Why I Stopped Shaving My Legs • Ladylike

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Hannah Maryse
Hannah Maryse 12 hours ago
I actually find shaving/waxing my legs to be such a hassle. I usually don't. Maybe I shave 2 times a year. Once in the winter and once in the summer.
RKusmie64 13 hours ago
Just another thing deemed "appropriate" based on one person's opinion (I had no idea where the idea came from of women shaving...interesting to find this out. Thanks, Darwin :-/ ) Just like bras, white wedding dresses, and diamond engagement rings. I didn't wear a white wedding dress (well, 2nd time around - the only reason I did first time was that happened to be the color of the dress I found) and I LOVE my emerald engagement ring! I do ME...you do YOU. Regardless of anyone else's opinion. Be happy!!
Jillian McGauley
We heart it
Bruna Melchiors
I want her socks :(
Bruna Melchiors
I wish I could have kicked Darwin in the buttocks really hard just once in my life
Clem Loves Lee
I get you’re all feminists but like.. not shaving just makes you uncomfortable.
lou bear
lou bear 2 days ago
How are people spending that much? Just buy an electric shave or a wet shaver & shave with body wash?
Cubing Doctor
Cubing Doctor 2 days ago
I probobly wont shave because im trans female to male and men get more body hair so I wont shave it.
Snowy Fox
Snowy Fox 3 days ago
I just shave cause it feels good.
Ami Gh
Ami Gh 3 days ago
I have so much hair , and ive always had a lot of problems because of it
Mary Grace
Mary Grace 4 days ago
Almost 20 and still don't shave my thighs 😂
Sherka 4 days ago
I didnt wanna shave my legs but I was told to do it and now I regret. I dont wanna shave them, but Im ashamed that girls from my classroom gonna think Im messy.
Valeria Castaneda
I love ur sockz :3 :D
Angel Diamond Star
Why can't women please stop shaving between their thighs!!! Thank you!!
Mallery A
Mallery A 5 days ago
Women started shaving during the world war because their dresses got shorter....
Genevieve McCalla
I'm so cool with not shaving my legs because all my hair is blonde, and you can't really see it lol
crypticarus 9 days ago
this is super important, thank you for making this video. I've become quite the feminist in the sense that I've become aware of a lot of problems like these and have managed to unlearn the shame forced upon me and filled the space with courage to go against it and take the decisions. Nowadays I still shave because I love the smoothness and because I get less sweaty under the pits and hairy legs feel uncomfortable on a physical and not on a mental level. I just dont like the feeling. But I leave a bush by my vagina (although I trim it a lot so it doesn't annoy me) and I leave my leg hair unshaven during winter unless I get really annoyed by it. I'm currently looking into washing/using those machines that rip your hair out cus then my legs will be even smoother and I'll just be more comfortable. I might go back to using that cream, too, that like destroys the hair roots. But I'm doing all of that for me. So, it's aright if you shave or wax and I'm glad Chantal mentioned that. Just KNOW that there's no shame in not doing it and make sure it's out of a healthy reason. You can still shave for your boyfriend if you want or to look prettier in a conventional way. Just, dont let anyone pressure you into doing it.
Knights Play
Knights Play 10 days ago
the first time I wanted to shave was when I was like 7 or 8 years old and my brother and these boys made fun of me cause I had hairy legs and it was "wrong".
Teal 123
Teal 123 11 days ago
Is it just me or is it weird that hair everywhere but the head is “for guys” or considered masculine but it is a stereotype that females have longer hair on their head Anyone else???
Kristy K.
Kristy K. 12 days ago
I stopped shaving a few years ago. I had come to a realization that 1) shaving only makes me smooth for maaaaybe half of a day (hair grows like a weed), and 2) it was a waste of money and time I could be spending on something I actually want/need. I tend to make decisions based on functionality and convenience, and hair removal was nothing but a pointless aesthetic. So I dropped the razor and haven't looked back. I'm much more comfortable with my body now than I ever was when it was hairless.
Acceptance by Embrace
I stopped shaving awhile ago and no longer wear bras except to workout. I feel great, at first I was self conscious but it's just my body and no one has rejected me because of my hairy legs.
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall 14 days ago
Don't shave if you don't want to. Don't wear a bra if you don't want to. Go commando if you want.
Isaac Snowhite
Isaac Snowhite 15 days ago
I thought people shave to mask aging.
Li Zett
Li Zett 16 days ago
Never understood why one would shave the whole leg. The worst hair is below the knee, everything else ist just a little bit of fuzz.
honey williams
honey williams 17 days ago
preach!! 🙌🏻
Angel Kat
Angel Kat 17 days ago
I’ve toyed with the idea of quitting shaving my legs for the past few months or so, but I don’t know. You definitely inspired me tho and gotten rid of any shame or embarrassment I’ve still felt.
