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post #21 of 59

i always forget to pop over and see what the hairy mamas are up to!  I'm still here and still hairy in 2011.  I don't remove any hair at all- well, I have the hair on my head trimmed a couple of times a year if that counts.  I'm not an especially hairy person, so I doubt most people notice my pits or my legs.  

post #22 of 59

Hi All!  wave.gif

 

Hairy mama here to 18 mo DS.  I trim my nether regions occasionally only because it gets a bit yucky during AF if things are allowed to be wild.  I wax my legs and pits once a year for family beach week because I'm not strong enough to withstand the stares, whispers and comments from family and strangers.  I know that I should stand proud for hairy mamas out there but I just can't.  Sigh.  This year we're doing a beach week with the in-laws in the beginning of June so maybe this tribe will get me to a place by June that I can do it.  And I wax my toes regularly because hairy toes gross me out for some reason.  shrug.gif

post #23 of 59

Another Hairy Mama here!  My name is Turtle Mama and I'm the mama to two beautiful little boys. I've been hairy on and off for the last couple of years...currently I'm keeping my under arms nice and hairy ( orngtongue.gif ). I shave my legs, but only every couple of months or so. Sometimes, like earlier, I had the urge to shave my under arms, but just couldn't bring myself to do it. I just feel like, my hair is obviously there for a reason....why remove it? orngbiggrin.gif

post #24 of 59

What's new with me? My father passed away on Wednesday morning. Things have been pretty stressful the past few weeks because he was ill.

post #25 of 59

Hello all Hairy Mamas!

I havent been here in a looong time, but have posted in the past. I need some advice!

I am a girl scout leader for 7 year old Brownies. We will be doing our first summer overnighter. I want to have something 'good' to say about my hair if anyone asks since they will see my legs and armpits. So far, I don't think any of them have seen my hair or noticed, but at their age I think they will. My own daughter (in the GS group) has never mentioned it yet either. 

Obviously all of their moms do shave so I dont want to be offensive. 

Any ideas of how to approach the subject with love and kindness?

TIA!!

post #26 of 59

I wouldn't bring it up unless one of the girls notices and asks about it. Then I'd suggest being matter-of-fact about it. "I have hair on my legs because it grows there on grown-up women. Some women shave it off, but I don't." This may or may not lead to a discussion of puberty and bodily changes. If they ask why you don't shave, just say "There's no need to." or "Why should I?"

 

Don't make any value judgements about women who choose to shave, just say it's a personal choice, it's not something that women "have to" do, and you don't want to. When they're bigger, they can decide if they want to shave or not.

post #27 of 59

Hey mamas! I am happy to join this thread as the last hair I cut off of me was my dreadlocks. the only places I really go with shorts and tank tops on are either very open minded or amongst folks I doubt I'll ever see again. So when I'm around like minded people no one seems to mind and when I'm somewhere where I get those odd stares I doubt I'll be around them again for them to stare at me. I went to high school in Nor Cal and a hand full of the girls I knew didn't shave either nor did most of my friends when I went off on tour as a teenager.

The only thing I don't like about being a hairy mama is that my ds loves to yank on my armpit hair when he is nursing. Like all of a sudden he sees the hair there and has to play tug of war with it!

Be good y'all

post #28 of 59
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What's new with me? My father passed away on Wednesday morning. Things have been pretty stressful the past few weeks because he was ill.



*hugs* I'm sorry to hear that. I hope your family had an opportunity to destress and remember the beauty he brought to your world. Be well.

post #29 of 59

Thanks Ruthla. Great advice! 

Im sorry to hear about your father. I hope the shiva brought you peace and comfort. 
 

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I wouldn't bring it up unless one of the girls notices and asks about it. Then I'd suggest being matter-of-fact about it. "I have hair on my legs because it grows there on grown-up women. Some women shave it off, but I don't." This may or may not lead to a discussion of puberty and bodily changes. If they ask why you don't shave, just say "There's no need to." or "Why should I?"

 

Don't make any value judgements about women who choose to shave, just say it's a personal choice, it's not something that women "have to" do, and you don't want to. When they're bigger, they can decide if they want to shave or not.



 

post #30 of 59

What a fun thread!

 

I'm a hairy mama too! I haven't shaved anything since I was deployed in the military 4 years ago. I came home and realized that I liked the hair I'd grown, and it would stay. Also at the time, I lived in a city with lots of unshaved women, and it was normal. Since I've moved, though, I haven't seen a single unshaven woman, but that doesn't stop me. I wear lots of cute sleeveless shirts, and I don't care who sees. :D I do trim up before I don a bathing suit, though, mostly because I have gobs of escaping hair there, and I just can't think that's not yucky.

