Buzz·Posted on Jun 1, 201718 Things All Girls Who Attempted Teenage Hair Removal Will Never ForgetThe unholy stink of hair removal cream.by Becky BarnicoatBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Being like 12 or 13 years old and suddenly become aware that you have ~hairy legs~. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF hdilasia.divatv.asia Where'd they spring from? 2. Deciding you're going to take the plunge and shave them. Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed The whole thing was incredibly unhygienic. 3. Deciding shaving is horrible. Flo Perry / BuzzFeed 4. Wondering if everyone at school will notice your shiny new pins after you first shave them. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Nickelodeon 5. Covering your body in your mum's stinky hair removal cream and waiting 40 minutes for it to work. Twitter: @Zizzyob / Instagram: @farahdhukai That stuff reeked of fishy egg, yeuch. 6. The messy nightmare of scraping it all off in the shower. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com 7. Then discovering it didn't even take half your hair off. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Adam Ellis / BuzzFeed 8. Running out of hair removal cream before you'd covered your legs. Twitter: @jemimagale_ 9. Being vaguely aware The Patriarchy exists and that you might hate it as you shave your legs for the first time. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Harmonie Aupetit / Via giphy.com 10. Figuring out exactly how little shaving you can get away with. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bento Box Entertainment 11. Your first encounter with ingrown hairs. Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed 12. The eye-watering pain of plucking out your first eyebrow hair. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures 13. Having a weird relationship with the hairs you successfully pluck (or gouge) from your body. Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed 14. Being disproportionately anxious about "missing a bit". Natalya Lobanova / BuzzFeed The anxiety fades as you enter your 20s, and by your 30s you don't give a toss anymore. 15. Realising that it's not only dads that get stubble. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Universal Pictures 16. The first time you get waxed professionally, and, oh god, the pain. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed / Dreamworks 17. Wondering why the hell you're going to all this effort anyway? Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed 18. When winter finally comes round again, and you can let it all grow out. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Flo Perry / BuzzFeed You love your furry coat really.