You Are Not the Only One With Hair On Your Boobs — Here’s Why It Happens
It is not uncommon to have some hairs on your body.
But what happens if you are a woman? Is it normal to have hair on your body? What does it mean when someone says they have “hairs”? How do these hairs grow and why do women get them?
These questions may seem strange at first but they are all answers that will help you understand yourself better.
The answer to these questions might surprise you. So let us begin…
What Does It Mean When Someone Says They Have Hairs?
Hair grows from one place or another on your body. Some hairs grow outwards while others grow inward. There are different types of hairs and each type has its own purpose. Let us take a look at some examples:
The first example is the pubic hair (or “hoof”). Pubic hair grows from the area between your legs. It is there to protect you from dirt and germs. If you had no pubes, then you would probably not have any problems with diseases such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Another type of hairs are those found on your face. These hairs are called sebaceous glands. Sebum is a fluid produced by sebaceous glands which helps keep skin moist and smooth. If you had no sebaceous glands, then your face would be dry and cracked all the time.
Luckily, you have hairs on your face to keep the sebum from dropping onto your clothes or the ground all the time.
Another example of hair is lanugo hair. Lanugo hair grows on a person’s body to keep them warm. Many babies are born with lanugo hair because their bodies are too young to maintain a stable internal temperature. As we grow older, our bodies are able to keep us warm without the help of lanugo hair.
The last example of hair is the most common: Terminal hair. This is the most common type of hair that you will find on your body. Terminal hair grows from your arms, legs, eyebrows, and pubic region. On your head, terminal hair grows from your scalp.
Terminal hair can also be thick or thin.
Why Do You Get Hairs?
You have hairs all over your body for a reason. Each hair has its own purpose. For example, your eyebrows keep the sweat out of your eyes. If you did not have eyebrows, then sweat would drip down your face and into your eyes all the time causing you to not be able to see clearly. Your pubic hairs protect your most intimate parts from harmful bacteria. If you did not have these hairs, then you would get sick a lot more often than you do now.
The purpose of other hairs on your body are less obvious. But they are there nonetheless.
Why Do Men Get Hairs On Their Chest?
Men get hairs on their chest for a reason. These hairs protect the man’s heart. If too much heat or cold entered the chest, then it could cause a heart attack or another medical emergency. The hairs act as insulation. The hairs do not let heat in or out of the chest. This helps keep the man’s heart at a stable body temperature.
Why Do Men Get Hairs On Their Back?
You have probably seen men with hairs on their back. These hairs are there for protection. If a male did not have these hairs, then it would be easy for someone to choke him from behind. If this happened, then it could cause injury to the male or even death. However, because of these hairs, no one can choke the male from behind.
Why Do Men Get Hairs On Their Legs?
Men get hairs on their legs for a reason. These hairs protect the man’s knees. The hairs act like armor. When running or kneeling, these hairs will protect the male’s knees from the bare force of the ground. Without these hairs, the knees would take all the brunt of the shock when running or kneeling and they would become worn out or damaged.
Why Does My Mom Say That I Should Shave?
Many men get hairs on their face, back, legs, and chest. In these areas, the hairs are a bit too long. The hairs get into the way of the man’s vision. This could cause him to not see obstacles in his way when he is running or walking. If he does not see the obstacles, then he could fall and get hurt. Also, if the man does not see other people or animals in his way, then he could bump into them. When a person runs into another person or an animal, then that person or animal could get hurt too.
Also, when the hairs get too long, then they begin to smell bad. This is why your mother tells you to shave. If your hairs do not smell clean, then neither will you. Also, if people can see your long hairs, then they will think badly of you.
Other people may not want to be your friend if you look unkempt. Also, if an employer sees your long hairs, then he may not give you the job that you want. You want to look nice for the people that you meet because those are the people that will decide your fate in this life.
In the future, you may have a wife and children.
Will they like it if you have long hairs?
No, they will not like it. They will tell you to shave just like your mother tells you to do now. If you listen to your mother now, then in the future you will have a better relationship with your wife and children.
Shaving is not hard. You just need to buy a razor and some shaving cream. Then, all you have to do is drag the razor across your skin where the hairs are. It is just like when you cut paper with a scissor except you are cutting your hair instead.
Don’t cut yourself. Also, don’t forget to wash the shaving cream off when you are done. This is important because if you leave the shaving cream on, then it will clog up your pores. Your pores need to breathe just like your mouth and nose pores do.
When in Doubt, Ask!
If there is anything that is not clear about this letter, then please ask me now. After you have finished reading this letter, then it will be too late to ask me again. I may forget that you didn’t understand some things.
The following is a list of questions that people in the past have asked me about shaving. I have tried to answer them the best that I can:
Can I use anything else instead of a razor to shave?
You can use something else to shave if you want, but it is not recommended. The safest thing to use is a new razor. Most razors these days are very sharp and will work nicely. Some people have a favorite razor that they like to use. It is up to you to choose which type of razor to use. Just remember, if you use something else besides a new razor, then you need to be very careful. Used razors can be nasty and spread diseases. Always wash the blade before and after use. If you use anything else besides a new razor, then you are really rolling the dice. Only do so if you have no other choice.
