(Closed) What to do about armpit stubble???wax? shave?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How do you get rid of your armpit hair?
    shave it : (41 votes)
    62 %
    wax it : (13 votes)
    20 %
    pluck it : (2 votes)
    3 %
    got lazer (by the way how was it?) : (6 votes)
    9 %
    let it grow : (1 votes)
    2 %
    other : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    26 posts

    I chose laser…it was a bit painful, but not more so than waxing.  Plus it’s permanent, except for some touch-up maintenance sessions.

    Post # 4
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I shave every other day. If I shave every day, I get ingrowns. Ick!

    Post # 5
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    THis is a good questions because I know exactly what you mean.  If I shave the morning of the wedding, I will have little black hairs come evening.

    Post # 6
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I shave without problems… but in your case, maybe you should consider professional waxing.  That usually does the trick, and it lasts for a week or more.  🙂

    Post # 7
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’d go and get it waxed professionally and see how that works for you. Its possible you just didn’t have the correct wax/strips/technique to do it yourself. 

    Post # 8
    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have really sensitive skin and would probably never even attempt waxing. I just shave everyday, make sure I change my razorblades every other week, and use a sensitive skin shave gel.

    Recently I started using this by Dove


    and am in love. I never thought to try it because I didn’t need “clinical protection,” but it has been awesome for my skin, and for reducing the visibility of my stubble. My armpits really are smoother and haven’t broken out in a while (ah the joys of sensitive skin)! 

    Post # 9
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You could pluck the stubborn in-growns with tweezers, it removes the hair from the root, just like with waxing. It’s also a little more comprehensive than waxing, however it does take a lot of patience, lol.

    Post # 10
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    You probably didn’t grow the hair out enough to properly wax it.  It has to be a quarter of an inch at least to be waxed.  I would go to a professional waxer after it is that length (because they will have to wax in different directions since the hair doesn’t grow one way like leg hair).  I usually just shave because I hate growing it out to wax.

    I tried the Dove deoderant that is supposed to reduce hair growth but it didn’t work for me at all.

    Post # 11
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    A very sharp razor should take care of the stubble without causing your skin to freak out on you. I find i have to replace mine frequently or i get a razor burn.

    The dove deoderant hasn’t caused any noticeable difference for me–been using it for well over 3 months now.

    I don’t know if i could handle waxing–the fact your hair has to grow out so much makes me nervous. I’d be scared to wear anything but long sleeves

    Post # 12
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve shaved every day for years, and got so tired of dealing with stubble that I recently started waxing. The first wax was the worst! I was doing it myself, and the result was pretty much the same as you described. I felt like I was bruised the next day. But, I think the hairs were too short and that’s why it didn’t grab very well. I worked away at if for a little while, waxing every few days, and I got to a point where I just have to pluck the stray hairs. And after the first couple waxes, I find it doesn’t really hurt anymore. Going for a professional wax might be a better way to start… but I am cheap! Wink


    (Also, sorry if that was Too Much Information for anyone!)

    Post # 13
    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    What about a hair removal cream? Immac, or Veet I think it’s called over there? I’m waaaay too much of a wuss to consider waxing such delicate skin as underarm! But my hair’s fairly fine, so razor would be ok, but the cream is handy as results do last a good bit longer…

    Post # 14
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    I have this problem too and also have issues with waxing because of sensitive skin. It is not ingrowns, but that even if you shave super close, you can see the hair in the follicle. It looks like a 5’oclock shadow all of the time!

    Post # 16
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you have sensitive skin like me, DON’T USE VEET! A couple of years ago I tried using it to dissolve the hair on my legs. After about 60 seconds it burned so bad I had to just rinse it all off. Never again :/

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