(Closed) Anyone ever wax arms?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Miltie:  Im arab, So I got a hairy arm myself too! Well, its light but there! I do wax my arms, as a matter of fact– all my sisters and friends do too! Its pretty common and normal 🙂

 

Pain– eh– Its NOT as painful as underarms. There is a little pain but Its totally tolerable! I havent waxed my arm for about a few months and its pretty light! I say go for it, its awesome!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve never waxed but I shave my arms – i just really like the way it feels especially when you put a long sleeve shirt on after. Its like getting into clean sheets after shaving your legs. I dont think the hair grows back any differently than it did before not darker or lighter and not more or less but thats just me.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I had my arms sugared once, and it was awesome!  Didn’t hurt too much, and my arms were so lovely and smooth.  It does get a little prickley when it starts growing back in (a week or two later), but I’ve heard if you keep up with it, it gets better and thinner.  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@NowDontLetsBeSilly:  I know it would get pricey so I bought a heat waxing kit– Its much needed for times like these 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@NowDontLetsBeSilly:  +1

I was going to recommend sugaring too.  It’s perfect for arms.  🙂

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yep, Lebanese and in the same boat as @Mrsgurzakovic:  It’s more common in different ethnicities (Arab/Levantine I can say with certainty, and also very common among many of my Indian friends).

Like any form of waxing, the more often it is done the less painful it is. I definitely don’t think of it as painful in the least now…but started so long ago that I can’t remember whether or not it was at first. With regular waxing the hair will thin out to a pretty great degree, but no such luck with the color (though because it is thinner it is less noticeable).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am Portuguese and have hairy arms. I used to get them waxed all the time. It just got too pricey to upkeep. Now I just use Sally Hansen’s hair bleach and bleach them once a month. I have to look up what this “sugaring” is that the other Bees are talking about.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

yes, i’ve waxed my arms before. i actually waxed them myself with a home kit. it worked fine and it did grow back lighter. i dont do it anymore because of time but it was no big deal.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have some relatives way back when from Spain so I also have dark hair on my arms.  I used to bother me as a kid but now I don’t even think about it.  I personally would never wax or shave them though.  Hairless arms always kind of freak me out.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Full South Indian here, and never. But I’ve never had the need to – very very fine and sparse body hair (I got lucky in the family :P). 
But I know friends who have had it waxed. They seemed happy with their choices. Though I recall having some who shaved and when we hugged, I could feel stubble. Was not nice in my opinion. 

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