Tips on how to feel confident with body hair!
Feeling confident with body hair is something a lot of women want to achieve, but it can be hard, especially if you have thick, dark or long hair. If having body hair isn’t your thing, that’s totally cool, too. But this is for my girls who want to embrace their hair! Here’s just a few tips I thought of, it’s not a lot but feel free to add some more!
1. Try trimming your hair. Whether you don’t want to shave because fuck the patriarchy, or because razors don’t agree with your body, this tip can help. Start out small. If you have longer hair, keep it nice and short. This is an easier way to get used to having visible body hair without fully emerging into the world of having visible body hair, which can be super scary for a lot of women.
2. Look at yourself naked. Seriously, do it. Look at all your fat, your hair, your stretch marks, cellulite, all those things that people call “imperfections”. Get used to just being in your body. Take them clothes off and just exist in your body. The first couple times it might be scary, but after a while you’ll start to realize “hey, this is just my body! And it’s perfectly fine”. Building body confidence in general can really help to give you that boost to go out with your body hair on display and give no fucks.
3. Connect with body posi people who support body hair. Follow blogs, Facebook pages, just surround yourself with positivity for body hair. The more you see pictures of women with body hair or positivity posts for body hair, you’ll start to normalize it in your brain.
4. Have a security blanket. The first step of going out with your body hair visible is just that… going out. Gaining the confidence to walk out your door in that tank top and not changing into a long sleeved shirt before you go is the hardest part. So bring something with you. Bring a cardigan or a change of pants or a hoodie. This gives you the boost of confidence to get out your front door with your body hair and all, knowing that you have a back up plan. And you probably won’t even end up using it! But if you do, remember that it’s okay. Sticking out from society is hard! And there’s always tomorrow and the next day and the rest of the days after that! So don’t worry about it 💕 you did your best and that’s wonderful.
Again, feel free to add any other tips onto this!