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Old 01-07-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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I guess I'm lucky, I dont seem to have arm hair. If I did I would wax it off.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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...I have noticed at the nail salon I go to, all the women who work there (a Vietnamese shop) shave their arms. That may be to keep the filing dust from accumulating, though.
My MIL was Thai. She claimed that Asian women do not grow hair on their arms or legs. She didn't have any at all on her arms or legs. I didn't ask her about other areas!
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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Thanks for everyone's response, btw... I think this summer I'll try waxing or using Nair to remove what fuzzy hair I do have on my arms off and see how I like it. I don't know why I'm even noticing it all of a sudden.

It's weird how you can go 30+ years of your life and be perfectly oblivious to something about yourself, and then suddenly you become obsessed with arm hair. What the heck?
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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I had mine waxed off a couple of times while a co-worker was going to beauty school and needed "victims". She had just hit the waxing part of her training and to bring in x number of people to work on at school. Since she was my co-worker, it would have been weird to get a wax "down there" from her....

I've self waxed it a few times since - I do like the way it feels in the summer (sunblock seems to go on easier) but these days - I'm having a hard time keeping up with needed self-improvment/maintenance projects , LOL.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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I am pale and blonde, and the hair on my arms is really light, so I've never removed it. But if it was dark, I would definitely have it removed. I see some women with dark arm hair and it looks really bad (to me anyway). I really feel sorry for them and wonder whay they don't remove it. It seems really manly. But maybe they like it, I don't know.
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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I do like the way it feels in the summer (sunblock seems to go on easier) but these days - I'm having a hard time keeping up with needed self-improvment/maintenance projects , LOL.
I was just remembering when we were in Hawaii and we got a lot of sun... my arm hair actually stood out more than it usually does because I was so tan, and my arm hair went all shimmery blonde/white... and it kind of looked weird to me! LOL Normally I'm sort of olive-skinned and the hair on my arms doesn't really show because it kind of blends in or something. Anyway... yes I can see how removing the hair would help with rubbing the sunscreen on.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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Thanks for everyone's response, btw... I think this summer I'll try waxing or using Nair to remove what fuzzy hair I do have on my arms off and see how I like it. I don't know why I'm even noticing it all of a sudden.

It's weird how you can go 30+ years of your life and be perfectly oblivious to something about yourself, and then suddenly you become obsessed with arm hair. What the heck?
When you age your skin gets drier and the hair sticks out more. Plus you can just get hairier naturally usually until menopause is finished. Have a friend help wax your arms. It can be hard to hold the skin tight enough to avoid bloody pores yourself. Hard wax will pull at the skin less though if you want to try it yourself.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I have seen a few hairy arms women & could care less.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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If the hair bothers you, just get it taken care of once and for all with laser. If it doesn't, don't stress over it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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If the hair bothers you, just get it taken care of once and for all with laser. If it doesn't, don't stress over it.
Doesnt work well on blonde peach fuzz.
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