A teenager in America has decided to embrace her body hair , despite strangers saying she's 'disgusting'. Macey Duff, 19, first started shaving her legs and arms when she was just 10 years old - even though she'd always wanted to leave her body hair as it was. For the six years that followed, the dancer and hula hoop coach felt too ashamed to let her body hair grow, fearing she'd be ridiculed. It wasn't until Macey and her family moved to Hawaii in that her sister Ally, 19, saw a woman wearing a swimming costume and simultaneously showing off her hairy legs and armpits on a beach. When Ally told her about it, Macey was inspired - a feeling that was bolstered when she came across a woman on Instagram who had dark leg hair. Motivated to stop shaving, Macey now says she has no regrets and even believes the process has helped her accept herself for who she is. Despite receiving a lot of criticism from strangers, Macey says she feels more empowered by people's shocked reactions, and has since started sharing her body hair journey on her Instagram page, maceytheearthling , to prove that hairiness can be beautiful and feminine. Macey said: " I started shaving around the age of ten.
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Whatever you choose to do with your body hair is totally up to you. Shave it, sugar it, wax it, laser it all off, or rock body hair the way Mother Nature intended. Either way, it's time we end the stigma surrounding women's body hair altogether. Unfortunately we live in a world where it's still seen as taboo for women to be anything other than hairless.
Woman Showing Her Armpit Hair
Is there such a thing as too long? Let this everything guide to growing your armpit hair ease your hairy journey. Why do we have pit hair, anyway? Another theory suggests that pit bush is a natural defense against friction — a way to prevent chafing between the arm and the torso. But, of course, it could also be because of sex — that handy explanation for basically everything. A study suggests that armpit hair, which grows atop sweat glands, acts as a pheromone diffuser try finding that at Anthropologie , and helps spread your natural, irresistible scent to potential mates. Why should I grow it out? Also, maintaining pit hair saves you at least 45 seconds in the shower. All good reasons.
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Throughout our history, there have been countless beauty trends. Just these couple last years gave us the squiggle brow, glittery butts, fur nails, faux freckles, and unicorn everything. If you'd wish to dig deeper in the older days, you'd find such trends as dyeing tour teeth black a la Japanese, eating absolutely deathly arsenic for skin whitening, and removing the eyelashes in Middle ages just to name a few.