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Four Myths About Body Hair

Having body hair is not only NORMAL but NATURAL . Its your choice to remove your body hair. Body hair removal is purely cosmetic and has nothing to do with hygiene or cleanliness. As an esthetician, you’re right. I want you to get waxed, lol that’s my job ! But it’s not NECESSARY !!!

There are many myths about body hair :

Myth 1: Having underarm or pubic hair is unhygienic

Like every part of our bodies, hair plays a role in keeping us healthy and safe. Our eyebrows and eyelashes protect our eyes from dirt and bacteria, our pubic hair protects our genitals from bacteria and infections that can enter the body, our underarm hair reduces friction and absorbs sweat. And like any other part of our bodies, it’s only unhygienic if you don’t clean it.

Myth 2: No one will want you if you’re hairy

Any self-respecting, intelligent adult should be able to see past superficial things like appearance and want to be with you because of who you are. There are millions of women out there in perfectly happy relationships who have body hair – trust me because I’m one of them. Remember that it’s a scare tactic to make us comply with unattainable beauty standards.

Myth 3: Women aren’t supposed to be hairy

The only reason we’re taught that we’re not ‘meant’ to be hairy is to uphold patriarchal beauty standards and appear more attractive to men. If hair grows naturally on our bodies, how can it be that it’s “not supposed to grow there”? It doesn’t make sense.

Myth 4: Only activists and man-haters grow their hair out

Part of the stigma surrounding body hair is that the women who do choose to grow it out are either activists or man-haters (or both). This keeps the conversation rooted in patriarchy and centers men. But shaving or not shaving isn’t really about the hair itself, it’s about what it represents. And that is choice and autonomy for women, something society doesn’t think we’re deserving of.

To ALL hairy women reading this: remember that your body hair is NORMAL and NATURAL, and it is your choice what you choose to do with it.

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