The Best Ways to Get Rid of Arm Hair

Look like this? Read on.

Some people love their arm hair- but those are usually the girls with the very fine, blonde, barely-noticeable fuzz growing out of their flawless arm skin. Others have arms that could easily be mistaken for a gorilla that escaped from the zoo. Now that the season of short sleeves is almost here, what are your options when it comes to getting rid of your arm hair or making it stand out less?

There are more options than you think for taking care of your delightful arm hair. They’re not as bad as you think, and none of them will kill you. I promise.


By far the easiest and most common method. It’s painless (as long as you take your time and don’t nick yourself), but it grows back pretty quickly. The myth about this method is that if you shave your arm hair, it grows back quicker and more coarse. Not true. I know a lot of twenty-somethings that use this method, as we don’t have big bucks to blow on our arm treatments, and as long as you can commit to shaving your arms every other day in the shower, you’re golden. It takes about 30 seconds an arm and they’re incredibly smooth when you’re done.


Waxing has the benefit of lasting much longer than shaving, but it’s painful and expensive. If you don’t want to go to a pricey salon, try an at-home waxing kit. Your arms aren’t as sensitive as other areas of your body, so if you’re a tough cookie, try it out and see how it works.

Depilatory Cream

The depilatory cream is fairly easy and can be done in the shower as well and lasts longer than shaving, but not as long as waxing. Put the product on for about 15 minutes every week and your arms will be be feeling silky smooth in no time.


Bleaching your arms works great if you want to keep the hair but want it to be less noticeable. It takes awhile, depending on how much arm hair you hair, and it itches a bit, but it does the job. Your hair goes blonde and looks like it got bleached out from swimming all summer long. From personal experience, I would recommend Sally Hansen’s products if you end up going this route. 

Laser Treatment

Have big bucks burning up your pocket? Put them to good use. After $200-$500 and 3-5 treatments that aren’t quite as painful as waxing, your arm hair will be gone for good. Some people need touch-ups once in awhile, but otherwise, your arms should be naked for the rest of your life. Not sure if you want to lose your hair forever? Then this isn’t the best option.

How do you feel about your arm hair? 
If you get rid of yours, what method works best for you?


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