Furry Bees- Arm Wax?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I suffer from extra hair too and it just sucks, so I feel your pain. I just shaved my arms with a razor the day of the wedding. Personally, when my arm hairs grow back, they look the same, not darker or thicker.

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I have hairy arms. Shaved them once in middle school and it was the worst thing ever! Grows back so itchy. Anyway, there are always harrier arms out there.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

For my wedding day and in the summer I bleach the hair . Makes it light and not as noticeable . I use the bleach that’s made for women’s facial hair so it doesn’t irritate my skin . I tried wax but I didn’t like the feel of it growing back in . 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I wax my arms fairly regularly at home when I can be bothered, but you can bet I will be doing it the week before my wedding! I was always self conscious of the hair as a teenager and can’t believe it took me so many years to start waxing, it makes me feel way better. I don’t really see it as any different to waxing my legs (although I do it less often). 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I have an epilator and wish I had started using it so much earlier in life!!!

Post # 8
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534 posts
Busy bee

I see. I guess some people’s skin is more sensitive, which sucks.

For me, I don’t care too much about my arms. Haha But I cannot stand the upper lip hair or trying to tame my eyebrows. I have considered electrolysis and will probably just resort to that. But the many methods I’ve tried…

*cries and gives furry bear hug*

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

megrays :  I’ve been shaving my arms for 15 years. I keep on top of it and it hasn’t grown back darker, thicker or prickly. My sister was shocked that I do that as she couldn’t tell that is what I did, she just thought I had no arm hair! She used to wax but now shaves them as I do.  

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

megrays :  Yes completely normal!! I might be a bit obsessive, but I also home wax totally random and more embarassing places on my body too (e.g. feet, stomach, and I am not really that hairy). I have never noticed it growing back thicker from waxing, I’ve only heard that rumour about shaving (and with waxing it grows back much more slowly and isn’t really itchy). 

Like I said before, I was self conscious for years about my arm hair and wish I had started waxing way sooner! It was like once I got over the mental block of doing it, it wasn’t even worth thinking about and now I feel much more confident about my arms. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I am the hairiest lady I know, but somehow was blessed with these wispy invisible arm hairs. Everything else is a mess. I even get random black hairs growing on my chest. Not a lot, but some. it’s awful. So before I waxed I used to bleach my mustache. I recommend bleaching. It does not come out yellow, however, it is irritating to the skin. I am half italian and half eastern european, so my dark italian hair is set over the palest white backdrop you can imagine. No one even believes I’m half Italian. But I digress. Bleach can irritate sensitive skin and leave it red for a few hours and irritated for a few days if you are like me. The bleach lasts A WHILE so do it far in advance. If you hate it, you can always wax. I wax everywhere else. Just FYI, I have heard from other waxers that waxing your arm hair is weird, in that you don’t realize how much you use your arm hair as a sense of touch until it’s gone. No big deal, but just a heads up. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Growing up everyone used to say never shave your arms and wax them. I hated waiting for it to grow back to wax it again. 

Ive been shaving my arms since High school – used to do it daily – so smooth 🙂 Now I barely have any hair on my arms even after two weeks and it doesnt grow back itchy anymore because its so thin now. 

If you do decide to wax – go to a Middle Eastern store and buy their wax, imo it works the best!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I sometimes end up hairier than my SO if I just let it all grow 🙁 I used to be super bothered by arm hair as a teen and would shave it but ended up getting more criticism for that, the one that super bothers me is my face. Have you tried an epilator? I know most people hate them but there was a 12$ one on amazon I tried for my face about a year ago and will never go back to waxing. Its a little more painful in other areas but can be more manageable if you use the lidocain lotion

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