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How to dye your armpit hair

Roxie Hunt’s co-worker and willing guinea pig, Rain, shows off the fruit of their labor.
 Dyeing the hair on your head is so pedestrian.

Colouring your armpit hair (assuming that you’re already hip enough to be keeping it) is the new in thing.

The question of whether women should have clean-shaven armpits or to let them grow au naturel has gone on for years — and letting it grow is seen as making a feminist statement.

Now Roxie Hunt, a stylist at a Seattle-based salon called Vain, has proclaimed coloring it as the next step.

In a blog post from last month which has been shared over 31,000 times, Hunt wrote about venturing into this new frontier of hair dyeing (

While her post has been up for a month, it has only recently made headlines in the news from the Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post to (which gives a nice chronology of this trend) to

Don’t mistake this trend as being the same as bleaching your underarm hair, which is done to try and make it less noticeable.

The point of this exercise is to show off that hair in all its colorful glory.

Question is why.

As Hunt explained in her post, the colored pits lasted for a couple of weeks because the hair grows out so fast and (answering a query in the comments section) sweat and deodorant will also play a part in its longevity.

Also, if you are coloring your pits to make a statement, wouldn’t you need to be raising your arms for that “statement” to be seen?

To each their own but as far as hairdos go, this is more a hair don’t.


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