I sincerely had no clue what my armpit hair was going to look like, if it would cause my BO levels to rocket, not that I would ever do anything so unladylike as to sweat, but sometimes I glow really hard. Of all the things I did expect I did not think it would be so slow to get going. Considering the day after shaving I tend to have stubble I thought my hair roots would be fecund and rise to the Armpits4August challenge like a pro. Much to myrecorded disappointment they did not.
They were not and for the majority of August I had very little to show for my sponsors. I got approached by a women's magazine to write about how I and my boyfriend were coping with my armpit hair growth. "I don't have a boyfriend but I can still write about me and my armpits..." I said. I omitted to mention I couldn't even get any of my friends to pretend to be my boyfriend. There it was, a magazine wanted me to freak show myself in print and I couldn't get anyone to pose with me. Was this the pits? Yeah - kind of. The magazine did not get back to me.
It wasn't until the end of August the hair got going and, having tried to nurture those pit wookies for so long it seems that, come September, to shave them would be churlish. "I'll do it next week" I thought week after week. Until I had very well established hairy pits. Proper, noticeable, these are deliberate hairy armpits.
I'm looking forward to seeing a hairy model in a family newspaper.
This Armpits4August season a Sun Page 3 model is taking part. On her Just Giving page Nicole Neal says "I'm actually quite nervous about not shaving my armpits for a while as normally it's something that I do everyday." Nicole will be keeping a diary of her armpit hair growth in the paper, I'm looking forward to seeing a hairy model in a family newspaper.
Will this start a hair put trend, will certain Snog Marry Avoid participants demonstrate their desire for Page 3 fame by lifting their arms to reveal luxuriant dyed pink hair? I hope so.
Of course I should conclude in admitting I am not taking part this year. Quite why it should take me so long to get together a Just Giving page and stop my shaving routine I don't know. What can I say? August, rather like armpit hair nowadays, crept up on me this year.