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Broad shoulders, broken ankles, hairy arms, and mohawks.

Your article on cultural appropriation convinced me to grow out my mohawk, but I need some styling advice for the awkward phases. I like hats, but I can’t wear them at school.

After my ill-fated attempt at a Chelsea hawk, I learned how hard it is to grow out a dramatic haircut, but let me assure you, it is possible! First off, I recommend that you trim the hair at the nape of your neck throughout the process, unless you’re going for a mullet, in which case, good for you for moving from one bold choice to another.

Otherwise, you have a couple of options. You could transition to a pixie cut, like the one Mia Farrow rocked in Rosemary’s Baby. If the sides of your head are completely shaved, you’ll have to wait for the hair to grow in a little bit—long enough that you’re comfortable cutting the rest of your hair to a uniform length. I would go to a professional stylist for this, and pick up some Murray’s Beeswax at your local drugstore. It’s great for shaping, and it’s light, cheap, and all-natural.

Now if you don’t want to go that short and you like the shape of the mohawk, you can pin your hair up with bobby pins for a messy, slightly spiky look. It’s easy: moving from front to back, take sections of your hair, twist them, and pin them in place (Scarlett Johansson did a fancy version of this here). This got me through a few awkward months of hair growth. You can also go glam by teasing your mohawk into a soft pompadour, like Miley Cyrus. Start by washing and blow-drying your hair, and comb it up from the roots with a fine-toothed comb. Spray the roots, but avoid the ends so as not to weigh them down. I recommend L’Oréal EverStyle Strong Hold Styling Spray. Blow-dry your hair one more time to give it some fluff before shaping it with your comb.

Does your school let you wear scarves or bandanas? You could always try a rockabilly-inspired look by wrapping a bandana or scarf around your head and tying it into a neat little bow at the top (or nape, whichever you prefer). If you can’t pull it off at school, there’s always the weekend, so check out my favorite scarves from Oh Honey Hush on Etsy.

Post-mohawk options, clockwise from top left: Miley Cyrus, Katie Holmes, Robyn, and Rihanna

If you’d rather grow the mohawk out without cutting it all off or transforming it into an updo, proceed as follows, being diligent about trimming the longer parts through the whole process. Again, I suggest seeing a professional, as they will be able to give you those jagged, razored ends that help an uneven haircut look intentional. Stage one: Start with a comb-over, à la Miley or Robyn. Brush your hair forward and add the Beeswax or another styling product for a slicker look. Just make sure you’re diligent about trimming. Stage two: After some time, you can turn it into an asymmetrical bob, like Rihanna’s. (3) If the asymmetry doesn’t look right or starts to bug you, you can always cut it so that you have a classic chin-length bob, like Katie Holmes’s. It’s going to be something of a journey, but I’m rooting for you! —Suzy

I’ve played shot put for years and I love it, but it’s given me a bit of a linebacker body: wide shoulders and sizable delts. Add to that a large chest, thick calves, and a wide butt. Any idea what clothing shapes I should be running toward or away from?

How cool is it that you play shot put?! I once threw a dart over my shoulder using my left hand without looking at the dartboard and hit the bullseye. Does that count as a feat of athleticism? ANYWAY, my point is: be proud of your powerful bod. I believe that everyone looks best in whatever they’re most comfortable in, so don’t be afraid to try anything. There’s nothing wrong or unattractive about width, so if you like the way you feel in something that emphasizes your wide build, go for it. That said, if you’d rather not put your shoulders on display, I have a few options for you. For a casual look, try pairing jeans with cute V-necks, like this one, and accessorizing with a long scarf. The idea is to emphasize the length, rather than the width, of your bod. Raglan-sleeved tops (like baseball tees) are also a good choice—the diagonal seam that runs from the armpit to the collar will de-emphasize the broadness of your shoulders. I especially like this cardigan.

