Hair raising trend: To grow or not to grow your armpit hairs

long armpit hairI was about 14 years old when I had my first experience with a reaction to armpit hair.

I had just hit puberty and had hair growing everywhere, I wasn’t as fortunate to have someone tell/teach me things that a young lady should and shouldn’t do.

We were at a friends place and I was wearing a purple tank top, I remember it well, it was my favourite top lol,I have big shoulders in comparison with the rest of my body parts (at this point I was flat-assed and flat-chested, resembling a surfboard) so I liked to highlight this part of my bodice,we were just chilling, when I raised my arm exposing my little stubble as it had just started growing(it resembled what it looks like when it starts growing out after you shaved).All of a sudden I heard giggles (the other ladies were a mixture of 1-2 years younger than me) and the word BUSHBABY.Luckily for me we were ┬ámostly good hearted girls’ so it didn’t come from a hurtful place.

Once we returned home my sister couldn’t help repeating these words because to her ,this was hilarious (it is to me now too but then ,it wasn’t).

The first thing I did when the sun rose was run to the 7 eleven and went to purchase myself a bic razor and proceeded to shave wherever I felt the need to shave.When I got to school that Monday, I couldn’t help but brag Bout my shaved legs lol, I felt big.

So from a young age we as young woman get trained to believe that having hair in some places is just not appealing, which to me is valid (or maybe my brain has just been conditioned this way), but this is something I will be teaching my daughter too.


Lately we have seen a new trend of celebs growing it out which has now started a whoooole new conversation.

In 1999 Julia Roberts donned her fur covered armpits at the premiere of the movie Notting Hill.

This style was seen as cutting edge just over a century ago and some believe that it changed according to new fashion trends that surfaced in the 1920’s and tapped into women’s insecurities due to the fact that advertising companies influenced them to believe that you couldn’t be fashionable without a shaven armpit.

Obviously our armpit hair is there for a reason namely , the significance of human underarm hair is still debated. It may naturally keep sweat or other moisture away from the skin, helping with ventilation , colonization by odor-producing bacteria is thereby transferred away from the skin.

The growing of armpit hair are a norm in many cultures, some shave it all off for aesthetic reasons and others for religion.Some people believe that if you like it clean you are attracted to prepubescent boys or girls.

What are your thoughts? Do you shave or don’t you what are your reasons let me know in the comments section below, I love and read each comment.

peace and love coco

11 thoughts on “Hair raising trend: To grow or not to grow your armpit hairs”

  1. I wont lie although I’m very much “to each his own”, I struggle to not raise an eyebrow at hairy armpits and legs. went bikini shopping with a Russian girl once and had to focus on not having my eyes roll out of their sockets… BRAIDABLE, shhhh

    1. Lol,I agree,I’m a firm believer in to each his own,because honestly who are we to judge?We are however still entitled to our opinions and to me it’s just such a ghastly site hehehe

    2. i’ve never tried hair removers in my life. i’m too cikchen. i’ve got a pack of cold wax tucked away in a drawer. it’s been there for months but i can’t get enough strength to use it. i’m scared that the regrowth would be hard to manage once i try removing the hairs on my legs.

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  3. Admiring the commitment you put into your blog and detailed information you provide.
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  4. I have tried using this (the pink and the green) on my legs and somewhere under there. But it did not work well on my arpmits because kailangan pa pahabain ang hairs. I haven’t tried strips though. I can imagine the pain. super painful ba?I bet the cream is nice on the legs. No pain at all and the strips is good for the bikini lines and the arpmits.My PF entry is up! Happy Monday!

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