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Armpit Hair Is Trending

Do you shave your armpit hair?

  • I'm a man and I do

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • I'm a man and I don't

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • I'm a woman and I do

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • I'm a woman and I don't

    Votes: 1 6.3%

  • Total voters
    16

Amirkani

Legendary Member
Orange Room Supporter
I didn't realize our interactions were a men vs women thing, but simply an Indie vs Amirkani thing ;)
Indie vs Amirkani acting out in an exaggerated caricatural way the proverbial men vs women rivalry... all in a "good sport" spirit I hope :)
 

lebnan_lilkel

Legendary Member
Orange Room Supporter
This thread is out of date.. many men shave arm pits, pubic (technically the norm) and wax their whole body . Men also use face creams and perfumes. In a way women are the trend setters.

The question is whether this trend is nice ? My main objection , like men it increases body odours exponentially. Its a similar thing.
 

Impera

Active Member
The unshaven youth! How a QUARTER of millennial women are shunning their razors in favor of having hairy armpits in growing trend loved by the likes of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga
  • A study conducted by analytic group Mintel found that between 2013 and 2016, the percentage of women removing armpit hair dropped from 95 to just 77
  • This means that nearly one in four women in the millennial age group aren't shaving their armpits, instead opting to go natural
  • The unshaven look has been recently rocked by a variety of young stars including Paris Jackson, Miley Cyrus and Jemima Kirke

More and more women are going for the au naturel look these days in terms of body hair, with nearly one in four millennial women admitting to having stopped shaving their armpits.

A survey conducted by analytic group Mintel back in 2013 found that 95 per cent of women between the ages of 16 and 24 said they regularly removed the hair under their arms.

However, according to the Telegraph, a similar study conducted in 2016 found that this number has dropped down to just 77 per cent.



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Growing free: A survey has revealed that almost a quarter of women are opting to leave their armpits unshaven



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Setting the example: The news comes after several young celebrities, such as Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon (pictured), have been proudly showing off their hairy underarms

The trend could be thanks to the large number of younger stars that are opting out of shaving, even proudly showing off their armpit hair on the red carpet.

Stars like Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Jemima and Lola Kirke and Paris Jackson have all flaunted their hairy underarms, whether that be on Instagram or on stage.

Just last month, Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon was spotted sporting unshaven armpits while enjoying lounging in a bikini in Miami.




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All natural: The survey looked at women's shaving habits between 2013 and 2016, and found almost a 20 point drop when it comes to shaving armpits



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Making a statement: Lady Gaga showed off bright blue armpit hair during a performance at the MuchMusic Video Awards in 2011



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Beating the trend: Stars like Julia Roberts (pictured left in 1999) and Juliette Lewis (pictured left in 2002) were taking on the look some years ago



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True original: Sophia Loren (pictured in 1955) was even showing off underarm hair back in the 1950s and 60s

Of course, these young ladies aren't the first to have dropped the razor in favor of a natural look, as Madonna herself, Julia Roberts and Juliette Lewis have all also famously displayed hair pits in the past.

Starlet Sophia Loren was even photographed rocking the look way back in the 1950s and 60s.

But for young women today, it isn't just the armpits that are going unclipped, as the survey also saw that the percentage of women shaving their legs has fallen from from 92 to 85 between 2013 and 2016.

This trend has been reflected in a drop in sales of five per cent of shaving products between 2015 and 2016.



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Like mother like daughter: Madonna herself has also shared photos of her unshaven pits



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Bond: Sisters Jemima and Lola Kirke have both been known to hit the red carpet with long underarm hair



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Joining in: Even Britney Spears ditched the razor back in 2003 at the AMAs



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Working it out: Scout Willis showed off her own fuzzy underarms during a workout in 2014

Associate director in beauty and personal care at Mintel, Roshida Khanom, explained to the Telegraph that the wellness movement could be the cause of the change, with many shunning products that could harm their skin.

'Clean eating is behind some of those changes. They're worried about causing irritation from their skin because of these products,' she said.

