are you conscious about your underarm?

@ckyera (17261)
Philippines
July 8, 2009 6:29am CST
well i am just curious if all people specially girls are conscious about their underarms... well, are you confident to raise your arms even if you are on a sleeveless? do you have a smooth white under arm? do you think its a turn off if a girl have dark underarm? i know its really a turn off if someone have a smelly underarm...hehhee... how about hair on underarms? some have a problem of having a like"chicken skin" under arm... so what can you say about this? thanks and have a nice day! :-)
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• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Jan 10
Hi CK, I like this discussion of yours...cool mama! Yes, i am conscious with my armpit. it's not dark but i have some hair on. i need to pull it out using Chaney. I love the feeling taking out the hair...it relieved the itchiness.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
ayay! haha...yes winky! i know the feeling! haha i guess this underarm thing is always or most of the time an issue to most women! hehe
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Jan 10
at least we are taking things like this seriously than not minding it and its grouse. i even volunteered to friends in taking out hairs in their armpit. i enjoy doing it with mom, sister and my close friends, especially during trainings when we have chance to be in one room.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
at least we are taking things like this seriously than not minding it and its grouse. i even volunteered to friends in taking out hairs in their armpit. i enjoy doing it with mom, sister and my close friends, especially during trainings when we have chance to be in one room. yeah, really? huh! i remember before, mom ask me to pull out it for her, hehe after that day, she didn't ask me again...coz i am so lousy that i always hurt her...coz i also clip her skin with the chaney! haha but i always pull her gray her whenever there's a chance...
@daliaj (5689)
• India
8 Jul 09
When I was a student, I never cared about my under arms and never shaved it. When I started working only I strted wearing sleeveless tops and became concious about the importance of keeping it clean and shaved. Now, I shave there once in three days, but still there is a black color. Does anybody know how to get rid of it?
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
8 Jul 09
hello there! well for my self, i like plucking more, for i think it removes the hair from its roots! but it hurts sometimes! hehehe if you have a budget i think a laser hair removal will do or a wax... thanks for sharing have a good day!
@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
Doesn't waxing hurt too, more than plucking? And it's more expensive.
@nehaagra (849)
• Singapore
9 Jul 09
Waxing does hurt a bit, its like pinch of ants bite, But if done properly ,doen't hurt much and its the best way for hair removal. And you can easily get wax strips for it, which aren't expensive Also you can use a epiluter for it, which is alos good n effective..
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
8 Jul 09
My main problem is I sweat alot. Its noticeable. I try to wear sleveless shirts so it won't be so noticeable but can't always get sleveless. So I try not to lift my arms. I shave under my arms almost daily because hair there grows fast. If I dont shave then I also become embarrassed about that. I wish I could have hair permanently removed there and also have my sweat glands removed.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
hi jessi, i think that's really a problem, maybe you can use anti sweat deodorants, and also to prevent smell if there's any. its really a common problem for girls especially if hair grows fast...what if you go for a laser hair removal and ask for doctor's advice on how you can control that sweat... me i am not using deodorant, what i am using is this substance that we call here as "tawas" (its a white crystalline substance and a little sour to taste hehhe...but it really helps me in preventing sweat and odor atleast for the whole day and well it helps whiten my underarms...) but whatever, what is important is we do our best for our hygiene and keep our self clean and fresh all the time... thanks for sharing!
@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
Is there really such a thing as having the sweat glands removed, or was that a joke?
