Lady arm hair: What do to?
March 4, 2012 11:36 PM Subscribe
Have you ever removed arm (not armpit) hair? How and would you recommend it?
posted by manicure12 to health & fitness (41 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a woman who has had arm hair my whole life. Not enough to bug me on a daily basis, but sometimes I think about it and I wish it could disappear. I'm white and fair skinned, (not a stereotypically hairy ethnicity-Irish) some of the hair is blonde and some of it is darker. It's not heavy or curly or anything like men usually have, but it's noticeable.
I also feel like I never see other women with arm hair, so I figure either I'm an unusual case, or everyone else is quietly getting rid of theirs. Which is closer to the truth? Do other people notice this about me do you think?
If I could easily permanently remove it, I would. But temporarily removing it over and over again sounds awful.
Has anyone on here successfully removed the lady arm hair? Obviously shaving sounds like an awful idea. Laser and electrolysis sound really expensive, but possibly my best bet? I've seen home kits for laser-type things, and epilators, and waxes, but I'm just not sure what would be best and what the effects are. ie: Could I try it just once?
I worry about even trying removing my arm hair just once, for fear that the hair would grow back worse. In high school for some reason I decided to shave the very faint, very blonde hair on my toes/top of my feet, and ever since it has been growing back awful and very dark...so yeah...I now have to constantly shave my feet. Gross and weird. And I don't want to repeat on my arms...
Anecdotes totally welcome!