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7 July 2018, 01:34
Women are embracing their under arm hair in a completely new way
Pack away your shavers ladies, there's a hair-raising new trend that's taking social media by storm.
Sporting bright hughs from luminous green to electric pink, women have been sharing snaps of their rainbow coloured body hairs in solidarity.
Having helped spear-head the movement, Roxie Hunt a hairstylist from Seattle, insists that women should embrace their natural body hairs instead being pressured to shave it all away.
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Speaking in a blog post for Off Beat Home, she said, “It's no secret that some of us choose not to shave or wax our pits.
“More and more often, I am meeting women who unapologetically choose not to succumb to the societal pressure of scraping a razor against the soft skin of their bodies. If you recall, I want to celebrate pit hair.”
After asking a pal at her salon for help dying her armpit hair, she was soon offering advice on dying techniques to other ladies.
“I have always wanted to colour someone's pit hair... I asked my co-worker Rain if she would be down to let me dye her pit hair blue to match her hair colour and she agreed, heartily.
Explaining her technique, she said, “I began by mixing bleach and 30 volume developer. I knew I needed something strong enough to cut through that coarse hair and lighten it up as much as possible, but I didn't want to use 40 volume because I didn't want to cause any uncomfortable burning on the delicate skin in her pits.
“First, I had Rain wipe her pits down to remove any deodorant that might be lingering.
“Then, I got right in there with my bleach and colour brush, applying it thick in small sweeping strokes in all directions, making sure to fully cover every hair.”