Clockwise from top left: TFNC dress, $61, Asos; skater dress, $39, Asos; dress with cutwork detail, $46, Asos; halter dress, $50, Urban Outfitters

Now, if you want to show off those shoulders (I would if I had ’em!), halter-neck dresses, like this super-cute polka-dot number, are great. If you’re trying to achieve balance between the upper and lower halves of your bod, look for dresses with a full skirt. I personally think fit-and-flare dresses are awesome, because they accentuate the waist. I love the little V-neck on this color-blocked dress, and this one is perfect for day or night—it comes in black if you want something truly versatile, and red or green if you’re looking for something a little more fun. If you want to show off your bodacious bosom—and why not?—this dress is lovely, and the cutout detail is sexy and sophisticated. I hope this helps! —Marie

I have very hairy arms. It’s presenting a real problem, because I have to wear long sleeves all the time. Is there any way to remedy this? I’ve been considering waxing, but I’m still a minor and I don’t think that would fly with my parents.

I come from Arabs and Armenians—two famously hairy peoples—and since puberty my arms have been covered with long, soft, medium-brown hair. I used to be really self-conscious about it (and about my unibrow and my faint mustache), especially when I was a teenager, but to tell you the truth, I don’t think anyone really cared about those things but me. When I look at old pictures now, I’m all God, what were you worried about? You were fine! Even cute! and I wish I could go back and tell Muppet Baby Anaheed that.

But I can’t. And I can’t tell you to love your hairy arms, either, though I hope that you will find a way to do so someday. So I’m gonna tell you a few things you can do about that hair—all but one of which, full disclosure, I’ve never tried.

For ALL of this stuff, PLEASE be careful—find a reputable place/person to do it, or, if you’re doing it at home, take every precaution possible. Do, or insist on, a spot test, and if anything starts to hurt/burn, STOP IT and/or REMOVE IT right away.

1. Waxing: You mentioned that you don’t think your parents would approve this, but depending on your age, where you live, and what spa/salon you go to, you might not need their permission. The laws vary from state to state and country to country, but in much of the U.S., it’s up to each salon to set their own minimum-age requirements. I looked up a bunch of places in New York, California, and Florida, and the rules varied from none at all to requiring a parent’s consent for any kind of service if you’re under 16. (Almost none of them would do a bikini/Brazilian wax on anyone under 18.) Beware, though, of those “no rules” places: the ones I looked at were much cheaper, and less reputable, than the ones that require a parent’s signature. And since your skin is, relatively speaking, BABY SKIN, and therefore much more delicate than an adult’s, and a botched wax can cause permanent scars, this is not the place to be scrimping or settling. (A full-arm wax will probably run you between $20 and $45, but you have to get it done every three to six weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows.) There are also waxing kits you can use yourself at home, and they’re probably fine, but I’m kind of overprotective of you Rooks and I don’t want you to burn yourself! (Sugaring is similar to waxing, but it uses a sugar gel instead of wax, and tends to cost a bit more.) I probably don’t have to mention that ripping all the hair out of your arms sounds really painful?

2. Shaving: This seems safe and easy but also like a huge pain because of how fast your hair grows back when you shave it. (But please DON’T believe people when they say that shaving makes your hair grow back thicker or faster: that is some BS!)

3. Electrolysis: This has the advantage and the disadvantage of being a permanent hair-removal method: while you won’t need to do it every few weeks forever, what if one day you want your arm hair back? I know that sounds crazy, but back in the ’90s everyone was tweezing their eyebrows into pencil-thin lines or shaving them off altogether, and I know people who regret that today. The other con with this one is that apparently it hurts like a mof, and that it is $$$: it’s about $60 for one session, but you need 15-30 sessions to get rid of all the hair! So I’m guessing this, and the next option, are out for you.

4. Laser hair removal: This is also expensive—about $150 per treatment, and most people need five or six of them. Plus, the success rate varies wildly: for some people it gets rid of all their unwanted hair; for others it never does the job 100%. And it doesn’t work so well if you don’t have dark hair and light skin.

