For most women, not shaving or waxing body hair for 30 days feels… weird. It’s a daily or weekly habit, that most of us do without really thinking twice — wet legs in shower, lather on soap, think about laundry list of things to get done today, mindlessly drag razor up leg, knick skin at ankle, utter several swears, continue shaving.
But there’s a lot of stigma around women not shaving, too. Modern day society has trained our brains to believe that women must be smooth and fuzz-free, especially on their legs and underarms.
Rihanna, however, has got her fans thinking twice about their shaving regimen. The Barbados native recently shared a snap of her lounging in the sun, and because of the way the light was hitting her leg, a patch of leg hairs was revealed.
Even someone as seemingly silky smooth as Rihanna has stubble! And not only stubble, but what looks like a few week’s worth of hair on her gams. The world is officially a better place because of this public knowledge.
Rihanna has leg hair in her insta post so nobody better tell me shit when I grow out my leg hair this summer
— 🦋 (@lunademiel__) May 2, 2018
RIHANNA’S LEG HAIR IS A MOOD pic.twitter.com/6EaE5E21BS
— queen G (@ifthehoefits) May 2, 2018
— Vona Larsen (@VonaLarsen) May 3, 2018
Seeing Rihanna post bikini pics with hairy legs gives me life like YESSS sorry I don’t have time to shave everyday like society wants me to @rihanna
— Stella Anderson (@fuxwiditzSTELLA) May 2, 2018
It’s not clear if Riri was intentionally sending a body-positive message or if she was simply posting a swimwear selfie. On the one hand, everyone knows Rihanna does what Rihanna wants — see her line of lipstick, or her line of lingerie, or her general take-no-s*** attitude. So, really, no one should be surprised that Rih doesn’t feel the need to hide the hair on her legs.
Last year it was the Summer of No Bra, and thanks to Rihanna, it looks like summer 2018 must be dubbed the Summer of No Shaving. Here’s to saving 10 minutes in the shower this summer, ladies.