Shaving makes me itch so bad

@shaggin (37109)
United States
May 28, 2016 9:47am CST
Every time I shave any where I itch so badly the rest of the day and the following day. Due to this I only shave my armpits now every three days or so. My hair grows really fast unfortunately. I decides last night I can't stand the constant irritation in my armpits anymore from shaving so I am going to pluck the hairs out with tweezers. I missed a few spots when I shaved last night and plucked the 5 hairs out. It wasn't nearly as painful as I thought it would be.
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@stephjoy (761)
• Philippines
28 May 16
i also shaved at first it is really itchy, but after shaving regularly it is more comfortable now
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
29 May 16
It has been something I have been dealing with for years it never gets better. I am glad that yours stopped after getting used to it though. I bet that was a big relief.
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@stephjoy (761)
• Philippines
29 May 16
@shaggin maybe you need to go to doctor for check up..or just dont shave
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
29 May 16
@stephjoy I know I don't need a check up and going without getting rid of the hair is not an option so I will be plucking the hairs out from now on.
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• United States
2 Jun 16
Have you thought of waxing? I actually make my own wax and use washable cloth strips and the benefit of this is not only is my skin softer, but the more I wax, the less hair grows back and the hair that does grow back is soft.
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
2 Jun 16
I tried it a few times and just never had much luck with it and it irritates my skin so badly after for days. I plucked the hair out of my armpit about 3 days ago on the left side and so far so good. I didn't want to do my right arm pit until I saw if I got a reaction from the first one or not. What do you use to make your own wax? That sounds interesting to try.
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• United States
2 Jun 16
@shaggin Do you moisturize after waxing and exfoliate a few days afterwards? That might help with the irritation. Here is my recipe: 2 cup sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup water Mix together, boil until it reaches 250 degrees F. or softball stage. Pour into a jar. when ready to use, microwave it for about 10-20 seconds to soften. (Test to make sure it isn't too hot) Powder the area to be waxed, spread in the direction of hair growth, using small scraps of cotton fabric to cover the area you are to wax. Then when cooled, pull the fabric off against the growth. And here is a link about ingrown hair and exfoliating: And using a good lotion should also help.
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@shaggin (37109)
• United States
2 Jun 16
@Carmelanirel2 Great information thank you so much. That looks really simple to make. The wax I had bought said not to powder first so it would stick to my skin really badly.
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• United States
28 May 16
I tried plucking it hurts. I don't have any problems shaving though.
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
30 May 16
Plucking hurts but the arm pits aren't too bad. Your lucky your skin doesnt get irritated like mine does. I can't stand it anymore.
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• United States
30 May 16
@shaggin Yes plucking hurts but I think after a while you'll get used to it.
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
2 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby I started doing my eye brows when I was about 12 so its nothing after all these years. I am sure I will get used to other areas as well.
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@CRK109 (14463)
• United States
29 May 16
Sounds like you might have some sensitive skin there. Have you tried the creams that remove hair? They're pretty quick and easy.
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
29 May 16
I have used them many times but neverhad any luck with them. I would leave them on double the time length statedand still it would not get rid of all the hair.
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@CRK109 (14463)
• United States
30 May 16
@shaggin wow that's too bad. they work really well for me and I actually prefer them to shaving. Well it makes sense that you'd turn to plucking under the circumstances.
• Philippines
29 May 16
well, it is itchy and irritating. never tried plucking the little hairs, maybe I should do it one of these days.
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
29 May 16
Well most men do not shave their armpits. My man does sometimes though.
@marlina (74693)
• Canada
28 May 16
I do hitch too when I shave my legs, very irritating.
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
30 May 16
I have aloe vera gel that I use on my legs after shaving and I haven't itched since. It didn't help on my armpits though. Maybe @sharon6345 is on to something with changinh deodorants. It's hard though because most other brands don't stop me from swetting and stinking.
• Jacksonville, Florida
28 May 16
Ouch! That does sound really painful!
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
29 May 16
The itching from shaving is worse then the pain of pulling the hair out with tweezers.
@sharon6345 (130331)
• United States
28 May 16
I don't shave my legs at all. I think you might try waxing. Or change you deodorant. It might help.
@shaggin (37109)
• United States
29 May 16
I've waxed and not had much luck with it for all the pain. If it was free to get a bikini wax and leg wax and everything else I would love that.