Ditch the wax and razors, the bush is sexy again.
Pubic hair has a tendency to be the source of much (unnecessary) debate. “To trim or not to trim”, this seems to be the big question on women’s minds leading up to every bikini season, and throughout the year. But this year, we have reason to believe the trends are changing, and you might be able to spare yourself the horrors of another Brazilian wax.
In South Korea, for example, pubic hair is prized as a sign of sexual health and fertility. It’s such a desirable style, that some women are actually opting for operations like bush grafting (when hair is taken from the head and transplanted in the pubic area).
Surprisingly though, the pressure to get the procedure isn’t coming from men. A study from the Arumdaun Nara Dermatologic and Plastic Surgery Clinic in Seoul said 74 per cent of women had it done because of a “sense of inferiority to the same sex.” Which is strange, when you consider about 10 per cent of women in the country suffer from a condition known as pubic atrichosis, which means their bodies don’t naturally grow much hair down there.
So while the full-bush look might be refreshing in the sense that it’s easier to maintain, the societal pressures surrounding pubic hair styles seem to be alive and well no matter where you go.
But the trend for more hair seems to also be taking root closer to home. A few American Apparel mannequins were recently outfitted with the full-bush look, hinting that the style is gaining popularity. Cameron Diaz attacked below-the-belt grooming in her book titled The Body Book, and Gaby Hoffmann sported a full bush on the television show Girls.
All of that to say: Your lady bits look better with hair rather than leaving them bare.
And just in case you need a little style inspiration, we’ve got you covered.