How to Trim Arm Hair

by Fashion, Style & Personal Care Editor

How to Trim Arm Hair. Let's face it, whether you are a man or a woman, arm hair can be bothersome. Maybe it's dark, maybe you have an abundance or maybe you just don't like it. Whatever the case may be, in just a few quick steps, you can trim your arm hair. Here's how.

Step 1

Snip your arm hair with scissors. This is the easiest way because everyone has scissors around the house. Using a comb, lift up your arm hair and trim off the desired amount. This is perfect for the person who doesn't want to remove it completely, but also doesn't want the density they currently have.

Step 2

Trim your arm hair with clippers. The same clippers that cut your hair or trim your sideburns are perfect to use. Simply set the guard to the desired length and trim away. This is the fastest method. Also, test the length first on an area of your arm. This will ensure that you like the length. It's always easier to go shorter, because once the hair is removed, you have to give it time to grow back.

Step 3

Try a cream hair removal. Nair is a popular brand that works well. This is ideal for the person who wants to remove all of their arm hair. Simply spread the cream on, wait the allotted time given in the directions and wash it off. It's that simple. If you only want to remove some of your hair, leave the cream on for half of the time according to the directions. This will completely remove some hairs and leave others.

Step 4

Shave the tips of your arm hair. Because your arm hair is usually fairly long, if you use a razor, it will remove some hairs and the ends of other hairs. A razor is really meant to cut hairs that are short, so this process will thin the arm hair. While it is not as effective as the first couple of steps, it will certainly do in a pinch.