5. Depilatory creams (like Nair): I don’t know anyone who has ever used one of these; all I know is that they are easy to use, but they smell terrible, they can be super irritating to your skin, and the results last only a few days.

6. Bleaching: This is the only method I have ever used on my arm hair, and I have only done it twice in my life: for one of my proms, and for my wedding day. I used Jolene Creme Bleach, which was cheap and made my arm hair really light, but it was still THERE, which I prefer, because it would weird me out to have TOTALLY BALD ARMS, but maybe that’s just me. It was kind of a pain because you have to mix a powder into a cream and then use a dumb tiny little plastic spatula that is seriously like the width of a fingernail to spread the bleach ALL over your arms. Other cons: it stung like hell while it was on; it didn’t last very long (the darker hairs started to grow in within a week); and—this is the biggest one—I honestly don’t think anyone noticed one way or the other. They were too busy noticing my BRAIN. Just kidding! They were noticing my boobs. (Also kidding.) But think about the people you know; can you tell me what the hair on their arms looked like yesterday?

I wear short sleeves or no sleeves in public every day in the summer. Hair is just hair, whether it’s on your arms, head, legs, hands, armpits, or face. I don’t see anything wrong with removing it if that’s your preference; I just don’t want you to see it as “a problem.” It’s not. It’s just a difference. Unfortunately even in 2013 the prevailing beauty standard here in the West is still thin, white, blonde, and hairless. We’re all affected by that, but that doesn’t mean we have to roll over and accept it. —Anaheed

I recently broke my ankle, and now I’ve got a cast on my leg up to my knee. It’s going to be on for a few months, so I would love some ideas on what I can wear with it besides leggings and casual tops, which is what I’ve been doing every day and I’m already sick of it.

Oh, how I envy thee. Breaking my leg in the second grade was my favorite life event—yeah, I peaked a bit early, but I have yet to eclipse the level of popularity I enjoyed among my peers when I was the broken friend. My leg healed in a timely manner, yet I cannot say the same about my ego once I stopped getting special indoor recesses.

But I feel for your fashion woes. It’s hard to work around a bulky healing device, so my advice is to work WITH it. This is (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime fashion opportunity, so make it count and you can be Bangin’ Cast Girl. If you want to go H.A.M. on your decorating spree, you could, for instance, apply some glue to your cast and roll it in glitter. Like a badass personalized jean jacket, this would be your signature look, and no one else can copy it. Or, if you don’t want to shed glitter everywhere, wrap your cast in a colored bandage that matches your outfit for the day. Or think of the cast as a portable bulletin board and using Mod Podge or washi tape, attach pictures, stickers, trimmings, or fabric squares that your friends can autograph. Or ask that one really talented kid at school to paint something elaborate, like a galaxy, on your leg. Far out!

Now on to your wardrobe limitations. You said that you’re already bored of leggings, but have you seen these ones with the sharks on them? Or what about bananas? Or UNICORNS? Then bring the party to your torso with an oversized shirt, or forget the leggings and pair a skirt with a fancy top like this one or this one from ModCloth. Bask in the attention from not only your injury, but also your fierce fashion sense. And break a leg! (Sorry, too soon?) —Dylan ♦

If you have a style/beauty question for Marie & her Rookie team, please send it to beautyandstyle@rookiemag.com.

45 Comments

  • dottie February 12th, 2013 11:17 PM

    This is amazing. Rookie always knows what’s happening in my life. I have a school dance coming up and I was worried about my arm hair too. Thank you! These are so helpful and I always love reading them :)

  • inneroutersecret February 12th, 2013 11:30 PM

    If you’re going to try waxing your arms at home, on your own, wax strips (Veet does some good ones – you can usually get a box of 20 wax strips for under $10) are a much easier, quicker, and less messy option. I have pretty hairy arms and I wax mine using this very method about once a month (or less, if I’m lazy) and it works pretty well. It won’t pick up teeny tiny fuzzies like hot wax will, but it does a pretty good job regardless. And I think teeny tiny fuzzies aren’t really what you’re worried about on your arms anyway, because really, who cares?

