Cue Armpits4August, which encourages women to stop shaving their armpits for one of the hottest months of the year.It is now in its second year, and has a rapidly growing number of participants in the UK.While men walk around with mini-forests protruding from their underarms, most women in the UK are embarrassed to raise their arms if they haven't shaved that week because "people will stare".But, the idea of women shaving their armpits is a relatively new one that only came about in 1915.
It’s nice for me to wear pretty dresses and strapless tops and do it.” Tamara echoes her view: “Hairy armpits on girls are seen as a big deal, but doing this makes it a little bit more normal, which really is a good thing.
Scientifically, there is nothing negative about women having underarm hair. Graduate Tamara Webster, 23, has also stopped shaving this August and although she hasn’t received negative responses from her friends or boyfriend, she says: “I told my brother I’m raising money for PCOS by not shaving my underarms and he said, ‘Ugh gross’.
I said to him, ‘You have hairy armpits, do you think that’s gross?
Instead, she felt that it was "a real shame" she had been shaving for so long she didn't know what her real armpits looked like.
Her friends agreed and so they decided something had to be done - they would ditch their razors.