(Closed) Anyone Shave Their Arms

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

No. But I’m very fair and the hair on my arms is white so I just leave it alone.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yes, I started doing laser hair removal so I have to shave beforehand.  There is a lot less hair, but it had been a long time since my last appt by the wedding, and the hair that I do have still is long and dark (although fine) so I quickly shaved it.  I didn’t do a perfect job on purpose, and was happy with the results.  When you have been shaving it’s just hard to be happy with the hair there for a day like the wedding!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is a new one to me.  But the hair on my arms is so light and fine I have to hold my arm in the light at just the right angle to see it.

I suppose if I had really dark or noticeable hair on my arms, I’d consider shaving it. But I’d probably try Nair or something like that before I’d shave.  I’d be afraid of stubble.

That said, if the hair is fine, maybe bleaching it would be enough to make it less noticeable?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I do! I just use my normal Venus razor and cream and it works just fine! The hair always grows back white-ish and thin, but that could just be me!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have hair on my arms. Not crazy dark but it’s certainly not invisible. I only heard about people shaving it a few years ago. Honestly, I already feel required to shave too much of my body. I just could not handle shaving my arms too! So no, I don’t and I never will.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I do. I’m the only person I know in real life who does, though, and I don’t really talk about it too much because I think people think it’s weird. I started doing it 8 years ago, and I do so every day.  I just use a regular razor and shaving cream, and it takes like a minute at this point. I hate stubble even in the winter. The hair on my arms was dark and thick.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i did once when i was a teenager and my mom yelled at me! so no. i’ve got dark, fine hair and if i do anything to it, i bleach it – definitely not shave though. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I do, I’m pale with black hair and I’ve always hated my arm hair. It’s not excessive but it’s noticable b/c of the coloring. You do have to keep it up though, LOL.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Shaving leaves behind sharp stubble…why would I want that on my arms? Unless your hair is unusually dark or thick, I promise nobody is even noticing it. Seems like a waste of time to me.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i would never. i have pale skin and dark hair too, so it’s pretty noticeable. 

But i would never shave my arms… i would be too worried about stubble and hair that looks and feels thicker and coarser than before (because once it is cut, it doesn’t have the fine ends like virgin hair and appears thicker and darker). and then i’d have to keep it up and maintain… and i really don’t need another hairy place to maintain and keep up along with my legs and pits.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I don’t, but my friend did in highschool. She regretted it after because if she forgot to shave in the morning her arms would be spikey all day at school.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I do! They aren’t super noticeable to others, but I can see them. I don’t do it as much as my legs though.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I used to bleach years ago.  I always reacted to it a bit though, and it started to get really bad.  I tried nair a few times, I don’t know why I bothered.  It tended to leave a bunch of damaged, shriveled hair that looked horrible that I had to shave anyway and I really reacted to it.  I felt like I was badly sunburnt afterwards.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

Yuck yuck! I had an ex who did it and I say, if you’ve got super thick hair like a guy, please don’t do it.

But I guess if you have super fine hair, you could do it. But waxing might be better.

I am lucky and my arm hair stayed blonde and it’s fine.

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