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7 Weird Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Body Hair

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7 Weird Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Body Hair

Have you ever wondered why we are covered with hair? You may not notice it at first glance, but upon double checking on it, you will be surprised by how much hair you have on your body. It’s tolerable, isn’t it? I guess not everyone will agree.


People spend thousands of dollars every year for body hair removal. We use a variety of hair removal methods just to get rid of those annoying hairs. Among all the hair removal options, shaving is the most popular one. And it’s no surprise because shaving has been a key part of women’s beauty rituals.


But before you resume whisking those hairs away, here are some weird facts that may change your idea about them.


  1.   Shaving the pubic hair sends a lot of people to the E.R.

The most common site for this for these incidents is the external female genitalia. It is caused by pubic hair grooming which involves the use of razors.


  1.   Body hair can be linked to intelligence

According to a study, the more body hair you have, the more intelligent you are. 


  1.   Trichotillomania 

This is a disorder that causes people to pull out their own body hair.


  1.   Boob hair actually exist

It is something women shouldn’t be alarmed of. This is typical and happens to most women during their lifetime.


  1.   Eyebrows have a special purpose

Eyebrow hairs prevent sweat and oils from running straight into our eyes.


  1.   There is a rare case where fingernails grow in hair follicles instead of hair

It was in 2012 when a 28-year old Shanya A. Isom started to grow human nails instead of hair. Doctors found out that her hair follicles are producing 12 times as many skin cells as hair cells. 


  1.   Hypertrichosis

It is the name for the extremely excessive hair growth on any part of the body.



Do you have a hairy body?


Are you doing the same old routine just to get rid of them? Shaving? Waxing? Plucking? I bet those are too painful.

Today, there is an advanced technology that is used by cosmetic and medical practitioners in performing body hair removal/reduction: the IPL Hair Removal Treatment. It is proven safe and effective in removing unwanted hair. And yes, it’s less painful! It can even be pain-free depending on which area is being treated. 


IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It uses a source of broad-spectrum, visible light at multiple wavelengths. For hair removal, it is designed to target the melanin pigments in the hair. The light is transferred as heat energy. It warms the hair that causes damage to the hair follicle. IPL will surely give you the hair-free body you’ve always been dreaming of.


You may think that IPL is also laser, but they’re actually different. IPL hair removal devices’ coverage is greater than Laser hair removal devices because its broad-spectrum light naturally spreads out. Larger areas can be treated at once, making the treatment sessions quicker. The best part is that IPL can considerably be cheaper!


At-home IPL Hair Removal devices are readily available for purchase. There’s a lot of options you can choose from. But keep in mind to check if they are FDA-cleared or approved. It’s for your own safety. 

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  • Princess Carla Marasigan
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