Body hair, a matter of aesthetics.
It depends on heredity how strongly and densely hair grows. With the exception of male beard hair, body hair is subject to a different growth cycle than head hair. Growth is limited to a few months. Armpit hair, for example, falls out after six months, leg hair after only two.
Body hair is subject to fashion trends
Since smooth skin is almost a cosmetic must in our latitudes, women in particular prefer to remove their body hair. Clean-shaven women correspond to the aesthetic image of our time. Hair removal can be done in different ways. Shaving and plucking are just as commonly used as laser, IPL flash lamp and epilation. Some methods of hair removal are not cheap, but they have a lasting effect and the hair does not come back.
Body hair is subject to the respective fashion trend. In Neanderthal times, the “hair coat” was an important protection against cold and heat. The more hair, the more attractive the respective Neanderthal was as a sexual partner. In ancient times, on the other hand, less was more. It is also said that Cleopatra had her body depilated. In the seventies, on the other hand, it was considered chic for men to have hair on their chests – a clear sign of their masculinity.
Body hair in women and men
In a time when swimming costumes and bikinis are worn skimpily and a lot of skin is shown, it is important that the intimate zone in particular is hairless. But it is also becoming more and more fashionable to trim the bush in the intimate area. Not only is everything shaved away, but also twirled, curled, styled, curled and dyed. Cheeky tattoos, which can be ambiguous, are also in vogue.
For men, the rules are not quite so strict and are also clear. Some women love chest hair and fur on their backs. But nowadays you see more and more men going to the beauty salon for depilation. A man’s beard is sometimes also seen as a symbol of his virility. The hairier the chin and upper lip, the more masculine he appears. For most men, beards are an individual accessory. There are also ethnic groups where beard growth is part of religious identity. Whether and how you leave your body hair is therefore primarily a matter of personal attitude.
If you would like to remove your body hair and learn more about laser hair removal or IPL treatment, take a look at the pages of BellaDerma or contact us right away. We will be happy to advise and inform you.