(Closed) Dark patches after shaving your underarms…what to do about it

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I was going to suggest waxing, but it appears that didn’t work. The only other thing I can think of is laser hair removal – but that can be way expensive. Sorry!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I get them too, mine look gray 🙁 Dove has a new deodorant out to help reduce the appearance of hair, so I’m hoping it will help.  I’ve been using it for 2 weeks? But I’m not sure if it’s made a difference. It’s pink if you see it at the grocery store.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

i was also going to suggest laser hair removal. good news is from what i heard laser hair removal actually works best on dark hair. not sure if you want to go that route though…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Same here-no idea how to fix it!  I can shave the closest shave of my life and STILL!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I have the same issue.  I made the mistake of trying to wax my own underarms one day and had disastrous results… a lot like what you described.  Then I came to my senses and gave a waxing salon a shot.  I’ve been a happy client ever since.  In between sessions, I use the deodorant that Ms. D’Orsay suggested: Dove’s Ultimate Visibly Smooth.  I’d like to think that it works (at least it smells nice!).  Best part is that the dark patches are gone!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ive been using the Dove Visibly Smooth for about a month now & absolutely love it – seriously moisturizes and works – softens hairs little by little – ive notice I shave a little less often & certain have less stubble appearance in between.

Try getting a coupon online – there should be a few floating around since it’s a new product. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Laser! Costs a fair bit but you will never regret it …

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I second Miss Yorkie… if your only waxing experience is DIY, try a waxing salon. I’m a waxing convert… I used to tweeze several areas and shave several areas, and now I wax everything that needs hair removal, except my legs which I still shave. Waxing hurts, but never as bad as I fear, and the results last for so long! I go to a great place in NY which does a fabulous job with my eyebrows.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You could get powder, like talcum or baby powder. Just fluff some of that under your arms with a poof or a fluffy brush. You can even get lightly scented ones which will give you a subtle fragrance. The white of it could help to cover up your shadowing!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I kind of have the same issue. mine are more bumpy than anything. Like it always looks like I have an afternoon shadow like men get when they shave their face! I hate it! I want smooth pits! lol. I have so far found nothing that fixes it

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Waxing or laser hair removal is best. It’s dark in your armpits since the dark hair is under your skin.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

I have the same problem and have been trying waxing. It works pretty well, except that it’s terrible to have to “grow it out” in between waxes! The key is to not cave in and shave or else you’ll start the cycle over. I plan to continue this up to my wedding day, and then it’s back to shaving for me!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m going to give waxing a try, although I must admit I’m more terrified about having my underarms waxed than anything else…and I’ve had plenty of other things waxed and never been afraid–but for some reason I’m terrified about my arm pits. Weird.

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