Full disclosure, I am definitely not an expert in this department, however my research tells me that the fundamentals remain the same. Many women use traditional wet shaving tools and products on their legs and underarms to achieve a perfect shave. This can be done with either a Double Edge Safety Razor (DE Razor) or a Straight Razor.
When did women start shaving their underarms and legs? According to Wikipedia this practice has developed since the early 20th century, around the time of the First World War, as hemlines on women’s dresses became shorter and women’s swimsuits became more revealing, displaying all of a woman’s legs. Other sources claim that a nylon shortage for pantyhose helped instigate this aesthetic grooming trend.
One of the greatest benefits of traditional wet shaving is the cost savings. Double Edge blades can cost as little as .13 cents per blade and one blade should last you for about 2-7 shaves depending on the brand. Let’s face it, there is a lot of surface area on ones legs, so anything you can do to save a bit of cash on blades is always appreciated.
Here is a great video by Razor Emporium entitled Beginner How To: Wet Shave DE Straight Razor Shaving for Women. I thought it would be best to share this video, rather than create my own… You’re Welcome! This video shows you how to use a Double Edge Safety Razor (DE Razor) as well as a Straight Razor for shaving your legs.
Remember you too can achieve the perfect shave with the right preparation, tools and techniques.