Now, again, just like I mentioned in my How To Shave Your Chest, Shoulders & Back article/video – if you and your partner have a certain preference for your arm and armpit hair, then by all means, do whatever makes you both happy. And like I said, as well, there’s always going to be a minority of women who like the hairless or caveman look, but, in my experience, it’s VERY rare and for most women, is not a deal breaker if you’re keeping your arm and armpit hair managed either way.
I love and only recommend these trimmers by Wahl because:
- This is what all my groomer friends, mentioned in the intro video, use.
- Wahl has been around for a long time
- Include a lifetime warranty (5 years on the blades, too)
- Made in the USA
- The kit comes with everything you could ever need
- They’ll last decades with proper care
For a man’s arms, it’s not rocket science, you want your deltoids, just like your back and shoulders, to be bare or have very short hair, so you would take your handy clippers and use it with no guard and then once you hit your bicep and tricep area, you can use anywhere from a 1 to a 4 attachment on the clippers to your hands. I recommend a #2 attachment since it is short enough to allow some time for it to grow in, without looking too short and stubby at the same time.
Now for your armpits, it’s very simple. And you want to trim them as well, because it can be a breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria, and not to mention, can really gross people out by looking like there’s a bunch of spider legs creeping out of your pits.
So just like when doing your arms, use the same sized attachment to trim the hair to a shorter length. Make sure to run the clippers in all directions against the grain, since armpit hair tends to not grow all in one direction.
As far as how often you should be trimming your arm and armpit hair, that’ll depend on how quickly your hair grows. When you forearm and underarm hair are properly trimmed, you shouldn’t let it grow than ½” more than the trimmed length.
That’s it – now get that arm and armpit hair trimmed, please!