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How do you guys deal with body hair?

Discussion in 'Appearance and Body Image' started by Ange, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Ange

    Ange Active Member

    I'll start: I don't. I think that body hair is extremely disgusting, so when it started to appear on me I did the "laser therapy" and now I'm rid of it forever, just have to redo the therapy from times to times. Some say that this results in cancer after some years, I'd say that a fair price for having a perfect skin.
     
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  2. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Seeing is Believing Forum Pro SF Supporter

    Many solutions. Waxing, nair, threading, shaving, plucking and so on

    Laser doesn't need to be an only option for you if you're worried about Cancer
     
  3. LittleLottie

    LittleLottie New Member

    Just started waxing cuz I hate razor bumps.
     
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  4. Shorty92

    Shorty92 Well-Known Member

    I hate having body hair too! I usually wax/creams. But I’m going to be lasered after christmas. I’m so excited!
     
  5. MarkahMalady

    MarkahMalady Well-Known Member

    I barely have any and it makes me feel like less of a woman/impossible to sexualize.
     
  6. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I was getting sized for a bra today and felt a bit embarrassed that my under arms weren't shaved but usually they are shaved. I don't think body hair is gross but feel pressured by society to shave. I get my eye brows waxed. But body hair is only natural so really I shouldn't be embarrassed. Peer pressure I guess.
     
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  7. littlelucy

    littlelucy Well-Known Member

    Everything causes cancer. I actually get laser hair removal on my forehead. I have weird hairline issues. I wish I could afford to get it on my legs. For now I just shave.
     
  8. Walker

    Walker Everything Zen Staff Member Safety & Support SF Social Media SF Supporter

    Just let it all grow out like a hairy shaggy beast? Oh wait, I'm clearly in the wrong place. Sorry, ladies. :) xo
     
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  9. Sevven

    Sevven Well-Known Member

    I'm a hairy shaggy beast. Always teased as a kid for my thick, dark hair. My parents decided to let me shave early. I realize now, my parents added to my shame rather than trying to empower me.
    Turns out my skin is very sensitive and I had to use the perfect combo of shaving cream, razor and lotion or intense razor burn ensued. Then I'm prickly in two days. So not worth it. I was bitching one day and my husband said, "So why do you do it?" I realized it was because I was taught to do it for men who were taught to hate a natural lady. Now my legs and pits are happy. I still trim up my important bits and shape my eyebrows with tweezers though.
     
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  10. Shorty92

    Shorty92 Well-Known Member

    Thick, dark hair here too!! I do like feeling silky smooth but it’s only for a day on my legs then it’s back!
     
  11. Sevven

    Sevven Well-Known Member

    I used to like the immediately post shave feeling. Now that I'm used to my fur coat, I see bare legs and it always startles me. It looks unnatural to me now.
    I just wish there was no expectation either way- your body, your choice. Loving yourself is what's truly beautiful.
     
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  12. dissolve.

    dissolve. nomad

    I am very pale and my body hair is barely visible, and for the most part doesn't exist. However, that's until you get to my eyebrows. Genes are a weird thing, I've got the Scandinavian from my mother's side and the Bosnian from my father's, so I'm a pale creature with the blackest eyebrows ever. They're beasts. I also have very sensitive skin, so I remove my body hair very carefully with a razor (wax gives me rashes). My friend takes care of my wild eyebrows, I don't know what I'd do without her. xD

    In general, I feel more clean when body hair is out of the way. However, it works different for everybody, and it really upsets me when people are shamed about their body hair.
     
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  13. Debarina

    Debarina Active Member

    I detest body hair sorry to any hairy peeps out there just my thing. I just like my skin & self smooth, eyebrows nicely shaped, no under arm hair def no leg hair or fanny hair as its not my thing & I don't dig it on other people not saying a guy or chick has to xxx but keeping things neat & tidy is my preference
     
  14. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I don't mind body hair that much, I shave under my arms, have my eyebrows shaped but only on occasion do I shave my legs as somehow I always end up cutting myself by accident.

    Do those body hair removal creams really work? I have never tried them.
     
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  15. Debarina

    Debarina Active Member

    I've used the Veet or Nair for sensitive skin pop on whilst in shower or just wait 6 minutes & off comes hair from everywhere
     
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  16. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    That awesome, I will be sure to give it a try.
     
  17. Kalicka

    Kalicka SF Supporter

    I haven't shaved in a couple of months :oops:. Yeah I look a bit like a hairy beast. I've got nobody to shave for so it doesn't really matter. I might just let it go. Shaving is a pain anyway. I do shave my face ... yes I have a bit of facial hair. :eek:
     
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  18. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    I've used the creams before but they usually just burn. And then sometimes I get razor burn when I shave. So I think I just have sensitive skin. I shave often enough, sometimes it goes a while longer if I'm feeling lazy. But it isn't that noticeable since a lot of my body hair is a light blonde color. I try to keep up with it, but don't worry too much unless I know I'll be wearing clothing that shows my legs or sleeveless shirts.
     
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  19. Sevven

    Sevven Well-Known Member

    Yup @Witty_Sarcasm, my skin basically punishes me for shaving. But @Petal I use nair. Legs, pits- anything goes, but certain terrain is best unforested and I refuse to use sharp objects there.
     
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