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PCOS Shaving & Dating

February 9 2012 | CeCe Olisa

The other day at the gym, I was taking a boot camp class. As I fought my way through a three minute push-up session, I looked up at the girls in front of me. Both of them had on capri pants and both of them had super hairy legs.ย I’m not going to lie, I was a little jealous about their carefree attitude towards body hair.

As a girl with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, I am obsessive when it comes to shaving. I’m constantly shaving or tweezing one part of my body or another and it can be exhausting! In the summer, I run through razors really fast between shaving my legs and everything else. Before I was dating someone, winter would be the time of year when I could take a break from shaving my legs. I’d only shave my legs when the hair started poking through my tights (don’t judge!).

A few weeks ago I attended the launch of a new web series called Dating Rules From My Future Self. I had to laugh when I noticed that the event was sponsored by Schick Quattro and their new Trim Style Razor & Bikini Trimmer. I’ve realized recently that dating Robert has interrupted my winter shaving hiatus. I guess Schick figured out that for women, dating and shaving go hand in hand.

PCOS and the hair maintenance that comes with it has made the Schick Quattro one of my favorite razors for years. When you’re basically shaving 65% of your body, four blades make a HUGE difference. I’d never tried the trimmer version before, but I really liked it. As you know, I get my “little CeCe” waxed, but the trimmer is great to use on your underarms. I tend to get painful ingrown hairs under my arms and if you want a hairless look without risking ingrown hairs, trimming is a great way to do that. I hope that wasn’t TMI…

Since I’m offering shaving tips, I’d also suggest the skintimate shaving gel. Not only do they smell delicious but they’re a great moisturizing product to use when shaving in the winter, which I’m doing a lot of now. Between the Schick Quattro and Skintimate products, my weekly shaving routine is a little less laborious.

Anyway, I’ve got the scoop on a $3 Schick coupon for everyone AND a gift pack of the Schick Quattro Trimstyle & some skintimate shave gel for one TBGB reader, details below!

Schick Quattro For Women Trim Style Razor & Bikini Trimmer in 1 | Walgreens

 

For the $3 Schick Quattro coupon, take the Dating Trimstyle quiz here

If you’d like to win the gift pack, you must:

1.) Be an email subscriber to TBGB, subscribe here (or on the top right side of the page, click the “@” icon).

2.) Leave a comment on this post!

Good Luck!

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80 responses on “PCOS Shaving & Dating

  1. Maia B

    I’m always lazy to shave myself, in the winter time. Which is kind of odd, because I have days where I just can’t stand having one hair to long on my legs. And other days, I don’t care.

    I would so happy if I won your ‘giveaway’!
    I just started my own blog, and I’ve been wanting to link your blog in a post. Would you mind, CeCe? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hugs, Maia.

  2. Maia B

    I’m always lazy to shave myself, in the winter time. Which is kind of odd, because I have days where I just can’t stand having one hair to long on my legs. And other days, I don’t care.

    I would so happy if I won your ‘giveaway’!
    I just started my own blog, and I’ve been wanting to link your blog in a post. Would you mind, CeCe? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hugs, Maia.

  3. Vanessa

    I also have PCOS and the hair issue is probably the worst for me. I don’t mind the weight THAT much, I can feel incredibly feminine/beautiful even if overweight, but I just really have a hard time feeling feminine with too much hair.
    Anyway, I’ve been looking for a good trimmer for a long time and whenever I buy one, I’m disappointed. However, I’ve heard that this one works best ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jenn

    I recently started watching Dating Rules Fro My Future Self and I’ve enjoyed it so much! Thanks for the tips on shaving!

    Have a great weekend.

  5. Vanessa

    I also have PCOS and the hair issue is probably the worst for me. I don’t mind the weight THAT much, I can feel incredibly feminine/beautiful even if overweight, but I just really have a hard time feeling feminine with too much hair.
    Anyway, I’ve been looking for a good trimmer for a long time and whenever I buy one, I’m disappointed. However, I’ve heard that this one works best ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jenn

    I recently started watching Dating Rules Fro My Future Self and I’ve enjoyed it so much! Thanks for the tips on shaving!

    Have a great weekend.

  7. Laura ONeal

    I hate shaving! I have PCOS as well and have been dealing with unwanted hair for years! My skin is also sensitive so shaving can be irritating but waxing is worse. I would love to win this gift pack!

  8. Laura ONeal

    I hate shaving! I have PCOS as well and have been dealing with unwanted hair for years! My skin is also sensitive so shaving can be irritating but waxing is worse. I would love to win this gift pack!

  9. Samanthea

    I HATE to shave…I’ve tried everything and have found that the Schick Quattro my fave goto razor…but it’s pricey….so pricey I use every last of that dull razor I can. I’m Italian & Greek so yes I am hairy…I would LOVE to win the giftpack and also I love your sight it;s my first and def not last time here!!!!

