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Monday, August 03, 2015

A Note On - Being Hairy

A Note On Being Hairy

I've not only toyed with putting this post into action but debated on what exactly is a suited title. Technically we are all hairy to some extent, being mammals and all but some of us produce a little more hair than others - way to impress us all with your words and scientific know how Adrienne. I happen to fall into the latter category - I am hairier than the average female and guess what? Despite what others have had to say in the past, the ideals passed on from the media (that we should all be slippery smooth dolphin like creatures) and so on I am entirely okay with it. It's hair, it's normal and it isn't hurting anyone.

One thing I have noticed is that the internet loves to diagnose, let me begin with stating that I have neither Hirsutism (excessive hair growth in women) nor a problem my thyroid. My hormone levels have been tested several times, it seems the extra hair is heredity; both sides of my family are fairly hairy and genetics have dictated that I too shall follow suit.

A Note On Being Hairy

Like most women I have peach fuzz all over my face (teeny, tiny white hairs) - if you don't think you have them catch a glimpse of your face in a car mirror on a sunny day and then get back to me. I get my upper lip waxed and when I can be bothered my eyebrows. Despite my impressive ability to grow hair elsewhere, my eyebrows are fairly sparse - the fact that I have not plucked my eyebrows more than five times in my life somewhat pains me. While we are on the topic of my face, I have two mutant hairs; not a medical term by any means but a pet name I have somewhat coined for stray unexplainable hairs. I have one, long, coarse blonde hair that grows out from between my eyebrows and another that grows out of my left brow. They seem to appear from nowhere and surprise every month or so. A quick pluck with the tweezers and they are gone, no big deal.

I also have a hairy tummy; as a youngster I found it hilarious (no real idea why other than I was very easily amused) and would show it to anyone who spare me five minutes - my flashing days are happily over. The hair is still there but I am more inclined to shave it off than show it to anyone and everyone. I also have a few hairs in my cleavage which I remove as and when I see them, or if I remember to do it. You see I remove them for myself not anyone else and could not care less if anyone ever noticed one - my question to them would be why are you staring so closely at my tummy or chest for that matter. Since I'm sharing something fairly personal, let me add that at no point in my life has an ex-boyfriend noticed or commented on my hairiness. Not because I'm super vigilant with the plucking, waxing or tweezing but because they couldn't care less - it's 2015 not 1946, humans have bigger fish to fry than stubble.

So if you do find the odd hair on your tummy, chest, lip or anywhere know that  you are not alone. It's hair, it's normal, we all have it and if it ever bothers you there are plenty of hair removal solutions some more permanent than others.








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17 comments:

  1. Amen to that lovely, we do seem to have an issue with hair but if you don't like it shave it or wax it off, if it doesn't bother you then be as hairy as you want, no one else's business and it is totally natural x

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  2. having had the same man for years and a busy lifestyle if I get time to shave/pluck/wax it's a blessing. In the grand scheme of things, its just not worth getting hung up over! x

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  3. Thanks so much for posting this, I am 30 and have suffered with this my whole life. I am so self conscious in a bikini, and won't be seen dead in a crop top. Like you, its basically just peach fuzz and not like man hair but its still a royal PITA. At 30 I have now got more accepting of it but have spent too much time googling it and panicking about all kinds of hormonal imbalances! I have had a fair amount of nasty comments from bitchy girls growing up, but nothing at all from any of my ex boyfriends. I spoke to my current boyfriend about it and he said he hadn't even noticed it - I could have married him on the spot! Fab blog post. Thanks

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  4. Also a hairy lady! Not sure how really since I'm so fair, but my mum has the hairy "gene" it seems too. I hated having such dark, hairy arms as a youngster and still do to an extent but I don't cry about it. Thank goodness for hair removal options because I still hate the hairy feeling!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  5. You've reminded me that I really need to wax my monobrow. For a red head, I have quite dark brows so I should stay on top of it, but hey, 2015, who cares? It's just when my makeup starts to stick to them... yikes. Hahaha.

    It's winter right now though, so I'm kind of enjoying being able to be lazy when it comes to hair removal. I can't believe how much time I used to put into it! xD

    Kiara xx | www.lioninthewild.com

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  6. Very well said! Especially the last bit about the guys... I can definitely tell you, I've noticed the my frequently hairy legs bother me a LOT more than they bother my husband! I guess it's another thing that's been put into our head and we've been told to worry about it all our lives, but really... We're not hurting anyone, not even ourselves so... Who cares! x

    ferdies-finds.blogspot.com

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  7. I've got a mutant hair that grows underneath my chin, sort of on my neck. It gives me great pleasure to pull it out! 😃

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  8. I heard that there's hair on every inch of everyone's body except for the soles of out feet and palms of our hand, unless of course you remove it! I've taken to tweezing all 'should be hairless' areas which can be painful but it also means the hair doesn't grow back for weeks upon weeks. I feel your pain!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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  9. I giggled so much reading this post, so much so I tweeted you my hairy arms. Ha!

    Seriously, im hairly.. like super hairy... even my hair is 10x thicker than any normal person so head to toe I am covered. I learned at a very young age I just need to get over it. I deal with the areas I see as a problem (top lip, monobrow, underarms, legs and my hooha) but thats it. People just gotta deal with my hairy arms, back, face, etc. Aint no one got time for full body waxing (and all that stubble!)

    http://www.makeerinover.blogspot.com

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  10. I removed the tiny baby hairs on my stomach for years and hated the prickly feeling when they were growing back. As I've grown older I've realised that I'm actually really lucky and the hairs on my tummy are pretty much no-existent, so I just leave them there - they end up blonde after five minutes of sunlight anyway!

    lillies and lipbalm
    xx

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  11. I use the old eyebrow razor to remove peach fuzz on my upper lip, quick, pain free and super convenient! x
    Beauty Wanderer

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  12. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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  13. THANK YOU for this amazing post. :D

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  14. I'm also hairy! Not excessively so, but I do personally prefer to be smooth. Not because society says I should be but just because I like my skin to feel smooth. Hair removal is bad enough but it's even worse when you have sensitive skin and there doesn't appear to be a single method of hair removal that doesn't give you a rash. I also have a hairy belly, just under my navel, which involves a handful of really dark hairs, which I find strange as I'm naturally blonde. I like to pluck them out but my word that hurts more than when I had my navel pierced! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  15. Oh lordy, me too.

    I have been waxing my upper lip for years and years, and I actually have longer hairs than normal on my chin too. It's something I have to work hard to not rule my life, as I hate being close to people and constantly watch peoples eyes to see if they're looking. I hate the sun being on my face. I wont wear my hair up, as that's like my comfort blanket, and I have stray hairs on my breasts, tummy and toes. But screw it.... those that I feel comfortable removing, I will. and the rest I'm beginning to care less about. Life is too short, and my lovely boyfriend doesnt even care or notice. You're right: "it's 2015 not 1946" !!

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  16. I was so self conscious about this as a child. To the point where I shaved my arm hair all through high school. Eventually I realized it was just part of my Greek genes, and many women had dark thick hair when I was there (and not just on their heads!).

    I hope this is a message we can spread to all of the self conscious girls out there!

    lifewithmiriam.blogspot.com

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  17. Hahah love this post as we sound like we're hairy in all the same places! Much like you, I've never had a guy comment on hair on any part of my body (aside from down there, to which I told them peace of mind) but I do tend to remove them when I see them just for me.

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