Through the years, decades, and centuries. And by now, a lot of people are pretty attached to it.
But not everyone!
We should all take a minute every once in a while. To salute the people who question these practices, long taken for granted.
Morgan Mikenas is one such person.
She's become distinguished on Instagram for her refusal to follow society's body hair trends. An even more impressive position given what she does for a living.
Morgan Mikenas has garnered a huge following on Instagram thanks to her fitness related posts, which she hoped would inspire her thousands of fans to get healthy. Last year, she decided to take it to a whole different direction.
Morgan hasn't shaved her armpits or legs since the beginning of 2016, and now, she's proudly showing off her natural body on Instagram.
She did something a lot of women wish they could do.
But for one reason or another they thought they couldn't pull it off. Could that be changing? And no, I'm not talking about laser hair removal.
She last picked up a razor at the start of 2016 and now proudly shares photos of her natural leg and underarm hair — and body-positive messages — on Instagram to more than 8,000 followers.
In a video posted on YouTube titled "Why I Don't Shave", Morgan explained: 'I want to inspire others... I guess my number one reason why I stopped was that it took so much time.
"It took so much of my time to just get in the shower and have to shave everything and then wash my hair and then wash my body..."