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My Hairs Won't Behave - Even After A Shave

My Hairs Won't Behave - Even After A Shave

Dear Sugar
This is kind of an embarrassing problem, but I need help with my underarms. No matter how careful and close I try and shave them, I always still have little black hairs and bumps.

It's pretty gross, and makes this tank top/bikini season difficult. Do you have any advice? Stubble Trouble

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Dear Stubble Trouble
Razor bumps occur when growing hairs exit the skin, curl over and burrow in the adjacent skin - so don't even think about plucking them. It will take too long, cut your skin and will grow back just as thick.

You can try shaving with a woman's razor; try Schick's Quattro For Women. It's got Aloe and Vitamin E in it, two conditioning strips, a swivel head for the contours of our fabulous, feminine frames - and it's updated with 4 blades.


When you've finished shaving, immediately apply Tend Skin to the shaven area. It will prevent bumps, ingrowns, razor burn and hopefully lessen the stubble. This product has been around for some time now and it's constantly getting attention for it's amazing results. They also make a deoderant.

Topical depilatories could burn and scar in that area - or imagine if you had a reaction to a product in your armpit? YIKES!

Laser hair removal is probably the best option if all the above don't work. It may be painful, (thank heavens for extra strength numbing cream) but it will definitely work.

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