Post # 1
I was blessed with some hormone issues (ovarian cysts) so hair is something that has made me super self conscious since I was very young. I’ve done laser for other things but I don’t feel comfortable doing it on my arms mostly because they are so often exposed to the sun and are now tan.
I’m afraid that my wedding day nerves will make me hyper focus on my arm fur (which is admittedly out of control and dark in color against my pale skin) just like I used to when I got made fun of as a kid! I know it’s not a huge thing but my wedding is ONE DAY I’d like to not be bothered by it.
Anyone wax their arms before their wedding?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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 # 6
Colormepink : I thought of this but I was SO scared it would turn like bright yellow lmao
sapphire27 : yes! Ok so this is normal. My sister warned me that it’ll grow in darker but honestly it’s worth it once IMO
So when I looked into electrolysis years ago I learned the wives tail about how shaving makes hair thicker is actually false! It just cuts the hair at the root which makes a blunt edge and gives the impression of thicker hair.
Howrver, I’ve tried this and I end up prickly/itchy by the end of the day 😩
Post # 7
I have an epilator and wish I had started using it so much earlier in life!!!
Post # 8
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
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
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
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 # 12
slothbear : I’ve been doing electrolysis for years on my chin (😩), happy trail and other small areas. I had a couple hairs removed from my upper lip and I almost died from the pain☠️ Plus it would have been a HUGE commitment time wise.
Also just a disclaimer never do laser hair removal on your face! It can stimulate hair growth. Stick to below the waist
Post # 13
beckybee787 : lol I will glaly sacrifice the extra sensation I may feel from my arm whiskers.
I get random chest hairs too. And nipple hairs 😩. DO NOT DO LASER ON THIS AREA! I tried that when I was 19 and it grew back x10. It was really traumatic and took a lot of electrolysis to fix. Like years
ETA yup I have that black hair white skin contrast too. My dad is “black Irish” and my mom is German
Post # 14
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
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