I have a very light skin colour and dark, thick hair on both my arms and legs. As it is summertime, I have to wear shorts and a t-shirt during Gym in school, but I can't, because I'm too embarrassed of myself and my "hair". The worst thing is, my mom won't understand. She doesn't let me shave because a) she thinks it's "s1utty", and b) she says that I don't need to shave, because "no one will notice my hair if I ignore it". Once, I was changing out for Gym and one of my REALLY close friends said: "Wow, girl, you're hairy. Like, I mean, you HAVE to shave. That hair is just gross." And my other friends say it too. I just feel so horrible that my mom won't understand my pain about my "hairy appearance". She started shaving when she was 25, but she was blonde, (and had light body hair) and she had WAY less body hair than I have. Please help!
P. s. I don't really want to shave behind her back, because since I'm wearing shorts AT HOME ONLY, she will notice my shaved legs, as well as my shaved arms, since I wear t-shirts at home, too.
P. s. s. Does your shaved hair REALLY gow back thicker and darker? Because my mom is convinced that it does, and that's another reason why she won't let me shave my leg & arm hair.
Thank you in advance.
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My mom told me the same thing when I started feeling it was time to shave. Glad I didn't follow her advice and didn't look like a monkey throughout all my teenage years. Sometimes we just gotta do what makes us feel better regardless of what others say, as long as it won't harm ourselves or others. Shaving won't harm you in the slightest (unless you cut yourself, of course - so take your time and be careful). When she finds out, apologize to her and try to make her listen to you, for once. Life is so complicated already, why add stuff like body hair to that list and make it even harder? I hope you do well and good luck :)1
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