Hello folks, let’s chat…It began innocently enough. I was investigating one of the latest trends that has women, young women, dying their hair gray on purpose. I understand going gray naturally, although as I’ve said in the past, they’ll have to pry Miss Clairol light neutral brown from my cold dead hands before I give in, but I admit to being intrigued as to why young girls would be interested in accelerating the process.
That said, dear ones, the choice of whether or not to go gray isn’t all that bizarre, at least not when you’re talking about your crowning glory, which brings me to the straight running crazy topic I stumbled across in my research. So, here’s the thing. I have learned that there are women the world over letting their armpit hair grow out so they can dye it in various attention getting shades.
Yes’m, as in pink, purple and green. I do not recommend googling this for verification. Trust me. You can’t unsee this stuff.
Once I recovered from my initial shock I called the Golden Girls to get their reaction. That would be Mama and her sisters. I’d love to quote Aunt Marleta’s response in particular, but Mama would have my hide. ) Let’s just say the Golden Girls won’t be jumping on this particular bandwagon.
I also conducted an informal Facebook poll to see just how far reaching this armpit movement is among the women in the All Things Southern community. I’m pleased to report that it has not caught on with our fellow belles. With the exception of that one sweet thang who noted the cost of upkeep and how difficult it would be to color-coordinate the look to her summer wardrobe– and I do believe she was just funnin’– to a southern soul, none of the girls were interested.
Not even when I told them that the feminists report that letting your armpit hair grow out is powerful! As Paulette noted, “It’ll be powerful all right. Powerfully stanky.”
The girl’s spot on this time. It be hot down here.