By Diana Pilkington for the Daily Mail. Shaving, waxing, plucking - many of us spend hours getting rid of body hair. But this week, singer Miley Cyrus decided to challenge convention and leave her underarms unshaved - perhaps she's onto something, as there may be health benefits to having an ample covering of fuzz.
Forgot password? We moderate all questions to prevent duplicates, offensive grammar, and laziness. I already am really hairy.
You may not think you are, and compared with, say, a chimpanzeeyou appear distinctly bald. But in fact your entire body with the exception of the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet is covered in hair. All told you have about 5 million follicles, about the same as chimps and other primates.
Hair on men is a sign of their virility; hair on women—eh, not so much. For instance, many of my patients complain that they find hair growth on the breasts, above the upper lip, on the chin, on the fingers, stomach, or feet. Could this be normal? Why Am I So Hairy?
I am generally really hairy all over — I have been to see my GP about it, but she said there was nothing to worry about. However, I have heard that going on the Pill can help to get rid of the excess hair on your body due to the oestrogen in the pills. No, I'm afraid the Pill won't help get rid of this hair.
I have always been quite a hairy person, but since the birth of my last child, who is now 5, I have become excessively hairy in all the wrong places! I sometimes think I should have been born a man as I'm more hairy than some men! The hair grows very quickly.
When I was around 14 years old, I started to notice changes with my body hair that were very different from what I had been told to expect during puberty. Very fine, long facial hair started to grow on my chin and neck, but since the hair was blonde, I thought—or hoped—no one would notice. But someone did.
I am 26 years old but still at university. I have always been a hairy person and it really bothers me. I have tried everything, from razors to shaving cream
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How dare she, a womanreveal such an unsightly thing? Well, to all of you chastising Miley and her armpit hair, you need to take a breather and realize that not only is body hair natural, but being hairy is good for you … or so says science. Not only is being hairy good for you, no matter your gender, but it also tells a lot about the inner workings of your body, like your circulation and possibly even your intelligence.