Getting rid of arm hair

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wax it girl. It is not as bad as you think. I promise!!! Just go and try it. Seriously. I had a bikini wax done and that was far more painful of an experience! I get my arms hair waxed and seriously, I do it just as regularly as getting my eyebrows waxed. It doesn’t phase me anymore. (And just think- if ever you need a bandaid on your arm- it’s already waxed so you don’t have to remove it carefully!) Also, once you start waxing your arms regularly, the hair is shorter- so you won’t feel the pull as bad on your arm. It feels warm & relaxin. I promise. Don’t set it aside until you try it. get some recs of good places in your area…

Now if you told me you have delicate skin that is a different story…

Just do it! Try it! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m sure if you started waxing it on a regular basis, you’d get used to it.  It only hurts for a second, right?

I’ve heard people say that you’re "not supposed to" shave arm hair, for whatever reason, but I actually do.  I’ve done it for years and, contrary to the old wives’ tale, I’ve never noticed it growing back darker or thicker.  I just let it grow until it starts to look gross and then shave it again.  

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I use Nair on my arms. It’s ok, i do it like every two weeks and it’s not that big of a deal. Waxing may provide longer lasting results though.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I get my eyebrows and arms waxed every ~2-2 1/2 wks. When I first went- I didn’t trim it down before going. I just had her go for it. She goes up to the deltoid (or where a short sleeved shirt would reach to)

I think I was used to doing the arm thing after my years of swimming on the swim team… I have never ever gotten any ingrown hairs on my arm (and I am a thick haired hairy hispanic girl)… TMI?

I don’t need to have my hair a certain length before I go back for touch ups. When it gets waxed it pretty much gets it all… And when it grows back- the hair is so faint- you can’t tell I need a ‘trim’ so to speak. Not until most of the hair is growing in…But I don’t wait for it to get to that point. I justhave it waxed to keep it up.

I feel less subconcious about my arms now than before… But I have been doing this for yrs now. And it is like one of those routine girlie things. (It takes the place of dying my hair or getting my nails done- which I never do right now).

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I use an epilator on mine

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve waxed my arms for occasions before…not regularly.  I do get some bumps that last a day or so, so probably give yourself a few days in case you react.  But it remains pretty smooth for a while.  It doesn’t boether me enough to do it regularly, but I might get it done for the wedding as well.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

have you considered laser hair removal?  it’s a more expensive but permanent option.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I waxed mine a few years ago because I am some how pale with darker arm hair (grrr thanks dad!)

I HATED it!!!!! It wasn’t so bad when I kept it waxed, but I felt self conscious because it was easy to see when I was cold or hot (you can see the veins more and sometimes blotche when hot.)

Then letting the hair grow out took FOREVER!!! I wore longs sleeves for months because it look so weird when the hair was growing back (agan, thanks for the dark hair dad!)

Post # 13
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Wannabee

OK – just my own personal experience.  I have very dark arm hair (yay for being Italian!) and also VERY sensitive skin.  I tried Nair once and was left with red, irritated arms and prickly bumps.  Not fun.  I haven’t tried waxing but I like to bleach it with Jolen.  It makes the hair really light and really fine and lasts for a couple of weeks.  Much less painless option for me!  🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I also bleach my arm hair – I never even thought about waxing it… I don’t have a problem with arm hair, its just the dark brown that bothers me – so I think I’ll stick with the bleach. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

WAX, WAX, WAX!!

 I’m a regular arm waxer and I love it. I agree with the above comments that the pain is quick and the results last a pretty long time. I think arms are much less painful than, for example, the bikini zone… And it always grows in a little more sparse and takes a long time to completely grow back. I actually wax my own arms, that’s how use to it I’ve gotten! Five stars.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have really dark hairy arms too, at least I used to.  I waxed a few years ago for a wedding I was in.  They were so soft and smooth!  The pain wasn’t that bad; I’m comparing it to the one and only time I went for a bikini wax, ouch!!!  Anyway, since the arm wax, I just shave my arms about once a week or two.  Works well for me.

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