i don’t really see any posts on hair-bleaching techniques. i have middle-east/Aryan ancestry, so my skin is very light in color, and my hair is very, very dark. unfortunately, i am also a very hairy (the worst kind: dark, thick, and very numerous) person, particularly on my arms and my fingers.
it is so bad, and i am feeling very frustrated/limited with my options. i am too broke to afford electrolysis or laser hair removal for my arms; waxing would mean in-between periods where my arm hair must grow long; shaving is just a BAD idea, at least for that region; depilatories will still reveal stubble…so all i can really (almost) get away with is bleaching it.
i have been bleaching for several years now, and every time i bleach, the solution greatly irritates (not visibly, but i can feel a very, very itchy sensation) my skin. washing it off in the end is the greatest relief. i use Sally Hansen bleach for stubborn hair.
besides the irritation, it only lasts a week before it starts turning dark again from the roots upward (giving it a half-and-half look that is really strange), and even the few days the entire area DOES stay bleached, the hairs AND my skin are a bright, unnatural yellow, instead of a more subtle tone of blonde.
please help…is it just Sally Hansen that isn’t working out, or is the irritation/unsightliness common for all bleach products? are there any other more effective cover-up/removal options for arms and fingers? i am sick and tired of it!!