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Body Hair Anonymous 4073

What are your preferences for personal grooming?
How has it changed, or does it vary seasonally?

What does your routine consist of?

(I know there's a pubes thread, a few head hair threads, but I haven't seen anything about this yet)

Anonymous 4076

my bf bought a handheld laser thing to get rid of some of his body hair (he doesn't like his pubes to be outside the 'bikini line'…speedo line? idk) but it doesn't work on him because his skin is too dark so now I get to be his guinea pig. It's surprisingly effective, just tedious af. I've only done it a few times but I can see a marked reduction of hair in the areas that i've applied it to.

Anonymous 4077

I've done those many bladed with lotion strip razor cartridges, but I hate how expensive those are if you shave regularly. I replace that with cheapo two blade razors that are a handful for a dollar and paired that with a shaving balm. It's serviceable, but not great. I also did DIY sugar waxing at home, but it's tedious and messy.

I go back and forth on level of removal. Sometimes out of laziness I just don't shave anything. Now that it's summer I want a smoother feel, but I'm not happy with my current routine.

Going to try a double edged safety razor for that closer shave experience.
Also curious about epilating, but I want to try it before investing in an appliance.

Anonymous 4087

probably a dumb question but when you shave, are little black dots natural? like, the hair follicles. mine are so obvious…

Anonymous 4088

Those are call ingrown hairs. Try to exfoliate before shaving

Anonymous 4089

I heard shaving is the 'most effective' but takes more time than some of the other ways that people sell products about.

I usually dice up the process to have it span over a couple of days. Like shave a little bit every night or so.

Anonymous 4095

i only shave my armpits and legs but i strictly get brazilians for my hoo-ha.
never shave down there. it gets so itchy! i don't regularly shave my armpits and legs though. i only do it when i feel like it but otherwise i just let them grow out even though i'm pretty hairy and the hair is dark/thicc.

Anonymous 4118

I have wild hair on my legs and a very soft, untrimmed, flaming bush. I happen to like my bodyhair very much, the wind on hairy legs feels amazing!

I don't feel comfortable with very hairy armpits because it makes me sweat a lot more, so I use an epilator, maybe once or twice a month. I never shaved.

Anonymous 4119

are those painful?

Anonymous 4121

Anonymous 4123

It's not that bad, you get used to it. The first minutes on the legs aren't funny, then the pain kind of fades. For the armpits, it helps if you use talc or clay.
However I find it absolutely unendurable for the bikini line, but as I wrote, I no longer care about it.

Anonymous 4155

How can I remember to shave my legs? I always forget about it and then my trousers ride up and I have spider legs coming out of my ankles… HALP.

Anonymous 4156

The only thing I do is shave my armpits, I don't touch anything else. I don't think hair on legs looks good but at some point I decided it wasn't worth it, since I hate everything about shaving and having shaved legs except the appearance. I don't like shaving them, I don't like how they feel just after their shaved, and I don't like the stubble that lasts for months after the last time you shaved.

Anonymous 4160

Make it part of your regular routine?
Just do it in the shower or post-shower when the hair is softened.

Depending on how soon your hair grows back, do it once a week or something, and adjust when to how often you want to maintain?

Anonymous 4168

Does anyone have experience with electric razors? I don't have a lot of hair but it seems less irritating than safety or disposable razors.

Anonymous 4170

>>4168 meeee~! I have one that has changeable heads so there’s an epilator which I only use if I’m brave enough, and a shaver, and a thingy to put over the shaver for the bikini line or whatever! I find it less irritating, even not at all irritating! But it’s one I use in the bath AND I still exfoliate beforehand. I don’t shave as much as I’d like to but I recommend electric ones you can take in the bath (obv rechargeable style for safety)

Anonymous 4236

I am pretty hairy and have dark hair, it is so annoying.

I use sugaring for my armpits. Used to shave them but sugaring is better for my skin. Their are so smooth after it.

For my face hair, the sugaring is to weak. I have a mustache and black and white bristles on my chin. My eyebrow hair is thick and long (like pupes) but i have not many of them. So i have to be really careful what to remove, because i can create holes or stuff like that. I also cut them with scissors so they look at least more groomed.
So there tweezers it is.

