Do You Let It Grow? Women Who Don’t Shave
Is armpit hair taking back Hollywood? Miley Cyrus is the latest celebrity to surprise her fans with her choice to let it go and let it grow. And she’s not alone. These celebrity women who don’t shave say there’s nothing wrong with going au naturel — even in front of the cameras.
Would you let it all hang out in a selfie? Madonna started this year’s pit-selfie trend with this Instagram picture captioned, “Long hair…..Don’t Care!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove.”
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis’ daughter Scout Willis has also been making headlines for her personal grooming choices. She’s featured her natural look in dozens of Instagram selfies.
Letting it grow wasn’t always OK in Hollywood. When Julia Roberts showed off her all-natural armpits at the 1999 premiere of Notting Hill, she started a buzz so big they called it Armpitgate.
Mo’Nique sent ripples through Hollywood when she debuted her unshaved legs at the Precious premiere. But when the tabloids tried to criticize her, Mo’Nique refused to apologize for her hairy limbs, saying that her husband “loves the hairy legs.” She added, “if Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go … I’m 42 and very hairy.”
The Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer says that she’s with Mo’nique when it comes to the natural look. After the actresses’ Precious moment brought on the snarky tabloids, Palmer tweeted in solidarity, “hopefully between me & Mo’Nique, we’ll change the cultural beauty & shaving standard this year.”
Is leaving the hair there a cultural thing?
Danielle Belton, co-creator of The Root, said that when she was growing up her parents told her shaving her legs was a no-no: “That’s something white people do.”
Kristen Stewart said she spent most of her life being unshaven, even though she was teased about it:
“It really bothered me. I remember this girl in sixth grade looked at me in gym and was like, ‘Oh my God! That’s disgusting — you don’t shave your legs!”
But that all changed when she found Twilight fame and the media spotlight. Now she says she pays extra attention to upkeep to avoid being labeled a “delinquent slimy idiot.”
The Big Bang Theory star has never used a razor in her life!
On her blog, she shared the interesting information:
“I remain the tomboy/feminist who has never in her life shaved her legs or armpits. Ever. The decision was made in early adolescence, maybe when I was 14 and all the girls in my school–none of whom had any hair on their bodies–started shaving because it was “grown-up.” Whatever. Seemed like a waste of time, a conformity that disgusted me (I was a feisty feminist even at 14).
Joey Lawrence used to tease me about it mercilessly in my teen years on Blossom.”
When things got rough between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, the paps caught the actress out without a razor for her legs. We don’t know if fuzzy is Moore’s natural state of affairs, but we can all identify with letting the legs go when life gets stressful.
A supermodel who doesn’t shave her legs? Believe it! Tyra Banks said she never shaves because she doesn’t have to: “The hair is so fine, you don’t even see it.”
Get ready to crack up when you hear Cameron Diaz’s reasons for not doing laser removal the hair down there:
“Pubes keep the goods private, which can entice a lover to come and take a closer look at what you have to offer. Also, let’s be honest: just like every other part of your body, your labia major is not immune to gravity. Do you really want a hairless vagina for the rest of your life?
It’s a personal decision, but I’m just putting it out there: Consider leaving your vagina fully dressed, ladies. Twenty years from now, you will still want to be presenting it to someone special, and it would be nice to let him or her unwrap it like the gift that it is.”
Can’t. Stop. Laughing.
Does blonde hair get a pass when it comes to shaving? Not if you’re Lindsay Lohan. She was put on blast at Pure Night Club when an eagle-eyed paparazzo spotted something extra about the actress’s ensemble: her hairy legs.
No one was surprised to learn that former flower child lets her armpit hair grow just for the heck of it.