Dyed Armpit Hair: A Trend Some Are Dying to Try!

YES Dyed Arm Pit Hair Is Really a Trend!

The trend is sprouting up on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and more….

According to the Washington Post, it all began with a hairdresser from Seattle named Roxie Hunt. From a blog -how to, it grew eventually becoming a movement called #FreeYourPits!

Today, this experiment becomes a movement. We would like to use our pits to start an evolving conversation about feminism, identity, body positivity, judgement, acceptance and freedom of choice. via Roxie Hunts Tutorial

Not shaving is not a new concept, but I do find the colors to be a fun idea. I’m not one that will be participating in this trend but I admire those who do!

I’ve seen pictures with the trend going even further with bedazzled, glittered and extensions added to the arm pit hair.

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7 Beauty Lessons You SHOULDN’T Follow From Old Hollywood

Via Stylelist   Posted: 01/11/12 01:39 PM ET  |  Updated: 01/13/12 03:38 PM ET

7 Beauty Lessons You SHOULDN’T Follow From Hollywood’s Golden Age

These days images of an overly-altered Heidi Montag or Britney Spears with her unfortunate extensions are scary reminders of the drastic (and not always pretty) lengths celebrities will go to achieve their own and society’s ideals of beauty. This has been going on for decades in Hollywood, even the most stunning of actresses from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s were implementing their own bizarro beauty techniques to hide personal insecurities.

Did you know that Rita Hayworth felt so uncomfortable about her low hairline she had it raised, then dyed her black hair that famous shade of red? Elsewhere, both Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe shaved their faces to get rid of unwanted peach fuzz. And Marlene Dietrich apparently had her upper molars removed to create shadows underneath her cheekbones, which looked even more dramatic with the contrast of the black and white film of the time. Admittedly, I’ve made my share of questionable beauty decisions: I nearly burned my face off with a shall-not-be-mentioned face exfoliant, all in the name of luminous skin. This subsequently seemed counter-productive since I walked around with my hand over my face for the next five days.

Herewith, a round-up of the some of the more alarming beauty tricks favored by the women of Hollywood’s Golden Age:

UPDATE: A previous version of this post stated incorrectly that Marilyn Monroe grew hair on her face due to a side-effect from a hormonal cream.

Marlene Dietrich:  She was rumored to have had her molars removed to give her cheekbones a more pronounced look. The German-born actress also had hairstylists pull her hair back tightly with hair pins and surgical tape, so her face would have a more taut, “face lift” effect.

Carole Lombard:  The wife of Clark Gable was so self-conscious of a crook in her nose that she drew a thin white line down it before she applied makeup, she believed this created the illusion of a straight nose.

Vivien Leigh:  The British actress had a thin lower lip, which she penciled over her natural lipline and filled in with lipstick.

Claudette Colbert:  The French-born actress was so embarrassed by her uneven face, she refused to ever be shot by the right side. Sounds like Mariah Carey took a page out of Colbert’s book.

Elizabeth Taylor:  She was born with hypertrichosis, an excessive body hair condition. She was covered with dark hair all over her body, including her ears and nose. Though it eventually fell off, the actress was known to shave her face to create a smooth, hairless effect.

Rita Hayworth: The flame-haired actress, who was actually born with black hair, had her hairline raised a full inch with electrolysis. Also, her hair grew so quickly that she had to dye it every three days to conceal her dark roots.

Marilyn Monroe:  In an effort to get glowy skin and remove unwanted peach fuzz, Monroe was known to shave her face.

Help! My eyebrow has a bald spot!

I’m sure that this has either happened to you or someone you know.  You get your brows waxed and end up with a bald spot, uneven, or misshapen brows.

  What do you do?

  Your first thought is to panic and try to fix them yourself.

Don’t

The worst thing at this point is to wax or pluck your eyebrows yourself.  Your best approach is to grow out and camouflage the brow for 4 to 6 weeks, depending on how long it takes your brows to grow.  You can help the brow growth along by using Rogaine (don’t use on lashes) applied with a Q-tip or a lash growth serum (they work wonders on the brow as well).  Avoid lash growth serums with prostaglandin analogs that can darken the skin & eyes if using for lash growth and you have light colored eye (see Prostagladin side effects link below) for eyebrows it is fine and actually works better than non-prostaglandin lash growth serums.

Camouflage the brow with an eyebrow pencil or powder and brow wax.  Make sure to use the pencil or powder on both eyes to make the brow look even and seal in the brow shape with the brow wax.  When using an eyebrow pencil make sure to have a sharp point, draw small lines to resemble hairs and soften the lines with a eyebrow brush or Q-tip.  If using powder, use a stiff eyebrow brush and shimmy it gently inside your brow in the bald area and lightly brush down a very small amount of powder everywhere else in the brow.  Remember!  A little goes a long way with the brow.  If you use too much pencil or powder, remove gently with a Q-tip dipped in eye makeup remover or toner.  A gentle touch should always be used in the eye area and the brow.  You don’t want to tug and pull at your skin causing wrinkles.  Rubbing your brows can cause you to loose more hairs, which you don’t want.

Side effects of Prostagladin click here

 

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Making waxing a more comfortable experience

English: A can of wax for hair removal.

Before you even go to get waxed take an aspirin, Tylenol, or ibuprofen about an hour before. Don’t wear oils or lotions.  Although the Esthetician should remove the lotion or oil with a special cleanser or toner before waxing, it is easier if you start the waxing with no products on your arms, legs, et cetera. Don’t exfoliate before or after waxing.  Waxing itself exfoliates the skin. You will only irritate the skin if you exfoliate.

 

Have the Esthetician apply a light dusting of powder on your skin for the wax to better adhere to the skin. Every time that wax is removed pressure should be applied by the Esthetician with their hand or fingers to stop the pain.  This is very important! If you have sensitive skin, ask for hard wax instead of soft wax. Soft wax is applied with strips while hard wax is not. It is not cost or time-effective to have hard wax applied to the legs, but elsewhere is fine.  Once the waxing is done the Esthetician should massage in oil to remove excess wax and soothe the skin. If waxing the brows, the oil should be taken off after massaging into the skin and brow to remove the excess wax.  The toner should be used again so as to keep you from breaking out.

If your Esthetician isn’t doing one or all of these steps, ask her to do so.  It will make all the difference!

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