Getting AWKWARD...Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

Getting AWKWARD…Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

Updated: November 7, 2016
by
LAURYN

In collaboration with BIC Soleil.

Getting AWKWARD...Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

Oh me, oh my…the weird places we shave…that aren’t our legs.

Or our arm pits.

…or our bikini line?

Eer, well let’s hop right into it, shall we?

I’ve shaved my toes before. Yes, my toes. There’s little stray hairs on them that popped up circa 1999.

Puberty is just annoying & so is toe hair.

If you have time to wax your toe hair, well then I’ll just call you #GOALS, but if you’re like every other girl on the planet: thoughts on this?

Unfortunately, with the horrific tiny toe hairs popping up, I have no option here — you know? They gotta go.

So for pesky toe hairs, I shave UP towards the heel of my foot. & no, it’s never grown back darker or more coarse.

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Which by the way, I feel like people just say that. Personally, I’ve shaved my whole life & I still don’t see the “darker, thicker hair” people are talking about. Old wives tale? Thoughts?

Ok so, a big part of this is the razor you use. If you use a rusty razor, don’t expect amazing results. As you know, I use a BIC® Soleil Shine® razor ( which I’ve raved about in MANY posts ). The reason I prefer BIC Soleil is because it’s a women’s razor that is strong enough to shave even the thickest hair. Pretty much, I don’t have time or energy for a bad razor. I need something that gets the job done the first time around.

Shaving the stomach? Ya, ya, ya, I shave a LITTLE right under my belly button. Kind of by the pubic line. You know the little happy trail area?

Not a fan. I want it silky smooth. One flick of the wrist & those tiny tummy hairs are GONE.

It’s just too satisfying.

This is especially satisfying in the summer time, the stray black hairs just don’t go with a neon pink bikini.

Started from the bottom now we’re here. That’s right ARMS. Do YOU shave your arms? This is such a preference.

Personally I didn’t shave my arms for 22 years, & then I decided: what the hell? Let’s give it a go.

I’m a fan now. A tried & true believer in arm shaving.

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Simple tips for this: always use shaving cream. The shave is just closer. ALSO go up, go up, go up. Start from the wrist & go up towards the elbow. Afterwards, I throw some of my all-time favorite, coconut oil, on my arms & I’m good to go.

Obviously it’s very important to shave last so the warm water can kind of seep into the skin. I’m a HOT water girl, which is good for shaving, thank God. HOWEVER, when I end my shower, I turn on the FREEZING cold water to kind of seal my shave. This may sound strange but after a 15-minute shower / dry brush / shave, a good freezing cold minute really finishes it off.

As I said, I’ve been using BIC® Soleil Shine® lately because I like my razors how I like my men: STRONG. HAHA…of course I also like them cute & pretty.

You guys know my shower’s aesthetic means a lot to me. HA. SO typical coming from me, but no surprise. BIC Soleil has the best razors on the market for women, hands down.

Getting AWKWARD...Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

That’s all.

Just thought it was valid to discuss toe hair since we’ve discussed weirder.

Alright, off to watch some trashy TV & throw on a sheet mask.

Talk soon, lauryn x

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Getting AWKWARD...Arm Hair, Toe Flyaways, & All That Other Random, Annoying Fuzz

OH, ALSO:
 
  • Yep. I’m a toe shaver too! I always feared the “it’ll grow back thicker” rule but now I say just go for it!

    • Right?! I think it’s a lie LOL. Thanks for reading Natalie! xx

  • Monique

    Don’t worry Lauryn, I also shave my random toe hairs for at least 15 years lol. I shave my tummy area, AND the small of my back. It’s not that I need to, the hairs are blonde, I just HATE hair! I shaved my arms for about 5 years, and then cldnt keep up with it after awhile. It grew back in the same as it always was, thin and blonde… THANK GODDD! I agree with you that shaving will NOT make your hair grow in any different. It’s a complete myth! Bottom line hair is gross to me for some reason, it’s very time consuming to keep up with, but worth it. I don’t like my men hairy either. I was fortunate enough to fall in love with someone who’s not very hairy yayy! So yeah shaving basically everything over here🙆!

    • Couldn’t agree more. I just love being smooth! I wonder who started that myth LOL. Thanks for all of the support Monique! xx

  • This is my favourite post ever because yes to all of this except arms. I’ve got dark hair BUT everyone always tells me how silly smooth my arms are so I’m afraid to ruin it.

    • I didn’t shave my arms for the longest time. No need to fix what’s not broken! : ) xx

  • I shave my toes too! haha

    • LOL I feel like everyone does but no one talks about it? xx

  • Rosalie

    Ooh I am so glad you discussed this. You always know somewhere in your mind that you can’t possibly be the only one, but never heard someone said it before.
    And I’m a very dark haired girl, so errr…. yeah. Stray hair, dark stray hair everywhere.

    • Exactly!!! I knew I wasn’t the only one. Thanks for reading Rosalie! xx

  • I have never seen this shaving cream before I need to give it a try. I love these razors though I get them all the time.I’m afraid to shave my arms but shave my toes all the time. Thanks for sharing

    • The shaving cream is a total game changer! It’s a must. If you shave your arms let me know how it goes : ) xx

  • Pia

    I’d be all for arm hair shaving but what about while it’s growing back? is it not a little prickly?!

    • I haven’t found it to be Pia! I think that whole prickly, growing in darker thing is a myth. xx

  • Ashley

    Tips for shaving arm pits? I feel like everyone but me is walking around with super smooth pits.

  • Catherine

    That’s it. I’ve finally worked up the courage to shave my arms. And I’m a long – time toe shaver. Feels good to admit it 😂

    • Took me a while too but now I love it Catherine!! LOL. xx

  • Taylor Clem

    My foot doctor says that toe hair means you have good circulation, so even if it’s annoying it’s a sign of good circulation :)

    • OH love that!! So interesting thanks for sharing Taylor! xx

  • Olivia

    Ugh… body hair the worst, right?! Mine totally grows back thick and dark…haha! It’s so black you can see it under the skin even if I’ve just shaved– That’s why I do a full body wax every 2-3 months… keeps it softer, thinner, and blonder. In between waxes though, yeah, totes shaving my toes. I’ll pass on my arms. My showers are already on the longish side as it is! lol

    • It’s the worst!! I haven’t tried it but have you thought about laser hair removal Olivia? xx

  • Agreed – toe hairs suck! I pluck those suckers out for the summer, but they keep me warm in the winter :) Fun post!

    Angela / Blush & Pearls

    • LOL omg love it Angela! Thanks for the support. xx

  • Eden

    Do you shave the whole arm? How far up do you go? I have had them waxed a couple times but it hurt (even more than a Brazilian) so thinking of shaving again but don’t want an awkward stopping point haha

    • I like to be totally smooth so I go all the way but it’s definitely personal preference! xx

  • Melinda

    Do you have special tips in regard to shaving pubic hair, Lauryn? I find it challenging. Thank you!

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  • Lauryn I just discovered your blog and I have to say I am obsessed! Like no joke. You are way too funny and I love how real you are! I feel like I have you in front of me and can totally picture you talking this way. its awesome! Love what your doing and this post ahhh. I’m a toe shaver too. hate random hair. think you just convinced me to go for the arms. I’ve always wanted to but somehow shied away from it thinking it might make it worse. total myth

  • I have been made fun of for shaving my arms for yearssss. And then I always look more toned and sleek in pictures with my friends and they complain. Choice is yours ladies! 😉