There is a rising controversy on the subject of where it is acceptable to grow hair and if you should shave certain areas. Namely, the armpits.
It seems to be a favorite of feminists to insist that ladies not shave under their arms. This is oddly coinciding with men deciding more often to shave theirs. Who is right and who is wrong?
Well, nobody really. But, it seems like the world would be better off if both women and men shaved their armpits. For aesthetics and for hygiene, it seems like there are a number of good reasons to rid yourself of pit hair.
In this article, we will go over some things to think about when it comes to your armpits and their hair.
It May Smell Less
Sadly, there haven’t been many studies on how smelly an armpit is when it is shaved compared to hairy. The thinking is though that having no hair allows your deodorant to make better contact with the skin when it is shaved so it works better.
On the other side of the coin, hair may actually keep sweat off of the skin where bacteria can’t get to it.
There may be something in between but it stands to reason that no hair is less smelly whether you are shaving it or having a clinic like LaserAll remove it permanently with laser treatments.
It Sparks a Feeling
Rightly or wrongly, everybody has an opinion on whether a woman should shave her arms. When they see a woman with hairy armpits, it provokes a certain reaction. It is hardly ever a neutral situation. Either people feel grossed out by seeing hairy armpits, or they want to celebrate the fact.
When they are shaved, nobody thinks twice about it.
The opposite is true for men. Nobody notices when a guy has hairy armpits because everybody expects it. Yet, if he were to start shaving, people would notice.
How comfortable are you with attention? That should come into the decision as to whether you should shave them or not.
One thing is certain. Letting your armpits grow out will save you time. True, it only takes less than a minute to shave them, but you do have to get things ready to shave and make sure you have a sharp razor and the right shaving products.
It might not take up much time but it does need to be one more thing you have to think about. Not shaving means you have that one less thing to do on your list.
If you’re a guy who has decided to start shaving, then you need to be committed. You’ll want to make sure you are exfoliating your armpits to get a better shave and also to shave often. When your hair starts growing back in it is irritating.
You’ll need to make sure it is a part of your routine for some time. And then you will know how it feels for women to always be doing these things!