@ced_cap (207)
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
i'm very conscious about my underarm and every girl should be. it's a no no to have hairy underarm coz' it's a big turn off. much more if you have bad odor.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
haha..its so yucky when we have long hair in our underarms...and more yucky if we have bad odor! hahha
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
8 Jul 09
I'm conscious about my underarm.. lol =D Especially when i'm wearing tank tops because i have got some hair there.. hehe ^_^ IT's quite ugly and embarassing to be showing strangers our hair there right?? IT will be a complete turn off as well, be it for guys or gals.. hehe ^_^ Luckily for me, i dun have the problem of chicken skin or odour under there, and thus i dun have any worries when wearing shirts and tees.. hehe ^_^ However, most of the time, i'm in tank and i will make sure i dun show my under hair unnecessarily.. lol =D
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
hahaha! well you know, here in my place, underarm hair for men is just okay...really okay! what is not common here is if a man have a shaved underarm...well i think that's not really common here! its okay for a man as long as he don't have that bad odor! hehehhe
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
9 Jul 09
lol =D Some beauty conscious man like to shave their underarm as well because they wanna be perfect, u see.. haha =D I have got a fren whom shaved his underarm, and he was trying to make us notice it by raising his arm all the time.. haha =D However, that's for once only and he did not shave it anymore.. hehe ^_^ It guess it's better to have some hair there for guys, but definitely not for gals too.. hehe ^_^
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
hehe...yes for girls those hair should be removed...but for men? well hehehe i can't really imagine...its just not a common thing for me...hehehe oh by the way, i remember i met someone who also shaves his hair in his rmpits and he said that its a tradition...he's a Muslim.
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@Mady2791 (547)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Thank God I don't have dark underarm. Mine is the same color as my skin, but I know people that have this problem. I think this problem is mostly hormonal especially after you give birth to children.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
then you are lucky! yeah i think its also common to pregnant women to have darker underarms...but i think it will also be back to normal after giving birth? hmmm i think dark underarm & smelly one is a disaster to any one specially to women! thanks for sharing.
@Mady2791 (547)
• United States
15 Feb 10
No, sometimes it doesn't go back to normal and this is because of hormonal problems. I know people that still have dark underarm after giving birth. I know someone that has had issues with her birth control pills. She had tried several because she always had issues that affect her body etc...so her hormones have always been out of whack and when she got pregnant with her kids her underarms got darker and stayed that way after childbirth.They are still dark today. I don't remember my underarms getting dark with my pregnancies though.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
oh i see, well maybe really depends from person to person, yeah got something to do with hormones... coz i also know some who got dark underarm while pregnant then few months after everything back to normal. thanks for the info...
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
Definitely conscious on how my underarm looks like and as of now I am totally having a problem with it like "chicken skin" and because I am pregnant right now it is starting to darken. How I wish I knew how to solve the problem.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
hello there! i think that's quite normal for pregnant women...it will be back to normal i guess after you gave birth...with chicken skin, i think its a result of plucking? they say there's a proper way of plucking so that it will not result to having chicken skin... by the way, congrats on your pregnancy...
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
I really do wish that the darkening of my underarm will lighten once I already give birth. As for the chicken skin, I don't do plucking but why am I still having a chicken skin.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
25 Nov 09
huh! when the darkening of your underarms just starts when you get pregnant, i think it will be back after you gave birth...coz that also happens to some of my aunts...and good that its now back to its normal tone... with chicken skin...hmmm i'm not really sure coz the only thing that i know that may cause chicken skin is plucking! have you try consulting an specialist?
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
8 Jul 09
it depends. if my underarms are not shaved then i will not wear a tank top or sleevles shirt, but if my armpits are clean and shaved then i will wear a tank top or sleeveless shirt. i especially like to keep them shaved in the summer, because i have to wear a bathing suit which has no sleeves in the swimming pool.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
i agree, its better not to wear sleeveless if we did not shaved our underarms! hehehe and its always better to shave our underarms coz i believe hair helps to produce more germs which causes odors when mixed with sweat...mmmm, so during summer its really a critical season for those people who have underarm issues! hehehe what do you think? thanks for sharing...
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
13 Jul 09
Yeah I think your right. It's more important to shave and clean your underarms in the summer time, but it is still important to do so in all the other seasons also.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
yes true...maintenance is very important once you start shaving or what...or else...
