I do shave arms, legs, pits, etc. I am one hairy chic and could also braid my arm hair if I let it flow, I mean grow. It would waive in the wind, and I absolutely hate it. I have also waxed before but hate that pain, so shave it is and bye bye arm mullet.
I have very little body hair, so I rarely need to shave anything (legs included).
My arms are never on that list.
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
I am Italian with dark hair - and I am far from a girly girl. So legs and underarms are enough work for me. You won't see me do much more grooming than that.
Okay first let me tell all yall "i aint got no hair" ladies...i am feeling a little hater-ish towards you at the moment
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Teenage girls can be so extremely cruel.
Jolene (the cream bleach) became a weekly ritual for me, and as soon as I could afford Nair on a monthly basis, I bought it just for my arms.
When I got older, I did the home waxing thing.
A few years back, I bought myself an epilator and I use it religiously to this day. It was expensive, but it was worth every penny.
You hairless ones - consider yourselves very lucky. I so envy you.
Enjoying this chapter in my life.
Learning that being alone does not mean being lonely.
Discovering that where I've been is not as important as where I'm going.
When I shaved my arms, my shoulders and the back of my hands still had that fuzz, so it just looked silly to me (I'm sure no one else even noticed). It didn't grow back any darker, but I can totally see what the poster said about "blunt ends".
For what it's worth, I also shaved my stomach, and tried to get the small of my back (it was the early '90s and belly shirts were all the rage). I didn't stop at the arms.
An all-girls' school made me lazy even about shaving legs. Luckily, I can go weeks without really needing to. Not because I'm okay with hairiness--but because I've never suffered it. (We shan't discuss hormonal chin hairs; those are dispatched daily.)
But if I were a kept woman, I' d wax everything, just because I love being waxed. It gives me a nice dose of endorphins---without the angst of figuring out where to put the tattoo or what it should be. (Another process I love.)