(Closed) Does anyone or has anyone waxed their underarms?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it is more painful than eyebrows and maybe tied with brazillians.

Post # 4
Member
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I did it. It hurt like crazy, but it was worth it. Brazillian hurt way more though – you’ll be fine.

Post # 5
Member
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I thought the Brazilian hurt way more than the underarms.  Plus, it’s over really quick, and the results are worth it.  🙂

Post # 6
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2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wax my underarms ever 3-4 weeks. The first few times it hurts like MAD. After the first few time the hair will usually start growing finer [not as coarse] and the waxing gets a bit easier.

 

Brazillian definitely hurts more. If you plan on doing it, I’d say do it no more than 4 days in advance [especially if you have really sensitive skin], you don’t want your pits to be red and angry [though hairless].

 

If it’s any consolation, it’s faster than a brazillian too.

Post # 7
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1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

You might want to look into laser hair removal, if it really bothers you.  I’ve had a few sessions, and love the results.  It’s a little bit painful, but nothing too bad.

Post # 8
Member
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I want to try this but I’m also terrified of it.  It seems like it would hurt so bad and I usually have a high tolerance for pain from waxing!

Post # 9
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523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I tried it once and had a bad experience. Though I think it had more to do with the person who did it for me. For some reason (maybe I’m weird) my underarm hair grows in a circular pattern.. the waxer just kept waxing and waxing, eventually it left  raw  patches under my arms..ouch! it wasn’t super painful then but I was spending a summer in NYC at that time and it was so humid that sweat kept dripping and the raw part would sting so badly… the rawness only lasted a couple days, but it was painful.

moral of the story…make sure you have an experienced waxer…

and yes, I’m thinking about doing it again..with a different waxer of course :o)

Post # 10
Member
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’ve tried with nads, but it hurt like hell and it didn’t get all of it!

Post # 11
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@bridegirl: That is actually pretty typical.  Unlike the hair on your legs or bikini area, the hair under your arm grows in different directions requiring them to wax in different directions.

Post # 12
Member
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

MissAsB: thanks..no more thinking I’m weird..lol…

Post # 13
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294 posts
Helper bee

it didn’t hurt more than a brazilian – but you have to let it grow in before you can rewax, so that was kind of annoying.  i also got a lot of ingrowns.

 

 

Post # 14
Member
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m interested in waxing my underarms before the wedding too. How long before  you get it waxed should you stop shaving? Or I guess, how long does the hair have to be?

Post # 15
Member
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ummm…how much DOES a brazilian hurt? I’m seriously thinking about getting it done for the wedding. Should I do a trial run so that I can get used to the pain or just do it the one time?

Post # 16
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@bakerella: I think the hair has to be about a quarter of an inch before you can wax it.

@Toffee: I would test it out a few months or more before your wedding to see that you don’t have a reaction.  It really depends on your personal pain tolerance (I didn’t think it was horrible which is why I think it’s like underarms).

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