Why I Don't Shave My Hairy Legs—or Any of My Body Hair
7 Celebrities Who Don't Shave Their Legs And Aren't Afraid To Show It
There are photos of her working out, selfies that highlight her physical changes since she switched up her fitness routine, and snaps of all her favorite eeeeeats. But Mikenas's account also focuses on something women often don't talk about, let alone show on Instagram: body hair. The Indiana-based Instagrammer hasn't shaved her body hair in over a year, and she proudly displays her leg and armpit hair to remind other women that it's OK to let it grow. It's up to every person to decide what makes them feel most comfortable within themselves.
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Please refresh the page and retry. The company found that almost one in four young women have given up shaving their underarms completely and, for millennial women those roughly born between and , the drive to remove arm and leg hair has been in steady decline for years. In , 95 per cent of women aged 16 to 24 said they removed hair from their underarms.
I mean, it is cool. The pressure to shave, to be a hairless, silky human, as slick as a condom, starts at a very young age for women. It's really hard to escape both peer and media pressure to pluck every rogue curly from your body. Because honestly, the people who are ecstatic over these figures need to remember we are only taking small steps in the right direction. It's still not really societally acceptable for women with thick, dark, prominent hair to grow it out, and I know this because I have to check myself not to judge the few women who are brave enough to do so — even though my own hair would be just as noticeable.