Okay, one word. No, wait. Two words. Hair removal. None of us women like it, but here we are; abiding by society’s pressure to be a baby’s bottom even at the age of 25. I know you all started with the typical razor you found in your parents’ shower or from your older sister. Now we are waxing, shaving, and wiping away every embarrassing hair we find. As a fellow woman who has tried it all, the pain we think we have to endure to be desired is brutal. I tried the waxing phenomenon and am too cheap to be paying for bi-weekly removal. The first time and last time I got my upper lip waxed, maybe one hair was removed, and my skin was permanently irritated for the entirety of the next day. I am also a single woman, so sometimes going months without sex brings on a whole new level of lazy. Quarantine, especially, brought on a whole new beast. I mean, there was a full forty-year-old mustache growing on my face.
For those out there embracing the hair on your body – I praise you. Society has definitely created this idea that women do not poop, fart or grow hair where men do. Shocker. We do. Post quarantine opened my eyes to how I always think I must shave my armpits when I want to wear a tank top or shave my legs to wear shorts. Don’t even get me started when it comes to wearing a bathing suit. It always happens last minute, too. Right as you’re about to leave, you look down, raise your arms or get too close to the mirror and realize you’re looking back at Big Foot. I did come to the conclusion, however, no matter how hard I try, I just cannot be an all-natural queen.
All in all, some of us can embrace our natural bodies and some of us are just incapable. Hats off to those who can and to those who can’t; here’s how I can help. When it comes to waxing your who-ha, at-home waxing is the way to go. However, you need to get the good wax. Do not get the janky wax strips at CVS. They are not it. I stand by the GiGi Brazilian Bikini Wax. It gets the job done without the hassle of spending hundreds a month. It may take a couple tries to figure out and get used to, however, it is completely worth it. Especially if you’re getting tired of shaving every couple of days. After a couple of uses, you only need to be doing it about once a month.
Now, when it comes to that irritating facial hair you want gone, Nair is my go-to. This is the time to hit CVS and get the Nair Hair Removal Face Cream. I use it on all the unwanted hair on my face, including my eyebrows. It does tend to leave a slight red rash, it does not last for more than 15 minutes. It can, also, be easily covered with my favorite Fenty foundation. Although it does have this flaw, the reason why I stand by this product is that it eliminates every single hair and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. There is only a 5-minute wait period and BAM! Gone! Also, it is super affordable and easy to get, as it is almost at every convenient store.
Last, but not least, the good ole fashioned razor. I am going to say this one time and one time only. Do not use women’s razors. A long time ago someone recommended I get a man’s razor and I would never in my life go back. I have been using Schick’s Hydro 5 razor for almost 4 years and refuse to use anything else. It has this Hydrating gel reservoir, which enhances the smooth glide of the blade across your skin. There is no cutting or little nipping that sometimes occurs when you use other razors. I promise you. Life-changing.