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.
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:
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.
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.
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?