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
I am a bit conscious about my underarms.it has become a bit darker since I started shaving.now I just have it waxed by a pro.while it has become smoother,it is a bit darker than normal.a girl is much more confident if she can wear anything sleeveless that can show off a white underarm.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
hello there... yeah, i guess shaving do really have such effects coz i also experienced it...but now, my underarms is already good, having the same color as my skintone...i think there's a right way of shaving...so that we can avoid darkening of underarms... is waxing really good? but i think its quite expensive? isn't it? yeah, having nice underarms can add confidence specially to us women... thanks!
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
not really.it is quite affordable near our office.costs about $ 2.
@jerimiyah (232)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
i dont like dark underarm and i get conscious if it happens. I dont shave since it darkens my armpits. I do waxing because it thins the hair if you maintain it with that procedure
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
hello there! i think no one likes to have a dark underarm! hehe for its really a big turn off! huh! but isn't it expensive to maintain on waxing? thanks!
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
Here it only cost around 5 to 6 dollars but i bet cost alot more in the states. I'm not sure how much it cost there though, i just heard salons are expensive compared here.
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
Nowadays people have several high-tech procedures on attending this armpit issue- black/dark color and bad odor. Way back 1915, the idea of consciousness begin as per record in US and UK. A magazine with a woman modeled on this topic. In Muslim tradition, the removal of the hair from the underarms was a part of a collective of hygienic or cosmetics procedures and practices enjoined by Muhammad as consistent with Fitra for both woman and man and has usually regarded as requirement by most muslims. Ways to remove hair: [b] Shaving[/b], is commonly believed myth that it will cause to a thicker hair the next time it grows. Waxing is effectively remove the hairs and most recommended but usually the process need money. Plucking is painful and commonly practice by some women in the province. About the dark color and bad odor: The color is due to the pigmentation of dark spots on the strand of each hair. The lesser hair the clearer the skin. Based on studies the removal of hair increases the amount of moisture allowed to cling and causes the bad odor. Which combined with acid mantle caused by the use of some soaps, may lead to increase body odor. [b] Note: advantage- without hairs avoid or lessen the dark color, disadvantage- easily or usually lead to bad odor.(Normally people believe that as opposite[/b])
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
hi zearah! thanks for all those info...it seems that you are really doing well here huh! do you do a research before answering on discussions and even before posting your discussions? i have noticed this coz i observed that in most of your posts you are actually posting some overview and facts... well actually i am one of those who believes that hair carries something that brings unpleasant odor in our underarms... have a nice day!
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
This are all stock knowledge, he he he! I love to listen about stories and important events. For me knowledge is power and to say with supporting theories and facts make my statement valid, ehe! Not in all cases. Only for few which I do memorize until today. That was long time ago, the last when I was in school was 2003. I'm happy and feel fulfilled whenever I could share what I learned.
@chi2nasrin (1102)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 09
Hairy underarms for girls is a 'yuck'! It is okey if you're a boy. Is it one of the trend? keeping you underarm hair? because I read somewhere that Beyonce Knowles was spotted flashing her unshaved armpit with curly hair ... eeeuuuwww... As a girl, you have to always check and make sure your underarms are clean. There are a lot of product and services out there that can be used.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
8 Jul 09
haha...i think so, that its really important especially for a woman to keep her underarm clean and fresh! but you know i think, there's some nations that having a hair in their underarms is just okay, i am not really sure about this but i have seen some films that the women are having a long hair in their underarms! hehehe thanks for response!
• Malaysia
1 Aug 09
Really?! Eeeuuuwww...
@puppynut (370)
• New Zealand
18 Jan 10
I am definately concious of my underarm. I have to shave and wear deodorant. I especially notice it in church where we lift our arms to worship! So I always make sure I wear deodorant to church now and shave my underarms! I think it's a personal choice whether someone wants to grow their underarm hair or not but it is important to still have personal hygiene when it comes to the smell.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
hello puppynut! yes i agree that its a personal choice whether we want to grow our hair in underarms or not...coz i also saw women who have long underarms when i am watching some movies...but here in my place its not really that good for a girl to have long underarm hair...maybe because we are just used to it... but anyway, hygiene is really very important, it says a lot about us... and its good to use something to take care of it and to give it good smell...and in your case, if someone has an odor bad odor...it will surely disturb other people doing the worship.... but me, i am not into using deo...it darkens my underarm...
