Posted on March 1, 2012 in Hair Removal
Hair Removal is a wide known practice in almost all the cultures in today’s present world. Thanks to marketing and advertising gimmicks, hair removal, a phenomena which was not considered by women in the yester years, has become a must be issue for most of them today.
Women in the 1980′s and 1920′s were not even worried or pressurized about the hair under their arms. The word “Underarms” was not even voiced or whispered out then. It was considered to be something private.
The hair that women were most worried about was the ones on their head and the tiny ones on their face. They were worried about ones that were most visible and not about the ones, which was covered.
Well, how did this craze of shaving out body hair begin?
The answer to the question is- Marketing strategies employed by companies who sold hair removal products.
In order to sell their products marketing agencies created an urge of looking good. Underarm hair was considered to be dirty and unclean. Women with underarm hair were made to feel very uncomfortable. The advent of sleeveless dresses added to the craze. Situations got worse for women with the introduction of mini skirts where hair on the leg was also considered to be a complete no-no.
As time passed bikini’s and beach wear dresses gained prominence, emphasizing on the removal of pubic hair and thus stressing on the importance of a clean shaved ass. With every passing age, women tended to fall deeper and deeper in the clutches of the false beliefs, marketers and advertisers sowed. In the present world most of us claim to be worldly wise and educated. But before resorting to any of these hair removal methods have you ever wondered as to why you have hair on your body? These hairs definitely have a purpose and have a reason to be placed on our body.
Here are the main and important functions of the hair on your body
1. They help keep our body and private parts warm.
2. The hair on our body protects and traps all the germs that may settle on our skin
3. They prevent friction of the skin, especially under your arms
4. The hair on your body play a very important role in human-human communication, i.e. they help emit out scents which may help attract the opposite sex or help a baby identify his/her mom, this scent is unique and differs from individual to individual. These scents are called pheromones. These scents change from situation to situation.
The hair on our body is of great physiological help. And many a times most of us remove them without giving a second thought to the risk of infection we are exposing ourselves too.
Women from Egypt and the Mediterranean regions do not remove their body hair even now. Hair Removal was a technique adopted by women from European countries first and is spreading wide to other cultures too. Hair removal is a personal choice. When you decide to do something let it not be out of pressure or fear of others. Let it be a personal, well-thought and wise decision.
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