Can I cut myself if I’m careful?
Yes, it is possible to cut yourself even if you are being very careful. There is really no such thing as a safe razor (new or used). Just remember to take it slow and don’t drag the razor across your skin like you’re sawing a piece of wood. Instead, curl your skin inward with your free hand and glide the blade along your skin. The key here is slow and steady.
Should I bleed myself if I cut myself really bad?
No, you should not bleed yourself if you cut yourself with a razor. If you are a bleeder, then this might be an issue for you. It will be nearly impossible to cut yourself too badly while shaving if you follow the instructions that I have written above. You should be able to handle a little cut here and there.
Why do I need to/have to/should wash my face before I shave?
I’ll be direct. Feces and dead skin cells get embedded into your pores. These things should not be in your pores. Take a shower and wash off the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that have built up on your skin. If you want to take it a step further, then wash your face with soap and water before you start shaving. If you don’t wash it off, then the little bit of dirt and dead skin cells will be pulled into your pores each time you drag the razor across your face. After a couple times of doing this, your face will be a solid block of dirt and dead skin cells that will require extensive cleaning to clear out your pores.
Should I use soap and water or just water to wash my face?
You can use either one. If you use soap, then you’ll need to use water to rinse it off. If you just use water, then you don’t need to use any soap at all. Personally, I prefer to use soap since it helps to remove dirt and oils from my skin as well as dead skin cells. These things tend to build up on my face unless I’m very diligent about washing them off.
Why do some people prefer an electric razor over regular razors?
There are several reasons. The main one is convenience. You never have to worry about cutting yourself with an electric razor because they don’t use blades. If you travel a lot, then this might be a good option for you. Another advantage is that they are quieter than regular razors and tend to cost less than the cheapest cartridge options. The big down side is that they are more expensive on the front end and you still have to charge or change the batteries from time to time. They are also heavier than regular razors and don’t work as well on really coarse hair or tough beards.
Should I use aftershave? If so, what kind do you recommend?
This is completely up to you. Personally, I do not use aftershave since it tends to be harsh on my face and leave me with tiny bumps all over my face. If you do decide to use it though, I would go with something like Blue Edgewood.
What kind of shave cream do you use?
Personally, I just use plain old Ivory soap to shave with. It works well for me. That being said, I’ve heard that some men have problems getting the right consistency with Ivory since it tends to be a little firm when coming out of the block. If that sounds like something that might bother you, then I would go with Dove or Camay. Both of those are gentleman’s shaves soaps that come in a tube and have the consistency of lotion. You can still use regular shave cream as well. If you’re worried about your shave cream drying out, then you can always store it in a cup or bowl of warm water to keep it soft and pliable.
Do I have to use shave cream?
No, you do not have to use shave cream. You can simply use soap and water like your grandfather did. Some people find that using soap and water works well for their skin and they don’t need or want anything else.
I have very sensitive skin.
What kind of razor should I use?
If you do have sensitive skin, then I would go with an electric razor or a double-edged safety razor (like the Merkur) to reduce the amount of irritation that you’ll get from shaving.
Is it OK to share a razor with my husband/wife/friend?
Yes, you can share a razor as long as you both thoroughly clean it first. I also recommend that only one of you uses it at a time to avoid spreading around bacteria. You should also make sure that it dries completely before the next person uses it or stores it.
What should I do if I get an irritation or rash?
If you get an irritation or rash, you need to stop shaving immediately. The problem might be your razor, your technique, or your skin. The first thing you should try is changing the blade and going a little lighter with the pressure you’re using. You should also try a new shaving cream since yours may have gone bad. If the problem persists then it might be your skin. You’ll need to treat it as you would a sensitive skin issue, but keep in mind that some of these products can clog your pores over time and cause more issues long term. If your skin isn’t improving, then you may want to consider whether or not you should be shaving at all.
I have a lot of coarse hair and my beard is very thick.
What razor should I use?
Most women will tell you to use a 3 or 4 blade razor. While this will give you the closest shave possible, it can also lead to a lot of irritation and bumps as the hair starts growing back in. I’d recommend using a single edge blade since they tend to be easier on your skin and work just as well. You should also make sure that you’re using proper shaving technique to avoid ingrown hairs and other problems.
Do I really need to shave my legs?
This is a very personal decision that only you can make. There are a lot of women out there who don’t, and there are also a lot of women out there who don’t have a choice (soldiers in the service for example). As long as you’re comfortable and it doesn’t cause any problems (such as bugs), then there’s no real reason why you shouldn’t do it or shouldn’t get rid of it.
I don’t like the way my legs look with hair on them.
What should I do?
You have a few different options:
Shave it all off: – This is probably the easiest and most common solution. Just make sure you’re using a good razor and taking your time.
Wax it off: – A lot of salons offer waxing these days. It tends to be a little painful but the hair tends to not grow back for at least a month and sometimes longer.
Embrace it: – Some people just don’t care about having hairy legs. If this is you, fine, but please realize that you’re in the distinct minority.
