Post # 1
OK so for my wedding i dont want to be raising my arms and having nasty stubble showing. I have been shaving it for many years…the hair is think and even when i shave you can see the little follicles.
So.. today i tried to wax it and i was unsuccessful.It didnt really all come off. It only grabbed a few.(im probably not doing it right) The hairs it did grab bled a little. And its just red dots now.
IDK what i should do… i mean im still a few months out till my wedding…but i just dont want these hairs showing.
Anyone else wax? Or shave?
i want to be comfortable raising my arms at my wedding.
PS. i have sensitive skin
Post # 3
I chose laser…it was a bit painful, but not more so than waxing. Plus it’s permanent, except for some touch-up maintenance sessions.
Post # 4
I shave every other day. If I shave every day, I get ingrowns. Ick!
Post # 5
THis is a good questions because I know exactly what you mean. If I shave the morning of the wedding, I will have little black hairs come evening.
Post # 6
I shave without problems… but in your case, maybe you should consider professional waxing. That usually does the trick, and it lasts for a week or more. 🙂
Post # 7
I’d go and get it waxed professionally and see how that works for you. Its possible you just didn’t have the correct wax/strips/technique to do it yourself.
Post # 8
I have really sensitive skin and would probably never even attempt waxing. I just shave everyday, make sure I change my razorblades every other week, and use a sensitive skin shave gel.
Recently I started using this by Dove
and am in love. I never thought to try it because I didn’t need “clinical protection,” but it has been awesome for my skin, and for reducing the visibility of my stubble. My armpits really are smoother and haven’t broken out in a while (ah the joys of sensitive skin)!
Post # 9
You could pluck the stubborn in-growns with tweezers, it removes the hair from the root, just like with waxing. It’s also a little more comprehensive than waxing, however it does take a lot of patience, lol.
Post # 10
You probably didn’t grow the hair out enough to properly wax it. It has to be a quarter of an inch at least to be waxed. I would go to a professional waxer after it is that length (because they will have to wax in different directions since the hair doesn’t grow one way like leg hair). I usually just shave because I hate growing it out to wax.
I tried the Dove deoderant that is supposed to reduce hair growth but it didn’t work for me at all.
Post # 11
A very sharp razor should take care of the stubble without causing your skin to freak out on you. I find i have to replace mine frequently or i get a razor burn.
The dove deoderant hasn’t caused any noticeable difference for me–been using it for well over 3 months now.
I don’t know if i could handle waxing–the fact your hair has to grow out so much makes me nervous. I’d be scared to wear anything but long sleeves
Post # 12
I’ve shaved every day for years, and got so tired of dealing with stubble that I recently started waxing. The first wax was the worst! I was doing it myself, and the result was pretty much the same as you described. I felt like I was bruised the next day. But, I think the hairs were too short and that’s why it didn’t grab very well. I worked away at if for a little while, waxing every few days, and I got to a point where I just have to pluck the stray hairs. And after the first couple waxes, I find it doesn’t really hurt anymore. Going for a professional wax might be a better way to start… but I am cheap!
(Also, sorry if that was TMI for anyone!)
Post # 13
What about a hair removal cream? Immac, or Veet I think it’s called over there? I’m waaaay too much of a wuss to consider waxing such delicate skin as underarm! But my hair’s fairly fine, so razor would be ok, but the cream is handy as results do last a good bit longer…
Post # 14
I have this problem too and also have issues with waxing because of sensitive skin. It is not ingrowns, but that even if you shave super close, you can see the hair in the follicle. It looks like a 5’oclock shadow all of the time!
Post # 15
omg i can so relate to some of you. Thanks for all the tips ladies 🙂
Ok so i tried waxing and omggggg does it hurt!! i tried waxing it like 3times and it hurt sooooo bad. I have very sensative skin so i think thats probably why. Also, i dont like growing my hair long enough to wax. I get scared to lift my arm and have someone get a nasty view. hehe. Waxing hurt too much and its not worth the pain. It left me all red and my pits were sore from pulling a few hairs.
So i have decided to try out the dove deodorant (might not work..but i just want to try)
im going to try the hair removal cream…hopefully im not allergic to it.
its really crazy how allergic i am to things. I have to use sensitive skin shaving cream, sensitive soap, creams and everything. and my skin does not like NAIR.but ya i will keep you all updated on what might work.
Post # 16
If you have sensitive skin like me, DON’T USE VEET! A couple of years ago I tried using it to dissolve the hair on my legs. After about 60 seconds it burned so bad I had to just rinse it all off. Never again :/