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Hair removal for men's legs: the guide

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How to properly shave or wax your legs? Find all my advice on the best way to do leg waxing for men.


It is no longer uncommon to see men with fully shaved legs on the beaches in the summer. While a few years ago it would have seemed very strange, not to say unwelcome to see men with shaved legs, today it is no longer shocking at all. Besides, before, as soon as we saw a man with shaved legs, we took him either for a cyclist or for a swimmer. Indeed, the fact of depilating the legs for these two categories of sportsmen had a direction: either not to be embarrassed during the massages and for aesthetic reasons for the cyclists, or to take water better and aesthetic reasons. for swimmers. But currently, it is enough to look at the legs of the men, in particular the men who have the twenties, to see that the waxing of the legs at the man is a phenomenon which democratizes. I recently went to Italy for a relaxing day at the beach and almost all the 20 year old guys had perfectly shaved legs.

Why do leg hair removal for men

If you paid attention to the reasons why cyclists or swimmers wax their legs, there was a common denominator: aesthetics. But today, other reasons lead men to shave their legs:

Leg hair removal for aesthetics


This is the main reason cited by men for doing leg waxing. Because it must be said: the hairs, whatever their presence on the body, are less and less the coast in men. We talk about waxing the bikini line in men , the armpits, the torso and other parts of the body. In short, hair removal for men is becoming popular. Not only do men like to see their hair less, especially if they are very hairy and very dark. But women today also prefer men with little body hair.

Leg waxing for comfort


Especially when it's hot in the middle of summer. It's still more comfortable to wear light clothes without leg hair. Men thus feel lighter after waxing their legs.

Leg hair removal for athletes


I also return to the field of sports. Practicing leg waxing for men significantly improves performance: cyclists glide better in the air, swimmers glide better in the water...

Fashionable leg waxing


Is leg hair removal for men a fad? I do not think so. As I said above, in Italy, almost all young men had their legs shaved and in Spain it is a treatment that men have been doing for many years. At a time when men are taking more and more care of their appearance, their physique not to mention their muscles, body hair is not welcome. And this is not a passing phenomenon.

How to do leg hair removal for men?

To practice leg hair removal for men, there is nothing simpler. It's as easy as waxing your chest. Different options are therefore available to you:

Make leg waxing at the beautician


More and more beauty salons are doing leg waxing for men. Generally, beauticians apply wax strips on the legs. Because they are used to it, the gestures are quick and the waxing of the legs takes very little time.

It will be advisable to do leg waxing at the beautician for several reasons:

  • if you are afraid of doing your epilation badly, of cutting your leg if you use the razor. In short if you are clumsy

  • or simply to be pampered and because you like being taken care of. It will then be a moment of relaxation... well, if you are used to waxing !

Leg waxing at home

It is now possible to do leg hair removal for men at home because it is a very easily accessible part of the body and above all, you can see hair after hair perfectly. A word of advice: if you have very hairy legs, I advise you to use the mower beforehand, this will make depilation of your legs easier. Here is my small selection of mowers.

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4 beard combs (1, 2, 3 & 5 mm) + body comb and protection system for sensitive areas. Unique OneBlade electric technology: efficiency without irritation or cuts

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Self-sharpening blades for comfortable mowing and impeccable styling

The protection tool preserves the most sensitive areas of your body

At home, several methods can be used to wax your legs:

Hair removal for men with a razor


The razor is without a doubt the most used way to do leg hair removal for men. It is indeed easy to do, economical, everyone has their own razor and shaving product at home. Beware, however, of regrowth, which is faster than with other methods. But in the shower, it's still very practical.

To do your leg hair removal with a razor, here are the products that I recommend. Preferably, use a transparent shaving gel, this will allow you to have perfect visibility on the area you are shaving, it is important especially if you have moles.

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Designed for shaving the male body. Rounded head for maximum comfort. Three lubricating strips for maximum softness. Ergonomic non-slip handle for control in the shower.

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The anti-irritation shaving gel allows easy shaving of body hair without irritation.

Suitable for the shower.

Leg waxing for men


And I can already hear the teeth grinding just like seeing a strip of wax on the skin, before it is torn off!! Because waxing in men is scary, men are known to be cozy!! But wax has a big advantage for male leg hair removal: the hair grows back much more slowly than with other hair removal methods.

Depilation of the legs in the man with the epilator


We're not going to hide it, the epilator is not the most used way to depilate the legs in men! Quite simply because men do not buy this type of product, and would rather tend to steal that of their girlfriend. But you have to have a girlfriend!

Depilation of the legs in men with depilatory cream

The depilatory cream for men remains the most effective method in my opinion to make a perfect depilation of the legs in men. It has many advantages that are not insignificant:

  • it's an easy method, you just have to apply the depilatory cream on the whole leg, thigh included as well as on part of the groin.

  • it is painless, unless you leave it on too long and you risk getting burns.

  • it is economical, depilatory creams for men are not very expensive.

Here is my selection of hair removal creams for men below. I have voluntarily put you a depilatory cream for the intimate areas, so that if you do full hair removal , you will only have one product to use.

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Veet Men Hair Removal Cream can be used on the chest and the whole body* *Chest, Back, Armpits, Groin, Arms, Legs

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Premium depilatory cream for intimate areas: groin, pubis and buttocks


What care to do to depilate the legs

My advice before doing leg waxing for men

Before depilating your legs, dear gentlemen, I recommend that you exfoliate your legs with a body scrub product. This will allow you to have perfectly clean legs. Then, once the scrub is done, rinse your legs with hot water (without burning yourself, of course), to make the hair more supple, and therefore easier to depilate!

The care to be done after a waxing of the legs in men

After waxing your legs, it is advisable to moisturize all your legs, from the top of the thigh to the foot. The skin has indeed been weakened by the blade of the razor, the mower or the wax. It is therefore necessary to take care of it, to hydrate it so that it regains vitality.

A few days after depilation of the legs, do not hesitate to exfoliate. This will prevent the appearance of ingrown hairs and therefore unsightly pimples.

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Scrub made with slivers of apricot kernels. Apply to damp skin with circular massages, ideally in the shower (no need to press too hard, the grains are quite exfoliating), then rinse with water.

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The Weleda Birch shower scrub refines and smoothes the skin without irritating it. Fine beads of carnauba wax and beeswax stimulate the skin and promote its renewal


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