What happens if you stop shaving your armpits? Are you more likely to have B.O.? Does it itch? Will you sweat more? As an already incredibly sweaty person, I was definitely most concerned with this last question when PureWow’s beauty director Jenny Jin asked if I might be willing to forgo shaving for a few weeks. You know, for science.
And so, this is how I found myself growing out my locks (which felt a little weird after shaving every couple of days for maybe two-thirds of my life) and regularly photographing my armpits (which felt extremely weird) for almost three weeks. Read on to hear how to it went and for the best tips if you want to go au naturale yourself.
Hair Type: I have very fine hair, but a lot of it. It’s also quite dark meaning it stands out against my pale skin very easily.
Normal Routine: I typically shave my armpits with my Billie razor, no shaving cream, every two to three days.