Shave Arm Hair Off

Woman with smooth arms
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Q: Is it ok for a girl to shave her arm hair off? How should I shave my arm hair off to avoid that it grows back fast?
A: If the girl feels that her arm hair is unsightly and makes her feel unattractive, she is fully within her rights to remove it. Shaving is one way to go about such removal.
I'm afraid that there's not much to be done about the rate at which one's hair grows, but in order to keep the skin feeling soft and smooth as long as possible, you can use a good moisturizing lotion on the skin regularly. This keeps the incoming hair softer and less "prickly" as it emerges from the skin's surface.
There are other alternatives that may offer longer-lasting smoothness than can be found with shaving: waxing and depilatory creams. Waxing pulls the hair from the skin, often separating it just below the surface of the skin. Although some women find the process too complicated, messy and painful, the results are longer-lasting than regular shaving.
Depilatory creams are usually the preferred method of removing larger areas of body hair (on arms or legs). These creams are formulated to dissolve the hair and usually end up removing the hair to a point just beneath the skins surface. As bonuses, the cream can be used in the shower or tub, is easily rinsed away, and the ends of the hairs as they grow back are tapered and therefore feel softer and less irritating, with less of a stubbly feel.
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Unwanted hair and how to remove it
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