Angel Diamond Star
Baby Kat! There should be no need for shame by not shaving! Women, including yourself are beautiful that way!
Katelyn 17 days ago
Chantel is so pretty omg❤️
Katelyn 17 days ago
Dear beautiful angel reading this, you are so gorgeous inside and out💞God and Jesus love you so much💞you are a beautiful, blessed, brave, kindhearted, caring, GENUINE Angel walking on Earth💞You are so Brave, please never ever give up💞you are blessed✝️😻we need you here❤️Sending you all my Prayers and Love💛we need you here "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - ‭John 3:16 KJV‬ bible.com/1/jhn.3.16.kjv
Mr. Invincible
Mr. Invincible 17 days ago
It's so Strange that People are openly accepting and praising girls if they don't want to shave body hairs . . . . . . . . . . But, when a Male is talking about removing body hairs, the cmnts in the replies are totally irrelevant and illogical . . . . . I'm a guy, I shave Facial hairs, not started shaving body hairs yet . . . . . . . But, even I'm thinking of getting rid of armpit hairs one day . . . . . And yeah, I always believe and want to say, it's " *YOUR LIFE . YOUR CHOICE* " phenomena. So,, even if you're are a guy, and don't like body hairs . . . . . Remove them if you want to. It's your life, your body . . . . . Who the fuck are others to decide, and judge for you . . . 😑 😏 😎 ⛄
Annie Griffin
Annie Griffin 17 days ago
I have to shave my legs because I'm having to go to the doctor allot and I get super self conscious but if I didn't have to go to the doctor all the time I definitely wouldn't shave
Jea Lynn
Jea Lynn 18 days ago
I like guys without armpit hair and with hair. Nothing wrong with that. some folks think it's not manly. But society seem to put to much rules for women. And, I prefer to shaved my armpit hair and legs but not often. Or every sec. And growing up I waited to shaved. I think I was 13 years old. I didn't care that my legs had hair. And I was 20 when i started using make-up. Just do what you like to do.
Samantha Silva
Samantha Silva 18 days ago
She should leave buzzfeed n start her own channel!
I Potatoe
I Potatoe 19 days ago
I shave for myself, I feel more confident clean and feminine when I do it, but I can go trough months and months without shaving, and honestly, if I don't give a fuck, why do other people do? And I don't care if they mind me having hair on my legs, because I don't. I remember before I started shaving, people on my class (mostly guys) would make fun of me, because the fact I had hair on my legs, now that I shave, I just think " I don't care, if you care for the fact that I shave or not, if I shave I do it for myself and I won't change just because you want me to, or you don't like they way I am"
Teena Bell
Teena Bell 20 days ago
I shave my legs for me, i wash my hair and use the shampoo to shave my legs.
Achy ka
Achy ka 20 days ago
I personally don't like having body hair, but I am happy that these days more and more women and men are starting to develop the "if I want to shave or not is my personal choice and nobody can shame me for it" attitude. In the end it's just hair.
Everyone should shave if they want to. Shaving, waxing, using hair, laser hair removal, etc is a personal choice. Also it’s normal for girls to have more hair then men, girls mature faster than boys. Remove your hair if you want to no because you think you should. It’s the same if you decide to cut the hair on your head head or keep it long.
YOUNG MILLZ 21 day ago
What’s your ig
darkprince56 22 days ago
I never shave because I'm lazy and I wear leggings all the time but for the rare trip to the beach I will shave. There is no way that I'm showing the world that I have lumberjack legs. Gross. Oddly enough, I have very little pit hair....
Milk Kitty
Milk Kitty 24 days ago
Most of these comments are so rude love you Chantel
Leilani’s Life
Leilani’s Life 24 days ago
I cut my self the first time and I’m grounded from the razor 😭😭😭
Marc Delossantos
Marc Delossantos 24 days ago
In the late 1800's couldn't they just ask a barber if they could shave their legs instead of torturing them selves
MacKenzie Perala
MacKenzie Perala 25 days ago
But why do people shave for other people's opinion I for one shave because I like it
MacKenzie Perala
MacKenzie Perala 25 days ago
Shave with conditioner and a knife
Jimin’s Wife
Jimin’s Wife 25 days ago
I haven’t shaved my legs in months 🤘
Smol Doge
Smol Doge 27 days ago
Since I have dark brown hair, all my hair is super noticable. I literally have to shave everything from shoulders down. It's a good excuse to take a bath, haha!
