Ladies: Don’t Shave, Wax, or Pluck Because It’s JanuHairy
Drop the razor and celebrate!
In the wild world of beauty standards, women and body hair have a long and tangled history.
Let’s start with the stats: a whopping 85% of American women wield razors to keep their legs silky smooth, while about 90% opt for the armpit deforestation routine.
That’s a whole lot of shaving cream and blades flying off the shelves!
But rewind a bit to the early 20th century, when sleeveless dresses and shorter hemlines became the rage. Suddenly, bare limbs were in, and women found themselves in a hairy situation.
The solution? Enter the razor, and the rest is smooth, hairless history.
Fast forward to today, where the hair removal industry is a booming business, raking in a staggering $2 billion annually in the U.S. alone. That’s a lot of moolah spent on waxing, shaving, and zapping unwanted fuzz.
But guess what? Some fearless women are saying, “No more!” They’re ditching the razor and embracing their natural selves.
In this age of empowerment and body positivity, going au naturel is gaining momentum. Women are proudly flaunting their unshaved legs and armpits, challenging societal norms and flipping the script on what it means to be beautiful.
It’s not a rebellion against personal grooming; it’s a rebellion against unrealistic beauty standards. Embracing body hair doesn’t mean abandoning self-care—it’s about choice. Whether you prefer silky smooth skin or a fuzzier feel, the power is in your hands.
So, here’s to the women who choose to let it grow, the ones redefining beauty on their own terms. After all, in a world obsessed with perfection, a little body hair rebellion can be downright liberating. Cheers to embracing the skin you’re in—
Happy JANUHAIRY, everybody!
JanuHairy encourages women to stop shaving, waxing, and plucking for the first month of the year to help normalize body hair on women.
This hair-brained (in a good way!) idea debuted in 2019, and works to promote “self-confidence, challenging societal beauty standards, and creating a supportive community where people can share their journey.”
The official JanuHairy Instagram account has over 40,000 followers.
One of the founders says dedicating a whole month to it is “liberating, because it gets you thinking about the way you treat your body and why.”