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post #21 of 195
Hi, Jen here, longtime hairy sometime poster.

Any of you sisters henna your armpits? What mix do you use, how do you apply and leave on and such?\
I'm thinking about doing mine, but then again I think I can get my pits red enough to match my hair just by spraying with drugstore peroxide and blow-drying once a day until they turn orangey-red (I've done that before and it worked.) (I have dark brown hair naturally.)

Happy 2010!

Jen
post #22 of 195
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So, just for fun I was wondering what it was that made each of you comfortable with being "hairy", mostly in public, and did it take time for your DH to get comfortable with it?
My mom never shaved when I was growing up. I remember her complaining when she started doing so after re-entering the workforce. I shaved during junior high and high school but never obsessed over it. I stopped in college and never felt very odd for doing so. I've always run with a "hippy" crowd, and while most do shave, it's not weird that I don't. DP grew up in an area where a majority of the girls are hairy (his sister included), so he could care less.

I practically live in tank tops during the summer so people definitely notice the difference. I've gotten to the point in my life where I really could care less about what others think of me. I do realize that I'm lucky to be surrounded by such a tolerant community and I feel for those who are harassed by their friends, family and other loved ones. It's just hair for goodness sakes!

Peace~
post #23 of 195
Hi!!
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post #24 of 195
why henna? to make the hair turn color? that's it?
I've never heard of anyone I know doing that. Hmmmm............
post #25 of 195
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Originally Posted by OJazzy1 View Post
So, just for fun I was wondering what it was that made each of you comfortable with being "hairy", mostly in public, and did it take time for your DH to get comfortable with it?
I just really never think of it as being different. And, I've found that nearly no one (except children) has ever had the guts to ask me about it, unless he/she was supportive.

My dh met me hairy.
post #26 of 195
I'm a sometimes, most of the time.... I have anything on my face that grows where it "shouldn't" waxed... the benifits of having a goodfriend who is a make-up artist.

I sometimes shave my legs in the summer... I maybe shave my pits once every 3 mo in the fall, winter, spring. More so in the summer.
post #27 of 195
I am curious about the henna too...

Question for some of you longtime mamas? Does the texture of your hair get softer over time? I keep hoping my legs & pits will hmm... be not so coarse, but more soft. Do I just have to be patient?
post #28 of 195
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Question for some of you longtime mamas? Does the texture of your hair get softer over time? I keep hoping my legs & pits will hmm... be not so coarse, but more soft. Do I just have to be patient?
In my experience, the hair definitely gets softer over time. If you can just make it past that itchy, stubby phase you should notice a difference.
post #29 of 195
It's been about a year since I shaved and it is all soft now. Don't know how long it took but it's been a long while since it bothered me.
post #30 of 195
I guess I belong here....Who knew insomnia and searching MDC could lead me to this community!

I shave my legs below the knees in the summer; I shave my armpits about once every 3 months and occasionally if I feel like it I'll trim up my pubic region. I tweaze in between my eyebrows and my chin if I need to. Sometimes if it's really noticeable I will bleach the hair above my lips (it gets the darkest about 1 day before AF arrives and stays that way for about 6 days).

I'm fine with the face that I don't shave, but I'm not used to others seeing it. DH hasn't said whether he minds or not...sometimes I wonder if he can feel my hair through his hairy legs, lol...is that a weird thought?

I stopped shaving my armpits so frequently after I started getting multiple ingrown hairs. Right now I haven't shaved them for about 1.5 months. I've had these same darn in grown hairs in my left armpit since September!! They won't go away and they hurt!!

And PS I'm subbing this thread
post #31 of 195
Subby.

Being pregnant has led me to being hairy. DH doesn't mind and I'm enjoying the freedom.
post #32 of 195
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Originally Posted by ShadowMoon View Post
In my experience, the hair definitely gets softer over time. If you can just make it past that itchy, stubby phase you should notice a difference.
Oh I am waaaaaay past that phase (thank goodness too!) I think its just the texture of my hair, its sorta of kinky and coarse which is totally different from the hair on the top of my head (straight/slight wave, & thin).

I was hoping maybe oil would help... wow I can't believe I'm thinking about how to condition my leg hair.
post #33 of 195
checking in to say hi for the new year, but not catching up tho.
I'm majik, beeing totally unshaven in any way, shape or form since about 1996, which was I guess the last time I waxed.
post #34 of 195
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Originally Posted by russianthistle View Post
why henna? to make the hair turn color? that's it?
I've never heard of anyone I know doing that. Hmmmm............
Yeah, to match the hair on my head.

For now, I am just going to make my pit hair red the way I've done it before: just spray on some hydrogen peroxide and blow it dry. After about 6 or 7 times it lightens up to a reddish shade. (My hair is naturally dark brown.) (This peroxide method works for the pubes too. No way am I going to the bother of henna'ing my pubes!) (I get my head hair red by lightening with peroxide then treating with a henna/cassia mix, but I don't think I need to get that complicated with the pits.)

Jen
post #35 of 195
Took my kids swimming this weekend for the first time since I stopped shaving. Don't think anyone even noticed. I am pretty sure at least two of the male lifeguards had recently shaved.
post #36 of 195
wow, i never heard of anyone dying their body hair to match dyed head hair.
post #37 of 195
hi there! I am an on-and-off hairy mama. I live in Florida, and even though I hate shaving, i find myself doing just that for much of the year. I wish I didn't feel so self-consious. I have really dark leg hair, and A LOT of it. I am so envious of you mamas with blond body hair!!!!

I have tried waxing, and have had some success, but it still starts growing back in about a week-- so, not a very good value, in terms of time. But (aside from the pain of the actual waxing) it is a lot more pleasant than shaving-- it grows back so nice and soft!

Currently, I haven't shaved since the end of summer. I really love how my soft, long leg hair feels, I just hate how it makes my legs look kind of grey (I have pale skin), and I dislike the unwelcomed attention it brings to me in this conservative town!

It's nice to "meet" some other hairy ladies, though.
post #38 of 195
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Originally Posted by lakeruby View Post
hi there! I am an on-and-off hairy mama. I live in Florida, and even though I hate shaving, i find myself doing just that for much of the year. I wish I didn't feel so self-consious. I have really dark leg hair, and A LOT of it. I am so envious of you mamas with blond body hair!!!!

I have tried waxing, and have had some success, but it still starts growing back in about a week-- so, not a very good value, in terms of time. But (aside from the pain of the actual waxing) it is a lot more pleasant than shaving-- it grows back so nice and soft!
I have super dark hair too and I just want to agree with you about the waxing (when I do choose remove any hair). I'm actually surprised how sparse & moderately soft it is when it grows back.
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