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IN Lifestyle ON 22 Apr, 2016
Removing unwanted hair has become a norm in our society. Cleaned armpits and shaved legs are considered as a sign of hygiene. This grooming ritual was not mandatory in the past but now showing off the armpit hair is considered taboo in our society. But, do you really feel that it's necessary to remove your unwanted hair?
I think it should be person's choice to decide whether to shave the unwanted hair or let them grow freely. No one has got the damn right to dictate the women about their body. Check out these 12 unbelievable reasons that make women to shave their unwanted hair.
Though this shaving task is pretty annoying, but it's necessary to look beautiful. Facial hairs are damn irritating and act as a barrier in providing a feminine look.
So, it becomes necessary to remove the unwanted hairs on chin and above the lips. This practice of removing the unwanted hair was not very common in the past but due to some strange circumstances women started shaving their unwanted hair on the body.
In May 1915, everyone raised eyebrows on the ad featured in the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. In the ad, a young model was shown in a sleeveless outfit posing with both the hands over her head. It was the time when the sleeveless dress came into fashion.
The advertisement of X BAZIN depilatory powder created a buzz in the US. Some women used to opt for Ayurvedic remedies to remove unwanted hairs naturally at that time. But people never used to discuss the armpit hair openly in the public. It was for the first time that such a bold ad was featured in the magazine.
Unwanted hair on face and armpits were declared taboo by these marketing ad campaigns. Shaved armpits were the talk of the town. Several advertisements attracted women to use the shaving creams and adopt this new trend.
The cosmetic industry made huge profits by tempting women to shave their unwanted hair. Women started feeling ashamed of the natural hair on their body.
Women became more fashionable and beauty conscious at that time. Every woman who wished to wear short outfits started shaving their hair. Cosmetic industry kept booming at that time.
Some women started experimenting with their attire during that period whereas most of them stuck to the traditional baggy outfits. The shorter outfit trend initiated by the flappers started gaining prominence in the 30s.
Women started wearing shorter outfits coupled with silky stockings in the 1940s. It can be anticipated that American women have been shaving their legs since then.
Leg hair was considered similar to Leprosy. It was referred as 'curse' and considered as taboo in the society.
Women got influenced by porn actresses to remove pubic hair from the body. Body shaving phenomenon became the new trend.
Bikini wax has been used by high and middle class women since a long time.
Waxed skin is considered as epitome of hygiene and fashion.
Thankfully there are people who don't get influenced by these societal norms and do whatever they want.
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