    • inneroutersecret February 12th, 2013 11:36 PM

      Another thing I forgot to say: if you’ve never been waxed before, I do recommend you get someone else to do it for you the first time around. Not because it will hurt any less (though I do think it hurts a little less every time you do it, to the point where it barely bothers me now), but because you *will* get nervous and find it difficult to pull sharp and fast, and if you don’t pull sharp and fast, you *will* end up with bruises.

  • Gabby February 12th, 2013 11:44 PM

    1. MUPPET BABY ANAHEED
    2. HAHAHAH DYLAN

  • Emily February 12th, 2013 11:45 PM

    Omg ever since I read The Westing Game in 4th grade I vowed I would paint my cast and crutches every day to match my outfit like Sydelle Pulaski.

    Fortunately I’ve never needed to get a cast, but if I ever do you will be able to see that baby from space.

    • Laura Lemon February 13th, 2013 5:21 PM

      when I read that book, I thought that was actually THE best idea ever… I’m still waiting to get the chance to do that (and get out of gym class!!)…

  • tangratoe February 12th, 2013 11:48 PM

    This is so useful! Having broad shoulders is so annoying when it comes to clothing :/

  • rottedteeth February 12th, 2013 11:51 PM

    I can so relate on the arm hair. I remember in like 6th grade this boy in my band class made fun of my hair on my arms because the girl sitting with us had like no arm hair (which was so weird to me; there we like 5 really thin hairs) and then as soon as I got home I shaved all my arm hair off. I continued this until 8th grade sadly. That kid is in jail now though so I think I won.

    http://growtolovesoon.blogspot.com/

    • Anaheed February 13th, 2013 12:42 AM

      hahahahah best ending ever. i hope he went to jail for making fun of your arm hair.

  • georgie fruit February 12th, 2013 11:52 PM

    “Muppet Baby Anaheed” is one of my favorite phrases I’ve ever encountered on the internet.

  • Feisty_Ginger_Grrrl February 12th, 2013 11:54 PM

    Oh my gosh..I have been growing out my pixie for a while and I have been hating the back part and as soon as I read the part about that looking like a mullet I realized that I too was STARTING TO LOOK LIKE BILLY RAY CYRUS!! D: ..so I immediately went into my bathroom and cut it OFF thank you rookie for saving me from girl-mullet hillbilly hell <3

  • katiebell929929 February 13th, 2013 12:02 AM

    Oh look up Molly & Polly swimwear leggings! They are so badass!!!!

    http://www.fallingintofashion.com

  • Raindancemeggle February 13th, 2013 12:04 AM

    I use a depilatory cream on my arms sometimes and personally I love it! It does smell terrible and can be irritating for a bit, but moisturizer usually does the trick. The hair usually stays off for a week or 2 and isn’t too obvious as it grows back, but it might differ for everyone. I don’t do it all the time, but I love how smooth my arms feel when I do!

  • Simone February 13th, 2013 12:12 AM

    I definitely don’t want to tell you how to feel about your arm hair, but I will tell you how I feel and have felt about mine. When I was in third grade, a boy told me that I had hairy arms, so I wore long sleeves to school EVERY DAY for the next FOUR YEARS. Then when I stopped wearing long sleeves, I still had hairy arms but I noticed that the only people who ever said anything about it (maybe two or three more people in the ensuing twenty years?) were complete and utter cretins. So I’m with Anaheed–it’s very likely other people are not noticing how hairy your arms are (and if they do notice and comment negatively about it they are jerks!). The only reason I felt bad about myself is that I was comparing myself to other people (especially people who don’t have the same tending-toward-hirsute ethnic background as I do) and letting the opinions of one or two people bother me. And now that I’ve said my piece on that…do what you want! Try hair removal if you like one of the options Anaheed laid out here, and you may find that it’s not worth the pain/time/money/effort…or maybe you’ll really like the way it makes you look or feel (I shaved my arms once and I absolutely abhorred how it looked and felt–I hated it more than I hated having hairy arms)!