I kind of have given up for my legs. No matter what i always get ingrown hair. (yes i tried many things before and after the shaving/waxing so the hair doesn't grow in. It does not help)
So i kind of let them grow and wear only long trousers.

I don't do much in the southern region just sometimes a little trim.

Anonymous 4453

I want to try downstairs waxing but I keep putting it off since I tend to be more of a DIYer than someone to pay for specific beauty or grooming services.

Anonymous 8192


Anyone else have experience with the handheld IPL cheap models off amazon? They seem to have gotten a lot cheaper in the past few years.
I want to buy one but I keep seeing an overwhelming amount of paid reviews/shills of all the models.

Anonymous 8193

I have one that looks like your pic. I haven't been using regularly as I always forget. Not seen any results to be honest but that might be my own fault.

Recently I've stopped caring as much about body hair in general so I probably won't try another one. If I did though, I would just save up and get it done professionally.

Anonymous 8195

I just caved and bought a cheap model. Nice to hear youre not worrying about body hair anymore. Not as nice to hear you didn't see results from yours.
I mostly don't care enough for action, but right now I'm caring enough to think maybe investing a tiny bit of time in these times could benefit me in the future.

I guess it's not permanent and I'll do laser eventually too.

Anonymous 8286

Did you get one? How long until you might start seeing results?

Anonymous 8288


i just shave my pits and little belly hairs in the shower. i shave leg hair once and a while in the colder months but keep it shaved in the summer for dresses/skirts. i live up north in maine and leg hair honestly keeps me feelings so much warmer outside in the winter lol.

Anonymous 8308

bought one of these recently too!! haven’t tried it, I got scared cause one of the reviews on amazon had a pic where she got burn marks after using it, so I just threw mine into a bathroom drawer until I’m brave enough to risk it

Anonymous 8405


I bought sugar paste today to eliminate my pubic hair. My expectations are high and so will be the pain lvl.

Anonymous 8407


I used to shave my legs completely with a razor but now I just use an electric trimmer that's intended to be used on beards. It takes 30 seconds and it gets them trimmed to the point where nobody will notice (my hair is light and fine for the most part). They're also great on pubes.

Anonymous 8410


I wish this worked on dark leg hair.

Anonymous 8446


Stopped shaving my legs since about October last year, only really ever shaved them consistently for 3 years total in high school. Now due to summer I've been wearing skirts around the house and my family's said nothing but idk if they didn't notice or just don't care. I'm lucky its not too noticeable but I probably will bleach the hair or wear stockings under skirts+dresses during warm months going forward so people won't say stupid comments.
All in all its made me feel more confident in myself until I see someone walking by while I'm on the porch and get self-conscious, but I really want to do this.
Still shave my armpits tho cuz I can't stand the feeling against my skin.

Anonymous 8456

>rub arm, that spot on the outside just above the elbow where you can't see
>twist arm flesh around and contort enough to see
>inch long black hair growing at random
i have like a dozen spots where this happens. is there any solution? i found one the other week on the top of my foot. i get a lot on my chin too (not 1 inch but a few mm), and that's my face so every few days i go crazy in the mirror making sure none came back yet. i tried zapping my chin all over with an at-home laser removal tool and nothing improved so far. there has to be a better way to spot-treat these things and ensure they never grow back again. in between my eyebrows too, and i wont use the laser there because too close to my eyes. we can land on the moon but can't solve body hair…??
my normal is a safety razor, so at least i'm not using those shitty cartridge blades anymore. i shave everything including the fun zone.
i tried really hard at first to keep to the recommended schedule. its hard though. but i've done it enough you think something hsould have worked. no improvement at all, waste of money. i'll keep trying with it i guess, i should be more strict with the schedule.

Anonymous 8497

used to shave everything but legs. Then realized I'd been shaving everything else since it had grown in and how could I really know if I liked it if I never tried the other way? Turns out the other way is great and I don't mind at all and my armpits smell less terrible.
Only thing is that i have to trim the pubes otherwise I keep pinching the hair when using a vibrator… ngl I just use scissors or a plain ass plastic razor for that.
I tend to shave my pits in the summer to avoid getting shit from my mother when I'm around family, but I really hate how it feels now. Maybe this will be the year I say fuck it.

