WHAT DO WE KNOW?
Underarms are prone to getting a bit sweaty – it’s basic biology – sweating helps us to stay a comfortable temperature, among other things. But can we stop that uncomfortable sweaty feeling? Does shaving armpits reduce sweat? Or will using the right stuff on our underarms be enough to help us smell ready? Here’s what we reckon.
DOES SHAVING YOUR ARMPITS REDUCE SWEAT?
To level with you, hair doesn’t have too much to do with the amount we sweat. Putting on the old science hat for just a second (bear with, it changes state of matter at random), sweat is produced by sweat glands – we sweat when we get too hot, or if we’re feeling anxious, stressed, or nervous. The hair on our bodies doesn’t really come into it too much. Can shaving armpits stop sweating? No. In a word.
But while hair doesn’t affect whether we sweat or not, the amount of hair we have can affect how sweat feels. Long hair holds moisture, and if we have a lot of hair and we’re prone to sweating, then sweat stains could become a problem. So, while we’re not fully convinced shaving armpits reduces sweat, a trim can make things feel more comfortable and reduce the appearance of wet patches.