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Is is okay to shave your arms? If you only do it once will your hair grow back normal?

okay, so? a few minutes ago i was in the shower and i decided to shave my arms! (because i thought my arm hair was embarrassing!) so i did and when i got out my mom realized i did it and she asked,"Did you shave your arms!!!" (in a mad tone) and i looked around and slowly nodded and said, "yeah." so she yelled at me and told me never to do that ever again and now i cant shave them again and i am worried my hair will now be even MORE embarrassing!!!! PLZ HELP ME!!! what do i do??? im nervous!!!

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Yeah since you shaved them they will only grow back LONGER and DARKER and there will be ALOT more of them....just like if you shave your legs. So yeah there's really no need to shave your arms, that was so silly.....The only way to get rid of hair so it won't grow back it laser hair removal, waxing, and plucking.

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ouch! plucking...bleaching it is better:)
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i know i regret it know
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Yea....bleaching doesn't get rid of it tho....it still makes it feels hairy. And damages your skin.
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i did that with half of my eyebrow not as easy

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Yeah your hair will grow in longer and darker than before. Keep shaving them once you start you cant stop. It shouldnt be that much work though.

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didnt u read details, mom said i am to shave my arms NO MORE
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Do it without her knowing.
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Loser.

My friend had really long, dark hair on her arms so she shaves them, it's chill.

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The hair will grow back darker and your arms will be hairier and it wont look as good as it did before.. itll loook like the first time you shaved your legs..

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its grows back. but it comes back really dark and more hairy. i would say keep shaving them because they will look more embarrasing but you were told not to so i dont know what else to say

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ew dont shave them bleach them so they are blonde and not very visible

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no
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I disagree. If you're an athlete or your going to be taped for medical reasons shave away. It will not b fun during the time it grows back but it wont be longer or darker than it was.

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so since it was the first time shaving it wont be hairyier and uglier?
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" it wont be hairyier and uglier?" Not at all! It's a myth
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well it will grow back thicker. so on othr words..no not really and besides having arm hair if ur a girl is not really imbarassing too much cuz im sure guys wont look at u any diff and ur bf should like u for u. not how u look

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That's an old wives tale. Your hair on your head doesn't grow back thicker and darker if you cut it does it? I've shaved my legs all my life and never had that problem in fact I get less and less hair the older I get.

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well what iv'e heard is that if you shave your arms the hairs come back longer

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it'll be a bit darker and thicker, but hopefully not too much because you only did it once.
good luck!! :)

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thx :) need it
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It's a myth that you're hair will be thicker. It will just appear that way while still short and growing in. I used to shave my arms but stopped. My arms look normal.

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---sighes--- thx that litterally made me feel sooooooo much better
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You're welcome. And honestly it's only a weirdo who would judge you on your arms anyway.
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yeah thx again!!! :)
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so ur saying that u stop shaveing ur arms hair???
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Shaving an arm is usually intended to clear out any physically interfered Hair when a medical procedure such as placing a needle in a specific area or examining a specific area that is mandatory. Although Hormonally the hair grown on the arm is delicate and different from the hair on the head. It is almost like the Pubic hair grown on your legs or underarms. Shaving this hair results in the hair ultimately growing back, and ultimately growing back increasingly dense and thick. This is because of the chemical change on the skin. Eliminating visible hairs to non-visible hairs results in the hairs growing back thicker through the skins pours because of duration and disappearance. Almost like the hairs on the leg. When a child, the hair is delicate and almost like the hair on the head, after being shaved for the first time the hair starts to grow back differently. Dense.

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How would this change the chemical on the skin and how would a cutting a hair communicate with the follicle?
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Now that u shaved your arms your arm hair will grow back thicker, darker, and longer. It's okay though! Don't bring attention to your insecurities, if u do they will become 10 times more noticeable!

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Its okay to shave your arms, but its your choice. Once you start the hair will grow back darker and thinker just like how it grows back darker and thicker on your legs. I suggest just dieing the hair blonde so its not as noticeable.

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My coworker had very black hair on her arms and she shaves hers. It's personally preference but the more you shave the faster it will grow.

