Everyone grows body hair! It is saddening that the natural phenomenon has become stigmatized as gross for women. It has also been viewed as ugly. For a very long time, women have been subjected to shaving their body and facial hair as a mark of feminism, even when, in reality, no one, including YOU, should have to seek value for your body hair. Thankfully, Gen Z is raising their voices, preaching against the beauty standard while insisting that body hair is beautiful and people should be proud of it.
Since COVID-19 emerged two years ago, more ladies have equally given up on hair dye, taking to TikTok to show off their all-natural approach to grooming while using the hashtag #bodyhairisnatural. A Body Image Study had, however, reported that 35% of their participants have no preferences if women shave or not, while 7% said they shouldn’t shave. But respondents aged 18 and 35 confessed they either found armpit hair attractive or didn’t care if a woman had it. Regardless, it’s about time we NORMALIZE it.
Bethany Burgoyne, 30, embraced her body hair after ditching the razor in 2018. She’s proud of it and has permitted growth in other body areas, including her bikini, chin, and stomach.
@angelicakeele is normalizing not shaving to break the cycle of beauty expectations. Hairy or not, she believes there's much more to someone’s worth and their beauty.
@hairywombman has insisted: “I’m married to my high school sweethearts, and he adores my body hair just as much I do.”
@hairywombman #bodyhair #negativecommentsmovealong #married #fyp #bodyhairpositivity #bodyhairisnatural #bodyhairdontcare #bodyhaironwomen #bodylove ♬ Body Hair - shonda
Sydney Jordan isn’t willing to shave, and that’s part of her brand. Her agent regularly warns that body hair isn’t industry standard, but the 25-Year-Old isn't bothered.
Model Elyanna Sanchez has insisted that body hair is something that feels natural and certainly a part of her modeling career. The 25-Year-Old Instagram influencer people never cared if she shaved her body.
The model had appeared in a 2019 underwear Ad for Calvin Klein, showing off her fluffy underarms.
Courtesy of Elyanna Sanchez
Thankfully, some men are now using their privilege to toss the gender expectation for women to be hairless.
Chante Glover first started growing out her body hair in 2016 and at the time felt pretty alone in her friend’s group. However, she has now: "Find having body hair to be a sign of confidence and adulthood.”
Courtesy of Chante Glover