It is also true that parasites can live on and in hair thus peoples who preserved their body hair would have required greater general hygiene to prevent diseases. I think I knew very young that my arm hair was a lot more than most people's. It's a constant back-and-forth between you and other people.
Wax on, wax ouch: pubic grooming has a high injury rate, survey reveals
I have so much hair and it came out blonde. I asked [a classmate] to the dance, and he said no because, according to him, my arms were too hairy. That pressure, though, is magnified for hairy girls of color, who must add body hair onto an already long list of things the world says is wrong with them. As women's armpit hair contrasts more noticeably with her other body hair than does a man's, it is a significant indicator of sexual maturity and therefore unwelcome in conventional western polite society.