Everytime I talk to a guy, he says I am really grossed out by body hair.
First of all, who asked you?
Second of all, who are you to judge any woman and her body hair when you have more than us?
Having said that, and the pressure to be groomed from top to well, twat, we’re going to discuss the types of body hair, if we should keep them, or what’s the best way to get rid of them.
Types of Body Hair
Believe it or not, but we all have three types of body hair.
- Terminal Hair: This is basically what constitutes your genitals, armpits and even your beard hair. Yes, that’s why your pubic hair is long and thick. This is also the most important type of body hair since it protects you from infections (UTI, anyone?), releases hormones and can actually regulate your body temperature. They’re also connected to your sebaceous glands (oil-secreting) meaning they can cause odor.
- Vellus Hair: Thin, almost wispy and lighter on colour, vellus hair are those tiny specks you find on your forehead, knuckles and toes. This is also what constitutes to peach fuzz around your face.
- Lanugo Hair: This is the kind of body hair babies (we all had it) that they shed as they grow older. As you probably already know, this is not relevant to us anymore (unless you have a baby).
- The rest of the hair is body or androgenic hair.
Best way to get rid of Terminal Hair
- Trimming: This applies to the beard on your face (if you’re a dude), and down there too. Yes, the hair on your face, and on your genitals, is similar in nature. They’re connected to the sebaceous glands, they secrete hormones, and sweat, so trimming with them would be a good call. I also hate guys who NEVER trim their armpits, I mean, SERIOUSLY, and you’re the one judging women and their forearms?
- Shaving: If you’re a dude who follows trends, you obviously have a beard in 2016. It’s the thing to do. So you may not shaving your face—but you can definitely run the razor down there.
- Shave some, leave some: For women, it’s a different story. If you use a lot of public restrooms, or just have a sensitive va-jay-jay, I’d suggest you keep some of it—like a carpet or a landing strip. You can also go for a bikini or Brazilian wax depending on how much hair you’d like to get rid off.
Best way to get rid of Tellus Hair
Tellus or baby hair is usually very thin and light but sometimes can put you in a spotlight. Here are a few ways to handle it:
- Threading and bleaching: The good old threading technique can help you get rid of baby hair on your upper lip as well as on the sides of your forehead. Bleaching is great for someone who doesn’t have a great pain threshold and likes to fake it till they can make it.
- DIY: I am a proud Indian girl and I’d like to think that there’s a kitchen fix for everything! Here are three kitchen ingredients to get rid of baby hair, in due time:
- Coffee grounds: Mix finely grounded coffee with baking soda (2:1) and rub it on any area you don’t like hair on.
- Mix fresh turmeric (powdered) with milk to make a thick mixture. You can also add a spoon of gramflour if need be. This is really good for facial hair.
- Take a tablespoon of honey, mix it with ½ spoon of oatmeal (1: ½) ,and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply it as a mask and wash it off.
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