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post #41 of 106
I have always shaved my toes, along with a small spot on the top of my foot and then all the way up the legs.

I am not a non-shaver, I will let things go for a few days, but I am totally into shaving.
post #42 of 106
Yes...I have light brown hair but black toe hair... go figure LOL
FYI.. toe hair grows super fast!
post #43 of 106
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Originally Posted by laohaire View Post
Wow, look at all the responses!

Yes, my mother is a piece of work. What can I say. I still love her.

I had never, ever, ever even thought about toe hair until that day. And I couldn't believe how childishly self-conscious I suddenly felt. Mothers have a lot of power, don't they?

So, for those who do shave your toe hair, were you taught to do so (by your mother or peers or ... I dunno, an article in a magazine?) or did you sort of take it upon yourself ("lalala I'm shaving my legs, lookie there, holey moley, there's a hair on my toe. Goodbye to you.")?

I do admit to shaving my nipple hairs from time to time. I don't obsess about it and I don't set out to do so, but if I'm shaving the pits and I glance down and see a hair on the nipple, I'll shave it off (I have about 3 potential hairs on each nipple, thankfully not on the sensitive tip or I wouldn't ever even touch it). Nobody ever said anything to me about nipple hair, I just noticed one and tried to shave it and it worked. Well, that's not totally true, my daughter has been known to instruct me to shave a hair while she was 3 or 4. But that wasn't my first time.

Back hair? Oh my. I don't even know if I have any hair on my back. How would I know? How could I reach it?

My mother also assured me during this visit that I was doomed to a mustache. Apparently she's growing one in her old age. This is new. Sigh.

So, yeah, as I mentioned there is no chance I'm shaving my toe hair. But it DID make me feel a little self-conscious, maybe I should put away my Tevas. But I think location matters too. My mom lives in Florida. Probably they make an art out of strappy sandals and all. Me, I live in Massachusetts, and we're slobs here*. Those of us who have gone to Southern California have reported major culture shock, and with only one exception (who moved to SoCal) returned to Massachusetts to revel in the slobbery. But anyway, it just made me start to wonder how many people are looking at my toe hair when I wear my Tevas. Probably nobody. I don't live in a classy town. lol.

*Don't worry, I know there are some perfectly coiffed folks from Massachusetts, particularly the Boston area. Heck, I went to Andover - though I have to admit, we practiced slobdom there (not much makeup and hair products to be seen, frequent trips to class in pajamas, etc.). I live on the other side of the state, though, and feel quite comfortable pronouncing us slobs despite the probability that someone will take offense.
OMG OP... i am ROLLING! i have tears and all. i even snorted when i laughed reading your post! i think we would be good friends IRL. we have the SAME humor! no smilely will do justice to how hard i am laughing...

your AWESOME! and totally made my day!
post #44 of 106
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Originally Posted by laohaire View Post
So, for those who do shave your toe hair, were you taught to do so (by your mother or peers or ... I dunno, an article in a magazine?) or did you sort of take it upon yourself ("lalala I'm shaving my legs, lookie there, holey moley, there's a hair on my toe. Goodbye to you.")?

The latter. I saw a hair on my big toe and I decided to take it off.

My mom never told me how to shave. I don't even think she shaves. I just figured out how to shave on my own. My mom has hardly any noticeable body hair on her legs, arm pits, above the lip, etc. Obviously I wasn't blessed with that gene.
post #45 of 106
Another one from RI here. Yeah, there are lots of slobs. I'm one of them.

But I've lived in HI, WI, IL, NE, NC, SC, VA, and DC, and didn't notice that the general population in those places was less slobby. I also don't spend much time checking out people's toe hair (or lack thereof). Dirty feet do draw my attention, though.
post #46 of 106
I shave my toes. I dont shave anywhere else...but Ive always shaved my toes. I dont know why, I guess it makes me feel more girly or something.
post #47 of 106
I've got a few dark hairs on each big toe, and I do shave them.
post #48 of 106
I do on shave my toe hair and the hair on top of my feet when they start to pull in my shoes or socks. No it dosnt hurt at all and no I have never had a single ingrown hair on either the top of my feet or toe's only on my legs.

