Anonymous said: lol no your skin is not too sensitive, bleacher does make your skin itch a lot so what I do is that I put some oil on my skin before bleaching. It makes the bleaching process harder though so I got used to the itching instead ^^
Oh thanks for the info!! Maybe I’ll try the oil thing lol
Anonymous said: in the past couple of months two people have commented on the hair on my stomache and it made me feel horrible. i have a laser hair removal appointment soon and i can't believe im letting other people's negative comments make me do things i don't want to.
Hello! I’m sorry that happened to you, people often don’t realize how much their comments can influence how other people feel. I don’t know what they told you, but maybe they didn’t mean it in a mean way, for some people it’s just really surprising to see a hairy girl.
If you really don’t want to have laser, don’t do it, it’s painful and pricy. But if you think it would make your life easier, you would be more comfortable and you have the means, then maybe it could be a good idea, anyway that’s why I did it. But be careful because even if you have light skin and dark hair (which are the optimal conditions for laser), it won’t removal all the hair. It will be reduced but maybe you will still need to shave from time to time. Me for example, it worked well on half the legs, I just got some random hairs left that I shave like once a week or tweeze when I see them, but the hair on the thighs is still pretty noticeable. The hair was thinner so it didn’t work so well. I still shave it but maybe each 3 days rather than daily like before. Anyway the big difference is that I was not comfortable enough to wear short shorts and skirts before and now I spend all summer with them.
Just really think about it, if the hair doesn’t bother you that much and it’s mostly the comments, maybe you won’t be much happier after the laser. But don’t feel bad if you’re influenced by other people comments, were social animals, it’s a humanly thing that happens to everyone.
I hope this helps and I wish you the best! You can always write again if you have more questions or my answer didn’t satisfy you lol
Anonymous said: I am also a very hairy woman. I mean I dont mind it at times but it's just that i feel less confident in wearing things that I actually want to wear like v-necks and crop tops and open back shirts even going to the beach. I know you can remove it but how much can you actually remove. I just want to thank you for the blog and helping me feel like im not alone.
Hello! How much you can remove is up to you, how your skin reacts and how much time/money you wanna spend. Personally I’m too lazy to remove more than the hair on my legs and armpits, so i wear shirts that cover my torso. But it’s indeed really frustrating to see all the pretty clothes that I feel like I can’t wear. I know some girls don’t mind it, I saw girls with open back shirts and hairy backs, and girls with crop tops and happy trails but I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing that. This summer I’ll shave everything to go to the beach lol
The best thing is to try various methods and see which one works for you. If you just want to make the hair less noticeable, you can try bleaching. But be careful it can irritate the skin if you put it for too long! And I find it’s really itchy while it’s on, actually I’m not sure if that’s normal or my skin is too sensitive ._. The other methods include razors (you can use it anywhere, it doesn’t make the hair grow thicker) and wax and epilator keep the hair away longer, but if you want to use it depends of your pain tolerance and how your skin reacts in the next days. You can start by doing a patch test of a little zone to be sure your skin is okay. If you don’t do it already, it’s good to exfoliate your skin so you don’t have ingrown hair and don’t forget too hydrate it.
I hope this helps and you can look at the hair removal tag also: http://hairytummy.tumblr.com/tagged/hair+removal I wish you the best!
Reminder that it’s ok if you’re hirsute because of your ethnic/racial background, don’t feel ashamed of where you come from. I’m sure there are lots of wonderful things about your culture other than being hairy
oddlyenoughihavejust said: I hope you don't mind me asking, but it's confused me for some time...why would you keep facial hair when you go all out to look so pretty.? Sorry if this upsets you?
Hey! Today is answer questions day!
This is my friend Emily’s tattoo. It is awesome. I feel like it speaks to this question. It reads “We do not owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not the rent we pay for occupying a space marked female.”
I’m not upset. I’m not sure why people keep thinking I’ll be upset! I am upset about people thinking I will be upset! But apart from that, I’m not upset.
So, here’s the thing. A couple of things about your question interest me. #1 - the assumption that I go “all out to look so pretty”, and #2- the implication that facial hair and pretty are exclusive.
I am assuming that the things that you identify as “going all out” to look pretty are actually things that are about my gender, and about the way that I do femme. I like glitter. I wear my cleavage as an act of resistance. I like short skirts. I also like to be comfortable, and I have small (read: feminine) facial features. My mouth is positively Victorian. Most of this I didn’t choose. I mean, I chose the short skirts and glitter, but I didn’t choose how I look, and I didn’t choose my mustache.
It just grows on my face. Its just there, like my nose is. And it is FUCKING SOFT AS HECK. It is kind of pretty, I think? I mean, it certainly matches the rest of my face. Being worried about some hair showing on my face, and the anxiety that it causes me? That’s not pretty. When I decided to stop pretending that my face was magical and hairless like a baby’s ass, my life got a lot easier.
And ultimately, all that shit aside, we all choose our choices. I do still remove hair from my face every day/most every day. And I choose to present my gender in confrontational ways that I can only hope horrify AND arouse the masses at least some of the time. Because life is resistance. All this is resistance. And I’m not sure any of it is “pretty”. Pretty certainly isn’t the goal here.
Hey folks! I’m in Italia right now for three weeks, I’ll try to answer the messages I have but omg I’m so sorry I keep procrastinating and I’m fairly busy, the best I can say is that I’ll answer eventually ._. Btw that last post was in the queue, I wrote it like months ago. Imma sleep now I’m so sleep deprivated and jet laggy. Love you all, hope you still like me even if I suck at answering fast ._.
Anonymous said: Wow. U really have done a great job here. I am an Indian women and being hairy has been my problem too, right from the start, and i bet i am much more hairier than you. Anyways, Its not a competition. I have got lots of pubes and I used to shave it at first, but it used to grow out pretty fast. Then I started waxing it, and now it takes some time to grow up. My boyfriend though likes me hairy and I don't wax it for months now. I have got some hair around my nipples too. have u?
Hello! I’m glad you like the blog c: I’m also happy you found a boyfriend with whom you feel at ease and don’t worry, a lot of girls have nipple hair. I do have a lot! It’s weird because like two years ago I didn’t have so many, now it’s everywhere around. Personally, it’s one of the places where hair makes me the most uncomfortable, I feel less sexy with it so I use tweezers to remove them. The problem is that it often makes ingrown hairs so I’m careful to exfoliate softly around the nipples and put cream often. I wish you the best
I just answered a question on tea tree oil and I thought I posted it but seems like it didn’t work, I’m not sure if the person received it in private soooo here’s an answer.
I use tea tree oil for it’s antibacterial properties (which are the only I know of), I add it my homemade shampoo and deodorant and also in the jojoba oil I put on my face sometimes (it’s supposed to reduce acne). When using essential oils like tea tree it’s really important to always dilute them with other oils (for example jojoba or coconut) because they are so intense they can be harmful and irritating for the skin.