@daliaj (5689)
• India
8 Jan 10
I am concerned about my underarm. I shave it in every two days and try to keep it clean always. I hate to have hair there. I think it is disgusting if somebody sees the underarm of a girl with hair. I won't use sleevless dress if I see that there is hair. I don't have a nice color in the underarm. There is a dark shade. So, I go for bleach after shaving. Even bleach is not of good use.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
hello daliaj... yeah same here...i also find it disgusting when a woman have visible hair in her underarm and most of all if it has some bad smell..hehe but me, i don't have that nice underarm, but i make sure to take care of it, to keep it clean and not bad smelling! haha whenever i use a sleeveless i make sure that i can confidently raise my arm... i haven't try bleaching yet...
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Hi, ckyera. Yes, I would be conscious about raising my underarm if I have hair under my armpits. That is just me. I would prefer to shave it all off before wearing a sleeveless shirt or a dress. And, if I know that I have hair under my arms, I will be very uncomfortable with going sleeveless.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
27 Dec 09
hello cream! yeah! same here! whenever i will be using sleeveless, i make sure that my underarms are clean & free from and unwanted hair! hehe coz it will be just so uncomfortable really! if its not clean... thanks !
• Canada
1 Dec 09
Hmmm, I usually dislike seeing hair in armpits. Usually when I do see it on a guy, it turns me off.  :D
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Dec 09
haha...but for guys to have hair on their armpits..its just quite normal! but for me, bad odor is the biggest turn off! haha thanks!
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
3 Oct 09
yes i surely am very conscious about my underarms and keep them neat and clean free from hair. I dont always wear sleeveless tops but have a habit of maintaining them. I think a bad show of underarms would surely be a turn off. I notice this in my husband.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
hello limcyjain! well i guess that's what every woman should do...keep our underarms neat and clean and of good smell! hehe whether we are on sleeveless or not...its important, i think... i also notice that to my husband...its a turn off for him if a woman have bad underarms...especially with bad odors...hehe thanks for sharing...:-)
@tintukm (1084)
• India
31 Aug 09
People do make choices depending on their own will,its not that upon another person's forcing him/her these type of decisions regarding our physical matters are taken.The girls do have a lot more differences than the boys in these of things,the girls usually do not keep on the armpit growing for long that creates odor problem because of their skin rather being a little smoother than the males.The hygiene too gets disturbed when females keep the armpits dark as such. Male do have resistance to the physical odor and problems of germs,the most unpleasant experience would be when other point out to us say you do have odor problem,we would feel that person is bluffing but that would be the truth if the underarms keep on growing
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
hello there... yeah i agree with you that it depends on one's choice and also on the environment they are with...but what's most important is that they are clean and don't have bad odor... well, to some cases when other people jokes upon it, there's a possibility that they are also saying the truth...for there are times that jokes are half meant... thanks!
• United States
19 Aug 09
I use deodorant on my underarms but if I forget to wear it then I could be self conscious about my underarm. I usually shave too but I don't care about my underarms that much.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
hello anime... same here, i am also very conscious & uncomfortable when i forgot to put a deo on my underarms...hehe
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
3 Aug 09
Yes, I am conscious about my underarm, I "check" it regularly to make sure no hair is growing because I always wear the no sleeves dress and tank tops, I cannot let the underarm hair grow AT ALL and I think it is better to have no hair underarm, but that's just what I think.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
26 Jan 10
i agree with you... its better to have clear & clean underarms specially if we are in our sleeveless clothes...coz i think its a big turn off if a girl have hair on underarms...hehe and worst is if she has a bad odor..haha well just my opinion...