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Why am I still seeing roots after I shave?

 

Whenever I shave my legs, I can always see the roots right afterward. My legs are smooth and all, but I hate the way it looks. What can I do?

Unfortunately, shaving won't nix your hair's roots. Getting as close a shave as possible will minimize their appearance. When you're getting ready to shave, make sure it's the last thing you do in the shower so that the hot water has time to soften your leg hair. Use a loofah or washcloth to exfoliate your skin beforehand, and try a specially formulated smooth shave gel (we like Aveeno's Positively Smooth Shave Gel, $5 at drugstores) and a fresh razor. 

If you're still annoyed by the inevitable roots—and trust us, people really aren't looking close enough to notice!—you might wanna try waxing, which will remove hair from the root rather than just taking it down to your skin's surface.

What are your best hair-removal tips? Tell us in the comments below.

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by Brittany Taylor | 3/26/2016
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