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To ask if anyone shaves/waxes/nair's their arms?

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LoveMyOscar Fri 24-Jun-11 22:44:57

I am dark skinned, dark haired and have quite hairy arms but they hairs are dark brown!!! I got quite self concious seeing as it's summer and i'm wearing short sleeved tops so I decided to put nair hair removal cream on them and I keep doing this every few days when the regrowth appears. Does anyone else do this or am I the only loon?

Jaspants Fri 24-Jun-11 22:46:55

I epilate mine - not as painful as it sounds and they deffo come back more sparse

DontGoCurly Fri 24-Jun-11 22:47:10

I shave mine sometimes, they're not very hairy but it looks nice I think.

Pumpernickel10 Fri 24-Jun-11 22:49:13

Shave mine too

WickedWitchSouthWest Fri 24-Jun-11 22:49:40

Not a chance. And I'm quite ruthless with other areas when it comes to hair! Mine tends to lighten in the summer anyway so it's not too much bother.

LoveMyOscar Fri 24-Jun-11 22:52:26

Oh goody, i'm not alone smile

Wicked Witch, did you used to be WickedWaterWitch a long time ago?

DamselInDisarray Fri 24-Jun-11 22:53:58

I shave my arms. I don't need to do it very often but it looks much better.

MrsSheeran Fri 24-Jun-11 22:54:27

I waxed mine recently, think thick dark brown hairy arms! Next door's kids always said I had arms like a man!

They were lovely for about 3 weeks and I didn't feel embarrassed at all, don't know why I didn't do it sooner, do it regularly now!

sansae Fri 24-Jun-11 22:54:56

wax. i get the cheapy wilko's large wax strips. red for a little while but definitely worth it smile i've got light olive skin and dark hair and eyes so they do show if i don't do it.

Meglet Fri 24-Jun-11 22:56:25

I bleach mine every couple of weeks.

EndoplasmicReticulum Fri 24-Jun-11 23:12:53

Nope. Life's too short to wax arms. I find the hairs bleach in the sun anyway.

sansae Fri 24-Jun-11 23:34:45

Some do bleach in the sun, but not if you have very dark hair though. i used to work with a girl that had a lot of dark hair (even on her fingers) and she bleached her arms. it actually looked odd against her dark-ish skin. she discovered wax and was much happier

EndoplasmicReticulum Fri 24-Jun-11 23:37:26

I have hairy fingers too. And hairy toes.

I guess I just don't care enough. I probably need to be dipped in Veet from the eyebrows downwards.

candr Sat 25-Jun-11 12:51:00

not my arms as my friend did and I got stubble rash on mine from sitting next to her in the car but I do do hands and feet, wish I could do tummy as seem to be really hairy (27weeks pregnant) and really aware of it as everyone keeps asking to see bump - apparently through a top is not good enough!

TheOriginalFAB Sat 25-Jun-11 12:52:39

YABU to use YABU in an barmy way.

eurochick Sat 25-Jun-11 13:23:12

I use veet and occasionally wax. I am pale skinned but with dark brown hair. I just feel more comfortable with it gone.

Huffythetantrumslayer Sat 25-Jun-11 13:56:02

Candr I got a hairy tummy when I was pregnant, it'll go once you've had the baby. And no don't shave my arms. Can't be arsed to do my legs half the time sonot gonna add to my workload grin

SloganLogan Sat 25-Jun-11 13:57:07

No. Underarm hair removal is useful for hygiene but no need for arm hair removal.

virginiasmonalogue Sat 25-Jun-11 13:58:49

I nair them when I can be bothered every few weeks. I'm very pale with dark hair and I've always been conscious of them.

SixtyFootDoll Sat 25-Jun-11 14:09:30

My arms are hairy but fair hair, can't be bothered to get rid. I quite like them hairy, they are muscly too.

Empusa Sat 25-Jun-11 14:16:08

I shave, pale skin + dark hair is a bitch.

NettoSuperstar Sat 25-Jun-11 14:18:08

I epilate mine. The hair is really long and gorillaish otherwise.

clams Sat 25-Jun-11 21:27:58

I had 2 sessions of laser hair removal on my arms 4 years ago & now the hairs are sparse and lighter - would thoroughly recommend it.

GothAnneGeddes Sun 26-Jun-11 00:05:41

I veet them from time to time. In DH's country it's the norm, so I do it before I go there too.

ThatVikRinA22 Sun 26-Jun-11 00:11:07

i epilate my lower arms.

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