Why I Shave My Armpit Hairs!

Calgary, Alberta
August 17, 2017 3:43pm CST
A woman is the most beautiful creation of the Heavens! I consider (actually believe) that women are the #1 wonder of the world. I highly respect and adore women. So much for the introduction, let me go to my main topic - Why do I shave my armpit hairs. I was curious why 99% of women shave their armpit hairs; so, I researched to find out why. First, hairless armpits look clean (and sexy). Second, bacteria that produce foul smell thrive more in hairy armpits. However, it does not mean that a hairless armpit is odorless. There are other factors that affect how we smell. Here they are: 1. Grooming routine 2. Foods we eat 3. Beverages we consume 4. and regularity of our showers Aside from the above reasons, I hate looking at my long and thick armpit hairs. So one day (15 years ago) I shaved 'em. No more long curly hairs trying to wriggle out from my armpits. I love it! Whew, sorry if you find my short article a bit repugnant! LOL
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@toniganzon (49129)
• Philippines
17 Aug
I don't shave, I wax. So I suggest you do the same! Shaving causes friction which can be the cause of underarm darkening.
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug
@toniganzon They have not turned dark . . It may be because when shaving I apply a lot of shaving cream/foam. Been shaving for years.
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@toniganzon (49129)
• Philippines
18 Aug
@antonbunot Even with shaving creams it could still turn dark and may appear darker when the hair starts to grow. Since shaving doesn't remove the roots of the hair, the growth is faster and may make the pit darker.
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug
@toniganzon But they did not darken yet . . Of course, if I let the hairs grow, my armpits get dark. But I shave 3 times a week. When I shave my beards and mustache, I also shave my armpits.
@mandala100 (39040)
• Hong Kong
17 Aug
@antonbunot Thank you for sharing your thoughts my friend.
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Aug
@mandala100 I am not kidding this time, my friend. Try it and see the difference.
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@mandala100 (39040)
• Hong Kong
17 Aug
@antonbunot Ok my friend and no worries.
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
18 Aug
That is way too funny. I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I don't have to shave my arm pits because I don't have a lot of hair on them. Boy was I glad for that.
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug
@poehere You are one lucky lady, my friend. You can just pull them out.
@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
18 Aug
@antonbunot Yes I can. Glad I don't have to go through all that mess.
@LadyDuck (151556)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
Just like @toniganzon I wax, because they stay clean a lot longer.
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@toniganzon (49129)
• Philippines
18 Aug
I feel cleaner after waxing. But can't do it by myself. I always go to a waxing salon and they use sugar wax.
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@LadyDuck (151556)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
@toniganzon I do it myself using wax, I have the small electric machine to melt the wax and I am not very hairy, I am dark blonde.
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@toniganzon (49129)
• Philippines
18 Aug
@LadyDuck Not hairy as well. In fact I don't have hair on my legs and arms. And thinking back in my high school days, I didn't have any underarm hair but I was so jealous of seeing my cousin plucking her underarm hair that I started shaving invisible thin underarm hair. Then they started growing. It's only when I was in college that I realized, if I hadn't shaved my underarm, I wouldn't have had any hair at all!
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• United States
17 Aug
You should wax them hahah
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Aug
. . . @TiarasOceanView I was thinking of taking a picture of my armpit and post it.
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• United States
17 Aug
@antonbunot Do it!!
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Aug
@TiarasOceanView Is it good?! I am guessing you are waxing yours. . . O, you sure like me to post my hairless armpit?
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@rosedust82 (2075)
• Philippines
18 Aug
I used to do any of the 3: shaving, plucking and waxing. I don't just do one because shaving, for example, causes the hair to grow thicker and they tend to make the pits darker. This is why I also pluck - the drawback of plucking is it can cause chicken skin. So I go and use some wax when that happens. Lately though I've started a few underarm laser treatments. Not sure if you've heard of this but each session help lessen hair growth until there is little or no hair left. So you can have hair free pits forever. These laser treatments can also be used for facial hair or leg/arm hair too. it's a bit more expensive though.
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• Philippines
18 Aug
how many sessions will it take to remove everything? does it hurt?
• Philippines
18 Aug
@hereandthere it depends - they usually recommend 6-8 sessions. Depending on the hair itself. They check each time you come in for your treatment and no, it doesn't hurt. It'll surprise you though - can't really explain how it feels. I'm thinking of someone holding a rubber band and lightly hitting you with it? It doesn't hurt but you'll feel something. Does that make sense? Hahaha. So far I've had 3 sessions and I can see the difference. The hair doesn't grow as fast as it does when you shave and it's some areas don't even have any hair growing. You can save up for it. I think it's worth it.
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• Philippines
18 Aug
@rosedust82 i guess they have some sort of anesthesia before starting? how many weeks in between sessions? are there any dos and donts after each session?
@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
17 Aug
I shave because of smells and I just don't like seeing hair in my pits. However I wish shaving didn't make my skin darker. Like does that make sense? KNow what I am talking about?
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug
@IvySaysHi Wax instead of shave according to @toniganzon . . . . or apply a lot of shaving cream/foam before shaving . . . That's what I do . . . so far my armpits have not turned dark
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@toniganzon (49129)
• Philippines
18 Aug
Shaving does make the armpit darker so you should try waxing instead. Sugar waxing is best and you can even make your own at home.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
19 Aug
@antonbunot will do. i tried waxing once and my pits bled so
@sallypup (26570)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Aug
What a way to get some attention! Good job.
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Aug
@sallyup LOL . . .
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@sallypup (26570)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Aug
@antonbunot "You're happy and you know it....Clap your armpits?
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Aug
@sallypup hahaha!
@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Aug
Not at all, I love that you consider women the most beautiful creation. And it is nice that you shave your armpits, it means you take good care of yourself. Very nice @antonbunot .
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Aug
@bluesa Yes, I really believe a woman is the most beautiful creation of the Heavens.
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@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Aug
@antonbunot , that is lovely. Why the sad face?
@kepweng (13136)
26 Aug
thanks for sharing but thiers women too not shaving armpits beacuse of culture
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• Calgary, Alberta
28 Aug
@kepweng I know! I have lady co-workers who never bother to shave their (mustache and bead) hairs . . because of their religion. In fact, some do not even bother to use deodorants.
@JustBhem (31833)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Aug
That's cool. I don't shave because since I got sick, I don't have hair anymore in my armpits that make me like it. Lol.
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• Philippines
18 Aug
now that's a great side effect!
@Corbin5 (102611)
• United States
17 Aug
I prefer the look of shaved armpits on males and females. Just looks much neater to me.
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Aug
@Corbin5 There you go! Yehey!
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@jstory07 (65915)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Aug
I shave my armpits for the same reasons.
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• Calgary, Alberta
17 Aug
@jstory07 My wife likes it!
@Happy2BeMe (74679)
• Canada
17 Aug
Go you!!!
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@ridingbet (49545)
• Philippines
19 Aug
we got from our mother, the hairless underarms. we don't have these, so we can flaunt our armpits in sleeveless shirts. no odor as well.
@wongchoiyee (7342)
• Malaysia
18 Aug
In my country is very hot all year long, so shaving is the best to go! I really can't wear sleeveless shirt if I do not shave my armpit hairs.
@Lucky15 (33423)
• Philippines
18 Aug
It reminded me of jackfruit