I am planning to have my bikini line waxed next week and am thinking of doing my armpits too but my friend told me that the armpits is the most painful area? Is she right?
I tried to eplilate my armpits once and they bled, I think I've got really coarse hair. I had my bikini line done once about 5 years ago, just before I was due on and it really hurt, so much so that I haven't gone back since then. I think the therapist didn't do a good job either, I had quite bad bruising.
I've now got a recommendation for a good therapist - should i go for the armpits as well?
They also always look like they need shaving, even right after I've just done them. Even with a brand new razor I can never get them completly smooth, again, why I'm plumping for waxing. If I wax them often will it make a difference? Does anyone know?
I second BIWI - it's a huge improvement to shaving. And the hair does get thinner and sparcer (is that a word?). It did hurt a lot to begin with (though I still think bikini waxing is much worse), but now I tend to use my epilady on my armpits and I don't even wince.
I epilate mine - as long as your skin is really dry - wash, then dust with a little talc - and you pull the skin tight, it shouldn't hurt (too much). The more you do it, the less painful it gets. And it lasts much longer than shaving.
thanks everyone. i think i will definitely try it, I'm encouraged by those who say the results are better than shaving.
my problem is mummipig that even with shaving they never look shaved - i'm always embarassed to reveal my armpits (not that it happens loads but YKWIM). And that's when I use proper shaving foam, new blades, and hold my skin taught and shave from various directions! it's tedius and i'm always disappointed with the result.
Does anyone have any recommendations for home waxing kits? I once used immac when i was about 16 but never tried wax - are there any cheapish ones that do a good job?
The first beauty therapist that waxed me said either you find the bikini line really hurts and armpits are ok or you find bikini line ok and the armpits really hurt. Now none of it's v pleasant but I find the bikini line less painful than my legs so I've never dared have my armpits done
Too bad for you beanie, I just sold my barely-used epilator on ebay! Judging by the number of people bidding and the price it went for, there's plenty that agree with the philosophy of 'don't spend a fortune on something you might hate'.
I've been having legs and bikini area waxed for a while, and thought I'd try armpits. I was surprised to find the actual waxing was far less painful (hot wax in salon), but afterwards it was MUCH worse than bikini line. My pits were sore and red for days, and I decided not to do it again. Am like the OP, mine always look like they need shaving due to my dark hair. Tis a shame the waxing didn't work out for me, but maybe it will for you? Worth a go anyway....
thanks yank - shame i missed out on the ebay! i am flying on monday night and your comments about the soreness are making me think twice. when i remember how sore my bikini line was last time... perhaps two days before a 12hr flight is a good idea?!
I would recommend getting a therapist to do it first time, rather than yourself. Also, don't do it if you're about to start your period (as you had with the bikini wax) because you are much more sensitive then, and it will hurt more. Rather wait until just after or mid-cycle.