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#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 Isolabella

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 Isolabella

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.




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