'We can also see that they're doing other things instead - so 29 per cent say they're adding steps to their skincare routine.'
 

Impera

Active Member
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Armpit Hair Is Trending, And It’s A Step Forward For Women’s Empowerment


Women are taught from a young age to shave everything from our ankles to our armpits. But why? What is this strange obsession with women being hairless? It's pretty creepy that other people feel the need to police our body hair when you think about it. Why does anyone care how long our armpit hair is when they can't even see it most of the time and it's not on their own body? What makes it so offensive? It's just another way to tell women how their bodies should be and maintain control, a low-key way to oppress women in today's society. Shaving should be a personal choice and not the choice of a patriarchal culture. That's why some women are saying "Hell no!" and putting down the razor, and even those who aren't are saying "Hell yes!" and supporting them. This is why armpit hair is trending, and it's a step forward for women's empowerment.


100 years of razor burn. American women didn't even touch their armpit hair before 1915. Makes sense, because showing an armpit was considered scandalous before then. When sleeveless dresses came into style, a magazine claimed that the armpit was unsightly and it became a thing of the past. Note: Guess who controlled the media, especially in 1915? Men.

Hairfree is not carefree. In recent years, women have decided to stick it to the man and let it all grow out. It's their way of saying patriarchal beauty standards are a thing of the past and no one has any say over a woman's body (hair and all) except for the woman in question.

It's empowering as hell. Throwing away the wax pot and embracing your natural body as-is can be a freeing feeling. Hair removal is a task, and purely cosmetic. Hairlessness is no longer the norm because women are embracing their bodies the way they are — as men have been allowed to do for centuries.

Take break. You can always get rid of hair and it usually grows back. Try growing your armpit hair out if you're curious. If not to just take a break from the hassle of shaving, then do it to feel free from at least one outdated beauty standard.

Men aren't expected to shave their armpits. Then why should women be? Why is hairlessness a strictly-female value? Men strut their pit hair all the time during the summer and no one gets offended. Everyone respects their choice not to remove their hair and women deserve the same respect. If a man wants to shave his pits, no one should look twice.

It's smashing the patriarchy. Men have had way too much of a say in how we treat our bodies, how we think about our bodies and how we think of a beautiful female body over the course of history. Considering not a single man has any actual ownership over a woman's body, that's pretty alarming. Making your own body hair decisions and grooming for yourself puts the control back in your own hands and out of those who try to own you.

Armpit hair is sexy. There is nothing sexier than someone who loves themselves and is empowered. Plus, you shouldn't use other's opinions as a gauge, but most men and women don't have any negative opinion toward pit hair anyway. Besides, if someone is trying to police your body in any way, they are beyond not worth it.

Even celebrities are onboard. Armpit hair is gaining popularity in Hollywood. Madonna and Miley Cyrus are just two of the many celebs embracing their pit hair (surprise). It's no wonder that these hairy celebs are feminist icons. They're adding to the mainstreaming of the hairy pit.

Pit hair says "IDGAF!" Flaunting your pit hair is a statement. Hopefully someday it won't be and people will accept it as the norm, but for now a hairy pit tells people that you don't care about their media-saturated, misogynistic standard of beauty. It's your body and you do what you want with it.

Do it for yourself. Above all, it's for your own happiness. If you feel empowered, that's awesome. If it's itchy or you don't like the way it looks, shave! Whatever reason you have for making decisions about your own body is good enough.

Pitscaping is on the table. Your preference may be somewhere between bare and braidable, it's up to you. You can always trim it down, grow it out again, dye it green, get extensions, whatever you want. The beauty of hair of all kinds is that there are options.

Pit hair to dye for. Since armpit hair is trending among women, and women are awesome and creative, colorful pit hair is trending too. Hair stylists in a handful of cities in the US are offering armpit hair color services. There are also tutorials all over the internet on how to DIY. You have to admit, it's pretty gorgeous.

