Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A bit of a hairy situation

Adios dear Venus, I miss you already!

Hair removal, or even admitting that we have hair anywhere other than our heads, eyebrows and eye lashes is something that is seldom spoken of in the blogging community, but I wanted to share with you my latest hurdle in the hair removal stakes; to not remove it! 

I have been categorically told to step away from the razor, the tweezers and the way and let all hair that I'd usually remove grow!  The reason for this is because as some of you may know, I'm doing a beauty therapy course and we've got to do waxing, and you can't practice on hair free skin; so, for the sake of my course I am about to become some kind of wolverine (highly unlikely I'll snag myself a boyfriend this month hey?!) 

Personally, I do not care about other people's hair removal preferences, whether the keep it or get rid is totally up to them, but it could take a while for the urge to grab the razor when I'm heading to the shower to subside.  I wax my legs, bikini and eyebrows so I'm used to having regrowth in those areas, but what I'm really struggling with is my underarms, not shaving them daily or every other day is just such an alien feeling to me and I've got to be honest so far I'm not loving it.  At the gym particularly it's making me feel uncomfortable, and I'm now scared to raise my arms when socialising in a top without sleeves.  

To be honest, it's also made me feel a bit pissed off with our society and culture...why the feck do I feel this pressure? It's not dirty, it's not unhealthy, in fact, hair removal probably creates more permanent problems compared to it's relatively short term gains (ingrown hairs, shaving rash, irritated skin, sensitive follicles, and even razor cuts: I'm looking at you!) yes we feel temporarily silky smooth but is it sodding worth it, and why do we bother in the first place? I want to ask a question, if you do remove hair, who do you do it for, is it yourself, your partner, or just to fit in?

I may sound a bit like a raging feminist here, but don't get me wrong - I'm a slave to hair removal, and I hate to think how much I've spent over the years on waxes, tweezers, razors, hair removal creams etc and I can't see that changing any time soon, but I also suffer from awful ingrown hairs, and I do sometimes wonder why on earth I still go through it!!

Sorry that this isn't a particularly thrilling post, but hey, it's still a pretty big deal in the world of beauty! 

Lots of love,
Alice and her hairy pits (lovely mental image for you there...and they're not even more than stubble yet!)



  1. This is so true! It's such a pain. It's hard work being a woman, blokes have got it easy! :) good luck with the course x

    1. They really do, they don't know how lucky they are! Thank you, so far I'm enjoying it :) xx

  2. Really glad you posted this, it's so true! I shave my legs everyday, and now I'm thinking about it, why do I bother?! It must cost us all a fortune over the years... Glad you're enjoying the course!X

    1. Thanks Julia, it really is mad when you think about it isn't it!! Yeah I'm loving it, how are you doing? Hope you're well! xxxx