It can be challenging for girls and women to learn how to relate to their bodies because there are so few resources available to adequately guide us. Before we get any further, I want to clarify that pubic hair grows on and around your vulva, not the vagina. The vagina is internal. So, to shave or not to shave? Here are five things to consider.
How to Tell if You're Going Bald: 11 Steps (with Pictures)
Your doctor can tell you whether your particular chemotherapy treatment is likely to cause hair loss. This allows you to plan ahead for head coverings or treatments to reduce hair loss. You might not think about how important your hair is until you face losing it. And if you have cancer and are about to undergo chemotherapy, the chance of hair loss is very real. Both men and women report hair loss as one of the side effects they fear most after being diagnosed with cancer. For many, hair loss is a symbol to the world that you have cancer.
Having begun to struggle with male pattern baldness in my late teens, I lost huge amounts of confidence while experimenting with several unsuccessful remedies to help maintain my full, luscious locks! This is a progressive condition that initially causes your hair line to recede, before your hair begins to thin and eventually fall out around the crown and the temples. While you may be tempted to mask your receding hair line with a carefully cultivated piece of styling or some other temporary fix, however, take it from me that this is completely ineffective and merely delaying the inevitable. In contrast, shaving your head creates a clean, virile and more masculine look, and one that conveys a strong sense of confidence and youthfulness to others. Research in Social Psychological and Personality Science has explored these in detail, by measuring how women perceive men with shaved heads in comparison to those who have a full head of hair.
Last Updated: October 4, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Laura Martin. Laura Martin is a Licensed Cosmetologist in Georgia. She has been a hair stylist since and a cosmetology teacher since