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How to Stop Leg Hair From Growing Back So Fast

Updated February 21, 2017

Many women have to shave their legs every day or every other day to keep their legs stubble-free. Shaving takes up precious time and dries out your skin. Plus, the legs only stay smooth for a day or two. There are a few ways you can slow down hair growth on your legs. Some of them will reduce the appearance of hair, while other treatments almost stop hair growth altogether.

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  1. Purchase a home waxing kit that you can heat up in your microwave. Waxing causes hair growth to slow down, since it removes the hair at the root.

  2. Heat up the wax in your microwave or stove top according to the instructions. Remove it while it is warm, but not too hot.

  3. Apply a thin layer of melted wax to dry, clean legs with a wooden applicator and lay down a cloth strip over the wax. Press down on the strip to make it stick.

  4. Let the wax cool for a few minutes, and then quickly pull up the cloth strip in the direction of hair growth, taking the wax and hair with it.

  5. Lay a cool washcloth over your freshly waxed legs to keep the swelling down. The hair should not return for at least a week or two.

  6. Rub a moisturiser intended to slow down or minimise hair growth on your legs. These products are found in the moisturiser section of a drugstore or beauty supply store. Apply the moisturiser all over your legs once a day to thin the hair over time. This type of lotion is inexpensive and effective at reducing leg hair growth. It will take a few weeks to see results, but use the lotion consistently.

  7. See a laser hair treatment specialist if your leg hair is not diminishing. Laser treatments usually stop hair growth or significantly inhibit its growth. Get treatments every eight weeks until the hair stops growing on your legs. This is the most expensive way to slow hair growth, but the most effective. Laser treatments can cost anywhere from £292 to £520 per treatment.

  8. Tip

    There are also prescription lotions that reduce the growth of hair.


    Do not go into the sun after laser hair-removal treatments.

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Things You'll Need

  • Home waxing kit
  • Hair-minimising moisturiser
  • Washcloths

About the Author

Susan Reynolds has been a writer since 2008. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida and is a licensed real estate agent in Florida.

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