Eeeek…Hair removal

miley underarm hair

It’s an embarrassing topic, something we might giggle with our girls about but even braving the hair removal isles in shops can leave me red-faced. Why do we find it so embarrassing, we all have body hair. You may think your the hairiest girl out there but I always like to think there’s worse as I make my way to get my torturous monthly wax.

Miley maybe embracing her body hair recently but the thought of wearing a sleeveless top having forgot to sort out our underarm hair would quite possibly be leaving the rest of us with the feeling of sheer embarrassment.

As a girl who likes to be body hair-free I have tried many methods for multiple parts of my body of which I will share my hair-free wisdom with you. Of course I would love to get everything lazered off but my student loan doesn’t stretch that far so I’ll tell you how a girl on a budget deals with her hair removal…

Underarms… So this can be a real problem. Shave them in the morning and 12 hours later I feel like I have got five o’clock shadow. When shaving my underarms they never feel completely hair free. There’s always a dark patch left which is such a pain in summer. Imagine seductively lifting your top off and revealing dark patches under your arms..Mortifying. I tend to get mine waxed. A bit of a downside is having to let them grow long enough before a wax but after that they remain smooth for so much longer and the hairs grow back a lot finer which you will find with a lot of waxing. Great for holidays and the summer especially so you don’t have to worry about taming this area everyday. You’ll be happy to hear that underarm waxing is one of the most pain free areas to wax as well!

Arms… People often think I’m weird when I say I get rid of my arm hair but although they aren’t really hairy my hair is dark and I was always very self-conscious about them. So I know it’s a big no-no but I used to shave them. Now I hair removal cream them about every 2-3 weeks. I think there’s a big misconception that my arm hair will grow back thicker and faster but I haven’t noticed this at all. Hair removal cream may smell a bit freaky but it is cheap and easy to use!

Legs… I have only ever tried shaving. It’s quick and cheap and you don’t have to wait for regrowth! I love the Venus Spa Breeze razor which has two little moisturising pads which make my legs silky soft! I change the razor head for this when the moisture pads run out which is usually after a few weeks. I hate my legs feeling stubbly so I’ll shave every couple of days just to keep them perfectly smooth.

Down Below…It’s so awkward using words for this area, I feel like a little kid when I talk about it, I just can’t say the proper words unless I whisper or pull a face. Anyway I have tried shaving, hair removal cream and waxing for this and I cannot stress how good waxing is for this region. For ten minutes of pain I feel like a polished and perfected goddess for the next month. Shaving this area is so hard to maintain, it’s stubbly, rashy, just bleughh. Hair removal cream still leaves some reckless hairs around as well I find. I now have a Hollywood (all off) wax once a month and it might be extremely distressing; I won’t lie it is very painful but the results last ages, the regrowth is so much finer and the appearance is so much better than when you shave. It might be more costly and granted, it’s not for everyone, but I think it’s worth it.

Hair removal is such a pain but I feel so much more polished and like I know what I’m doing in life when I am soft and silky!

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11 thoughts on “Eeeek…Hair removal

  1. Firstly in regards to Miley, ew! I would never! I can so relate to you right now. I have very pale skin and black hair, and it’s naturally that dark, which unfortunately means the rest of my body hair was that dark. I say was because I did laser hair removal a few years back and it is the best thing I have ever done! I cannot recommend it enough! You can start with a smaller area, like underarms, and work your way to larger areas like legs and such. It is like a newly found freedom!

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    1. Haha I think Miley must be doing that as a publicity stunt!! Great to hear about your experience! I would love to get laser hair removal, especially with underarms. I’m going to look into it. Thanks so much for the advice xx

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  2. I feel exactly the same way. I shave my arms too, but like you, I barely get any hair growth there but it can get dark. Although I never wear dresses, shaved legs are a MUST for me. I applaud those who dare leave the house (Miley) and display their hair in all its glory, but at the same time I think it’s disgusting and not lady-like. Yeah, I’m old-fashioned in that regard.

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