5 Reasons I Have Body Hair

5 Reasons I Have Body Hair
5 Reasons I Have Body Hair

Due to the overwhelming popularity and positive messages I received regarding a video I posted on YouTube about my body hair, I wanted to share 5 Reasons I Have Body Hair.

Ewww! That’s gross! 

If you are like most people, then those were probably your first thoughts when reading that I – a girl – have body hair.

5 Reasons Why I Have Body Hair

Yes. That’s right.. I have hair on my body.. Hair that most girls shave off. And I am okay with it! Here are some reasons why:

5 Reasons I Have Body Hair - Girls with Natural Hair

Shaving is Uncomfortable

I am allergic to the lubricants in most razors and get a terrible rash when using them. The re-growth of hair is itchy and uncomfortable. And have you ever had an ingrown hair? They are no fun!

Why should I have to subject myself to something that is uncomfortable just because society has objectified women’s body hair?

Not Shaving Saves Time & Money

On top of all of the uncomfortable things associated with shaving, it’s time consuming. I don’t have time to shave every single day nor do I want to. I’d rather save my time (and money) and spend it elsewhere.

Woman with Armpit Hair - Natural Body Hair

I Am Not Trying To Please People With My Body

It truly sickens me that we live in a world where women are told to keep their body a certain way or they won’t be attractive. What happened to being attractive because of your character? What are we teaching our daughters?

I remember when I started going through puberty and growing hair and being shamed because of it. I don’t want my daughter to feel like her body, in its natural state, is anything to be ashamed of.

I Am Okay With My Body Hair

I totally get that it isn’t for everybody, and just because I am okay with having body hair doesn’t mean that you have to be okay with it, or even want it for yourself.

I, like most females, shave certain areas of my body, but not as often as most girls. I tend to grow my arm pit hair out for 1-1.5 months before shaving it. I let my leg hair grow for 1-2 weeks before shaving it. My hair is thick, dark, and coarse over my entire body, so while 1-2 weeks of leg hair growth may not seem like much to some, it’s actually quite noticeable on me.

Girl with Leg Hair - Natural Body Hair

Not Shaving Is Empowering

I don’t view myself as a feminist and I’m not obsessed with all things natural, but leaving my body in its natural state is empowering. I think it takes a very confident person to wear clothes that reveal their body hair in public, but at the same time, it builds confidence in those who may be lacking it.

Being comfortable in your body – whether with or without hair is all that matters. And I am comfortable with mine.

Have you ever grown your body hair out? Or shaved something you don’t normally shave?

Author: Aduke Schulist

Aduke Schulist is a 30 something content creator living in the heart of Arkansas. She enjoys blogging, vlogging, and spending way too much time on social media. Aduke is a big fan of true crime documentaries and advocating for people with special needs. You can find Aduke on social media as @AdukeSchulist.

9 thoughts on “5 Reasons I Have Body Hair”

  1. I’m glad you’re comfortable! Keep doing what makes you feel right… I personally don’t like being au naturale, BUT i love your attitude and the idea behind it. go girl!

  2. I completely agree that being comfortable with your body is one of the most important thing you need to focus on. I don’t shave sometimes just because I don’t feel like it so I’m completely with you 🙂

  3. I think it is totally your choice, and agreed that you should not try to please others with your body! I love being shaved but hate shaving LOL!

  4. I also have a lot of hair in body especially in underarm, shaving is really worst to me. And I’m glad that one of my friend suggest a waxing a underarm and it’s really good to me and comfortable.

  5. Do what makes you happy! I don’t shave my body hair too, except for the armpit. We don’t really have to ride with the current “in” or trends just to please people. Remember that we must always please first ourselves.

  6. se manifique wednesday wisdom and motivation here. #madrespect for your stand
    as a dude i would love to never shave again lol and yes there are times when i wish i didnt have as much body hair but as i’ve grewn i’ve learned to celebrate it and find people who appreciate it. even find it sexy

  7. I’ve done this for periods of time. I think the most important thing is that we all do what we want to do and don’t judge each other for it. I support you!

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