Bikini line…what's normal and what's not.

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee

you are not alone!  I struggle with this too, along with a very feminine thick happy trail – lucky me!!  some girls just have more hair than others and I’m steadily coming to terms with it and learning to appreciate my body in all its hairy glory.  of course I also pluck and shave religiously, but there’s nothing wrong with you..sure it’s genetic, but not in any way that signals some serious disease or deficiency.  Unfortunately if it’s something that makes you self conscious I’d just avoid activities that require showing too much skin.  I’ve never been a bikini lady anyway and I’m glad retro one pieces are making a comeback.  But something else I try to remind myself of is that no one notices it as much as you do.  Sarongs and skirts are a thing or leave the shorts on, but seriously, you’re probably much more paranoid about it than you need to be.  Embrace your beauty as you are and fuck da haters <3

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

linnoix :  Many–actually, I’d even say most–women have noticeable body hair outside of the neat little crotch triangle and armpits. It’s also not wildly uncommon for women to have some sort of facial hair.

This doesn’t sound like a hormone imbalance, it’s just how your body is. I’m sorry that our cultural obsession with female hairlessness has left you feeling so alone.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I think that it might just be that you grow more hair than other people. I have a similar bikini line. I also have very fair skin and very dark hair. Most of my friends either have very fair skin or darker skin than me. So that doesn’t seem to cause a problem for them.

I’ve just decided to live with it. I shave what is visible before going out, but when not wearing a bathings suit, I just ignore it. My skin is sensitive and doesn’t like shaving every day.

You could always try using those hair removing creams that are supposed to make the hair thinner as well. But I would be careful on your inner thigh since that skin is sensitive.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I don’t have this issue- but have you looked into laser hair removal? That might be beneficial and help.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

What you describe sounds completely normal. Womens bodies weren’t evolved to be supermodel covergirl physiques. Hair is totally normal and actually plays an important role in hygiene. It is part of the laborious routine of bodycare that our culture has established.

Hair growth doesn’t mean you have PCOS. There is a whole slew of criteria that goes into that diagnosis.

Most women just shave/wax/laser their bikini line when they know they’ll be exposing that area. You’re not alone, believe me!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think every woman is different. I have some friends that never need “maintainance” down there. I’m of English & German heritage and mine grows pretty far down my thighs as well. I definitely can’t just throw on bikini bottoms. You are not alone! I personally only trim mine when I go swimming since I’m prone to ingrown hairs. I wouldn’t worry about it, it’s just genetics.

Edit: I notice above you have very pale skin and dark hair- me too! Maybe it’s just a curse for girls like us.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

It’s perfectly natural. Body hair varies from body to body and some of us ladies just grow more than others. I have PCOS and have struggled with my body hair since I was 15. It was rough but I have since embraced it. I get the occasional chin hair and belly hairs are inevitable for me. I typically use cream hair removers around my lady bits but please be careful as it can really burn if left on too long. I also haven’t shaved my legs since October and yet I am the most confident than I have been in a very long time. It may be an experimental process but do what ever best suits you even if it means embracing the growth. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

 

linnoix :  I’ve honestly never tested for hormonal imbalance lol. I always just figured it was genetics. I don’t have any other symptoms of PCOS or anything, but it doesn’t hurt to get tested if you are concerned about it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

If you’re having regular menstrual cycles then it’s very unlikely you have PCOS.

There is a whole industry dedicated to body hair maintenance so you are certainly not alone in having more hair than you would like! There are so many women out there that pay tons of money to remove unwanted hair. That is totally your prerogative if it makes you happier and more confident. On the other hand, if you want to stop shaving and waxing, that’s totally fine too. It actually sounds like you have a pretty normal amount of body hair, just perhaps darker hair on paler skin than the average person so it’s more noticeable. 

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