Jump to content

Waxing armpits?
Has anyone?


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 greenthumbs

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

I've started getting a little rash when I shave and thought that waxing might be a better option. I would do this myself rather than going to a beautician (do my own bikini line so I could manage this).

What I'm worried about is that I've heard it's agonising and you can get big welts and so on. Perhaps this was just for the one unfortunate person who told me this?

Anyone done/do it? Do you get ingrown hairs? Recommend it or not?

#2 Sallystwo

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

I have only had it done twice (by beautician) it is painful but bearable.  I prefer to shave as I hate waiting for the hair to be long enough to wax.

#3 qak

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

It sounds agonising. I had laser done and that is tolerable, with no lasting pain!  I made the mistake of using depilatory cream one memorable NYE (funnily enough!)

#4 belindarama

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

I have a pretty high pain threshold and don't feel any other area I wax painful. Underarms I did once, never again.  Awful and not worth a repeat for me.

#5 SeaPrincess

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:47 AM

I started doing mine when DH and I got engaged in 2001. Now I don't have to do anything to them (and haven't for a few years)

Edited by SeaPrincess, 31 December 2012 - 08:47 AM.


#6 ~shannon~

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

If you can do your bikini line then you should be fine with your armpits. I think it sometimes depends on the wax you use as some people do have reactions to products. I always make sure I have the soothing cream to put on afterwards (for bikini line too) which helps with redness.

#7 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

I can pay beautician no problems, do it myself and I end up with welts and huge bruises.

Never had ingrown hairs, but then again I have had hem waxed since I was nearly 15. There are so few hairs now I can pluck if I am desperate.


Edited by lsolaBella, 31 December 2012 - 09:04 AM.


#8 Cyaira

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

I don't wax (too prone to ingrowns) but I used to get the rash before I used an after-shaving calming deodorant (garnier, maybe?) and now I don't anymore.

#9 YandiGirl

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Always. I find it the least painful area to wax.

#10 Therese

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:00 AM

I have never found it terribly painful. But I have only had it done by a beautician.

#11 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:06 AM

Hello OP, I think you may want to go and have it done at a beautician first. I find the first wax after shaving for a while to be the reason for painful bruising  etc, the hair is blunt and for whatever reason is often harder to remove by wax than after repeated waxing. After that it will be easier.... Also hot tip for all DO NOT use an epilator on your arm pits, just don't- still trying to recover (however It would be an excellent tool for torture)

#12 Lifesgood

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

If you are going to go through the pain of waxing have you considered laser hair removal? It's no more painful than waxing and it is pretty much permanent, so it will be cheaper in the long term.

#13 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

Glorious I can use an epilator on my underarms, but can't self wax.



#14 jayskette

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

if you have always shaved in one direction than waxing in the same direction is about the same pain as waxing eyebrows.

#15 AnotherFeral

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

It must be an individual thing. I used to use an epilator on my armpits with no excessive pain, but couldn't stand it on my legs (I can wax my legs OTOH). I've also waxed my armpits, I think I used the hard wax and it worked quite well, again no excessive pain. From memory it was the Andrea green brazillian hard wax and I did it in 3 or 4 small patches rather than all at once.
My main tip is to NOT put deodorant on straight afterwards!

#16 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

I don't get enough hair there to wax so I just shave. I'm one of those pretty much hairless people, despite thinking I was hairy when I was younger. Not sure why. Sorry that doesn't help OP lol.

I've always wondered if/why waxing is meant to hurt though as from my experience I can't really feel it at all. So not sure what the big deal is. I haven't tried waxing underarms due to not enough there and even face there is barely enough there to flick something off every few months - probably could do with tweezers and a 5 mins session and would be same.

That's kind of not normal is it? Most people are somewhat hairy?

Evidently I'm bored tonight.

Edited by Katakacpk, 31 December 2012 - 09:28 PM.


#17 ChilliDog

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

I get my brows and armpits waxed every 2-3 weeks and don't find it overly painful. I'd never do it myself though as it sounds like it would hurt a lot. I've never had welts but do very occasionally get an ingrown hair but not very often.

#18 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

I used to wax my own armpits.

Omg it hurts but is a pleasurable, rewarding kind of pain, like getting a tattoo. And the feel of freshly waxed arm pits is glorious.

I haven't waxed since falling pregnant with DS because my body is too sensitive to waxing.

I miss my arm pit wakings. sad.gif

#19 brazen

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

i do it and i do get a rash / welts quite often (but i also get it with shaving). i've found that if i mention it the beautician can usually use a more suitable wax which helps reduce it.
i'm also going to try the moogoo after wax cream next time to see if it helps.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

How dare anyone accuse a mum of 'milking' a miscarriage

A heartless comment from a stranger shocked the already devastated radio host Em Rusciano.

How breast milk can help relieve your baby's teething pain

Try one mum's simple parenting hack to ease your baby's discomfort.

Top 10 common health myths busted

To help combat the misinformation and spread good health, here are the most common health myths compared to fact.

How to make flying with a toddler more bearable

After almost three years of living in Canada, it was time to pack our bags, bundle up our three children (including our two and a half year old Toddler) and pray to the heavens above, before flying to Aussie Land to see our family and friends.

Breastfeeding may help with caesarean pain, says new study

Breastfeeding after a caesarean section may help manage persistent pain, finds new research on the post-birth experience of new mothers.

Recall notice: fourth cot recalled in less than one month

A recall notice has been issued for yet another cot sold in Australia -the White New Zealand Pine 3-in-1 Baby Sleigh Cot Bed with Drawers.

A baby girl, a baffling disease - and the only way to help her is to hurt her

Every morning, Kevin Federici pulls on a head lamp, sterilises a sewing needle and prepares to prick his baby girl all over her tiny body.

If you make your own baby food you'll love this Instagram account

Tired of making carrot purée? Take a look at this mum's homemade baby food creations.

The unique baby names literally no one is choosing

After a unique baby name for your little one? Here are the monikers no one chose in 2016.

'It's such a boost': mum receives 'thanks for breastfeeding in public' card

It was the boost one mum needed at just the right time.

Sharing makes young children happy - just don't force them

There are many emotional benefits to sharing, but only if it's voluntary.

5 ways to a healthy pregnancy

An easy pregnancy that results in a healthy baby: that's the dream.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.