(Closed) Do you shave your arms?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you shave your arms?
    Yes, but I wish I never did! : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Nope, never thought about it... : (89 votes)
    68 %
    No, but I want to, Im just a chicken like you... : (7 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, and Im glad I did! : (29 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2376 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t shave them because, as you said, I don’t want the hair to grow back prickly. I just use a hair trimmer to make it nice and short. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    13102 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Mine is very dark actually and it used to bother me (but now I really never think about it or notice).  But I’d still never consider shaving it off!  Anytime I see someone with the smooth, hairless arms something looks off and unnatural to me (well I guess its obviously unnatural because hair did grow there – lol).  It just doesn’t look right IMO.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If you’re self-conscious about it, maybe you could lighten your arm hair?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I had a huge complex with that for years. dark hairs on my arms, you could see them in pictures!

    A few years ago, alone with a jar of wax (I should never be left alone with one of those…) I waxed my arms. I am very glad I did it. Unbelievably glad.

    However, I didn’t like how it grew back and how I had to wait until I could wax again, so about 2 months ago, I had an event to go to and wanted clean arms, and it wasn’t ready to wax. So I shaved it. I have to say, I like shaving better than the waxing.

    I would never have had the guts to shave them if I didn’t know a few ladies at work who did it and I could see that their arms didn’t look like man beard or anything.

    I do it about twice a week… Eventually the plan was to go for laser, and my esthetician told me I’d better continue shaving if I want to laser it… But if it stays as it is, maybe I’ll just keep shaving.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    i have never thought about it! I have arm hair, more than peach fuzz, but it’s a light brown / kind of blends into my skin tone. To me, unless your hair is dangling from your arms, it’s hardly noticable. If you could braid it, i’d say break out the nair.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Oh I just read about lightening the hair: don’t do it!!
    I did it as a teenager, and found that it would only become darker after… I don’t understand why, but it was the worst thing ever… Plus, you’re dark haired, and your arm hair is yellow…

    Post # 9
    Member
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I used to in high school. I don’t know why because I have insanely thin, blonde hair on my arms and it just added extra time in the shower :/ I gave it up when I moved into the dorms my freshman year because the showers were so small and I just wanted to get in and out as soon as possible!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I do. Started in high school when I was being made fun of a lot.  I have to do it every day, but it takes like 2 minutes max and I don’t regret it one bit.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I do! I love it. It makes your arms so smooth and soft.

    Post # 12
    Member
    7153 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I do!! I am so elated that someone else does too..I thought I was wierd. It’s not totally long or extra dark….I just didn’t like it when I wore things with my arms completely out. I only shave them in the summer anyway. My hair grows back exactly the same way though.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I have never ever wanted to do it.  When I was in 7th grade I took my friend for a horseback ride and her arm brushed up against mine.  It was SO prickly it turned me off the idea forever.  I have a fairly significant amount of hair but it is pretty fine and blond so it’s not super visible. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I really want to try it, but I don’t know if I will want to do it forever!

    Post # 16
    Member
    4486 posts
    Honey bee

    No. My arm hair is like peach fuzz that no one can see unless they’re looking for it. I’ve never had any desire to shave it, especially since shaving my legs is a big enough ordeal. My grandma interestingly enough never had any arm hair, which I always thought was fascinating as it was not due to waxing/shaving, etc.

    On the other hand, my sister has had her arm hair waxed and shaved, which was a requirement at a job she had (in a hair salon), and she said that was the worst experience ever and it itched like hell growing back. She also didn’t understand why it was required since hers couldn’t be seen either as fine and pale as it was.

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