Body hair. It’s a funny thing really. Its original purpose was to keep us warm or to protect germs from getting where they shouldn’t and now it’s little more than a fashion accessory. I’ve always wondered how it was determined that eyebrows, the hair on the top of your head and the male beard were ok, but that hair pretty much everywhere else was a no-no.
I also wonder whether it’s all about to change. It feels like as men become more concerned about body hair with male waxing on the rise, women are doing the opposite and going au naturel. Will it be that my grandson walks around with skin like a baby’s bottom and my granddaughter like an ape (It wouldn’t be surprising with my family genes).
Ok, so, granted not all women are walking around with more hair on their pits than eyebrows and I can’t ever imagine the female moustache really taking off (although, it would save me a hell of a lot in waxing). But, you only have to pick up a women’s mag or flick through Insta to see another model or influencer embracing their inner cavewoman.
And, why not? We shouldn’t feel pressured into waxing, shaving, zapping ourselves with lasers or burning our skin with removal cream (bad memories). We SHOULD be able to just let our bodies be as hairy or un-hairy as we want. Hell, if you want wavey eyebrows or to keep your pubes trimmed as Playboy bunny that is your choice. But, NGL I’m not there yet, nor do I think I ever will be.
In an episode of KUWTK, Kim was getting laser hair removal and one of her friends mentioned about hair potentially coming back into fashion and Kim was like ‘don’t care’. If Kim K won’t do it for fashion then what hope is there for us basic bitches? Although, I did see a Facebook video of someone having extensions applied to their armpit hair… I’m going to stick with Kim on this one though!
What are your thoughts on body hair? Are you ready to let it grow?