I get razor burn no matter what I do.
What can I do about it?
If you have very sensitive skin then you’re going to have to take extra steps to protect your skin while you shave.
Give yourself an extended warm shower or bath and make sure your skin is softened before you start.
Use a pre-shave oil, this will help the razor glide over your skin.
Shave in the direction of hair growth to reduce the chances of getting a bump.
Use a lotion or oil when you’re done to hydrate your skin.
How do I shave my face?
While it’s not necessary for every woman to do this, some find that they get a lot fewer wrinkles around their mouth and chin if they start practicing now.
Always shave in the direction of hair growth. This is usually from the nose towards the mouth.
Use a fresh razor for your face. It won’t last as long and you’ll have to change the blade more often, but it will reduce the chances of getting nicks and cuts.
Use a sensitive skin formula to shave your face if you have very sensitive skin.
Use an aftershave lotion or balm to hydrate your newly shaved skin.
How do I maintain the hair on other parts of my body?
The same way you would if you had decided to shave it all off.
I’d prefer to keep some hair down there, but I hate the way it looks and grows.
You’ve pretty much got two options for dealing with this:
Trim it: – As long as you keep everything neat and tidy, nobody should be able to tell that you’re trying to cover up something.
Wax it: – This will keep it from growing back for about a month. You can either have it done at a salon or do it yourself.
I’ve heard of laser hair removal, is this a good idea?
This all depends on what your goals are. For a lot of women, they feel more comfortable and confident if their genital area is hair free. If this is the case then it’s probably a good idea.
If you’re only thinking about doing it because you saw it on TV then think again. It’s a very expensive process and not worth it just to avoid regular shaving.
Start by following these steps:
Find a good salon that specializes in this.
Be honest with the technician about how much hair you want removed. More hair removed = more money.
If you’re planning on getting the bikini area done be prepared to have a couple of appointments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. This is because the hair needs to be a certain length before it can be treated.
Choose what method you want to use. The two most common are the traditional way and the quick method.
The traditional way: – Anesthesia is used and the technician uses a machine that emits light pulses to damage the hair follicles. This is the more reliable method but can take longer.
The quick way: – A gel is put on the area to be treated and a hand piece is used to freeze the hair follicle. This is less reliable but the treatment can be done in a single visit.
The hair should start to disappear within a couple of weeks. Some women experience complete hair loss, and others see some regrowth over time. For this reason some women choose to have touch-up treatments every few months.
Hair in the bikini area can be difficult to remove completely because the skin is much darker than the rest of your body so it’s harder to tell when all the hair is gone. Also, the hair is usually curled tightly around the root so that it’s hard to tell whether or not it has been removed. If you’re interested in getting this done then make sure you go to a place that does this on a regular basis and has technicians that are well experienced in this procedure.
How do I get rid of the pubic hair in my armpits?
Waxing is probably your best bet for dealing with this issue as well.
If you’re used to shaving then this might take some getting used to. The hair will probably grow back thicker and possibly darker for a few weeks before it returns to normal. Some women also complain about prickly feeling skin for a few weeks as well, so keep that in mind.
You can also try using an epilator. This is a device that yanks out the hairs using little tweezers. It hurts more than waxing but the hair grows back out less vigorously and it takes longer for it to grow back.
You might want to experiment with a few different methods before settling on one.
I am a guy and I have excess hair around my pubic area.
Is there any way I can get rid of it?
Yes, there are several ways that you can go about doing this.
Shaving – Probably the easiest way to get rid of the hair but requires the most upkeep. You’ll basically need to shave all the hair on your pubic region at least once every couple of days in order to keep it looking presentable.
Shaving doesn’t necessarily make the hair grow back thicker or darker as many people believe. It will just grow back in the same light color that the rest of your body hair is in. The thicker appearance is simply a result of shaving closer to the skin.
Waxing – The same method that women use to remove hair from their legs and armpits can be used on your genital area as well. It will hurt a bit more in this area since there are more nerves but the hair will also grow back slower and thinner. You’ll only need to get waxed once every one to two months.
You can go to a salon to have a professional do it for you or you can buy a waxing kit from the store (which is probably cheaper in the long run).
Electrolysis – This method uses very fine needles to destroy individual hairs. The technician will use a special chemical first in order to scent the hair so you won’t feel any pain. It might hurt a bit more than waxing does but the results last much longer. You’ll have to get treatments once every couple of months at least to keep all the hairs gone.
As with waxing, you can go to a salon or have a professional do it at their place of business or you can buy an electrolysis machine from the store and do it yourself at home.
What should I do if I get an STD?
Always inform any new partner that you have an STD. It’s common courtesy really and will help to prevent them from getting it as well. There are many different ways of bringing this up without making it sound like a confession. You can say something along the lines of, “Before we go any further I want to make sure that we’re both in good physical health.”
If you really don’t want to tell the other person then at least go get yourself checked out immediately and make sure that you take care of the problem as soon as possible. While it’s never fun going to a doctor, it is far worse to have an incurable STD for the rest of your life.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with this issue ever but it’s always good to be prepared.
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