    • decemberbaby February 13th, 2013 2:11 PM

      OMG can we talk about how ONE person’s comment, especially when you’re little, can set off this like evil domino train of insecurity? In first grade this girl told me I had fat legs — she didn’t even mean it as an insult — and then followed TEN YEARS of growing self-consciousness and failed attempts to stop being ashamed of my legs before I finally accepted them.

      I think what happens is that another little kid points out something about you they think is weird since it’s not true of their body. And if their self-based norm matches up with societal appearance standards you haven’t paid that much attention to yet, their little comment opens up these HUGE TOWERING DOORS OF YOUR-BODY-IS-NOT-GOOD-ENOUGH that your little childhood soul had never ventured through yet.

      • chilimuffin February 13th, 2013 4:06 PM

        Okay, since you asked, here’s my story about a random comment by a kid that still affects me more than 10 years later:
        When I was in the beginning of my teens I once danced to some music in the living room when my younger siblings came in. One of them said: “What are you doing? It looks weird.”
        - I still dislike dancing in public to this day, so I’ve hardly ever been out to any clubs with my friends. I just feel super insecure and as if every move I make looked really lame and stupid :P

        • Moxx February 13th, 2013 6:29 PM

          Same thing here, except it was a comment about my wide face/square jaw/whatever it was she meant exactly by “it’s like your mom’s face with the sides folded out”. I have no idea why it made me so sad, but I was super paranoid about people judging my baby face for super long. It’s crazy how ONE half assed comment can do so much and the person who said it doesn’t even realize… Don’t tell people cryptic weird negative-ish things about their bodies, because it will drive them crazy!!!

        • Simone February 14th, 2013 1:34 PM

          YES. decemberbaby, your legs are TOTALLY NORMAL (and useful!). chilimuffin, you dance cool and haters are jealous. Moxx, your face is lovely and you look like your mom, which is meant as a COMPLIMENT because she is also lovely.

          It really sucks that we let one comment by one person who maybe didn’t even mean to be mean but was just a dumb little kid (like we were!) make us feel bad about our bodies and ourselves. I mean, yeah, my arms are hairy but why does it matter, and why does it matter especially to YOU, dumb third grade boy?

          So yeah, I wish everyone was nicer to each other AND that everyone had better tools to deal with the thoughtless or cruel things that others may say to them.

  • FlaG February 13th, 2013 1:01 AM

    I have fairly hairy arms (yay being Italian), but not dark hairs. The only person who has ever really commented on it are my mother (in the vein of ‘who on earth did you inherit that from? Neither your father nor I are hairy what is this I can’t even’), and my boyfriend. Only because he is practically hairless.

    I mostly just bleach it (and not even regularly) because I am super low-maintenance. The peroxide stings a little bit in the beginning, but it works quite well.

  • teenagemutantninjaactress February 13th, 2013 1:12 AM

    I’m an arm-hair-bleacher… so, bleaching tip, if you go that route… throw out that tiny spatula and spread it around with a plastic fork or spoon. works SO much better.

    do whatever makes you happy, whether it’s rocking the arm hair and letting it be, or removing/bleaching it. the only ones who will judge you are the ones who don’t matter

  • ivoire February 13th, 2013 1:43 AM

    I have very hairy arms and i used to be super self conscious about them. and i gradually began understanding that i was only self conscious because you didnt see anyone around with hairy arms. i feel very confident about them now and it feels much better than having to worry about them.

  • jackybella February 13th, 2013 2:36 AM

    Wow I never realized that there were so many other people who had an issue with their arm hair. I use an epilator which for me works well because it last for as long as waxing, minus the mess and general sticky-ness of waxing.

