Is Body Hair Really Taboo?

Puberty can cause a variety of changes in your body. Your skin and scalp may become oily more easily. You may notice new hair growing in different areas every day. At times, you may sweat for no reason and encounter odours in new places. These bodily changes are a normal part of growing up, but they can cause anxiety for a lot of teenagers. So, if you’ve been wondering if you should keep that body hair or not, read more…


As puberty sets in, your body will develop hair in new places due to hormonal changes. You might want to start shaving in certain areas, but that is entirely up to you. Some guys might choose to let their facial hair grow into a moustache or a beard, while some girls may prefer to keep their body hair as it is. It’s all about what makes you feel comfortable.


If you decide to shave, you have a few options. You can use a traditional razor with shaving cream or gel or an electric razor. If you use a regular razor, make sure the blade is new and sharp to avoid cuts and nicks. Shaving cream or gel is often better than soap because it makes sliding the razor against your skin easier. Some newer razors come with shaving gel right in the blade area, which can help beginners feel more comfortable.

If you’re a girl and concerned about hairs on your upper lip, take a step back from the mirror, and you may realize that the hair everyone sees is probably not as bad as you think.

Whether you’re shaving your legs, armpits, face, or cherry 😏 take your time and go slowly. These are tricky areas of your body with lots of curves and angles, and it’s easy to cut yourself if you’re too fast. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice.

Remember if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).