Some Women Have Already Stopped Shaving Their Pits And Now They’re Taking It One Step Further

by 3 years ago

// doesn’t feel like it was that long ago that I did a story about women and arm pit hair. Nope, wasn’t that long ago. It was back in June. More than a few famous faces are sporting pit beards. Now, it appears as though the ladies are just stopping with arm pit hair. They’re going full blown punk rock under their arms. According to the New York Times, dyed pits are all the rage.

The Internet, it turns out, is up to its armpits with women who dye theirs. Miley Cyrus displayed her newly pink underarms in a photo she posted to Instagram on May 1, drawing more than 396,000 likes and more than 30,000 comments. On Instagram, more than 700 photos of women (and a handful of men) have been posted with the hashtag #dyedpits. And a blog post by Roxie Hunt, a Seattle hairstylist, “How to Dye Your Armpit Hair,” has been shared more than 37,000 times since it was published in October. Five years ago, Ms. Hunt, 31, stopped shaving her underarms, which these days are pink (Cleo Rose by Manic Panic). She is a founder of Free Your Pits, a website that celebrates growing and dyeing. “Our goal,” write Ms. Hunt and Rain Sissel, the site’s other founder, in what they call a manifesto, “is to use this demonstration of personal choice and expression to help broaden and challenge the standard of ‘beauty’ in a society that already places way too many harmful standards on women.” At “pit-ins” in Seattle and Pensacola, Fla., groups have assembled for dyeing sessions. And through Vain, the feminist-leaning salon in Seattle where she works, Ms. Hunt also offers the service for $65.

You know what, screw it, I’ll go for it. I mean it’s not my decision anyway, but, if a woman wants blue pits it’s fine with me. Searching through some of the Instagram pics, these women are pretty hot. Here’s a few that could have any color arm pit hair they want because it might even make them hotter.

Blue pits are fun #dyedpits #armpithair

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Why shave when you could have lavender in your armpits?

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[via NYT]


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