the skin and keeping your pores open. Put a quarter size drop in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and distribute the scrub evenly over your legs. Rinse the scrub off really well. (This is best done in the shower usually every other day.) Feel the difference!

    TIP #2 - Shower before shaving:
    Showering before you shave helps to soften your hair allowing the blade in the Electric Shaver to get more of the hair and prevent irritation. Some shavers allow you to shave wet so those would work in the shower well.

    TIP #3 - Use a good shaver:
    Using a good shaver will help get you the results you are looking for. There are so many products out there that claim to give you the best shave. It's best to choose a shaver that will fit your lifestyle. Choose one that gets your problem areas and fits into your hand the best. I have some products listed below that I highly recommend. There are shavers out there where you can use them wet or dry and are rechargeable.

    TIP #4 - Clean your shaver's screen and cutter regularly:
    It's important to be sure that your screen and cutter are clean to ensure you get the best possible results from your shaving experience. Also make sure your shaver is lubricated properly so your shaver is operating at its maximum power level.

    TIP #5 - Use gentle pressure:
    Use gentle pressure against your legs and shave against the grain of your hair's growth. Do not press down hard, or move your shaver too rapidly over your legs. This will not get you a closer shave but will cause your shaver head to wear out quicker.

    TIP #6 - Put on a good moisturizer:
    I go into greater detail about moisturizing your legs at Moisturize Legs. But just let me say here that putting a good moisturizer on your legs after you have shaved, and if using the wet shaver, patted your legs dry, will help to hold moisture in and help keep your pores open, giving your legs a healthy look with shine.

    Here are shavers I believe to be among the best

    Remington WDF-1600 Smooth and Silky Ultra Shaver This shaver is rechargeable and can be used wet or dry. It has a comfortable grip that hugs your curves for a close shave. If you want to read more click here.

    Panasonic Close Curves ES2216PC Wet/Dry Shaver This shaver has the sharpest blades of all the ladies electric razozrs. The pivoting action shaving system moves with the curves of your legs giving you a clean shave, especially in those hard to reach areas. Click here to see what others are saying about it.

    Panasonic Close Curves ES2207P Wet/Dry Ladies Shaver
    This shaver has an ultra thin shaving foil that helps get a smooth close shave. Can be fully immersed for each cleaning and has a pop up trimmer for longer or stray hairs. Let me tell you more by clicking here.

    Remington WDF-3600 Smooth and Silky with Moisturizing Strip Technology
    This electric razor has 2 flexible screens to this cordless rechargeable shaver that hug the curves of your legs, while its moisturizing strip soothes skin for less irritation. This razor is really good if you have sensitive skin. Click here to find out what other women have to say.

    Braun Silk and Soft Wet/Dry LS5160
    Of all the Braun electric razors, there is now one just for women! This one has a floating foil and trimmer system that lifts the hair and smooths the stubble. Special attachments help to get an even smoother shave. Read moreto find out why this razor is what women are looking for."

    Norelco Moi for Me Women's Electric Razor
    This Norelco razor looks like a blade razor, but shaves better than most electric razors. Made with an hypoallergenic shaving foil and with 2 built-in trimmers, help to prevent skin irritation and rashes. The pivoting head follows the contours of your legs for an extremely close shave, even in difficult areas. Find out more"why women rave about this razor.

    How to properly care for your Electric Shaver

    To get the most from your shaver, it's best to care for it properly to get the closest shave possible and to keep your shaver working for a long time. Read these tips below:

    Cleaning your electric shaver:

    To keep your shaver at its maximum operational level, it's best to clean your shaver after every use. Read your instructions carefully that come with your shaver - and follow them completely. One thing to keep in mind is DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN itself with the cleaning brush. It's very fragile. Below the screen is the cutter and this is the part that needs brushing out.

    Be sure to get all the accumulated whiskers out of the cutter. If you don't, you won't get the best performance from your shaver. At least once a month you should remove the cutters and the combs from the retaining plates, and brush all the whiskers from the cutters and soak them in liquid cleaner and lubricate them. Be sure to keep each set as a matched pair.

    Lubricating your shaver:

    After you have cleaned your shaver in liquid cleaner, it is important to lubricate the metal surfaces of the screen and cutter. An aerosol spray lubricant like Philip's AL80C or Remington's “Shaver Saver” works really well.

    By lubricating the parts, you free up any metal against metal binding. You should notice a pick up in the sound level of your shaver-s motor - telling you that your shaver is operating at its maximum level.

    Replacing the Screen and Cutter:

    Usually after a year of use the screen will become thin and wear through. In order to get the closest shave from your shaver you should replace these parts. By not replacing them you may press harder to get a close shave or go over the same spot several times - both of which can cause your skin to become very irritated.

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