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How Common Is Female Nipple Hair?

Hair on a guy's chest — now that can be sexy, but when it comes to women, hair on your breasts is not something you want to find. Or worse, it's not something you want someone else to point out. I'm sure you think that hair on a woman's nipples just shouldn't be happening, but it's more common than you might think.

According to Cosmopolitan, a few stray strands is extremely normal. It's typical for a woman to find as many as 15 or so dark, straight strands at one time. Generally, if you have darker hair on your head, you'll have more hair on your nipples.

But just because it's common doesn't mean you're OK with it. To find out what to do about your nipple hair,


If you have an abundance of strands on your girls, waxing is a good solution. Don't be embarrassed, because like I said, I'm sure your technician has seen tons of ladies with hair there. If you only have a few lonely strands, then plucking them is a good option. Clean the area with alcohol first, use clean tweezers to pluck each hair, and then wipe the area with alcohol once more to prevent infection.

— Additional reporting by Alexis Nordby

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Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
I think waxing or plucking there will hurt, I use a really mild hair bleach
chelsscheeks26 chelsscheeks26 8 years
I get about one to two hairs around my nips from time to time. Thank Goodness, I thought I was the only one!
Lili-Anne Lili-Anne 8 years
really i always think that i was a freak or something, its really good to know that im not the only one hahaha.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I have thin light body fuzz all over my body... nothing think and corse except on areas where hair is expected...I may run a razor over areas but its not a big deal to me....
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I've got a couple. But I leave them alone, I've never had any complaints so I focus my hair removing attentions on areas that need it!
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 8 years
I am glad to hear other women have them. I never did when I was younger but since I had my son I get them now. I swear some of the, if I would let them grow, would be contenders for guiness book of world record for the longest boob hair. Shish!
FashionLuvr FashionLuvr 8 years
The problem with plucking them is that you get ingrown hairs. Nipples are not a place where you want such a thing.
JanetG0307 JanetG0307 8 years
i'm with rubberdog, i noticed hair after i switched birth control. i've switched back to the first brand, but it seems i'm stuck with these hairs.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I was gonna say, they didn't appear until I was almost 30 having the 3rd child so I think it's very hormonal. Don't forget the lovely moles, you'll most likely get those too. Yay! :(
RubberDogTurds RubberDogTurds 8 years
stupid birth control brought them on, but luckily not many. yay for hormones being pumped into your body and making my nipples little ewoks? no thanks. yay for no unplanned babies though.
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
It's probably not the best thing to do (says so right on the label but I ignore) but I use Nair for the nippy hairs or just pluck them. Not that many but it's fast.
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
I'm a brunette and no hair there...thankfully!
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
sorry no hair there but i didn't know you can get them there!
austerity austerity 8 years
Ehm...shucks, I do have some over there (and I'm dark-haired), but it's no biggie, I use this electric epilator thing to remove them and it's done in a jiffy.
dollhouse1 dollhouse1 8 years
no hair there :)
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
I guess I'm glad I'm a blonde...if that even makes a difference...but I don't have any nipple hair either thankfully
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