What I've Observed From Not Shaving



As I've mentioned a million times before, my skin has become more sensitive than ever this year. It's crossed over into a bit of a hairy area, literally. I've gotten to the point where shaving my legs and armpits is physically painful, even with a brand new razor. Because of this, I've fallen into the habit of letting my body hair grow wild, which was a pretty taboo thing before. I was always worried about what people would think. I was also worried about how I would feel about it, both physically and mentally.

As it turns out, it hasn't been much of an issue at all. I still go out with exposed legs (though not as much now that it's getting cold). I don't think anyone has really noticed, and if they have, they haven't cared enough to react. When I first began to grow the hair out, I was incredibly aware of it. I now forget that the hair is there most of the time, and my skin hasn't been near as itchy. It's also comical how patchy my leg hair is. I still have spots that are bare, and because I began removing my leg hair around ten years ago, I have no idea if they've always been that way or not. I'm also slightly tempted to dye my armpit hair, just for the hell of it. 

If you've ever considered growing your body hair out, go for it. Just do it. If you don't like it, you can easily switch back to your preferred removal method. It's worth a shot!


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  1. Yaay, that's awesome though!! Crazy that people are still upset when women are NOT removing natural hair? Glad you didn't get any weird reactions, I know friends of mine have, which is absurd. I always become lazy when it's fall/winter and keeping up with shaving my legs. It's boring, my skin hates it and the smooth feeling is gone within a day. I hate that I grew up with the idea that shaved legs is synonymous with feeling fresh and looking good. I'm definitely struggling with ignoring it and raise above! Xx

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    1. It is crazy, right? I grew up with the same idea, and it's pretty pointless when you really think about it. I hope you overcome it too!

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  2. Oh wow, good for you! I can't say I'll ever be brave enough to do the same, however I can certainly appreciate how liberating it must be to realise that everyone is far too wrapped up in themselves to care about whether someone else has a few millimetres of hair on their legs! haha :)

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    1. It is liberating! I think everyone should do what they're most comfortable with where body hair is regarded. If keeping yours up is how you feel your best, then more power to you!

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  3. Yeah, don't let anyone ever tell you that you have to alter your body. If you are comfortable, keep doing you.

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