green salamena
green salamena 28 days ago
bsa bokig ya
Sad Day
Sad Day 28 days ago
I don't shave my legs because I like having leg hair, and "feeling your blankets on smooth legs" wouldn't really be a thing anyways because my room is cold and I usually wear my jeans to sleep anyways, and I down shave my pits because whenever I do they get really itchy, which already sucks, but when the hair starts growing back it gets even worse because it hurts to scratch my prickly hair I also just don't want to shave lol
aqua rose
aqua rose Month ago
It a good thing I have blond hair, because nobody can see it!
staardust Month ago
I do because, to me, it feels gross. In fact I'm one of those people that actually like shaving. It makes me feel clean. But I completely understand what she's saying. Its was nice seeing somebody else's opinion on this topic
Lily Greene
Lily Greene Month ago
Me and my neighbor made our own wax lol
jal ie
jal ie Month ago
Omg i have the same socks lol
XxunicorngurlxX Month ago
why is nobody talking about her socks??
Emmy Lee
Emmy Lee Month ago
Only since 19th century? BULLSH*T. In almost every culture, there are hair grooming products. The Etruscans, the Romans, the Germanic tribes, the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations, Vikings etc shaved, plucked eyebrows.and armpits and waxed legs!! There is literal and archaeological evidence (ask me.if you're interested).
Angel Diamond Star
The Etruscans? A People long since gone, you sexy hot girl!
Kawaii_Hamster 27
The pilliows on the couch are the same pattern as Jena marbles chair
Anxiety! At the Disco
I personally only shave because I only feel comfortable with them shaved
Teagan Privett
Teagan Privett 5 days ago
omg i love your name
Muskaan Puri
Muskaan Puri Month ago
Has Darwin ever looked at his head!!😑😑
U go girl!! Chantel u rock!!
beez1717 Month ago
I never got why people started caring about body hair in the first place!
Saumini Shah
Saumini Shah Month ago
if you want to wax in a cheap but effective way.. you can make your own sugar wax. its really easy and only needs 3 ingrediants: water, sugar, and lemon
Damn I lost my faith in humanity
Im starting to transition from female to male so i dont necessarily shave...i do shave my face since i can grow hair on my face...i just hate face hair
Angsty Atheist
Angsty Atheist Month ago
This channel is gross
sefi36 Month ago
You go girl! I wish all women would not shave or wax at all. It would figure hair removal comes from Darwin, and liberal crap.
encanta411 Month ago
I can hardly even see the hair! This doesn't refer to Chantel, but I don't get when girls don't shave to make a statement or whatever but they aren't that hairy or have very light hair. Girl, I'd like to see you have that same mentality if you were seriously hairy, with very dark coarse hair everywhere! I seriously wonder how your stance would change
Pierce the Kait
Pierce the Kait Month ago
Girls shave their legs, guys shave their beards. Just saying.
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall 14 days ago
Boys aren't expected to be hairless from the eyelashes down the same way women are. And keeping a beard isn't socially unacceptable
Stacye Williamson
Stopped shaving after I gave birth to my first baby. I'm full on 70s. I love it and think it looks and feels better. My husband says it feels soft and likes it. To each their own. I like me hairy 😌
bloo jkl45
bloo jkl45 Month ago
Bro I haven't shaved my legs since 2014
Mariana Medina
Mariana Medina Month ago
I started shaving for the same reason. I stopped because I always missed a spot, lazy, and finally I rather use the money for something else. I understand my fellow females who have to shave for work, have to wear heels that mutilate their feet, and still deal with a period.
ashlinski Month ago
A lot of the follicles below my knees died from high socks. So usually, it's just calves and ankle. But frankly, there IS (for me) a point where it just stops growing. The no care mindset is a stress-free and easy one. :)
Caoimhe Sca1996
Caoimhe Sca1996 Month ago
You just cant name your cat james..........Its a human name.
CO2 GOAT Month ago
Shave ur legs, nasty hoes
isabella sanchez
hairy people are gross
Demekia DeWitty
Demekia DeWitty Month ago
Was in school with girl who legs were so hairy it would stick out her stocking. That's not attractive in my eyes, so for me I will hairless
Stacy Watson
Stacy Watson Month ago
I'm glad you did this. My story is more or less the same as yours and I've been told it's 'political'. Honestly though, I just find shaving silly. Now for the passed 20 years, I've barely shaved ( and I refuse to wear nylons because they're awful) and few people notice. I refused to be shamed for it; it's 2019.
