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  • My body hair grows too quick

    I have dark body hair on my legs, which grow far too quickly. I shaved last night and will probably have to shave again tomorrow before I go the gym.

    Is there anything I can do so it doesn't grow back as quick? It's dark; so I can't really leave it.

    Does it make any difference to how I remove my hair to how quick it grows back? I shave and can't use wax without breaking out in an itchy rash. I've tried two types in the last 2 years and have reacted both times.

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    Shaving will always give you really fast regrowth.

    Removing the hair means much slower grow back. Options include waxing, epilating, sugaring, or other fancier stuff.

    Is it the wax that makes you itch? Or is it a couple of days later, and to do with not exfoliating properly?
    Growls

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Melian View Post
      I have dark body hair on my legs, which grow far too quickly. I shaved last night and will probably have to shave again tomorrow before I go the gym.

      Is there anything I can do so it doesn't grow back as quick? It's dark; so I can't really leave it.

      Does it make any difference to how I remove my hair to how quick it grows back? I shave and can't use wax without breaking out in an itchy rash. I've tried two types in the last 2 years and have reacted both times.
      This is what happened last time I tried to wax my own legs:



      Unfortunately shaving will make it grow back thicker and darker (as I discovered after I shaved my arms as a teenager - oooooooooooh the regrets). I would suggest trying hair removal creams, but they tend to not work so well on me, and my hair is also thick and dark when I let it grow.

      Honestly, though, nobody's going to notice, and if they do they won't care. Unless you are literally a gorilla within a day. I'm usually ok to leave mine until half way through the week if I'm wearing anything which shows my legs before I shave it again. The more you shave it, the worse it'll get.
      ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

      'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
      'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
      'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
      'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
      'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
      'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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      • #4
        thats what happens when i wax too.

        Thats a pretty normal rate of growth to have to do it every couple of days tbh

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Scary Monster View Post
          Is it the wax that makes you itch?
          Yes. I've tried two different waxes for sensitive skin and reacted both times.

          I do sometimes shave my arms - but the hair on them is light; so it's nowhere near as noticeable.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Melian View Post
            Yes. I've tried two different waxes for sensitive skin and reacted both times.

            I do sometimes shave my arms - but the hair on them is light; so it's nowhere near as noticeable.
            Don't shave your arms. Just don't do it. I cannot stress this enough. I don't care how thick the hair is, it is absolutely not worth the time, hassle and horrible, horrible regrowth. I spent a good few weeks doing it when I was about 13 and now my hair is thicker and darker than it ever was before.

            ANYWAY.

            What I have found is that even though the wax makes my skin turn into rash valley, once that's gone down, the hair where I've previously waxed is lighter and much, much less dense than everywhere else. I actually have a patch on my right shin which doesn't grow hair anymore. I like to run my fingers over it, it's kind of relaxing. Er...anyway.

            Maybe go to a professional waxer and get it done like one time?
            ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

            'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
            'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
            'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
            'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
            'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
            'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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            • #7
              Thank you.

              With waxing, does the hair have to be a certain length first? I will see if I can get it professionally. I think both times I didn't quite do it properly.

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              • #8
                It's not a proper solution but I find a good exfoliator gives me an extra or two day before I need to shave. I use Buffy on my legs.

                Promise me you'll always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
                ― Winnie-the-Pooh

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                • #9
                  Hey yassine, and welcome to the community.

                  This thread is about 6 years old now so I'm going to close it. We tend not to post in any thread that's considered 'dead' - you can find some more info about the more unspoken rules of the boards in our Good Manners Guide. That said, we'd really encourage you to post your own threads on these things if you like.
                  Taking care of yourself takes care of more than just yourself.

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