Unicorn armpit hair is the latest WTF trend taking over the internet
17 January 2019, 17:38 | Updated: 17 January 2019, 17:52
You've heard of Movember, but what about its less groomed sister Januhairy?
The Januhairy movement started to encourage women to grow and embrace their body hair for the entire month of January. It all started to promote body positivity and like Movember, Januhairy raises money for charity at the same time too.
People are putting makeup on potatoes now and just... why?
So, in the spirit of growing your locks to rapunzel-style lengths this month, why not make body hair look damn colourful. Well, that's where unicorn or rainbow armpit hair has come in. The trend is currently sweeping the internet with women flaunting their multi-coloured pits and even delivering tutorials on how to get the look.
The idea is thought to have first sprung up on the internet back in 2016, before it was picked up by hair stylist Caitlin Ford while working with a client for Pride weekend. Known for creating bold and colourful unicorn hairstyles, armpit hair was naturally the next thing to be dunked in dye.
Now it's really picking up steam and women are dying their armpit hair and spreading the message of female empowerment. Miley Cyrus even jumped on the band wagon during her "Bangerz" days.
Wanna give it a go? All you need is bleach, hair dye and, er, lots of armpit hair. First whack on the bleach and wait until your hair is light enough to take some colour. If you're naturally fair-haired, you can skip this step.
Now, this will be a real test of your upper arm strength, because you have to keep your arms in the air for an extremely long time while it develops. Next, whack on strips of different colours to your lightened pit hair and wait for the magic to happen. After a quick rinse you should have the brightest pits possible.
As expected with such a bold statement, people weren't quite receiving the message.
Unicorn armpit hair is the new "beauty trend" of 2019 (so far), according to a Marie Claire article. I get that people are trying to make a point by saying "screw beauty standards", but that's a bit much for me. I won't take part, but if others want to, have fun and do you. pic.twitter.com/3jq2eTVbLf— Diona M. Leigh (@DionaMLeigh) January 17, 2019
Im alright for seeing pictures of unicorn armpit hair thanks.— V I C T O R I A ♔ (@VictoriaBoydxx) January 16, 2019
Humanity is doomed.— Patrick (@jd2319) January 14, 2019
Seriously. Unicorn armpit hair? Don’t let this be a thing, you dumb bitches. Just don’t. For the love of god. Don’t.— Innocent Illusion (@DianaG2772) January 14, 2019
This will make it to the history textbooks someday. Do we really want that? pic.twitter.com/curOsUy9mQ
I bet she’s vegan.— Gavin Williams (@GavWilliams147) January 14, 2019