Along with legs, underarms are another area of the body where hair is often removed from. If you decide to remove the hair from your underarms, it’s likely that you’ll want to do so regularly, if not every day, which can unfortunately add further stress to this area, as it’s one of the most sensitive on the body.
There are a number of methods for addressing underarm hair removal, so we’ve taken a look at three of the most common, so you can weigh up which option is the best for you.
Shaving is by far the most common form of hair removal. As this form of epilation (removal of the hair above the skin) involves dragging a sharp blade across the area to slice the hairs away as close to the root as possible, it can understandably cause small cuts and abrasions over time, especially if done every day. So although for many this is the most quick and convenient method of hair removal, for people with sensitive skin or thicker hair that requires multiple passes to remove, this Option might result in damaging the skin underneath
Waxing is a form of epilation, which means that it removes hair at the root. This deeper form of removal means that hair takes much longer to grow back; up to 28 days. In the past, waxing was something that would have to be done in a salon, but now there are solutions to get these results at home, with both warm and cold waxes depending on your preference. Waxing is a method that is optimal to use on hairs longer than 5mm, if you prefer to keep your hair short on a daily basis this method may not be the best fit.
Depilatory creams dissolve the proteins of the hair just below the skin so it simply breaks away when the cream is washed off. This method can keep you stubble free for twice as long as shaving, and over time the hairs grow back softer, so you will notice the new hair growth less. This method can be as easy and convenient as shaving, and you can even do it in the shower. It’s advisable to test the cream on a small patch of skin on another part of your body first, to see how it reacts, before you use it on sensitive areas such as your underarms.
So as you can see, there are a number of solutions, all with their respective positives and negatives. It’s best to try a few different ones to discover exactly which method, or combination of methods, is right for you.