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Hairy Mamas 2011 ~ Support, Advice, and friends of non-hair removing folks ~ All welcome!

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Welcome to all the Hairy people! It's a new Sun-cycle, hope everyone's had a great non-specific festive season.

Jump on in and say hi, check in if you're coming over from last years thread, which you can read back on HERE, or post an intro if you're new to the tribe :)

Don't be shy, we're a friendly bunch!

The thread is welcome to all, hairy mamas, don't worry if you're not fully hairy, some of us have hairy legs but shave pits, or vice versa, or something else, some of us engage in total non-hair removal, some of us are just exploring the concept, some of us are just supportive of hairy folk and want to stop in for a nice chat and a piece of cake.

 

To start off:, I'm majikfaerie, mama to one 7yo unschooled girlchild, I stopped removing body hair in any way back in about 1996 or 1997 (I think I waxed my legs once or twice in 97), I love my body as it is, just the way god made it, without any alterations :)

post #2 of 59

Thanks for starting the new thread, majikfaerie.

 

I'm a mother of three teenagers and, for years rarely shaved legs or pits, only succumbing in the summer months because of perceived peer pressure. Even when I shaved, I didn't go above the knees. I'm all for freedom to be who we are!

post #3 of 59
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Amen to the freedom to be who we are!

(and compliments go where they are due ;) )

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/*OO*\

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PUUUUUUUUUUUUUURITY! :love

how you holding up, mama?

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Stress + asthma = lots of coughing + over usage of inhaler.

post #7 of 59
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hugs purity.

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*~Happy New Year Hairy Mamas~*  orngbiggrin.gif

 

Just checkin' in! I shave my legs from the knee down but that's it. I keep everything else trim but natural. And I love it!

 

Peace~

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I see a lot of mama's posting about removing all or most of 'hair down there' and I never understood why. I do trim frequently but find that we're meant to have hair there for a reason, and I still feel womanly with it.

 

although I do shave arm pits/legs

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I never even knew there were women who shaved - ahem - there, until I read it on mothering in the last few months.

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I saw this thread and had to stop in to share this song. Ever since I discovered it last week I've been trying to find someone who will appreciate it as much as I do. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6D4FwgGwRE

 

Ever since I got pregnant I haven't seen the point of shaving my legs. Now that I see the world from a different perspective than I did pre-motherhood, all the time that women waste removing their hair just seems pointless and daunting. I do shave my pits, though, just because I prefer the way they feel. I experimented with shaving "down there" once in my teenage years and it was an absolutely AWFUL experience.

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hey all, I'm checking in again. haven't been online much lately *personal reasons*

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I'm here.  Haven't been posting too much recently, but wanted to cast my vote for hairy-ness.  joy.gif  Shaving?  Blech.

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I haven't shaved my legs or pits in about 6 or 7 years, although I do remove facial hair, tweeze my toes, and remove a few specific arm hairs that just bug me. I'm the mom to 2 teenaged girls (one who's never removed body hair and one who shaves her lower legs and/or pits whenever the mood strikes her.) Also a 9yo boy who's never removed body hair, but that hardly counts, does it? ;) All are in school this year, although I've homeschooled all of them at different times.

 

I've been single since DS was about 2 (and I'd recently split up with his bio dad.) If there's ever another man in my life, he's going to accept me the way that I am, hair and all, or he's not the right guy for me.

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I'm feeling like some of my hair is long enough to braid, but I'm going to stay natural. I like being natural.

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I dont shave as often as I used to. I do shave when I feel as if " I " Want to not society or anyone telling me to but that is very rare and usually about 4 to five months  if that. I do feel like I need ot shave or trim my bikini region only because I feel embarassed if I feel there is hair sticking out. My husband doesnt care what I do with my body hair. I probably will be shaving everything for a photo shoot I am thinking of doing for my hubby for our anniversary but that is my decision not his. What I like about this group is that we are making the decisions based on what we feel is right not what someone else feels is right.

 

Majikfaerie- I have missed talking to you like we used to .

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I dont shave as often as I used to. I do shave when I feel as if " I " Want to not society or anyone telling me to but that is very rare and usually about 4 to five months  if that. I do feel like I need ot shave or trim my bikini region only because I feel embarassed if I feel there is hair sticking out. My husband doesnt care what I do with my body hair. I probably will be shaving everything for a photo shoot I am thinking of doing for my hubby for our anniversary but that is my decision not his. What I like about this group is that we are making the decisions based on what we feel is right not what someone else feels is right.

The bolded part above is exactly why I joined this thread. I want to do what I feel is right and I've spent too many years shaving because I was trained by society that I was gross if I didn't. Now, come summer, I'm not sure what to do. I don't know if I can handle the pressure (real or imagined) of people's rejection/rudeness if I wear shorts. In the past, I would shave every few weeks in the summer or when I felt too socially uncomfortable or I would wear light-weight long pants. I'm in an area, now, where it would be too hot to wear long pants all summer. I was thinking about getting some long light-weight skirts or something.

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I don't feel uncomfortable not shaving my legs in the summer (regardless of what I wear), but I've always had trouble with shaving my armpits in short/no sleeve shirts.  I'm super pale with almost black hair; I just find the contrast exceptionally jarring to my eyes, kwim?  I don't care/notice how it feels, other than the fact that I always get an ingrown hair (just one!) in each armpit when I shave, right along a fold.

 

I want to stop caring!  No one really seems to notice my leg hair except me, and though I "mow the lawn" a bit, I don't really care if anyone sees hair in my "bikini area" when I'm in a bathing suit (and if they do, why are they staring so closely at my crotch anyway?!).  However, I can't seem to get over the armpit thing.

 

Any help?  Ideas, tips, tricks, hypnosis?  ;)  I really want to stop shaving under my arms totally, but I just can't get over how jarring &, well, obvious it appears to me.  I don't think I'd care nearly as much if it were blonde;  I've thought about dyeing it, but that would just seem even more strange, wouldn't it?  *LOL*

 

*sigh*

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I don't wear sleeveless or cap sleeve shirts for religious modesty, so the only people who've ever seen my hairy armpits are my kids- and maybe some  female teenaged friends who've slept over and seen me in my nightgown.

 

Even before I became religious I never liked sleeveless shirts. If it was hot enough to go sleeveless, I wanted my shoulders fully covered to prevent sunburn! I mostly wore short-sleeved shirts in the summer (although I did wear standard bathing suits in those days, and the occasional sleeveless dress for fancy occasions.)

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Brendalee, perhaps try trimming your armpit hair short, without fully shaving it? I prefer to keep some hair on my armpits, but I don't yet have the confidence to show it in public. So I trimmed it close, without shaving it, and it's less noticeable. If somebody looks very closely, they'll see it. But it wouldn't be the first thing they notice when they look at me. That gives me the confidence to just relax and be myself.

 

Also: Hello to the thread! *waves* I am new to the idea of non-hair removal. I used to shave my armpits any time I wore a dress or short sleeves but, as I said, I'm starting to trim instead. I also used to periodically wax my legs, but cost is a bit of an issue there, so I don't do that anymore. I tried shaving my legs, but that simply does not work. All I get are ingrown hairs and bumps on my legs. So, a mixture of ideology and practicality has me not shaving at all anymore. I have to admit, I find it quite freeing. :)

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