 

Actually, seeing my own and other women's natural bodies has changed the way I think of hair. Now when I see women with shaved legs or armpits, I can't help thinking how strange they look, and it takes a minute to realize they look strange to me because they're shiny and hairless. Furry ladies have become my new normal. :D

 

I love how we can all claim such freedom for ourselves by having our bodies just how we'd like them to be, despite the difference from everyone around us.

post #31 of 59

I haven't shaved since 2003 but I haven't had any hair since 2003. I have alopecia. When I was 21 all my hair fell out. I'm totally bald. I have no eyebrows and no lashes. Down there I look like an eight year old girl. If my hair ever grows back I am never going to shave any of it off. I would just be too grateful to have it back. Be proud of what you got because you never know when you might just lose it all.

post #32 of 59
Thread Starter 

Ruthla!

huge hugs to you, and lovely to see you around! what have you been up to? and send a huge hello to that anoying reader of yours ;)

post #33 of 59

Hello ladies. I am so glad this thread exists! I've tested the hairy waters a couple of times but have never really committed. I always do it out of rebellion and then after a while I shave again just because I like to. I'm really on the fence about the whole thing. I'd like to grow my hair out as a form of protest against ridiculous beauty standards, but then I miss the ritual of shaving and I always go back. I guess I am really searching for reasons to quit even though I like to do it.

 

I don't think I'll ever stop shaving my underarms, because I don't like to use deodorant and my pits smell better when they're shaved, but I have doubts as to whether it is healthy to shave your arm pits because you dump so many toxins through those pores. Does anyone know of any evidence that shaving your underarms is not good?

 

My husband never notices when I go on my shaving strikes. I have to point it out to him. My hair is very fine so I only have to shave my shins once a week. I've never shaved my thighs, there's just no hair there. So it's not exactly time consuming or expensive, one razor lasts me months and months.  I like to trim my "lady-hair" just because it tends to get matted blush.gif, so that to me is a hygiene issue.

post #34 of 59


I've been gone a long time and just read this. My condolences.

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What's new with me? My father passed away on Wednesday morning. Things have been pretty stressful the past few weeks because he was ill.


 

 

Still not brave enough to never shave. I only shave when the mood hits me, every few months or so. (In the sumSUBMITmer, more often because of wearing shorts. What a wimp.)

post #35 of 59

LOL. I started to click the "submit" button, but decided to put my first sentence at the top. Usually, I can just slide off the button and it won't execute. The "submit" button went into my post at the place I let loose of my "click" when I posted above. How funny. (I wonder if it will show up for anyone but me.)

post #36 of 59

I saw your magic submit button!

 

 

I'm really surprised that my post was ignored. I guess I'm just not hairy enough to be part of this thread!   greensad.gif  irked.gifbow.gif  truedat.gif  peace.gif

post #37 of 59


Mine didn't get replies either. I think this part of the board doesn't get a lot of traffic.

 

You are clearly hairy in spirit! I'm sure no one meant offense. :hug:

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I saw your magic submit button!

 

 

I'm really surprised that my post was ignored. I guess I'm just not hairy enough to be part of this thread!   greensad.gif  irked.gifbow.gif  truedat.gif  peace.gif



 

post #38 of 59

guess not since that was back in May! I miss the old days when MDC was a much busier place

post #39 of 59

Condolences to Ruthla. Welcome to holo and beautiful storch wrap. And trekkin although you are not hairy you are welcome in the non-shaving, non-waxing tribe:) and you're right mdc seems a lot slower than it was a couple of years ago (this is my second user name)

post #40 of 59

Hello all you beautiful hairy mamas! And a big hug and thank you to Majik for starting this post! ( LOVE your blog BTW Majik- i think i am addicted! )

 

At the moment, I am not very hairy anywhere- but not for long. I dearly miss my beautiful, hairy pits and Im growing them as we speak :). And i have to admit...im excited. biggrinbounce.gif

 

Also, a few months ago, I cut off my 19 1/2 inch long black hair and donated it to Locks of Love. Im not rockin an A-line bob. Which is cool. But- im growing all of that back as well..I WANT DREADS! And i shall have them in..about..oh..4 years? hopmad.gif

 

Anywho,  I just wanted to stop by and say hello to all and Happy New Year..may it be hairy!  love.gif

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