How to Get Rid of Stubbly Legs

Updated February 21, 2017

Smooth, silky legs feel good just about any time, but it can take some work to get and keep them that way. Some women are prone to more body hair and faster hair growth than others. That can mean having to engage in hair removal quite often. Find the best possible method to get rid of stubbly legs. Choose one or multiple remedies that work best for your time or price limitations.

Shave your legs with a new razor and moisturising shaving gel. If you don't have a brand new razor, make sure to use one that you have used for less than a week. Get your legs wet in the shower or bath. Slather the shave gel onto the legs. Start at the ankles and shave upward and around the legs. Do this gently and slowly, in long strokes. Shaving is the quickest way to get rid of stubble on legs.

Uproot hair from your legs with an epilator. Stubble must be at least 1/4 inch long for this method. Start at the ankles and move upward and around the legs in small circles. There may be pain and discomfort that should subside with regular use. Follow with a soothing, gentle lotion. A once-per-week regimen is a benefit of epilating.

Wax the hair off of your legs. Some may prefer to visit a salon for waxing, but it is possible to do at home. Purchase a commercial waxing product. Follow the directions, which generally involve spreading a liquid wax on the skin and pulling it off, dried, with strips of cloth. Hair must be about 1/4 inch long for effective waxing, with results lasting about six weeks. Some discomfort is likely. Apply a gentle lotion to the legs afterward.

Apply a cream depilatory to the legs. Put the cream on your legs. Let it sit for about five minutes. Rinse the legs thoroughly and follow by applying a moisturiser. This method generally lasts longer than shaving, but it depends on your own hair growth. This is not recommended for those with sensitive skin as it can irritate it. Refer to package instructions for more information.


Apply cream depilatory to legs in a well ventilated room.


If you nick or cut yourself while shaving, clean and bandage immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Razor
  • Shaving gel
  • Epilator
  • Lotion
  • Commercial waxing product
  • Cream depilatory
bibliography-icon icon for annotation tool Cite this Article

About the Author

Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.