16 Body Hair Struggles That Latinas Know To Be True

1. Being Latina can come with less-than-fun parts if you’ve been ~blessed~ with hair.

Being Latina can come with less-than-fun parts if you've been ~blessed~ with hair.

2. Your overactive hair follicles kicked in at a young age, but your mom was adamant about you not shaving.

Your overactive hair follicles kicked in at a young age, but your mom was adamant about you not shaving.

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3. And even when she finally let you, you completely underestimated how much effort it actually is.

And even when she finally let you, you completely underestimated how much effort it actually is.

4. But you didn’t want to be made fun of, so you begrudgingly shaved your Chewbacca legs every other day.

But you didn't want to be made fun of, so you begrudgingly shaved your Chewbacca legs every other day.

5. Then learned, through endless teasing, that there was more than just leg hair to worry about.

Then learned, through endless teasing, that there was more than just leg hair to worry about.

6. And although you tried dealing with the numerous “problem areas,” your genes were just too damn strong.

And although you tried dealing with the numerous “problem areas,” your genes were just too damn strong.

7. It even made dating more difficult, as if Tinder could get worse.

It even made dating more difficult, as if Tinder could get worse.

8. So you vowed to stop shaving, but that only lasted so long.

So you vowed to stop shaving, but that only lasted so long.

9. Even though shorts weather meant needing a whole Target aisle for daily smooth legs.

Even though shorts weather meant needing a whole Target aisle for daily smooth legs.

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10. But as the years have passed, you’ve started to question needing to be completely hairless.

But as the years have passed, you've started to question needing to be completely hairless.

11. And maybe you’ve even decided to stop shaving and embrace your natural glory.

And maybe you've even decided to stop shaving and embrace your natural glory.

12. Or just don’t feel like spending an hour every day to hair maintenance.

Or just don't feel like spending an hour every day to hair maintenance.

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13. Maybe you’re just tired of the stupid double standard and want to take your body back.

Maybe you're just tired of the stupid double standard and want to take your body back.

14. Ultimately, the choice is YOURS. Whether you decide not to shave…

Ultimately, the choice is YOURS. Whether you decide not to shave...

15. …or shave because YOU feel better that way…

...or shave because YOU feel better that way...

16. …you are still a goddamn gorgeous Latina, societal standards be damned.

...you are still a goddamn gorgeous Latina, societal standards be damned.

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