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Free Your Pits 2015

7U6A1673Hey babes! 2015 started out great here at HTHG with our first annual Pit In party! SiddalKeri – fellow FYP spearheader from BANG Salon – and I dyed pits for fun and for freedom, and for The Lambert House. Manic Panic donated the color, and VAIN provided the venue. It was a demonstration of fun, freedom, expression, and body positivity.

Rain and I want to thank all who were a part of the planning and setup, and all of you great people who came by and let us dye your pits.

Thank you to Magnolia and her mom, who came together to be a part of a movement that encourages people to love their bodies. We were so excited to have an 8-year-old in the house! You can’t start kids too young on positive body and empowerment! Glad to have the next generation getting involved to help us represent something we’re passionate about. 7U6A1433

Magnolia (age 8) said she “can’t WAIT to be 21, because then she will have pit hair that is so long she can braid it!”

We asked her what beauty means to her, and here is what she said:

Beauty is sweat. Beauty is tears. Beauty is strength. Beauty is side-burns. Beauty is freedom. Beauty is pits. Beauty is what you choose, not what others choose for you. Beauty is friendship. Beauty is love. Beauty is hope. Beauty is happiness. Beauty is dreams. Beauty is running. Beauty is laughter. Beauty is where the heart is. Beauty is a kiss.

I think that Magnolia is off to an amazing start on the subject of beauty. Future game changer if you ask me.

7U6A16517U6A1727We had some young women who were students at Evergreen and Reed who came by to free their pits. We are stoked that they came, and glad to have them rep the movement around campus.

Chelsea, Keri and Rain held it down, helping with set up, dying pits, selling T’s and DIY pit dying merch.

7U6A15667U6A1412Siddal and Chelsea kicked real ass. We couldn’t have done it without ’em. We refreshed the color in Siddal’s pits before the party the Pit- In started, so she would be fresh and bright. Chelsea’s pit color was still going strong from when Keri dyed them a couple weeks ago.


Adam knocked socks off with his orange pits and incredible poses.


Keri drew the designs for our first crop of FYP T-shirt’s and we had ’em designed/rendered by Jordan and screen printed at Pork Chop Printing here in Seattle. We have sizes s,m,l, and xl available online for $25 each, or you can pick one up at VAIN downtown at 2018 1st Ave in Seattle. Email me at howtohairgirl@gmail if you want a shirt shipped to you!7U6A1720

These two babes came to show support and get their pits dyed, and made amazing faces and let us take their photos.


This babe showed up to rep for the teen girls.

7U6A1830Jules was there, because she is the queen of pit hair.

7U6A18057U6A1864A wonderful group of metalsmiths came in from Greenlake Jewelry Works to ring in the New Year by freeing their pits, and showed us that you can totally dye stubble, and that more men should be freeing their pits. 7U6A19527U6A17507U6A19647U6A20257U6A19887U6A1999

This lovely woman showed up towards the end of the day, and we chatted about body positivity, the Free Your Pits Movement, and Fattitude, a PNW fat-positive community.


She left with a smile, and turquoise pits.

All in all, the Free Your Pits New Year Pit  In was a great success, and it was all thanks to you!  We can’t wait for the next one!

Here at HTHG, we deem 2015 The Year We Take Back Our Beauty.

xoxo, The FYP Movement

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  1. Belinda

    More than 10 years ago, I freed my pits from their (our) enslavement to deodorant/antiperspirant, & I thought you all might be interested…

    I have been using aluminium-free baking soda as a deodorant for the last ten years & would never consider going back to regular antiperspirant, or to using one of the natural ‘deodorant’ products at the organic store – which, in my experience, simply don’t work. My only mode of transport is my bicycle, so I’m incredibly active – but I NEVER smell! The one or two times that I have been caught out & had to borrow a conventional deodorant, I have felt smelly after an hour or two. This system worked perfectly for me during the extended periods (i.e. years) when I was not shaving or waxing my pits 🙂 (All this said, the friend who actually put me onto this wonderful system found the BS eventually irritated her skin, & so she had to stop using it. I have never had this problem!)

    The morning ritual I have devised goes as follows:

    I shower at night, so first thing in the morning, I walk into the bathroom, brush my teeth, then wet my pits & dip wet fingertips into my pot of aluminium-free BS. I then rub the powder that sticks on my fingers into my pits!

    You will find that a bit of the BS falls off, & the floor around your sink gets a little crunchy 🙂

    If I was a morning showerer, I might have my pot of BS in the shower itself, towel the rest of my body & leave my pits wet – then apply the powder there. I would then hang out in my dressing gown while the powder dried, before getting dressed…

    It’s important that you do it first thing, especially if you’re planning on wearing black or dark blue that day! Because, as your pits dry, some white powder does drop off into your clothes. So, it’s great to do it while you’re still in your Pjs or dressing gown. I’ve never found it to damage any clothing – in fact, in my experience, it causes a lot less damage than antiperspirant… The drying & dusting-off period is not at all noticeable, in terms of sensation or comfort, just in terms of colour…

    This is all making the process sound a lot messier than it actually is – but I wanted you to have all the facts! I would never, in my wildest dreams go back to supermarket deodorant. I feel 100% confident cycling in 40 deg C Australian heat (104 deg F) with my pits powdered.

    Yipeeeeee Bring on the Revolution.

    1. roxie.hunt Author

      Whoo Hoo! Publishing this!

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