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Shaven hair only looks darker and thicker when growing out because of the blunt cut to the hair cuticle. Waxing shouldn't cause the effect since a new hair grows out. In fact cutting your hair short makes your hair seem thicker. those on your legs are just hormones or puberty. it would have happened anyway (except my leg hair is sparse if any at all) Athletes do shave their arms as do surgery patients as mentioned above.

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Your hair will NOT grow back thicker/darker/longer. There is nothing wrong with shaving your arms. It will grow back faster (than If you were to wax it). I hate hair on my arms as well and I have had several friends who shave their arms and their hair grew back normal. Ask your mom why she doesn't want you shaving your arms and explain your reasons for wanting to shave your arms...and together maybe you'll come up with some kind of solution.

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tried that and she said and i quote, "well, honey, you just are not suppose to shave your arms so u r not going to!"
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Shaving any body area makes it LOOK as if the hair is coming back thicker because instead of the thin, tapered ends of unshaved hair, you have the blunt, squared off shaved end which show up. It will correct itself in time as the hairs are naturally replaced by new hairs.

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I shave my arms and to be completely honest I completely regret it. My arms weren't even that hairy but I just decided to do it once to see how it would look but now my hair grows back all prickly and it does look more thicker and darker (at least for me) so I have to keep on shaving. But If you are really unhappy with your own arm hair then shave,wax, bleach..whatever you want. I personally don't really mind arm hair and don't find it gross at all because it's only human and everyone has arm hair whether it is darker, lighter, shorter, etc. Hope I helped :) x

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lol thanks but tht was a while ago and its fine now
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It does show up more noticeably while growing back, because it is blunter. When it grows back to its natural state, as it was, it will be No different. It may be darker for a short time, as hair growing back is in a "dark zone". When these hairs are fully grown back & you are in light, sunlight etc., they will be exactly like they were, before you shaved them. When it grows out, & w/ light & sunshine, its always the same. The hair on my arms is light brown. I use a mustache trimmer & keep it trimmed it to about 1/8th of an inch. I bleach it w/ OTC Sally Hansen xtra strength cream hair bleach about 2x a month. I've been told they look very sexy. A lot of guys/ men like gals w/ hair on their arms or even hairy arms. I:E- Leave them natural & beautiful; or try bleaching them--- Follow directions inside box though. I'd love to see your hairy arms! I'll bet they are beautiful! Take care~ Katie

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I was showering once and had already started shaving my legs, so decided to try shaving my arms. I loved the feeling of my smooth skin afterwards, but the hair grew back too fast and I didn't like it. I continued to shave my arms for a few weeks until my friend noticed and said how weird it was. I asked my mum if a person should shave their arms and she said no. I stopped after that. I can't remember whether my arm hair was dark or noticeable before (I was 10/11 when I did this, now I'm 15), but it's relatively noticeable now, especially the closer to my elbow you look. I did this when I was self conscious about my body, but I couldn't care less anymore which is why I haven't started shaving them again. I also cut myself really badly with the razor because I slipped in the shower. It left a scar!
Two of my friends do shave their arms, one is a Sikh and it comes back really dark and stubbly. The other mustn't have a good razor because you can tell when she's shaved because her arms are all prickly and red where she's nicked her skin.
If you don't like the hair on your arms then wax, everywhere I've looked that's what everybody has said is the best.

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I shave my arms. Just make sure not to stop. :) It's fine. Don't worry!

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That's an old wives tale. Our pubic hair, especially that of males, grows as thick as it becomes despite never having shaved it, same for male armpit and leg and chest hair. So if some girl arm hair becomes hair after having shaved it doesn't mean it's cause of shaving, so just keep shaving with no concerns.

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hey don't feel alone this same thing happened to me when i was younger and i stopped cause i thought i wasn't supposed to but the hair grew back darker and i hated it so now i just shave my arms like i do my legs. i don't know if your supposed to but nobody ever notices and no one really cares unless u draw attention to it. and my mom does it too and i knew this girl in middle school who did it. so obviously were not alone so we can't be doing anything too wrong

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