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#DearRazor: “They Said Her Underarm Looked Like A Forest!”

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Ah, underarm shaving. It’s a technique you’ve mastered over the years—ever since you first had to manage your underarm foliage. But you weren’t always adept with the razor, and YouTube wasn’t there yet in your early teens to give you hair removal DIY hacks. TBH, you shouldn’t be diyahe to talk about this, because you’re not alone! Listen to Cosmo girl Saab Magalona’s first encounter with underarm hair, awkward moments, and shaving, and we’re pretty sure you’re gonna pick up some familiar feels from it.

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Dear Razor, 

You've been a huge help. As somebody who works in media, I get a lot of event invitations—and some of them are sent at the last minute. Just recently, I was invited to a product launch, and I really wanted to wear this little black dress I picked up the week before. I preferred waxing back then, but my underarm hair hadn't grown out enough for me to make an appointment at a salon. I decided to go for it and grab you in the shower. I knew there was a chance my skin would get irritated, but I'd rather take that than show up to the event with even the slightest underarm hair. Luckily, I found a deodorant that finally agrees with you! What brand is it? I'll let you know this Tuesday, February 23.

If you want in on the secret, I just might invite you so I can tell you more about it personally! I’ll also choose two winners who’ll receive a special #DoveGoShave gift pack from me! Tag me @saabmagalona and tell me why I should invite you, and you can also let me know about the last time your razor saved you! Don't forget to use the hashtag #DearRazor and #DoveGoShave!

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Dear Razor, 

My classmates and I would discuss our unwanted hairs and how best to get rid of them. A lot of them preferred waxing because they said it was more thorough. They said shaving irritates their skin so they avoided YOU as much as possible. I noticed my skin would become red after I used YOU as well. 

I tried waxing but I couldn’t take having to plan my outfits according to my waxing calendar! No sleeveless tops until the hair had grown long enough for waxing. Was I really going to let my underarms dictate what I wear? I’d had enough and I was ready to find a solution. 

Sincerely, 
Saab Magalona

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Dear Razor,

I used to be so afraid of you. I remember when I first really took notice of my underarm hair. I was in high school, and some boys were making fun of a girl who raised her hand in class. They said her underarm looked like a forest. I felt so bad for her, and then I got self-conscious about my own 'pits.

I was so confused about this double standard on underarms! Why should girls be ridiculed for something EVERYBODY has? But I guess getting rid of underarm hair isn't so bad. I realized it was more about hygiene; I mean, at least we don't stink!

My older sister was the one who taught me how to use you. Shaving has got to be the easiest way to banish body hair. No need to set an appointment at a salon, and you can do it at your convenience without making a mess.

Thank God we’re friends now, Razor.

Sincerely,
Saab Magalona

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Stay tuned next week for another one of my #DearRazor posts! Do you remember the first time you started getting self-conscious about your underarms? Use the hashtag #DearRazor and tag me with your answers, and I'll pick 2 winners each week to receive a #DoveGoShave gift pack! Happy shaving!

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