Body hair , or androgenic hair , is the terminal hair that develops on the human body during and after puberty. It is differentiated from the head hair and less visible vellus hair , which is much finer and lighter in color. The growth of androgenic hair is related to the level of androgens often referred to as male hormones and the density of androgen receptors in the dermal papillae. Both must reach a threshold for the proliferation of hair follicle cells. From childhood onward, regardless of sex , vellus hair covers almost the entire area of the human body.
Why Chinese women like me aren't ashamed of our body hair
Chinese women don't shave their body hair. Here's why - Telegraph
This post was originally published on our partner website India. Today, I take my familiar spot on the cold bathroom tile with a razor in hand and sigh heavily. With every eyebrow appointment, every tug of a wax strip, and every slide of a razor blade, I have lived through the repercussions of being hairy. It is a philosophy that I mentally denounce while lasering, poking, tugging, and mutilating my skin; and one that, no matter how modernized our world becomes, we cannot terminate.
As an Asian woman, tattoos have helped me accept my body hair and celebrate my body
Email address:. Nikki Kotecha, 20, is a tattoo apprentice at World of Tattoos from Hertfordshire. Here she talks to Poorna Bell about getting tattoos as a way of accepting and celebrating her body. I remember watching Miami Ink when I was 11 and becoming fascinated with the idea of tattoos.
Next to me is my best friend, a beautiful Sri Lankan girl, and across the table sit two boys, both of South Asian descent. We have no witty comeback today. According to sexist social constructs my friend was beautiful, apart from her body hair. Fortunately I had avoided being a target that day because by age 11 I had already started shaving in secret.