Sunday, 25 November 2012

My Hairy Legs

If you remember I tried out epilating in order to combat my itchy legs. And then I tried not shaving. I epilated once since then, in the summer, and haven't removed the hair from my legs since.
My legs still itch around my ankles but I know they are improved. Epilating is fine but I just never seem to get to it. Shaving definitely aggravates so that is out.

I've often said I wished I was apart of a culture that didn't push smooth legs. Where hairy legs on a woman didn't garner a second look. And then I realized it doesn't matter. There truly is nothing wrong with leg hair. It doesn't take away from my looks. Now that it is frown out it doesn't it. And my husband doesn't care. So why should I shave my legs? Yes, I do prefer shaved legs. I love that silky soft feel when you first shave but let's be honest, it doesn't last long (though it does last longer with epilating.) I am also pretty sure the only reason I prefer shave legs is because that is how we are raised. It is our culture.

I don't think there is anything wrong in shaving your legs. But what started as a fad as become a necessity. Have hairy legs and someone might notice. Didn't have time to shave and wear pants to hide that.

I've decided to change my thinking. It really is easy to do in the winter when you don't wear shorts. I will keep my leg hair. There is nothing "gross" about it.

Before I even made this decision I went to the pool with unshaved legs. Forgot all about them and didn't notice any stares guess when you aren't being self conscious it helps.

Now, let's see if I can pull this off. Or if I can change my thinking concerning my armpits as well...


  1. I think that we are out own worst critics about our bodies, including having hairy appendages. I think that really the only opinion that matters is the husband's and wife's and if both don't care, then that's that. Nobody needs to care.

    And it really frustrates me how fast leg hair grows out! Shave one day and prickly the next. Maybe it's a conspiracy to keep women busy, since obviously we don't have better things to spend our time doing.

  2. I agree with you about not being self-conscious. But it won’t do harm if you try something new. And as Erica stated, the faster growth of unwanted hair can be really frustrating. So I suggest that instead of shaving it, try to undergo some treatment for more lasting results.

    Dennis Rode

  3. I agree with you, Heidi. There’s nothing wrong about not shaving your legs. It just depends on how you carry yourself. However, it can be a little uncomfortable when you wear short dresses. In the end, shave when the situation calls for it, not because you need to maintain a condition.

    Dede Lucaj