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Do sheep have armpits? Are they legpits instead and should you have 4 of them? I don't think it's fully understood why armpit hair has remained during evolution. I suppose it could be asked why we have lost all the rest of the hair - what is the evolutionary advantage in having less body hair than our distant ancestors? Why have we retained eyebrows? Maybe to stop the rain running down into our eyes. Of course, it does not follow that there is any reason for these things; genetic mutations are thought to be fairly random and it can be a matter of accident that some end up propagating more than others. Maybe the is some sexually attractive feature of armpit hair that the people who shave today have not realised.However, I note there could be some advantage in lubrication, in wicking away perspiration, in retaining scents that can be (or may have been) signals or in maintaining temperature in the glands below the skin. A similar question could be asked about pubic hair or even about why some people are more hairy than others.
...I gather all the women who regularly shave both areas have not been studied to identify any physical, emotional, biological secondary repercussions from being bald in those areas !!