I’ve just plucked my nose hair…not something I would recommend , my head feels twice the size but at least the few stray hairs I have seen are gone!
As long as I have remembered I have removed my body hair religiously. Even before I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) I knew I was hairier than your average Gorilla!
I had hairy legs before other girls at school. I also have incredibly dark hair which makes it stand out.
From my feet to my scalp every single inch of me is hairy… I have hairy hands, a hairy face,hairy feet, a hairy tummy,a hairy chest and a hairy bum! Society and the media has always conditioned me to think that to be a lady,I should be hairless and have the smoothest skin. I’m no lady…I’m like a bald hobbit.
Plucking,waxing (both professional and home), hair removal creams, razors, eplilating, exfoliation pads, sugaring, threading, bleaching and the occasional piece of sellotape when I’m wrapping presents!
All of it has produced blood, sweat, tears, burns, bruises, rashes and skin removal… Yet I still spend hours doing it. I’ve spent 17 years shaping eyebrows and waxing moustaches, doing yoga to reach nooks and crannies I’ve never even seen.
Now it’s just habit and I like feeling smooth. Thankfully I’ve stopped being quite so regimented and I care abouy the methods I use. I’ve also learned that hair removal cream either doesn’t work or gives me chemical burns,there’s no imbetween.
There is a lovely lady on my Instagram who is such an advocate for none hair removal… She dyes it bright colours too! I always admire her! She breaks down norms in so many ways. But then I question why I’m applauding someone for being natural. Being who she is. She should be able to do that anyway.
As a previous swimmer hair removal was something I focused on. The chlorine always inflamed by shaving rash… My bikini line looked a lobster. I was obsessed with being hairless. I used to shave top to toe daily… Now obviously it’s less. That was unnecessary and probably created more problems.. Not to mention stripping my skin!
Stopping removing my arm hair was like going cold turkey… It took months before I could deal with it. Thankfully I did as no more prickly regrowth or spotty arm creases!
If I could advise 12 year old me anything it would be to put that razor down for a few years!
Having body hair is fine,absolutely fine. It doesn’t make you any less ladylike and boys don’t care if you’ve shaved your hoohah (in my experience). No one looks that closely to see and if they do thats their problem not yours.
But, do what makes you comfortable.
Love Sooz x