Friday, July 15, 2005

The More You Wear The Less You Need Nair

Dear Nair,

Do you ever actually watch those commercials that you made that make shaving women's legs seem like rocket science? I mean - have you actually watched them? I know it's about making money - but please. How often does one actually CUT one's legs shaving like the girls they show on the advertisements?
Do you really think we are all that stupid? Most of us have been doing it so long we're really quite adept at it. We don't need you portraying us like ditzy airheaded bimbos who mangle themselves and shoot soap all over the bathroom and fall down every time we try to shave.

Shaving is a pain in the - uh - LEG, or wherever - I certainly won't deny that. Your product might be Really Great - but my point is this:
We're not a bunch of uncoordinated idiots.

Got it?

Thank you,


  • cuz you can jus' go'on home now!!! we aint got no kinda use for your type, mr. nair bear!

    By Blogger Headless-in-GR, at 7/15/2005 5:03 PM  

  • Uh, well, I have this same little spot on my left ankle that I manage to scrape, and if I don't knick it, then there is the left knee that always seems to get sliced....does that make me a bimbo? I NEVER fall all over or squirt soap all over the bathroom, so I'm not totally clueless!

    By Blogger annie, at 7/15/2005 8:30 PM  

  • Us women of Mediterranean decent, whose bodies grow thick black hair very well and in many inappropriate places find shaving a pain in the leg and other areas even more. Shaving is bad. I cut myself often and feel my legs are not meant to be hairless or I have missed some important female knowlege in the fine art of shaving.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/16/2005 8:41 AM  

  • Dear Ananymous Woman of Mediterranean Decent,

    You are joined and saluted by your sisters, The Really White Women Who Aren't Blonde.

    Thank you.

    By Blogger Headless-in-GR, at 7/16/2005 10:09 AM  

  • I know how to spell Anonymous...

    By Blogger Headless-in-GR, at 7/16/2005 10:10 AM  

  • I always cut myself on the ankle, too. I know it has something to do with the fact that I can't see without my glasses in the shower. Plus, I'm always in a hurry. I agree that I wouldn't use Nair, though. Do you remember those old commercials for it back in the 70s with all the girls high-kicking with the jingle, "Who wears short shorts? If you dare wear short shorts, Nare wears short shorts"? Great jingle, stupid commercial.

    By Blogger Bridget, at 7/17/2005 7:06 PM  

  • Why isn't there a Nair commercial for men? Or have I missed it altogether?
    Naturally, my clumsiness which causes an obscure nick on my achilles is much more notable than Mr. Gillette's amputation of his lower lip.

    By Blogger Just Pat, at 7/17/2005 11:27 PM  

  • Well, I guess I've learned something - cutting oneself while shaving is more common than I realized. Forgive me if I sounded disdainful or anything. And of course I wasnt putting the product down - either. Or glorifying shaving. I hate all of it. I just tend to react to gimmicky commercials like this. - or - like, the Venus VIBRATING RAZOR?
    Maybe I need to be clued in here, too. WHAT THE HECK does the vibration enhance? And don't even get me STARTED on THAT commercial.
    Maybe a vibrating razor is not really a razor at all but simply a Vibrator in disguise - except now they can sell/advertize it in a more public fashion?
    any knowledge out there?

    By Blogger Captainwow, at 7/18/2005 10:17 AM  

  • I never cut myself shaving. I just leave huge patches forgotten, creating a sort of patchwork quilt look that has obviously worked well in my personal I'm so hot I don't need to look good plan.

    By Blogger PPB, at 7/18/2005 11:38 AM  

  • Well, I rarely cut myself but if I do it is that silly ankle area.

    The vibrating thing I think is supposed to be to get your leg hair to lift to be chopped. Ya know, all those times that your leg hair just falls over and avoids the razor. Yeah right, whatever.

    Nair for Men. Probably a great concept, target those who have hairy backs with a special applicator. With the hot weather I've seen several hairy men with their shirts off. I say give free samples at county fairs!

    I can't believe no one has mentioned the rip the hair off by the roots "sugar" method. Have you tried this??? You do one little section and you're not dumb enough to do the rest! So I thought I was doing something wrong and went to a salon to have it done. That was even dumber! I paid to have a stranger torture me!!!!

    It's rough being a girl! Although I have to say that I am prego right now and with all the aches and pains I love the fact that my leg hair grows much slower! I think it is Gods way of giving a girl a break. If I get much larger I am going to need a razor extension just to reach my legs!

    By Blogger JustMe, at 7/19/2005 2:55 PM  

  • ~looks at the bandaid on her ankle as she types this~ ggrrrrr to shaving!! The bestest shaver I have EVER used in the world is Schick's Intuition. I NEVER cut myself with it and I usually manage to shave all of my leg and not leave patches. I was out last night and now I am mangled and patches only! But now I have about a million of the intuition plastic containers cause I cannot just throw them out!!

    By Blogger Princess of Everything (and then some), at 7/21/2005 8:01 AM  

  • I am a blond and i have only been shaving for a few years but there is no need to call me stupid or clueless. I take dumb blonde stuff really hurtful and i dont like it when we are called -well- dumb. I make to top grades in my class and every one says i work to hard. In the end the color of my hair does not effect if i can shave my legs.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/01/2007 4:40 PM  

  • Oh get over the Blond crap, don't take it seriously. Not on here anyways, if you do want to get touchy do something about the commercials. They are the ones calling you a Dumb Blond and making the female population look helpless.

    For anyone who has dark corse hair the Intuition razors will not work for you, don't bother trying them. They are made for lighter thinner hair and will not give you a close enough shave. Try shave gels with no soap in them or soak in Epson Salts before you shave. Also, buy razors with guards on them like the Quattro or something.

    Best of luck with the legs!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/05/2008 2:41 PM  

  • i think the venus breeze purple kind works the best..... no shaving cream nothing just add water and shave and works really good around the ankles and knees.... when i had the plastic little dollar store shavers i was afraid to shave my knees cuz it hurt when i cut myself now i dont have to worrie about it seriously........ i can go about 3 to 4 days before the hair starts to grow back and on the 3rd or 4th day the hair is blonde so its deffently the best shaver out there... by the way i have brown hair so the hairs on my legs usally are black but i dont know wat the gel on the razor does... its amazing

    By Blogger $.K-DUB.$, at 7/31/2008 9:16 PM  

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