9 Myths About Female Facial Hair You Probably Believe

I could almost say that female facial hair is like all of the fake news stories that people are talking about. There are things that we hear so often that we think that they’re facts when in actuality there really isn’t anything factual about them.

It doesn’t help that female facial hair isn’t considered a *sexy* topic that people like to discuss. It’s one of those things like toenail fungus and period blood that people rather handle on their own and not go singing from the rafters about it. Here are Gurl, you have probably figured out by now that we’re down to talk about anything and that includes female facial hair.

To kick things off, let’s start off with all of the female facial hair misconceptions. Read ’em then help get the conversation going by sharing them with your BFFs. Take a look at nine things about female facial hair that actually aren’t true.


It Doesn't Exist

First things first, let's clear this one up: Female facial hair is a thing. It's not some mythical thing like unicorns and hippopotamuses with wings. The vast majority of the female population has it. You just might be able to notice it as much on some people.

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It Only Shows Up On Girls' Upper Lips

They don't call it *girls' upper lip* hair. They call it facial hair which means that you could potentially see hairs sprouting up from almost anywhere. Note that you're more likely to see hairs in the typical *beard* area, aka your chin, neck, cheeks, and upper lip.

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Only People With Dark Hair And Light Skin Have It

Nah. As I said, the vast majority of ladies have facial hair. Those who have light skin and dark facial hair are the ones we are more likely to notice because of the contrast between the darker hairs and the lighter skin. However, you're just as likely to find people with dark hair and dark skin or those with lighter skin and very light hairs. Then there are countless different variances.

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If You Pluck One Hair, You'll End Up With 20

We've heard this relating to gray hairs, hairs on your toes, hairs on your arms, etc. The thing to know about it is that it is in fact just a tale. Plucking one hair doesn't suddenly signal 20 to crop up. You might think it does, but those hairs were going to grow whether you plucked one or not.

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Removing Facial Hair Makes It Grow Back Faster

Certain hair removal methods like shaving only cut the hair to just below the skin's surface so it will only be a matter of time before the hair pops out again. You might think it's growing faster because the blunt end of the cut hair is more noticeable than a new hair that has never been cut.

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It Grows Back Thicker If You Remove It

It might look that way, but it doesn't. If you're shaving facial hair, the blade cuts the hair down as opposed to fully removing it. This gives the hair a blunt tip so when it grows out, it will appear thicker.

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Those With Hair Have Hormone Imbalances

If this was actually the case, then the majority of the female population would have hormone imbalances. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Pretty much everyone has facial hair.

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You Need To Remove It

You don't need to do anything with your facial hair, if you don't want to. It is on your face which means that it's your choice whether you wax it, pluck it, dye it, or leave it alone. There is no wrong decision. Whatever you choose for your body is the right decision for you.

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Facial Hair Is Always Thick

You might get this idea from those prickly hairs on your chin or from dudes and their super thick beards, but hairs can range from very fine to thick and wiry. You can think of female facial hair like the hair on our heads: There are countless different types.

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What myth about female facial hair did you think was true? Let us know in the comments!

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