Unicorn Armpit Hair: The New Beauty Trend That Has Us Questioning The Internet Instagram: @caitlinfordhair/ YouTube: Official Rainbow Girl
Instagram: @caitlinfordhair / YouTube: Official Rainbow Girl

I seriously don’t understand all of these weird trends that have been popping up lately. We have seen the Engagement Ring Piercing trend, removing the inside of ears trend, and glitter on your dog’s testicles trend. I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted trying to keep up with them. I don’t know which one to partake, or if I even should attempt to follow it.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. Introducing the Unipits trend, a new colorful trend that is circling around social media, and let me tell you, it’s all three summed up. It is also exactly what it sounds like. It involves hair, armpits, and rainbows.

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🌈Feel The Rainbow🌈 This is making the rounds on the Internet again because of the Janu-hairy trend. Just a friendly reminder that a woman’s beauty, and the type of beauty she chooses to ascribe to, has absolutely nothing to do with making herself sexually attractive to you. If you have a problem with body hair, especially a woman choosing to bear the kind of hair that MEN have conditioned us to believe is wrong, gross, or disgusting, that is YOUR problem. Why are you so offended by hair? It must be painful to live in such a fragile little world. My page is fully devoted to empowering women and all creativity within beauty, if that hurts your little feelers I’ll gladly show you to the door. I’ve put up with too many gorilla-hair-assed men to put up with your nonsense. This is my friend @anomalilly , she is powerful, fierce, and proud to be a woman, body hair and all and I was happy to color that hair for her ♥️✌🏻 #januhairy #fragilemasculinity

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Apparently, the latest beauty trend is causing everyone to die their armpit hair different colors. Don’t get me wrong, your body is your body and you can do whatever you’d like to it, but this just seems too much. Come on the internet, give us a little break! I’m barely catching up with the Christmas eyebrows trend that happened in December.

What does the Unipit trend stand for? The trend is said to embrace the extension of a female empowerment movement in which women grow out their armpit hair, as a means of encouraging body positivity. Which in all defense, I think that’s great. Like I said, your body is your body, you can have whatever you want, or not. But you have to admit this seems a little bit too excessive and a tad strange. I can already hear people complaining and suing dye companies for burnt rashes on their armpits.

Safe to say social media was quick to put in their two cents, some opposed to it, but some rooting for the trend to kick off. Several believe this will allow women to feel empowered and self-confident in their body, by breaking the social norms of what a woman’s body should look like.

Celebrities have even started to participate in the trend as well. In January, Miley Cyrus shared a photo of herself, becoming a modern-advocate of celebrating uniqueness, showing off her natural look and sporting pink’ unicornpits’. Because let’s face it, if there is anyone that is going to participate in a trend like this, is Cyrus herself. Who is known for her quirky style and 2012 out of the blue meltdown.

Now, as I said, I support all movements for body positivity, but hair dye on armpit hair? Really? We couldn’t just go with regular hair on our head? Sure, I’ll dye my hair pink for a good cause, heck, I’ll even dye it green.

Ah, the power of social media keeps amazing me every day. Well, at least there will be more color in the world, right? I guess we’ll be seeing more rainbows armpits this year, and if that’s keeping people from bullying other people, then go for it. Show me your pink pits and embrace that culture, sister. I guess you can call it an accessory to your outfit.

Long live colorful pits and a summer to remember. Honestly, I probably won’t try this myself, but I am here for it, and I support you. Firstly, because I love the color, I’ll admit it, it makes me happy. But secondly, I love that people are embracing something that has been taboo for so long.

Hair is hair, it’ll grow back and you can cut it anytime you want. Sure, the rainbow dye isn’t “natural”, but it’s fun so yeah, you win this time internet. Fan of it, you do you.

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Silke  Jasso About the author:
Silke Jasso is a bilingual editor, writer, producer, and journalist specialized in online media. Born in Laredo Texas, her previous works include LareDOS Newspaper where she was an editor and writer and Entravision Communications where she was a Co-Anchor and Multi-Media Journalist for Fox39 News and Univision 27. She recently ...Read more
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