Waxing and shaving sucks. It takes up time, it costs money for supplies and it leaves skin irritated, bumpy and with the occasional cut. If you enjoy shaving, go for it. If you don't ask yourself why you go through all of this just for hairless armpits. This goes for all body hair. What a pain!

Protest the Pink Tax. One great reason to put down the razor is because your razor costs more than a man's. Products for everything from razors, to toys and yogurt put something in pink packaging, slap on a label that says "for women" and they raise the price significantly. Razors don't really need a gender, and since companies expect women to spend more on shaving products because of societal standards, don't spend anything on shaving supplies. We see what you did there, corporate America, but no thanks on the extra expensive "for her" disposable razor.

It's a preference, but the pressure is off. Some people prefer to be hairless, and that's cool. The most empowering thing you can do is make your own decisions about your body, whatever they may be. However, now that women are banding together and growing magnificent pit hair, the pressure is off. Shave less, shave more, shave not at all. The point is that you should do pit hair your own way. You get to decide.
 

Indie

Legendary Member
Orange Room Supporter
Ok...let's break this down :)

1 - These articles are ridiculously shallow and they make terrible arguments.

a) If you're going to encourage women to stop obsessing over beauty standards promoted by the media, using the argument that "celebrities are not shaving either" is...well...a new beauty standard promoted by the media.

b) While it's true that razors for women are more expensive than razors for men, not shaving is not the only solution. Women can simply buy razors from the men's section! They work the same!

c) While it's true that beauty products in general are expensive...saving money by not shaving, then wasting money to get your armpit hair dyed at the hairdresser is just preposterous.

2 - I think there is value in desensitizing people over body hair, because body hair is natural and some people's reactions to it are ridiculous. However...

a) There's a difference between not shaving on a day when you're staying home or doing something very casual or feeling sick, and not shaving on a day when you're putting on a glamorous gown, full face of shiny makeup, and elaborate hairdo. You just spent 5 hours and $500 on your look but you couldn't handle shaving your armpits? No...you just want attention.

b) The whole issue should be about acceptance of what is natural, not "sticking it to patriarchy." I doubt any man married or living with a woman doesn't sometimes see her body hair. It's literally impossible to hide it all the time. The goal should be to get rid of feelings of shame or disgust towards the natural body, and have reasonable expectations towards grooming habits, not to stop grooming completely and flaunt the results to get a shocked reaction.
 

Impera

Active Member
Ok...let's break this down :)

1 - These articles are ridiculously shallow and they make terrible arguments.

a) If you're going to encourage women to stop obsessing over beauty standards promoted by the media, using the argument that "celebrities are not shaving either" is...well...a new beauty standard promoted by the media.

b) While it's true that razors for women are more expensive than razors for men, not shaving is not the only solution. Women can simply buy razors from the men's section! They work the same!

c) While it's true that beauty products in general are expensive...saving money by not shaving, then wasting money to get your armpit hair dyed at the hairdresser is just preposterous.

2 - I think there is value in desensitizing people over body hair, because body hair is natural and some people's reactions to it are ridiculous. However...

a) There's a difference between not shaving on a day when you're staying home or doing something very casual or feeling sick, and not shaving on a day when you're putting on a glamorous gown, full face of shiny makeup, and elaborate hairdo. You just spent 5 hours and $500 on your look but you couldn't handle shaving your armpits? No...you just want attention.

b) The whole issue should be about acceptance of what is natural, not "sticking it to patriarchy." I doubt any man married or living with a woman doesn't sometimes see her body hair. It's literally impossible to hide it all the time. The goal should be to get rid of feelings of shame or disgust towards the natural body, and have reasonable expectations towards grooming habits, not to stop grooming completely and flaunt the results to get a shocked reaction.

Get the F outta here with your logic :p
 

GrumpForTrump

Legendary Member
Orange Room Supporter
Personally, I just trim them.

And I don't feel disgusted by hairy armpits on women, but I don't think it's a flattering look.
 
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