Is removing arm hair a big thing??

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How do you treat your arm hair (to clarify forearm not under arm)?
    Go natural : (70 votes)
    64 %
    Shave : (25 votes)
    23 %
    Wax : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Nair : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Bleach : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Laser : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t do anything to my arm hair and I don’t plan on starting. I think I spend enough time shaving my body! Maybe if I had hairy gorilla arms I’d consider it, but I don’t find my arm hair gross in any way (plus once you start, you can’t stop doing it, forever and ever!) so it’s a non-issue.

    Then again, I recently found out that many women shave their @$$holes (like, not their bikini area but the actual hole of their bum) so apparently there’s a lot of shaving going on out there that I never knew about. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    245 posts
    Helper bee

    I shave my forearm hair(the lower part not my upper arms!)because I have dark hair and when I was about 14 a guy in my class called me a caveman….so I’ve been shaving ever since then & it’s just habit now! It doesn’t even really grow anymore but I’m so used to having hair free forearms that I prefer it, I usually don’t notice hair on other women unless it’s thick & dark, but even if I did I certainly wouldn’t think them less feminine(your FSIL sounds delightful making fun or her SIL’s appearance btw..), each to their own but I prefer hair free arms. I seriously don’t think men notice either way, it’s something only bitchy women would notice.

    Post # 5
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I used to bleach my arm hair in high school, and most of my girlfriends Naired, waxed, or shaved theirs. As an adult, I just let it be. I have a hard enough time keeping up with my legs and bikini area, I really don’t have time to maintain hairless arms haha. But to each their own! I do still have friends who choose to go hairless on their arms, but this is not common practice in my experience.

    Post # 6
    Member
    245 posts
    Helper bee

     

    iarebridezilla:  hahaha! I have to hold my hands up to participating in the whole bum shave thing, I like to be thorough…

    Post # 7
    Member
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Not really a thing where I come from, none of my friends do it and the one person I saw with “naked” arms, well I thought it looked a bit strange!

    Post # 8
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    2151 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I shave my forearm hair, but only because I am really really hairy. I have thick black hair (middle eastern girl in the house!). My SO definitely doesn’t care, but I feel much more feminine with it shaved. It takes like an extra minute in the shower, since I shave everything else it’s really not that big of a deal. I would get it waxed but I have extremely sensitive skin. If I had just a normal arm hair amount I wouldn’t do anything to it. 

    Post # 9
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I have pretty hairy forearms. but its fine hair and it’s blonde. Once in a great while I’l shave them (i’m talking maybe twice in my life?) but it doesn’t bother me at all.

    My fiance made a comment about my arms being hairy the other day (he is italian and is very hairy, with black hair) and I told him to shut it. I don’t have time or energy to worry about shaving my forearms, especially considering I’m 5’9 and have a whole hell of a lot of real estate to shave already!

    Post # 10
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    1506 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Orchid71:  My three brothers always made fun of me growing up (even in high school) about being hairy. Before I was allowed to shave, they made fun of my legs (I tried shaving at one point but my mom found out and I was in major trouble since I wasn’t allowed to yet).

    They also said I had a stache, which I was too afraid to try and shave because it seemed manly, so I would hold a flashlight to my face for hours each night trying to lighten the hair. That was elementary/middle school… now I wax.

    And now to my arms. I do have longer and more hair on my arms than most women, but it is not necessarily dark, for the most part it is blonde, even though I’m a brunette. I tried shaving them a few times because a few friends said they did that and it never came back… well I did it a few times and it just came back even worse. So I just stopped and left them how they were. It’s too much to keep up with. If I had never shaved them in the first place, though, I feel like it’d be a bit shorter.

    It sucks to be the hairy girl with three brothers.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I nair mine in the winter, but in the summer I let it be. It’s only really noticeable when I get my winter anti-tan. When I’m more tan in the summer it looks pretty normal.

    Post # 14
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    3530 posts
    Sugar bee

    Not too much of a thing around where I live.  However, as a joke, one time I did shave my arms completely and now becuase of it, my hair never grew back the same, I had fine hair, but it was evenly disbursed on my arm, now I just have random hairs on my arm, so I shave so I don’t have random hairs on my arm.

    Post # 15
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    31 posts
    Newbee

    I work with kids and they will make you insecure about the most random things.  One recently asked me why I had hair on my arms…

     

    if I was to remove it, I would only do laser hair removal for arms.  I wouldn’t want to get in the habit of shaving them.  But I’m not sure if I will remove it.  It’s never bothered me that much.

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