I have really dark body hair in general and a simple swipe with the razor across the top of my foot and toe is all that is needed.
post #49 of 106
yep, i shave my toes, and the top of my feet. but not as often as i shave my legs. and i don't shave my legs as often as i shave under my arms. i shave under my arms every couple of days, and my legs every week or two during the summer and every month or so during the winter. i tend to shave my toes when i'm trying to pretty myself up. like this weekend when i was having a big party. i've never cut myself.
post #50 of 106
Yep. Just the two big toes though. I get like 4 hairs on them and they are black and gross! lol
post #51 of 106
So-Cal native here, who never heard of toe shaving until reading this thread. But then I am also an "outcast hippie" LOL who only shaves legs and pits when I know they will be seen in public. I don't even bother shaving legs for an OB/GYN visit.
post #52 of 106
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post
I shave my toes. I dont shave anywhere else...but Ive always shaved my toes.

Another post that just made me smile...hilarious...
post #53 of 106
BWahahahahahahaha...I swear this is the best thread ever...I really needed this comic relief today...

Is anyone else laughing hysterically at the irony of the OP's username??

And laohaire, your tales of your neighbors literally made me
post #54 of 106
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Originally Posted by SeekingJoy View Post
I wax them off. Mine are crazy dark and annoy me.
post #55 of 106
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FutureMom3410 View Post
Is anyone else laughing hysterically at the irony of the OP's username??
Heh, I didn't realize my name was hairy.

It's a misspelling that's dogged me ever since I signed up here and hit "submit." I meant to type Laoghaire, but I either missed the G or typed too lightly, and didn't review it before I submitted. Laoghaire is a town in Ireland (Dun Laoghaire, actually) that I once visited and took a shine to. It was the only original name I could really think of.

Apparently Laoghaire means 'Keeper of calves.' So close to 'Keeper of toe-hair.'
post #56 of 106
I have shaved my big toes in the past, but I haven't anytime recently. I don't remember if it was just something I noticed and decided to do

(I recall trying to shave my belly hair once when I was 13 or so....I realized there was hair all over my belly and it was so fine it wasn't worth the time it would take to make it hairless. I think it was just the novelty of shaving, like "huh, I bet I could shave THAT hair off too!")

I know sometimes my toe hairs get sorta twisted funny and they pull and hurt. MAybe that's why i shaved them off.

PS: When I moved to Mass. I was actually shocked at how polite I thought most people were ( cashiers and such)! I'm probably the only people who thinks people in Mass. are super friendly and polite, but from my previous experience, most of them were...and I miss Mass.!
post #57 of 106
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PS: When I moved to Mass. I was actually shocked at how polite I thought most people were ( cashiers and such)! I'm probably the only people who thinks people in Mass. are super friendly and polite, but from my previous experience, most of them were...and I miss Mass.!
Good lord, where did you come from that you saw Mass folks as friendly?

I don't even think New Yorkers are considered less friendly...
post #58 of 106
I pluck them. Hurts like craaaazy but lasts several weeks that way. No one taught me to do this, I just remember realizing at some point during puberty that my toes were looking a little Sasquatch-y and I didn't want to be embarrassed. I also yank the 2-3 hairs that grow on the top of my feet because socks will pull on them and make that tiny patch of skin very sore.

I wish I knew what to do about my "goodie trail!" It's too extensive to pluck yet makes my belly itch horribly if I shave it.
post #59 of 106
I hardly ever shave anything anymore. I've never been very hairy to begin with, but now that I am in my 30's and comfortable with myself and also un-partnered, I rarely shave...maybe every 3 months or so I shave my pits and just my kneecaps. There's really not much hair anywhere else, except the lady biz, but I don't shave that bc of ingrown hairs. That said, yes, I will run the razor over just my big toes but not regularly and not unless I am shaving something else. When I do shave my toes, it's always toward the nail, bc that is the right direction for me to avoid ingrown toe hairs. LOL
post #60 of 106
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post
I shave my toes. I dont shave anywhere else...but Ive always shaved my toes. I dont know why, I guess it makes me feel more girly or something.
Cool that it's so easy to please you. Most women take off tons of body hair in order to feel girly.
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