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Why she didn’t shave her legs for six months

“It was quite impressive how hairy they got."

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Sharon Munro who grew hair on her legs. (Sharon Munro via SWNS)

By Emma Dunn via SWNS

A woman didn’t shave her legs for six months and said they got so hairy people thought they belonged to a man - but insists it was worth it for the extra layer of warmth.

Sharon Munro, 38, decided to stop shaving her legs in October 2021 out of laziness and was shocked to see how much her hair had grown by April 2022.

She says her hairy limbs kept her cozy and warm in the winter months.

But when the summer heatwave hit, and she got too hot, Sharon decided to have her legs waxed - and says her smooth pins now feel strange.

Sharon Munro who grew hair on her legs. (Sharon Munro via SWNS)

Sharon, who runs a cleaning company, from Harwich, Essex, England said: “I let my leg hair grow for so long it looked like a man’s leg.

“People didn’t believe they were mine and I had to prove it against a male friend's leg to show it was real.

“It was quite impressive how hairy they got.

“It was quite warm and cozy in the winter.

“I was just lazy and couldn’t be bothered to shave them, but it might be a good way to save money this winter.”

Sharon stopped shaving her legs in October last year and was amazed at how much they grew.

“It was so thick and dark,” she said.

“People didn’t believe they were my legs.

“I kept them hidden under trousers so no one saw them.

“They were like gorilla legs.”

Sharon said the extra hair kept her warmer during the colder months.

“Surprisingly it was quite cozy,” she said.

“It was definitely an extra layer of warmth.”

Sharon Munro who grew hair on her legs. (Sharon Munro via SWNS)

When the sun came out in April 2022, Sharon decided to get her legs waxed so she felt comfortable getting her pins out again.

“They were so smooth, and it felt strange feeling the air on my legs again,” she said.

“Even water trickling down my leg felt really strange after they’d been protected by so much hair.

“I do think having hairy legs helps with keeping you warmer.

“You have to grow them out for a long time though to get the hair long.”

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