Tips For Underarm Hair Removal

Mickey | General | Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

When you’re a little girl, underarm hair removal seems like some cool, grown up ritual that you can’t wait to start. At least, that’s what little girls say. But when you get rid of the hair for the first time, it grows back longer and thicker, and you can get frustrated very quickly. The more you cut, the more it grows, and at one point or another, every girl has wondered why she bothered messing with the silky layer in the first place.

Regardless of how much you love or hate them, hairy armpits are seen as unfeminine in many cultures. They’re unhygienic, and they cause staining which makes your laundry routine that much worse. The hair accumulates sweat that swiftly masks the most expensive perfume, so you’re much better off without it. Plus, there’s an extremely liberating feeling that comes from having smooth underarms.

There are four main ways to get rid of unwanted underarm hair. You can use a razor, waxing strips, depilatory creams, or electrolysis. Each method has its upsides and downsides, and the method you use is a matter of convenience, budgetary considerations, and personal preference.

Shaving is the most popular method of removing hair. It’s cheap and discreet, and you can do it in the privacy of your own home. It’s a simple, straightforward process, and you can use it while you shower.

Some people are afraid of shaving because it can be painful if improperly done. The hair begins to grow back immediately, and it can be prickly, itchy, and quite uncomfortable. You also need to shave quite regularly to maintain your hairless appearance. But by following a few simple tips, you can greatly enhance and ease your shaving experience.

Try shaving immediately after a hot bath or shower. The steam from the bath makes the skin more relaxed and opens the pores, as well as making the hair itself softer. All this makes for a cleaner shave. While you’re bathing, scrub your armpits with a loofah. It gets rid of dead cells and enlivens the skin, both of which make the shaving process easier.

Always use a sharp blade for your underarm hair removal, but be careful with it so you don’t cut yourself. Use a healthy amount of shaving cream, shaving gel, or soap to lubricate the skin before you cut anything. And don’t forget to moisturize your skin afterwards.

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