Interesting Facts About Armpit Hair: “Everyone Raise Your Hands!”

Armpit hair is a biological mystery which has perplexed scientists and even the entire humanity through the ages – especially in the recent times when most of us go to such great lengths to get rid of it. What primary purpose could armpit hair probably serve?
While there is no definitive answer, several theories abound as to why humans have hairy armpits, one of which seems pretty logical.
One theory that isn’t quite as reasonable, although still slightly plausible, is that the purpose of the hair is to minimize friction. Skin always rubbing against the skin can result in significant discomfort to our sensitive bits, and therefore, the armpit hair is believed to serve as a barrier against such irritation and rashes and perhaps even reducing the risks of acquiring an STD by offering something of the buffer.
Sounds reasonable enough, but how many individuals still complain about the armpit irritation due to something else not shaving? And the STD thing does not come in play with the pits… at least, not in many cases. (We can’t judge)
Our underarms constitute a small portion of our body, and yet they are one of the parts women are so conscious -and at times even insecure -about it. A 2011 study carried out in Southeast Asia revealed plenty of facts about ladies and their relationships with their armpits.
It is a common fact that our armpits take a lot of beating (whether through shaving, plucking, or waxing), causing skin that is far from white, smooth, and blemish-free. As human body hair, underarm hair usually starts to appear at the beginning of puberty, with growth completed by the end of teenage years. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some interesting facts about armpit hair.
1. Sometimes, some people link the removal of underarm hair to religious reasons. For instance, some in Islamic culture, both women and men remove their underarm hair to meet the religion’s guidelines of cleanliness. The removal of armpit hair was part of cosmetic practices or a collection of hygienic which Muhammad (570-632) recommended as consistent with fitra for both men and women, and many Muslims have since considered it as a requirement.
2. In the West, the practice started for cosmetic purposes around 1915 in the United Kingdom and the United States, when some magazines showed a gorgeous woman in a dress with the shaved underarms. Frequent shaving became possible with the introduction of safety razor at the start of the twentieth century. Although underarm shaving was adopted swiftly in some English-speaking countries, particularly in the Canada and United States, it didn’t become common in Europe until after World War II.
3. The armpits are one of the areas which produce the majority of the body odor. Did you know that your body odor is unique and one-of-a-kind? It is the truth; it is like your fingerprints or DNA. It depends on many different factors such as your diet or the chemical processes taking place in your body. The smell of every person is a reflection of what he or she eat and is part of the ancient system of communications with other humans. That is why, for instance, women in their most fertile state “smell” more without exercising, and even after taking a shower.
4. More than eight out of every ten women consider their armpit condition before selecting clothes to buy or wear. Over 60% of women can’t wear sleeveless tops as often as they would like.
5. 84 percent of women aren’t happy with their dark underarms. One of the women’s greatest concerns is the dark underarms, or what may also be called hyperpigmentation. Other women only want the skin tone on their underarms to be more even.
6. In South East Asia, the most common means of removing underarm hair are plucking and shaving. 64 percent of the Filipina women pluck, while 67 percent shave.

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