Keeping and growing armpit hair for charity or just to look older before puberty could be your aim. While it can make you look awesome in some cases, you may find it difficult to make armpit hair grow fast (or overnight).
Typically, girls start their puberty earlier than boys. Most girls start showing signs of puberty between the age of 8 to 13 years while boys may start to show these signs between 12 and 16 years.
Some people wait for longer for puberty and when their peers already have the signs. In other words, you may be at puberty but you have not seen hair under your armpits.
It is true you can speed up the development of some of these traits of puberty. Growing armpit hair at age 13 can be a major headstart especially for a boy. However, it may be normal in some circumnstances such as when aged 11, 12 to even 14 years.
This is because early puberty can only occur under the age of 9 in males. So, here are tips to help you get early pubic hair easily.
Why make armpit hair grow out?
Most people are trying to remove pubic hair. Waxing and shaving are common techniques for this. However, there may be reasons for trying to encourage it go grow bushy or longer.
- You may keep your underarm hair for charity. Armpits4August for PCOS is a charity and awareness movement that encourages women to not to shave their underarms to raise money for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) awareness.
- Maybe you want to grow some hair underarms before your puberty to prove you are mature.
- Some people shave or wax pubic hair and it ends up taking too long to grow out again.
While in most cases, your strands will sprout on their own but you could do something to speed up the process. Do not expect results in a day or overnight unless you are going for transplant.
How fast does underarm hair grow?
Hair growth at different parts of your body takes place differently. It is however likely that you will notice the hair growing in your armpits just a week after you shave.
The natural speed of growth under your armpits is likely to be around 1.25 centimeters or 0.5 inches per month or 15 centimeters/ 6 inches in a year.
How to make armpit hair grow out faster
It is possible that you can notice an increase in the amount of hair in your armpits. Try the following tips to make the process faster and easier.
Massage of your armpits
Just like any other areas, massage increases and improves blood supply and flow to particular areas. You ought to always rub the skin under your armpits using circular motions for about two minutes on a daily basis.
- Lie down on your side and lift your arm over your head to expose the underarm.
- Put a little olive oil on your fingers and gently massage your armpits with it.
- Continue massaging until you feel some warmth.
- Do the same for the other armpit.
- Repeat the procedure three times a day.
Massage will stimulate hair growth in the underarm.
Lack of adequate and proper nutrients will work negatively on the growth of your hair. Lack of enough amounts of vitamins and proteins can even cause hair loss.
In fact, it may cause thinning and then hair loss. Make sure that the food you eat is fresh and as natural as possible.
Eat adequate amounts of proteins
Proteins found in meat, nuts and soya is very useful in facilitating your hair growth. It facilitates the growth of the tissue called collagen that plays a key role in facilitating the growth of your armpit hair. Ensure that you take these products as regularly as you can.
Do not shave your armpits
If your intention is to achieve some growth of some hair in your armpits, then you ought to maintain the little that you have.
The only task you will have for not shaving is to maintain high levels of hygiene. This will make you very comfortable even with the hair.
There are beliefs that shaving will make the follicles grow out thicker and more. While this may have truth to it, it may not help when you want to have more underarm hair.
Allow it time to grow
You should appreciate the fact that hair growth varies from one individual to another. You therefore should not put so much pressure on yourself to force hair growth. You are unique and therefore different.
This therefore implies that your hair is likely to grow at a different rate as compared to others. If it happens that your hair growth is slow, then be patient with yourself as it will finally happen.
It is rather a scientific fact that as you approach puberty, your body begins to experience some changes.
The growth of hair in your armpits is one of the changes you are likely to encounter. Once you attain puberty, the growth is more and at times inevitable.
If you have growth of hair in your armpits before puberty, then you can be described to be having premature or precocious puberty. It can be caused by medical conditions among other factors in your body. For instance, if there is a problem in your brain, then you are likely to have premature puberty.
Hair growth on your body takes place at any time with nighttime included. It is ideally possible to speed up the growth of hair in your armpit overnight. The following are some of the remedies that you can perhaps consider:
Use eucalyptus oil
This is a special type of oil and it has been found to stimulate the hair follicles and thus work a long way to bring about increased hair growth. Usually, you apply the oil in your armpits before you get to bed. You then wash off the oil in the morning.
Regular massage of your armpit
This works pretty fast. As described above, it helps to increase and speed up the flow of blood to the skin tissue underlying the armpits. This in turn brings about the activation and stimulation of the hair follicles and hence increased growth of hair. The massage should be as regular as possible if you want to experience the best results. The massage is special and should be done as follows:
- Lie in bed and on your side thus exposing one of your underarm area
- Massage the exposed side of your armpit in clockwise motions each for some time in cycles of one minute. Use two fingers to do this
- Now use the anticlockwise direction to massage and continue for a minute
- Repeat the same process for the other armpit
- Carry out the massage process at least three times a day for the best results
How to grow armpit hair in a week
Diet and your body health are the key determinants on whether or not you get hair growth within a period of one week.
You should ensure that your diet is constituted of mainly proteins and vitamins A and B (3 and 6). You should always work hard to have a stable health status, reducing any stressors and hormonal imbalances. All these will contribute immensely to hair growth. The following remedies will however make you realize hair growth in your armpits within a week:
Take supplements of vitamins: There are various forms in which supplements of vitamins are taken. If your desire to have armpit hair growth in your armpit in weeks’ time, then you should add to your diet some vitamin B complex. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is about 100 mg a day.
Have adequate amounts of essential fatty acids in your diet: You can obtain these from fish, avocado and walnuts. These ingredients have shown great use in facilitating and stimulating natural growth of hair.
Cut down on your levels of stress: whenever you have stress, your hair is greatly affected negatively. It is therefore beneficial that you adopt the proper and appropriate ways to manage your stress. The methods may include yoga and meditation.
Cardiovascular exercise: this promotes efficient blood flow and therefore enriches your hair follicles to provide hair growth.
If it the above remedies fail to give you results, then it is better that you go for hair transplant. This will be the last resort if the hair has completely failed to grow. The procedure done well gives you an outlook just like the natural one.
Can you grow it in a day?
It is still possible that you can get hair growth in a day. It has been paradoxically shown that shaving your armpit hair can bring about more growth.
What shaving does is that it makes the armpit hair follicles to be blunt and hence the tip feels so coarse. Transplant can make the growth to be even faster within the same day.
Other remedies include massage, fatty acids, reduction of stress and use of supplements just as discussed in the sections above.
This case is not any different or any unique. The only thing that you should note is that it is not always guaranteed that you will have more hair growing in a day because people are different with different rates of hair growth.
Hair growth in women
There seems to be a close tie between the growth of armpit hair and menopause in women. You are most likely to have a change in the texture, growth rate and the thickness of your hair as you approach menopause. You are likely to have thinner hair during menopause (Dr. Carolyn Demarco)
Armpit hair has over time become a non-issue in women over time now. It is now known that the hair does not have any important role.
There was some research that was done between 2013 and 2016, that showed that about 18% of women of age between 16 and 24 years seized removing their armpit hair. This therefore shows that it is not a big issue so long as hygiene is maintained.