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aibu to ask how hairy your legs are ?

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creamola Fri 24-Jun-11 11:58:29

I'd appreciate some honest feedback.

I have never had to shave my legs , my legs are hairless....completely hairless.

But I constantly get chatter from friends..........oh i have to shave my legs before i go on date.............oh shave legs before wearing skirt.

Surely I cant be the only female in the UK who has never had to shave her legs

Is there any other, hairless (leg and outer arm) women out there?

lesley33 Fri 24-Jun-11 12:01:42

I get pretty hairy on the bottom half of my legs - below the knee. Above the knee until about 2 years ago I didn't have any hairs.

PissesGlitter Fri 24-Jun-11 12:03:43

i shower 3 or 4 times a week and shave everytime i am in there

i would love to have no leg or under arm hair

pinkthechaffinch Fri 24-Jun-11 12:04:21

Last shaved about 2 weeks ago, so pretty hairy.

My hairs are blonde though so I don't care at all!

headfairy Fri 24-Jun-11 12:04:31

Because I waxed for years I have pretty patchy legs. There are whole bits of my lower legs that have no hair at all. I guess I've killed the hair follicle off by having it ripped out every few weeks. No time really for waxing these days. The rest of my legs are pretty hairy, but not scarily so. Above the knee the hair is very fine and blonde so I don't really need to worry about that.

Rosemallow Fri 24-Jun-11 12:05:00

Am envy!

I had minimal hair, despite having black hair and pale skin, until I had DC. Never had hair above the knee until then but now I need to shave every 3 days or so.
Don't bother with my arms but they are also hairier than pre-DC.

PrinceHumperdink Fri 24-Jun-11 12:05:05

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WeDONTneedanotherhero Fri 24-Jun-11 12:05:43

Very hairy atm. I rarely shave my legs <lazy fecker emotion>.

PuppyMonkey Fri 24-Jun-11 12:05:44

Before I started shaving my legs at about 14 or so, I had only very fine hairs that you actually couldn't see. I shaved because I thought it was a cool thing to do/ all my mates were doing it and that's when the hairs grew brown and thick, so I carried on. I'm sure if I'd held back and refused to start shaving, I'd have nice hair free legs too.

herbietea Fri 24-Jun-11 12:08:55

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Paschaelina Fri 24-Jun-11 12:13:21

Mine get done when they're on show which as it's rained so much the last couple of months is very very rarely. They are blonde and currently about 7mm long.

I went for a smear yesterday and that wasn't enough to get the razor out.

IRCL Fri 24-Jun-11 12:13:42

I do mine around 3 times a week. They are blonde though so I could get away with not doing it as often.

tyler80 Fri 24-Jun-11 12:14:28

The hairiness of my legs gives a good indication of if I need to have my thyroid medication reviewed. If I find I've not needed Tory shave my legs for a while it normally means I need a dose increase.

ASByatt Fri 24-Jun-11 12:16:17

My boss had never shaved her legs, never needed to.

(Wondering now if that implies I had a slightly dodgy relationship with her! smile - she was a very chatty lady, liked to share)

ASByatt Fri 24-Jun-11 12:16:53

...Oooooh I wouldn't like a Tory to shave my legs for me! grin

icooksocks Fri 24-Jun-11 12:17:19

I am not completel hairless but Ido have extremely fine blonde hair on my legs and forearms and therefore I dont really need to shave

creamola Fri 24-Jun-11 12:18:23

so does anyone else have hairless legs like me or am I a freak .......(or an ailen)

tyler80 Fri 24-Jun-11 12:20:07

That'll teach me to be on my phone when I'm meant to be watching a presentation blush

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Fri 24-Jun-11 12:20:19

The backs of my legs are practically hair free, but I do have hair on the fronts. It's a bit odd. Don't quite know why it's like that, but I only really need to do the front. Saves on razors I suppose.

Ariesgirl Fri 24-Jun-11 12:20:28

Mine are fucking hairy! But I thank the Lord that the hair is not dark and coarse. I don't bother in the winter - I let it grow wild. But come the season of skirts and cropped trousers and yes...dare I say it, the weather does look good this weekend.... shorts <gasp> then I will shave them from the knee down. I would not inflict them on humanity otherwise nor humiliate myself.

Morloth Fri 24-Jun-11 12:21:34

I am very furry, don't shave it though and neither do I hide it with long clothing.

WriterofDreams Fri 24-Jun-11 12:21:36

I am so so so jealous. I have the hairiest legs in the world ever. And that's not an exaggeration. I reckon I should be in the Guinness Book of Records. I never shave them though unless I'm going swimming or some such.

creamola Fri 24-Jun-11 12:22:36

don't hit me .......but do thin some women have too much Testosterone which makes legs hairy ? (from taing the pill ?)

estrogene in might turn into testoerone and make hairylegs blush

WriterofDreams Fri 24-Jun-11 12:22:39

Oh and to answer your question creamola, the mother of a friend of mine had no hair on her legs or arms. So you're not alone, just a member of a very exclusive elite grin

WriterofDreams Fri 24-Jun-11 12:24:26

Well I know oestrogen doesn't turn into testosterone and in fact oestrogen makes you less hairy rather than more so. I've never taken the pill and all I'd need to do to give a good yeti impression would be to take off my clothes.

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