Tips and tools for the first time your daughter shaves her legs


I remember the very first time I shaved my legs. I was so excited to do it. I had been made fun of my hairy legs for far too long! I begged and pleaded and finally my mom gave in. I think she was tired of me asking and I just wore her down.

The problem? That I had no idea what to do, how to do it and what I needed. I was clueless. My mom handed me a super terrible single-blade cheapie razor and a bar of soap.

I imagine that was exactly what her mom did for her when she saved her legs for the first time.

Sometimes, traditions like these are okay to die.

Let’s just say, the result was not good. There was a lot of blood involved in that process.

It. Was. Traumatic.

And, no. I’m not being dramatic.

I want to save all leg-shaving people from that experience.

So, I made a little shaving basket.

Tips and tools for the first time your daughter shaves her legs

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I definitely don’t use a single-blade razor nor a bar of soap for shaving my legs anymore.

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart.

I was inspired by the The April Stock Up & Save Event to get some goodies (and then some extras) and make a leg shaving kit (and let’s be honest, summer is coming and I’m sure there are some of us that could use this, too!) I actually shopped at to order these everyday essentials but you can also head to your local Walmart to get everyday essentials for less in April.

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Included in my “first time shaving basket” is the following:

Gillette MACH3 Sensitive Disposable 3-Pack or Venus Sensitive Disposable 3-Pack

I like to use as many blades as I can. This will get through all the hair and limit the number of times I have to go over an area. Plus, a new razor is key. And, I think the men’s razors are better.

3-Pack Charmin Ultra Strong 36 Double-Roll Pack

Nope. Not joking one bit. There inevitably will be some nicks and cuts. Little squares of toilet paper are perfect for slowing the bleeding. (And, since we are being honest, girls use a lot of toilet paper….speaking from experience here!)

Tide 100 oz. Original HE Liquid Laundry Detergent

You’ll need this to wash your towel after shaving. Trust me.

Shave Cream

So much better than soap. It really makes a difference. I also prefer the men’s shave cream, but you could definitely get the women’s version.

Adhesive Bandages

Once you are ready to take the toilet paper off, you’ll want something to leave on for a little while longer. Those shaving cuts usually get just the right amount of skin.

Lavender Essential Oil

I like to put lavender essential oil under my adhesive bandage on my cuts and scrapes.

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You can save even more by checking out rewards from P&G with the Ibotta app beginning April 11! Check out the April Stock Up & Save Event on Facebook to learn more information and get reminders throughout the month.

Everyday Essentials for Less: The April Stock Up & Save Event is full of the top brands and items like:

  • Bounty Select-A-Size 12-Pack Mega Roll Tide 100 oz.
  • Original HE Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Pampers Swaddlers Huge Box
  • Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Shampoo, 23.7 oz.
  • Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Conditioner, 23.7 oz.
  • Febreze Air Effects Linen & Sky
  • Dawn Original 75 oz.
  • Gillette MACH3 Sensitive Disposable 3-Pack
  • Venus Sensitive Disposable 3-Pack
  • Gain 100 oz. Original Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Charmin Ultra Strong 36 Double-Roll Pack
  • Crest Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste

When you stock up to get everyday essentials for less, you won’t run out when you need something most.

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Consider making a basket for your daughter so you are prepared for her first (and subsequent leg shaves) with everything you stocked up on.

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  1. Oh man. I remember my first shave also. I was in 6th grade and being constantly for my hairy legs. My mom refused to let me do it, so I did it without telling her. The result was probably similar to yours!

    1. Yes…this leg shaving thing….it’s bad. Who knew. And now, you will get to share the experience with a little girl of your own!

  2. I was too embarrassed to ask my mom to shave. The first time I did it, I did it dry, and I thought I was good. Then as I left the house, I notice my shins were dripping blood everywhere! It was awful. Will definitely give my daughters a shaving basket when they want to start shaving. Hopefully I can save them from such an awful first shave!!

    1. So much blood! I didn’t do it dry, but it really didn’t matter!

  3. Can I tell you how HAPPY I am that I don’t have to teach a daughter how to shave! My husband will teach our boys and I am more than willing to let him have that!

    1. Yeah…rub that in! So, Mr. Serious is off the hook for all of the teaching of girl things. Shoot. Well, at least I should have it perfected by the fourth time.

  4. mrs. hils says:

    I agree with Sara! Mr. Serious is getting off easy with this one. Maybe the oldest can just teach the other three?

    1. Here’s hoping that’s the case. I do like to outsource!

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