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So I've posted this in an admin only thread but I decided I could use even non-expert help, so please read my post;
I am a guy with a lot of body hair.
I really don't have too much of a problem with it but I have recently began shaving my legs and chest because I started working out and wanted to show off my new muscles. But my arms are still quite hairy. Okay so I might kind of have a problem (mental) with it, because it gets wavy and uncouth and I don't necessarily want to break out the comb whenever it looks unsightly.
I also suspect it probably does affect some of my relationships. Eventhough in most relationships I have been in, my interest will reassure me that my hairiness is tolerable, saying things like "I always thought it would be disgusting but your're furry like a teddy.."
I am thinking about shaving my arms and would like an observers input about it. I will give a little better description: the hair on the outside of my forearms is about 1 inch long and seems to grow in groups of three in most places (meaning 3 hairs grow from same place). My skin is visible but really it is quite thick. Would it be appalling if I shaved or is this something that maybe acceptable?

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It's up to you whether you want to or not.

All I can say is.... wax it. You don't want shaving stubble all over your arms, do you? Plus the angles are gonna be impossible for an effective shave. Get it professionally seen to and get the waxer's professional advice on your hairiness situation.

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It really is up to you whether or not to remove the hair. If you don't want it there (and it sounds like you don't) then I would have to agree with NobodySaidItWasEasy and say wax it.

And if you do decide to wax it, go to a salon... those cheap home waxing kits never seem to work right for me.

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I can't be the only person who appreciates some arm fuzz. Or chest fuzz. Or leg fuzz. Or a thick and curly happy trail.

But hey, if you really want to get rid of your body hair, get waxed. Shaving is difficult and stubble is itchy and unpleasant. Waxing is a bit more painful, but you can take it. and you only have to do it every 6 weeks or so.

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What's wrong with bodily hair? If it's there naturally, then it's supposed to be there.'s manly...
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Sedi Tlugvi
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Being an avid lover of manly body hair, I really don't understand why you'd want to shave it. =P But, hey, it's your hair, your decision. But I agree with what's already been said. Wax, wax, wax.

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Like most people have said, it is your choice whether or not you wish to get rid your body hair. I may be female, but I shave my arms and I don't get ingrown arm hairs, or irritating stubble. Actually, when I shave my arms the hair comes back thinner, though most people complain of it growing back thicker. I've never really had anything waxed, so I'm not sure which is better.

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mr anonimous
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hi. I have a similar problem. I had a mental problem with my body hair and so i started shaving my chest and legs. This has caused me irritation, thicker hair return and stubble on my body. I just want to return my body to how it originally was as i would like my natural look back. I was wondering wether waxing would return my body hair to how it was originally and wether it would get rid of the stubble.
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Shaving does not make the hair return thicker or darker, contrary to popular belief. It may look that way, but it doesn't.

I'd leave it alone. You have to allow the hair to grow back completely for it to return to it's natural state. It may take a little while, but eventually you'll see it.

As for the irritation, slap on some cortizone cream every once in a while for the itching and redness. It should help it subside.

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Shaving does not make your hair grow back thicker. Shaving puts a blunt edge on your hair and makes it feel thicker. It cannot create new hair folicles. On the other hand, as an adolecent, you may still be developing new folicles as your hair reaches its genetically programmed thickness. Just leaving your hair alone for a while will eliminate the blunt stubble. (mind meld)

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thanks for that info. I just read somewhere else that there is a cream called kalo that thins out hair and reduces it. But you have to wax before hand. Do you think this is a possible solution. I am already going through the laser treatment on my arms, but i do not want to have to do it for the rest of my body.
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I don't a lot of hair but it annoys me, especially when wearing football socks. Is it like facial shaving cause i don't wanna ask my sis

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