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Beanzmeanzcoffee Fri 22-Jul-16 22:13:45

I'm in my mid thirties and finally got my armpits waxed for the first time ever (i've been shaving, not running around hairy) and it is SO SO much better. It hurt obviously but was totally bearable and my armpits are so smooth.

Just thought I'd share that with you all.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 23-Jul-16 10:00:31

I've been waxing my pits for years.
First time I thought "Never Ever Again" but in time it gets finer.
I used to have a real 5 o' clock shadow, now even when it gets feral (in winter) its not too bad.

My Resolution now I'm 50, is to always have my underarms fit for public viewing grin

peaz1 Sat 23-Jul-16 15:16:53

How long does the stubble need to be? I am going for a leg wax on Friday and was wondering if I should get my underarms waxed too.

Beanzmeanzcoffee Sat 23-Jul-16 15:31:49

Em mine was about 1/4 inch I think?? You should totally try it. I never thought I would but I know someone training and she needed a Guinea pig. Never shaving again.

ChishandFips33 Sat 23-Jul-16 21:50:33

I'm right there with you but I epilate. Stung like mad the first time but I've kept on top of it and hair is now so fair and fine now it's completely painless!
If only I could get there with bikini line hmm

HuckfromScandal Sat 23-Jul-16 21:54:04

Yep, discovered this about 8 years ago.
Even when I leave it to grow out for weeks and weeks, there is Harley anything there at all!! I epilate. It takes mins, costs nothing, and I am always "underarm ready".

DailyFailAteMyFish Sat 23-Jul-16 22:05:36

Seriously, underarm ready?
We're mammals!

HuckfromScandal Sat 23-Jul-16 22:32:49

Dailyfail, your point is???

LastGirlOnTheLeft Sat 23-Jul-16 22:35:42

Underarm ready??? gringringrin

That is pathetic.

BrianButterfield Sat 23-Jul-16 22:38:23

I've epilated mine for about 10 years - hurt like hell the first time but now barely stings and takes seconds. Doesn't need doing often and regrowth is sparse with no shadow. Much prefer it to shaving my armpits!

squoosh Sat 23-Jul-16 22:39:36

It's not 'pathetic'.

I admire anyone who doesn't give two fucks about displaying their furry armpits. I'm not one of them though. And yes, I do realise this is down to social conditioning.

HuckfromScandal Sat 23-Jul-16 22:39:58

Thanks for that lastgirlontheleft bitch much confused

LastGirlOnTheLeft Sat 23-Jul-16 22:44:43

Bitch? That is even more pathetic!

Look, I'm not body confident either...but I think it is really rather shallow and useless to go through shaving or waxing or depilating just IN CASE you have to raise your arms!! What will happen if you have hair? Will the world end or what?

HuckfromScandal Sat 23-Jul-16 22:47:23

Wow, what is your problem
It was a turn of phrase
Ok - a fairly clunky one
It's on a style and beauty thread

If you didn't like my turn of phrase - was it so bad - you felt the need to be a bitch and call me pathetic...really
Get a fucking life

SanityClause Sat 23-Jul-16 22:48:50

I had mine lasered a few years ago. I shave off a rogue hair maybe once a month?

LastGirlOnTheLeft Sat 23-Jul-16 22:57:53

Huck, chill out. I apologise for upsetting you. I hate pressure on girls to be 'acceptable' in some way, so I challenge posts or things people say that imply women are 'ready' when they have depilated etc.

Just THINK about the message you give out, ok?

HuckfromScandal Sat 23-Jul-16 23:06:16

I don't need to know whether you feel my standards are acceptable to you or not!! Personally - I don't want to walk out with hairy armpits on show. That's my prerogative. And I am 43, so - pretty good with not being a young impressionable teen.
I'm on a style and beauty thread on mumsnet, so don't expect many young teens to be reading my views.

If you can't say something nice - how about not saying anything at all.

And I don't need to chill out, you need to think about how you make people feel, not just words on a page.

LastGirlOnTheLeft Sat 23-Jul-16 23:07:54


HuckfromScandal Sat 23-Jul-16 23:08:18

Why don't you THINK about how you have made me feel this evening.
My non hairy armpits offend no one, however your words tonight have actually been uncalled for and upsetting, so aren't you just a little ray of sunshine. And for what - I said something that didn't fit into your "criteria" thanks for that

LastGirlOnTheLeft Sat 23-Jul-16 23:11:30

Huck, seriously, CHILL!! So we differ in opinion. BIG DEAL!! Calm down.brew

Beanzmeanzcoffee Sun 24-Jul-16 03:47:26

Well that was unexpected! I started a lighthearted S&B thread and it's turned into a bun fight.

Yes, admittedly depilating does conform to a societal norm and cultural expectation. No it is not compulsory. Personally it's something I feel better for having done.

The patronising and comments from those who prefer not to is a little disappointing (whether meant to be patronising or not that's how they read). Surely the point is that women should have choice. It is ok to shave. It's ok not to shave but power lies in being able to make the decision; so suggesting that women who do chose to remove hair is 'pathetic' is imho no better than judging those who don't.

Anyhow, that's my 4am sleep-deprived 2 cents worth.

Savagebeauty Sun 24-Jul-16 05:30:04

I have never had underarm hair!!!
And my legs are lasered so I am always ready grin

HuckfromScandal Sun 24-Jul-16 07:54:29

beans,yep I didn't expect a light hearted throw away comment to be jumped on either!! Hohum, some folk...

Glad you have discovered it!
Glad it makes you happy
Epilating has saved me a fortune as well.

Doobigetta Sun 24-Jul-16 09:12:13

I don't get the "ready" thing though. Not from some kind of uber-feminist perspective (bore off, sorry, but really) but because shaving every day takes about a minute and you're smooth every day, whereas allowing enough to grow back to be able to wax it must mean a good week of being reasonably hairy. How is that better?

Beanzmeanzcoffee Sun 24-Jul-16 10:23:24

doobigetta I'm not sure yet, I'll report back! In fairness with a toddler and a baby under 6 months I don't shave every day.

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