Hairless armpits is what we girls are always dreaming of. The humid temperature here in the Philippines can be one of the many reasons why we should give extra attention to the armpit area. Why? Because we tend to wear sleeveless tops and dresses that are exposing that delicate area most of the time. And with that, it is mandatory to keep it clean, smooth and most importantly, hairless every time.
Today, we have lots of options for our hair removal needs. We can pluck, shave, wax or use hair removal cream. I’m sure most of you have already tried these procedures. I used to shave my underarm area for the last 8 years, since I don’t really care that much about this issue because I am not fond of wearing any sleeveless attire until now. And when I do, I make sure that it was paired with cardigan, blazer or jacket to keep me comfortable. I don’t know, I feel almost naked when showing off my shoulder. But that was before. I am more conscious of my armpits now. Shaving could be the most effortless option to go since it gives quick results but the hair tends to go back within 12-24 hours. This is because the hair is only removed on the surface. Shaving can also result to a dark underarm area due to the harsh effect of blade on skin. Plucking can cause chicken skin so I didn't recommend it either.
I recently shift in waxing my underarms. Negative opinions in waxing have gave me a doubt to try it in the first place. They say that it was so painful and you wouldn't wanted to try it unless you can endure so much pain. But Ate Len have fade that wrong belief after she posted about underarm waxing in her blog. I then ask her about it and she definitely recommend this process than plucking or shaving. She guaranteed that it was less painful than I ever imagined and she even endorse Nanny Rose's Queen Bee Wax and a DIY waxing session every weekend.
The product includes 2 sticks and 4 strips of waxing cloth that you can use during the procedure. You also has an option to wax in cold or hot. I prefer the hot one because it was less painful than the cold one. The good thing about Nanny Rose's Queen Bee wax is it is made with all-natural ingredients. I bought it at Watsons Drugstore for P75 (approximately $2) for this 100g and I believe it is available in most of their branches. It is also available in bigger bottles which may give you more savings. I prefer to buy smaller one since it was my first time to do it and it will just be under a trial period. Plus, you can use the whole 100g pretty much in 3 months or so, with a weekly frequency. Will I repurchase? Definitely, YES! For me it was a smart buy, only P75 for 3 months usage and hairless armpit?!
On to the process of waxing, I know everyone almost knew this but I am dedicating this to those that might wanted to try waxing in the future. Just steep the wax in hot water, leave it for 20-30 minutes (make sure that the consistency is almost like a water before taking it out). I recommend doing the process with someone that you will not be shy to take those unwanted hairs from your armpits. It may be easier that way than doing it all alone. Lie on a flat surface and lift your hands up, scoop some of the honey wax using the ice drop sticks provided with it and spread it on the underarm area with those unwanted hairs. Place the cloth strip over the wax and allow it to cool for 1-2 minutes. Once the wax has been slightly harden, pull the cloth strip on the opposite direction of the hair growth. I recommend applying baby powder on the area after the procedure to minimize irritation.