Hello fuzz, goodbye countless hours trying to get rid of that stubborn patch of hair above your left ankle.
Have you ever started out on your latest shaving expedition, and then just given up and admitted defeat half way through? Well we don’t blame you at all, because stopping shaving is a pretty liberating thing to do.
When you stop shaving you wave goodbye to all that sexy stuff like shaving rashes, and expensive gels and whatnot. Instead you say hello to legs that keep you warm in the cold.
1. You save a fortune
As soon as you stop shaving and you don’t have the need to pop down to your Boots every other day to get some shaving equipment you realize that you’re saving up enough money to be able to afford a cheeky Nandos at least twice a week.
It all becomes apparent that razors, shaving gel and various other lotions and potions that contribute to the ritual of shaving have been costing you a pretty penny all these years.
2. You get sassy
Despite this being a personal choice, sometimes you are faced with intrusive questions, from people who assume that it is fair game to ask you about your hairy limbs.
Yes, you get sassy, and yes it is amusing to see the reaction of people unable to grasp this concept.
3. Warm feelings
Nothing like standing outside at 07:05 am on a cold January Monday to truly make you appreciate the extra layer of insulation that your body hair is providing you with.
4. You stop caring
It’s funny how you stop caring about beauty expectations and societal pressures after you decide to stop shaving.
Plus not shaving gives you extra time to get your Adele renditions up to scratch in the shower, which is of course a way better use of time than anything else we can think of.
5. People are interested
It’s quite surprising the small glances and casual questions you get asked.
Yes, you have stopped shaving. No, it’s not because you hate men. No, it has nothing to do with your sexuality. Yes, you are happier for it.
6. You never look back
The thought of spending money, time and effort to get rid of hair is now a laughable concept. You’d much rather spend that investment on your monthly Netflix subscription.
7. Dating becomes interesting
Nothing like going on a date with someone who understands and respects your choice to let you know that they are probably the one.
May as well make it quick and marry them right now.
8. Bye shaving rash
It’s nice to know that you no longer have to worry about that awful red spotty chicken skin rash.
And it’s nice not having to empty the nearest bottle of aftershave lotion you can find just to soothe your skin.
9. And in growing hairs
As fun as you were to poke, stab, squeeze and remove, our time has now come to an end.
10. You have so much more time
Once you stop spending time shaving, you realize just how much more you can do.
You are now free to indulge in mastering a dance routine in the shower, or get through a few chapters of Harry Potter in the bath.
11. Fascination creeps in
You start to actively measure just how much hair you have, and the rate at which it is growing.
You soon turn into a teenage boy counting the wispy hairs on his face, except you already have a lovely plentiful amount of hair happily growing away.
12. No more cuts
There will be no more turning your bathroom into a scene from Psycho.
Nope, nothing but good vibes now.
13. Or blocked drains
We all know nothing blocks a drain quicker than an emergency bikini line trim.
Goodbye to blocked drains, having to pour bleach down them, and then sheepishly asking your neighbor to borrow a plunger.
Have you stopped shaving? Let us know in the comment section below.