  10. Samanthea

    I HATE to shave…I’ve tried everything and have found that the Schick Quattro my fave goto razor…but it’s pricey….so pricey I use every last of that dull razor I can. I’m Italian & Greek so yes I am hairy…I would LOVE to win the giftpack and also I love your sight it;s my first and def not last time here!!!!

  11. Sarathecook

    I don’t like to shave ever, but with PCOS, I am also always trimming, shaving or waxing something… I understand! The quattro is fabulous too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Sarathecook

    I don’t like to shave ever, but with PCOS, I am also always trimming, shaving or waxing something… I understand! The quattro is fabulous too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Smartcuteandtalented

    I would love to try these but they are too expensive for me to “try” on a whim and I just refuse to be disappointed :/ . Even if I don’t win the give away do you know of a coupon that might help with the cost? Thanks love. ๐Ÿ™‚
    N@

  14. Smartcuteandtalented

    I would love to try these but they are too expensive for me to “try” on a whim and I just refuse to be disappointed :/ . Even if I don’t win the give away do you know of a coupon that might help with the cost? Thanks love. ๐Ÿ™‚
    N@

  15. StarryEyed59

    Hey!
    This is my first comment. Yay me! I absolutely love reading your blog and enjoy living vicariously through you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I could totally use the shaving supplies because I also suffer from PCOS. I hope youre having a fabulous day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~Lorna<3

  16. StarryEyed59

    Hey!
    This is my first comment. Yay me! I absolutely love reading your blog and enjoy living vicariously through you. ๐Ÿ™‚ I could totally use the shaving supplies because I also suffer from PCOS. I hope youre having a fabulous day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~Lorna<3

  17. Thejarofawesome

    I love the fact that when you’re not dating you let your hair grow through your tights. I think we all do.

  18. Leighanne Ferguson

    I’m also a PSP with PCOS although I live in the UK. I found your blog today because I’m going on holiday next week and I was looking for some advice on chafing – or chub rub! – and found your blog. This post interested me because I have the same problem, I hate to shave but I have hair everywhere – even on my big toes! It’s thick and dark and grows in so quickly as well and I always seem to have ingrown hairs when I shave. One thing I’ve found that works really well for me is Nair, which is a cream that you leave on for 5 mins or so then wash off. It basically dissolves the hair down to the skin level, and lasts about twice as long as shaving, and because it’s not tugging on the hairs it doesn’t cause ingrown hairs. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever used, although it does mean spending roughly ยฃ10-ยฃ15 a month (including eyebrow waxing, which is the only thing I wax regularly!) on hair removal.

  19. Leighanne Ferguson

    I’m also a PSP with PCOS although I live in the UK. I found your blog today because I’m going on holiday next week and I was looking for some advice on chafing – or chub rub! – and found your blog. This post interested me because I have the same problem, I hate to shave but I have hair everywhere – even on my big toes! It’s thick and dark and grows in so quickly as well and I always seem to have ingrown hairs when I shave. One thing I’ve found that works really well for me is Nair, which is a cream that you leave on for 5 mins or so then wash off. It basically dissolves the hair down to the skin level, and lasts about twice as long as shaving, and because it’s not tugging on the hairs it doesn’t cause ingrown hairs. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever used, although it does mean spending roughly ยฃ10-ยฃ15 a month (including eyebrow waxing, which is the only thing I wax regularly!) on hair removal.

  20. Cstokes81

    I as well have PCS & has dealt with it for many years and i have dne evrythng including laser, wax, Electroysis, the best result is lase for parts u cnt nair or cont to gt rasor bumps frm.

  21. Cstokes81

    I as well have PCS & has dealt with it for many years and i have dne evrythng including laser, wax, Electroysis, the best result is lase for parts u cnt nair or cont to gt rasor bumps frm.

  22. Jessi Love

    I’ve always wanted to try the shick quatro with the trimmer! I was afraid it was just a gimmick product and wasn’t going to actually be any good.

  23. Jessi Love

    I’ve always wanted to try the shick quatro with the trimmer! I was afraid it was just a gimmick product and wasn’t going to actually be any good.

  24. Amiranda

    I have always wanted to try the shick quatro with trimmer, currently I use a mans razor and I’m just really hoping to find a good woman’s razor because my hair is so corse I can never find a good woman’s razor ๐Ÿ™ Hopefully this will do the trlick!!!!

  25. Amiranda

    I have always wanted to try the shick quatro with trimmer, currently I use a mans razor and I’m just really hoping to find a good woman’s razor because my hair is so corse I can never find a good woman’s razor ๐Ÿ™ Hopefully this will do the trlick!!!!

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