handy shaving guide for girls

hey, ready to start shaving? why didn’t you say so? oh, probably because talking to anyone about new body hair is fabulously awkward and makes you want to shrink into the floorboards, huh?

well, we're here to help

whenever you’re ready. just follow this handy guide we’ve pulled together and you’ll be body-hair free, or whatever you want to be, faster than you can click “yes, i’m STILL watching.”

to start, we should mention that there’s no right time to start shaving. it’s all on your terms, girl. some women don’t shave at all, and that’s cool too, we’re into whatever you’re into. but, if you are into simply removing body hair, wherever it may grow, joy+glee have the tools for you.

handy shaving guide for girls

hey, ready to start shaving? why didn’t you say so? oh, probably because talking to anyone about new body hair is fabulously awkward and makes you want to shrink into the floorboards, huh?

well, we’re here to help whenever you’re ready. just follow this handy guide we’ve pulled together and you’ll be body-hair free, or whatever you want to be, faster than you can click “yes, i’m still watching.”

to start, we should mention that there’s no right time to start shaving. it’s all on your terms, girl. some women don’t shave at all, and that’s cool too, we’re into whatever you’re into. but, if you are into simply removing body hair, wherever it may grow, joy+glee have the tools for you.

  • never share your razors, please.
    (we said please, so you have to listen)

    the first rule of shaving, although we guess there’s no right time to start shaving is the first rule, isn’t it…

    the second rule of shaving is to never share your razors. if sharing razors sounds gross, and you’re asking yourself, “why would anyone share razors, that sounds gross” you’re right. it’s gross. it’s also not clean, and you could cause infection. share appetizers, not razors.

    oh, you should also make sure your blades are sharp. so, throw away those dull blades and get you some new ones. don’t worry about cutting yourself with new blades, it’s actually the dull blades that are more likely to nick those knees. you’ll know your blades are dull when you can feel them starting to pull on the hair instead of gliding through it. those dull razors can be so needy.

  • showtime

    ok, you’ve got your new razor, and we hope it says joy on the handle, but we won’t judge if it doesn’t the key here is that you’re ready to shave.

  • grab that gel (or mousse)

    ALWAYS, and we say it in all caps, so you know we mean it, we hate caps, always use a shave gel. in addition to smelling marvelous, shave gels help soften your hairs so your razor can cut right through them.

    not only does shave gel or mousse help reduce irritation and those pesky cuts we mentioned above, when paired with a lotion or oil after you shave, it also works to moisturize your skin, so it will be smooth and ready to show off in those new shorts.

  • never share your razors, please.
    (we said please, so you have to listen)

    the first rule of shaving, although we guess there’s no right time to start shaving is the first rule, isn’t it…

    the second rule of shaving is to never share your razors. if sharing razors sounds gross, and you’re asking yourself, “why would anyone share razors, that sounds gross” you’re right. it’s gross. it’s also not clean, and you could cause infection. share appetizers, not razors.

    oh, you should also make sure your blades are sharp. so, throw away those dull blades and get you some new ones. don’t worry about cutting yourself with new blades, it’s actually the dull blades that are more likely to nick those knees. you’ll know your blades are dull when you can feel them starting to pull on the hair instead of gliding through it. those dull razors can be so needy.

  • showtime

    ok, you’ve got your new razor, and we hope it says joy on the handle, but we won’t judge if it doesn’t the key here is that you’re ready to shave.

  • that gel (or mousse)

    ALWAYS, and we say it in all caps, so you know we mean it, we hate caps, always use a shave gel. in addition to smelling marvelous, shave gels help soften your hairs so your razor can cut right through them.

    not only does shave gel or mousse help reduce irritation and those pesky cuts we mentioned above, when paired with a lotion or oil after you shave, it also works to moisturize your skin, so it will be smooth and ready to show off in those new shorts.

the shave

here’s where we get to the good stuff, the shave itself. every body part is different, so here’s a helpful guide on how to start.

legs

start and the ankles, and gently shave upwards as far as your little heart desires. reapply gel as needed, or as wanted, your call.

armpits

different from legs (we hoped you knew that, if not that’s a larger discussion for a different time). here, after you apply your gel or mousse, you can shave in any direction you want, downward, upward, sideways, diagonal, whatever.

bikini area

also different than legs. and here there are a few steps. exfoliate area first to remove dead skin and dirt. this will reduce the likelihood of an ingrown hair post shave. first, apply gel or mousse and shave in the direction of the hair growth. once you’ve done that, time to reapply and shave back against the direction of hair growth to keep things as smooth as possible.

congratulations

you did it! you shaved for the first time. before you know it, you’ll be able to do it without thinking, but in the meantime, this guide is always here to help. oh, and we should mention again that joy+glee are just a few clicks away, and we’ll get you hooked up with all the best tools for keeping body hair in check. see you later!

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