Look closer. Yes, even closer. On the photo I mean. Come on, you can do it, CLO-SER! Do you see anything? No! Oh well, me neither! But there is still something! Yup, it is not because you can’t see it on the photo that it is not there. Who, you ask? My hair. Black, dark, long leg hair! Because the day I had this photoshoot, I was not waxed! And the last time I was, was a month ago! And I could not care less!
If you are a regular, you know how it works. If you are not, let me enlighten you. Waxing is not like shaving. When you wax, you remove the whole hair up to the root, which means you need to wait quite some time before it all grows back again. Sometimes a few weeks. And then you need the hair to be at least 0.5mm long so that the wax can actually catch it. But because it would not be fun otherwise, not all hair grows at the same speed and some times, you need to wait longer just to make sure they all show up! Then you’re good for another booking!
But what do you do while you wait? Do you hide those babies about to become full grown hair under a pair of jeans in that heat? Do you suffer the suffocated heat out there because your legs are not smooth? Who cares about hair after all? Well a lot of people! And not so long ago, I did too!
Until very recently, I always felt uncomfortable and embarrassed if I had one hair showing. I could and will blame the stigma around female hairiness as reason why. We grow up with that idea in mind that women should not keep their hair, that it is dirty, unaesthetic, repulsive, etc. Not so positive then and the source of so many insecurities.
But you know what? I am too old for that sh*t! My hair is not killing or harming anyone. It is not preventing anyone to live their life! And even if some people’s sensibilities might be hurt by me not complying to their idea of what a woman should be looking, I am not going to be suffering that heat in jeans!
You do you boo. Let them judge. Your above it and have no time for that.
So yeah, during this photoshoot, I showed my hairy legs. People might have seen, might have cared, might have judged. I might have felt a bit uncomfortable to start with and stressed that someone would see and judge. And then the heat hit me. Yes, I felt way fresher bare legs than under a tight pair of jeans!
Also, waxing is expensive!
Also, hair that grows back is super itchy!
Free the hair!
In that heat, I don’t say anything when I see men walk around bare-chester – which is sometimes frankly disgusting – so please, let me and my hair alone! Let people enjoy their summer without feeling insecure or uncomfortable! My next waxing is in two weeks and in the meantime, I’ll have hairy legs. And I will still wear dresses and skirts!
One last time. There is nothing wrong with hair. It’s too hot to wear jeans. You actually don’t need justification. Be you, do you.
I am done.
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Asymmetrical Ear Cuff – Happiness Boutique
What do you think? Do you feel bad when you are not perfectly waxed? Do you still go bare legs when they are not hairless? What’s your take on it?
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