Anonymous 8524

Im the original ipl poster. Surprisingly it works. I dont even believe it myself. At around a month of very regularly using it I started getting busy and lazy and stopped, fustrated that it wasn't working and it wasted my time.. but my hair hasnt grown back. Honestly I sometimes feel like its a trick but my leg hair hasnt grown in a month when it normally visibly grew back in less than three days, sometimes one. I was less consistent with underarms and other areas, so no results there to speak of yet.

About buying the cheapest model you can find as I did, my guess on the main difference is the speed it can flash. Also, the higher the level, the slower it is. This doesnt seem like much but it's extremely time consuming to use a tiny little window on your entire legs' surface areas so often, so consider the value of your time vs a few coins!

Anonymous 8526

Can I use an epilator on the netherzone? Are these things strong enough to break skin?

Anonymous 8528

How often did you use it? My manual said to do it every two weeks. Thank you for reporting back! I'm trying to use it on my chin, armpits, and treasure map (line between belly button and pubic mound). for some reason i have been getting a lot of black/dark hair growing on my chin in the last year or so which is absolutely unacceptable. i'm also using it on where smilelines would come, because apparently ipl helps with wrinkles. no effects thus far.

i will try to be regular with it. i'm doing it every other weekend. even with the provided calming gel sometimes it's major ouchies on my armpits more than anywhere else.

Anonymous 8583

I despise any form of body hair in mem and women. It's just something I can't stand. One of the most idiotic things of feminism is trying to normalize body hair just because mem have it. The change should be otherwise, we should teach men that they should shave/wax too.

Anonymous 8608

I use a hair trimmer to get as close to my legs and bikini area as possible without actually shaving anything.
I used to shave pretty regularly, but I began getting ingrown hairs as I got older and I can't help but fuck with them. I have permanent scars around my inner thighs from this, so I said fuck it, I'm not doing this anymore.
Now I just trim.

Anonymous 10177


I haven't shaved for a few months. It's been nice not giving a fuck. Whenever I had to interact with people I just covered up. Now that spring is coming in a couple months I'm going to have to start shaving again…

My skin is super duper sensitive which is the main reason why I stopped shaving because my skin would get all itchy and red. The only parts of my body that can handle shaving are my arm pits and my stomach. Plus I really hate my strawberry legs. I've had them since I was younger.

I think I found a solution, though. I'm going to try sugar waxing and use some Amish body scrub. Supposedly they help with the strawbs. I'll update when the time for me to remove my fur comes.

Anonymous 10187

i shave armpits year round. i shave legs only when necessary, which isnt often. during summer i wear long skirts to cover my legs. hate shaving.

Anonymous 10196

I just shave my pits once a week because it's less smell. Gave up on my arm and leg hair, I'm just wearing pants year round. Wasting so much time on beauty is retarded idc what choice feminists say.

Anonymous 10465

I use a trimmer on the pubes/armpits so the hair doesn't get too long, I tweeze/trim eyebrow hair to shape them and thread mustache hair. I shave nothing for the most part, though I occasionally shave legs in summer.

Anonymous 10493

i just shave my pits and bikini line, i almost never shave my legs unless the hair on the underside of my legs and calves are bothering me (it feels really uncomfortable when wearing leggings or tights) other than that i wear pants and don't shave them

Anonymous 10523

I use an epilator on my legs, and I shave elsewhere with shaving cream. I previously did some laser hair removal sessions but I ran out of money, it thinned out my hair growth permanently in only a few sessions (3+ years already) but I will need a lot more for actual hair loss and maintenance of once a year after. I just need money lol.

Anonymous 10638

My parents would bully the fuck out of me if I walked around with my unshaved legs showing in the house.

I haven't shave in a long time. A lot of times I only just shave a bit of the lower area of the leg so if the bottom of my pants goes up a bit I don't have to feel self concious about other people.
Shaving to me is just a hassle. I'm very prudish so I only wear long pants and I don't even have a boyfriend so there's no actual reason for me to bother with it.
I only shave my armpits during the Summer cuz they feel like a sweat sponge otherwise.

Anonymous 10655

My parents used to bully me to some degree over not shaving, but I just ignored it and eventually they stopped giving a fuck.
If someone is controlling or manipulative, it's not really a great idea to give in to their demands, tbh, as that rewards and reinforces the controlling behavior.

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