  • Teez February 13th, 2013 3:22 AM

    wide butt eh? maybe i should get into this shot put lark…

    no but in all seriousness, it’s so cool that girl plays shot put, i tried it a couple times at school and it’s hardcore

  • SparklyVulcan February 13th, 2013 6:32 AM

    To the girl with the arm hair.
    I used to be super conscious of my arm hair (I’m really pale from my Irish side and got the dark Italian hair), but then I looked around. Some other people who I thought were really pretty actually had super dark arm hair too!! I had just never noticed it because I never sat there and stared at their arms. So remember that it’s never as noticeable as you think. :) But I’d go with bleaching… I did that for a little while and it’s pretty easy and doesn’t hurt too much. Just make sure you’re not allergic to the bleach first.

  • flapperhatgirl February 13th, 2013 8:12 AM

    Yay for whoever sent in the mohawk thing. I’m glad you have the courage to grow it out. Good luck, I hope it looks great!
    … And reading the comments, it seems like EVERYONE has an arm hair issue, which makes me feel so much better about my hairy arms.
    http://thepseudo-intellectual.blogspot.com/?m=1

  • livvv February 13th, 2013 8:45 AM

    Heyy, great article! Just something about the arm hair question: when you shave the hair really grows faster, because you’re not pulling it out from the root as you do with waxing, you’re just doing it superficially, that’t why wax hurts more. At least that’s what happens to me, and that’s what the people at the salon said.

    • Anaheed February 13th, 2013 4:34 PM

      Shaving doesn’t affect the rate at which your hair grows. But it’s true that the hair grows in faster than it would if you pulled it out from the root.

  • HollinsCollins February 13th, 2013 9:10 AM

    OMG OMG okay so I have really broad shoulders and a huge bust, too, and the advice was PERFECT. Thank you Marie :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
    And I have one raglan t-shirt, and I was wearing it one day and I was like ‘hey, I don’t look hulking in this’. So hooray!

  • Nobby February 13th, 2013 9:40 AM

    I’m Armenian (shout out to mah armos sisters dealing with maz issues) and I shave the lower part of my arms since the hair is much darker there than the above elbow area. I know many people are squicked out by it (and I was before I tried it), but I think it works for me…It does grow back (duh) but I do it every other day or so and even when it is stubbly it isn’t very noticeable. Different strokes!

  • laris February 13th, 2013 10:22 AM

    To the girl w hairy arms: if you’re thinking about bleaching your arms hair, spread some oil before bleaching, it wont itch (:

    I bleach my arms and thighs (i live in Brazil, so that’s quite usual here) cuz i have the darkest hairs ever and my skin is quite light, so it shows it a lot, tanning also helps to minimize their “contrast” idk how to explain it in a proper way, sorry for my bad english (:

  • raggedyanarchy February 13th, 2013 10:29 AM

    Broken-Anke Kid–My friend broke her leg last summer and it was bad because she hates leggings and dresses and skirts. So she bought some really cheap jeans and simply cut the right leg off at the point where her cast starts! It actually worked well, too. And I would totes get on that cast decoration thing. Roll it in glitter and shed glitter everywhere you walk like a fucking fairy!

  • margharita February 13th, 2013 12:42 PM

    My friend works in a laser hair removal centre and has no arm hair, which, when i touched her arm, really freaked me out. It was like touching a raw chicken leg from the supermarket.
    But I’m also surprised no one ever mentions epilators, which are like waxing, but less messy, cheaper (in the long run), and faster overall. It’s like a machine tweezer that gets a lot of hairs at the root, all at once. I wish I knew about them earlier in life, bc now it’s all I will ever use. They are amazing. Especially for underarms. Just sayin’, there’s another option to consider.

  • Mary the freak February 13th, 2013 12:56 PM

    amen.

    http://birdiewearsatie.blogspot.com/

  • whambamthankyoumaam February 13th, 2013 2:53 PM

    I don’t feel so bad about my arm hair anymore!!!!!!!!!

  • kzspygv February 13th, 2013 5:56 PM

    I hope someone sees this, because I think Anaheed gave depilatory creams the short shrift!

