(Closed) shave or wax????

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

If you’re going to wax, try it ahead of time so you know how your skin reacts. I had a bad experience last time I had my underams waxed– the girl tried and tried and couldn’t get all of the hair. My underarm ended up being suuuuuper red and irritated, and after all of that, I still had to shave! So try it a few weeks beforehand to make sure it will look ok.

Despite my bad experience, I’m actually going to try to wax again this week! I prefer waxing because it last so much longer. Plus, I’ll have to shave every single day leading up to wedding, since I’ll be wearing a bathing suit other dresses, so its not always super smooth when I do that. Waxing would be better for me in the long run! 

Post # 4
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009


I did laser hair removal (semi-permanent) on my underarms – five sessions. I still grow hair, but not much. I want to get electrolysis for the rest (the only real permanent choice). 

Shaving will cut the hair, while waxing will pull the hair. I think waxing will leave you feeling cleaner!

Post # 5
44 posts

Waxing, when I shaved under my arms I would have to do it everyday waxing leaves me hair free for a good week and a half

Post # 6
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Another vote for waxing! I just had it done for the first time a few days ago and I can’t belive I waited this long to start… so much cleaner than shaving.

Post # 8
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i would definitely wax!   i actually do my own with the nair pre-waxed strips you can get at drugstores, i think they are great  (you do have to be a little brave though 😉

Post # 9
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Wax.  I had it done before my wedding and it was amazing – very smooth and I didn’t have to worry about shaving on the honeymoon!  But, as PPs have said, do a trial before the wedding so you can see how your skin will react.

Post # 10
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wax!  I’ve been waxing underarms for about 4 years- hardly any grows in now.  I’d rec trying it out for your hair/skin- but for me about a week after waxing is the best in terms of no redness + no ingrownness + no hair.

Post # 11
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You all inspired me! I’m going to try it! =)

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