Tom Collins
Tom Collins Month ago
if you are a women who does not shave, you are a disgusting feminist slob. women in this country have gotten way to concerned about their liberal brand of horseshit. stop before we make you. you are not tough like the carpet muncher pervs on t. v. and stop dressing like men or you will die alone
Jessica Gehrt
Jessica Gehrt Month ago
Just buy an electric shaver and you dont have to use shaving cream/foam and keep supplying yourself with unnecessary shaving products
jumay064 Month ago
You are free to do what you like as long as you dont expect everyone to like what you do. A hairy woman shows a lack of femininity to me. If that is what you choose to do, just understand that myself and many others look at that negatively
captain AMERICA
captain AMERICA Month ago
Why I stop dating woman's like her,
Jacob Wrona
Jacob Wrona Month ago
Hair legs I could probably overlook. Hairy armpits...not so much. I mean why not let your upper lip hair grow out too and quit wearing makeup, get about 5 cats and just be "that" girl.
CPR Month ago
Isn't Nair (sp?) an option? I remember my mom tried to get me use Nair to remove facial hair because disposable razors were giving me bumps.
jokke perkele
jokke perkele Month ago
yea why is this a conversation? No one cares
Jon Castillian
Jon Castillian Month ago
Ok no one cares, women are fighting to learn in Afghanistan focus on real feminism
buthut Month ago
She probably farts around people to.
Elisim0 Month ago
Isn't it funny that males are expected to have body hair, and yet short hair on their heads, and how females are expected to have no body hair, and yet long hair on their heads. Idk just thought that was wonky.
Creeper _girl101
Some people think body hair is gross, some think it's unladylike, and some just don't give a damn. No matter the reason you do, or don't shave, you are still a beautiful person, and you deserve someone who is going to be happy with you, and appreciate you for your differences. I don't shave my legs because one, I *never* where *anything* that exposes my legs, I just feel naked when I do, so what's the point really? It's not like anyone is going to see them. Reason two, is because it also takes me over am hour to shave (for those rare occasions when I do). I'm not a woman who falls pray to fake beauty standards and such, (not to say that *all* women are dolls, I know some women just have different choices of style then me, and that's okay, but there still are some who do fall pray to things like that) I don't wear make up, I don't like manicures, or pedicures (I have my own way of taking care of that, that's less painful, yes I find manicures painful) I don't shave my legs, I don't wear skirts, shorts, or dresses, I don't wear tank tops, or anything considered to be "feminine" because that's just not my style. I like comfortable T-shirts with funny little remarks written on them, I like an oversized jacket that I can escape into whenever I want to take a secret nap, I like jeans and long socks with converse or vans... My style preference is function over fashion, maybe yours isn't, and that's fine. There is no sense in wasting time an energy about arguing over someone's opinions about dressing, when there are so many more important issues and productive things that could be accomplished right now...
This is propaganda to lower the birth rate
DJ Chris
DJ Chris Month ago
Why I stopped watching these videos
Ozinga Month ago
Because your a lazy slug that be my guess.
Malia A
Malia A Month ago
You're really brave if you don't shave them pits and 'stache
WMC NA Month ago
Rafael Delgado
Rafael Delgado Month ago
Airielle Min
Airielle Min Month ago
Ever since I'm really hairy. Like seriously. Arms, legs, my back EVEN MY FREAKING STOMACH. My forehead, but just little. I really hate it because people notices it and I'm afraid that they really think it's gross or something because I'm a woman. Even my breast have a little hair. I don't even know what to do. But i never shave or wax it. Because i know for sure it will damage my skin but im doubting. Becaude i rlly think doesn't look great.
Stu Month ago
Whatever floats your boat.
Emma Sachsenmaier
we love that
random consumer
random consumer Month ago
Yall are nasty.
That weirdo Chanel
I’m just gonna get laser hair removal so my hair would never grow back and I wouldn’t have to worry about that ish
That weirdo Chanel
That weirdo Chanel 19 days ago
Jess P my mum got 6 sessions and she’s Arab (so we’re all hairy)and it hasn’t grown back since 4 years
Jess P
Jess P 19 days ago
It'll get about 50% of the hairs and it's 6-8 sessions. I was going to do it but then I read too many people's experience of wanting that hair back
A 20 days ago
zw0lfb4um the end result Is still a lot better than doing it regularly. My mom had amazing results it’s worth it if you’re particularly hairy and shave everywhere
zw0lfb4um 20 days ago
You know it still grows back, just slower? They couldn't make all that dolla if you only had to go once 💸💸💸
Christine Colley
Christine Colley 26 days ago
001Catey Month ago
I don't shave my legs all the time but I really don't like how they feel after a while. Makes me wish I never started.
Isabela D
Isabela D Month ago
Why does this need to be 9 minutes long?
DishingOut Ls
DishingOut Ls Month ago
because feminism
GreenSkull xxx
GreenSkull xxx Month ago
That video made me go and shave my legs lol.
Jaeleigh Ortiz
Jaeleigh Ortiz Month ago
It’s literally just hair
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