    Some people have reactions to hair removal creams, but that can vary by brand: the first time I used Nair it gave me a rash, but then I discovered this Veet hair remover and I love it! The old-lady-hair-salon smell is still there, but that goes away when you rinse, and the aloe vera in the cream makes my skin super soft:

    http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=205137&catid=183759&aid=338666&aparam=goobase_filler

    It costs about 10 bucks for a a huge bottle, and there’s a built-in pump to keep things from getting messy. It even comes with a little spatula tool so you don’t have to ruin a washcloth every time you use it. Creams can be a hassle because you can’t do ANYTHING for the 10-15 minutes you have it on, but I’ve been using it for my leg hair for years. It’s cheap, painless, and the results last for at least a week. I would look into it if you’re sick of having to shave every other day, and the bumps and razor burns that come with it.

  • GlitterKitty February 13th, 2013 5:59 PM

    Don’t even worry about the arm hair issue. I’ve had arm hair since I was, like, 7. I don’t even remember feeling self conscious about it because it seems like just as much a normal part of my body as any other body part. There are lots of legitimate things to worry about in life but arm hair isn’t one of them.

  • airplanes.books February 13th, 2013 7:33 PM

    cast girl! wear long flowy witchy maxi skirts. no one will even see your cast.

  • a-anti-anticapitalista February 14th, 2013 6:49 AM

    I don’t recommend waxing your arms or shaving them or trimming them or ANYTHING unless you are sure your hair will come back thinner or at least normal. If you are like me it will be a bad idea, I wax nowadays and it sucks but i am dependent on it because once i started waxing, my hair started growing different. Don’t take general advice from anyone about hair, don’t believe anyone when they say your hair “will grow thinner or will grow the same or will stop growing if you use this or that” because the way your hair grows depends on many factors that are different for each individual, and people telling you things like that are probably 1. not that hairy but they think they are because all girls think they are too hairy if they can grow hair 2. don’t have any hormonal imbalances

    • a-anti-anticapitalista February 14th, 2013 6:51 AM

      example: if i were to shave and/or dump veet on my arm (both do the same thing) i would have a bumpy, dark, five o clock shadow on them forever or something and would have to shave every single day forever. other people you can’t tell they shave, and when they stop it looks just as thin or even thinner than before

  • Majel February 14th, 2013 3:05 PM

    My friend has lots of dark hair on her arms, and noone cares or notices! She’s one of my best friends but still I only noticed it when I took a picture of a tattoo on her arm! :)

  • justsomeone February 16th, 2013 4:17 AM

    A galaxy cast? Girl, I love it.

  • casey February 19th, 2013 2:50 AM

    i totally get the arm hair issue. worst part is, i live in a beachy area of australia, think blonde perfect hair less girls. then theirs me italian, black hair, extremely heavy arm hair. wow. fun right? no. an dbecause its so uncommon here guess who gets bullied about it contstantly? me. im often called gorilla. the guy i liked rejected me when his friends said i was too hairy. i hate the word hairy but i had to use it there, if anyone ever says hairy ever it makes me so self concious even if its talking about something completely different. i hate that word. fml. :(

  • EnglishEllie February 21st, 2013 4:19 PM

    At high school, people in my class made fun of a girl and said she had a moustache. I became convinced I had one too and used a hair removal cream on my top lip. It hurt, and it burnt my skin, I was left make up excuses to why I had scabs on my face for a fortnight.
    Be very careful in all hair removal!

  • Nimble April 6th, 2013 9:43 AM

    I do occasionally use the creams like Nair (mostly knock off brands) and it keeps the hair totally off for a few days, but I actually feel weird with all the hair gone and I prefer having little baby hairs rather than none at all. Plus the stuff will stink up the bathroom for about two days and it’s so messy I lost hair on my hands from spreading it.

    Also, I don’t know if many people have seen this, but there is this thing that pretty much sands the hair off. It’s like gentle skin-sandpaper! It takes work but it sort of gets the hair off.