Even when you’re expecting body hair, it can freak you out when it looks nothing like what’s growing on your head. “People are often surprised at how different hair can be, depending on where it grows on the body,” says Naversen Geraghty. The hair on our heads can be light or dark, straight or curly, and thick or fine, while hair under the arms and near the groin is often coarse and dark. Leg- and upper-lip hair may be finer—and sometimes has a few colors mixed in.
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Hair in wacky places Ever notice a hair or three in a weird place like your toe? “It is 100 percent normal and expected for body hair to grow just about everywhere—except for maybe on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet,” says Naversen Geraghty. You may see strays on the face, chest (even girls may have a few), or fingers.