The hair on my ankles grows faster than the hair on the
rest of my leg. What's going on?
There are two things that might be going on here. The first
is that you might not be shaving your ankles quite as thoroughly as the rest of
your legs, so the hairs on your ankles might have a longer growth period before
you set ‘em back to step one.
If you don’t shave or wax or anything, or you’re a
compulsive ankle shaver, here’s a biological answer for you. The hair on your
body grows at different rates. The follicles, which are controlled by hormones,
don’t allow for the same hair growth all over your bod, so your lovely locks
and your eyebrows and your armpits all grow at different rates. And while some
hair—like that on the top of your head—will grow as long as you let it, hair on
the rest of your body—think eyebrows—comes to a stopping point.
Long story short? While it might be a funky body thing, it’s not
something to worry about. If it bothers you, just shave your ankles a li’l bit
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 4/14/2011 10:06:00 AM
POSTED IN body, shaving 101, hair problems