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Underarm Waxing: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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Are you tired of shaving your underarms every now and then? Do you want a longer-lasting solution for smooth, hairless skin? If you do, then underarm waxing might just be the right option for you.

Waxing the armpits not only removes the pesky unwanted underarm hair but also gets rid of the layer of dead skin cells and ingrown hair. If you are considering waxing your armpits then there are a few things that you must know about. In this article, the experts at makeO, India’s fastest-growing clinical beauty platform, will cover everything about underarm waxing.

Get ready to learn about the benefits, do’s and don’ts, what to expect and aftercare of waxing armpits.

Underarm Waxing: Everything You Need To Know

Underarm waxing is a popular hair removal option for both men and women. It removes the hair from the root, preventing it from growing back quickly. It also removes the layer of dead skin cells and ingrown hair making it soft and smoother. However, before you decide to go for it, there are some important factors to consider. Here’s a list of things that you must know about armpit waxing.

1. Skin Sensitivity

The skin on your underarms is delicate, so it’s important to consider your skin sensitivity before using waxing as a hair removal method. Since the hair in this area tends to be coarse and hard, it is recommended to use hard wax.

2. Hair Length

Do not shave your hair completely before waxing. Ensure that your underarm hair is at least ¼ inch long before waxing. This will allow the wax to grip your hair properly.

3. Preparation

Remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil from the surface of your skin by exfoliating in advance.

4. Cold Compress

When the hair is ripped from the skin, it can cause redness and slight irritation. To avoid this, keep an ice pack by your side and gently press it on your skin immediately after the area is waxed. This will help calm and soothe your skin.

5. Hygiene

If you don’t know how to wax underarms at home, ensure that the waxing salon you choose follows proper hygiene practices.

6. Aftercare

Keep the area clean and moisturised to soothe your skin and prevent ingrown hairs. Avoid using deodorant or antiperspirant immediately after waxing as they can cause irritation.

If you take care of these factors, your armpit waxing experience will be pleasant and the results will surely be better and long-lasting.

Post Underarm Waxing Do's and Don'ts

Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts that will ensure a smooth and effective armpit waxing experience that not only leaves your skin hair-free but also healthy.

- Do's:

  1. Exfoliate your underarms before waxing to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs
  2. Choose a hygienic salon that uses skin-friendly wax and fresh and clean tools to avoid infections if you don’t know how to wax underarms at home.
  3. Talk to the waxing technician about any skin sensitivities or allergies you may have
  4. Keep the waxed area moisturised and avoid using deodorant for 24 hours after waxing.

- Don'ts:

  1. Don't shave your underarms before waxing as it can make the area more sensitive and will make it harder for the wax to grip your hair
  2. Don't apply any lotions or creams to your underarms on the day of waxing as it can interfere with the wax adhering to the hair.
  3. Don't expose your waxed underarms to direct sunlight for at least 24 hours after waxing as it can cause skin damage.
  4. Don't use any exfoliating products on the waxed area for at least 48 hours after waxing.
  5. Tight clothing can promote the growth of ingrown hair so avoid wearing tight clothing or engaging in activities that cause excessive sweating for at least 24 hours after waxing.

Do you need a long-lasting and pain-free hair removal experience?

While waxing works well for hair removal, if you are in search of a hair removal method that ensures long-lasting results and is completely pain-free, you must check out the Laser Hair Reduction treatment by makeO skinnsi.

Laser Hair Reduction is one of the most loved and widely accepted, dermatologically approved ways of getting rid of unwanted hair. makeO uses futuristic technology that is backed by experts to help you get rid of unwanted body hair for a longer period of time.

makeO skinnsi puts innovation, technology, results and your comfort over everything else. This is why, with makeO skinnsi, you do not even have to step out of the house to get your laser hair reduction treatment. You can simply book a session from your phone and our professionals will come to your house to perform the treatment.


Waxing your underarms offers a lot of benefits including a boost of self-confidence whenever you want to flaunt sleeveless outfits and ensures you always radiate a well-groomed personality. But before you book your armpit waxing session, ensure that your skin is not allergic to any kind of wax and the process is carried out by a professional.

For a more convenient and pain-free alternative to waxing armpits, visit the makeO skinnsi website and read more about underarm laser hair reduction services.


Does underarm waxing have any side effects?

Waxing your underarms is just like waxing any other part of the body. You might experience minor symptoms like skin redness, bumps or itching for the first few hours after waxing. However, they should go away within a day or two. If the symptoms continue to persist, you can consult your doctor.

How long do the results of underarm waxing last?

Waxing removes the hair from the root, preventing it from growing back quickly. While it depends on your hair growth, generally the results of a waxing armpits session last for a good 2-4 weeks.

Which type of wax is ideal for underarms?

The hair that grows on the underarms can be coarse and hard. This is why it is ideal to use hard wax on your underarms to get the finest results.

How often should you wax your underarms?

You can opt for underarm waxing as and when you feel the need depending on your hair growth. However, usually, people schedule underarm waxing sessions every 2-3 weeks to prevent the excessive growth of unwanted hair.

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