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The composition of hair under the armpit is known as auxiliary hair or armpit hair. Now-a-days, it is a common practice to shave the hair under the arms for many aesthetic reasons. Earlier the practice of shaving hair was recommended by Prophet Muhammad in the 570 A.D. In the west, this practice became a fashion when one or more magazines showed a woman in a dress with shaved underarms. Regular shaving has became feasible with the introduction various instruments. There are several methods to remove underarm hair.
Shaving is a temporary method for removing hair but is the most common one. Shaving will cost you nothing at all. All you need to do is buy a shaving set or razor and a shaving gel or soap. Since underarm hair grows faster than arm or leg hair, it should be shaved more frequently.
Waxing is a painful method. An amount of warm wax is spread over the underarm area. As the wax cools, underarm hair sticks on to the wax. Once the wax is cooled, it is pulled off very quickly and all the hair comes along with the wax. For some people bleeding can occur when waxing. In waxing process also, the hair grows fast.
This method involves pulling the hair out with tweezers. In order to remove underarm hair in this manner, the hair must be long enough to grab and hold with tweezers. This method is not practically possible with underarm hair.
Depilatories are chemicals designed to dissolve unwanted hair. They are available in cream, spray or liquid form. They are sprayed or spread under the arms. Wiping or rinsing clears off all the hair.
Use of electric current to destroy hair is called electrolysis method. This method removes hair permanently but will require several sittings.
This involves using beams of light to destroy the hair follicles of the underarm. This is a very costly method and can have side effects too.