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19 Reasons To Stop Shaving Your Legs

Long hair, don't care.

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1. Shaving cuts are the total worst.

War wounds (ԾεԾ|||) Swedish winter + newly shaved legs + generally dry skin + scratching dry skin = aouch.

2. No matter how long you've been shaving, it will never seem like less of a chore.

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3. And let's not pretend that waxing is any better.

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There's no way to dress up ripping hair out from the root as a good thing.

4. Plus, whichever way you manage to get your legs smooth, there's no avoiding dry skin.

I shaved my legs and now I'm all itchy #girlproblems #dryskin #ow 😡👎

Women are single-handedly keeping the coconut oil industry alive as a result.

5. Either way you look at it, hair removal is a world of pain.

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Pain in the legs, and total pain in the arse.

6. You only seem to remember to shave your legs when they end up being covered up.

I shave my legs and then I want to wear jeans. I want to wear shorts and I haven't shaved my legs. I am all of my own problems.

7. And the times you don't want to sleep with someone after a date are always the times your legs are at their smoothest.

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8. Like hairy legs should be a reason to not sleep with someone anyway.

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9. And if they do give a shit, well that's a good way to work out that they're not worth bothering with, isn't it?

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10. Hairy legs keep you warm.

my legs felt so good after I shaved them, then I got cold chills😡

Because, duh, nature.

11. Admit it, the breeze blowing through your leg hair feels alright, doesn't it?

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12. Let's talk about how expensive razors are...

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13. Want to keep your legs smooth every day? Better bring the big bucks next time you're in Boots.

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Razor blades, shaving foam, leg moisturiser – it all adds up.

14. It was only with the rise of the pin-up look in the '50s that women generally started shaving their legs anyway.

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15. So hold up, women have happily had fuzzy shins for centuries and we're spending a shit load of time and money on smoothing ours?

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For what – because we want to look like pin-ups? Because we don't want to upset men? Because hair on women is disgusting or something?

16. Nobody seems to think it's gross when a man has a load of hair.

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17. So why should body hair be disgusting just because it's growing out of a woman?

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18. Men have never had to concern themselves with this bullshit, so why should women?

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19. Fuck leg shaving. Fuck the patriarchy!

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Be hairy, my friends, be free!