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"I have hair on my tummy—is that normal or not?"

I have a thin line of hair from my belly button to my lower area. Is having it there normal? How do I get rid of it? I asked my mother and she said that it was totally normal and that she has it, too, but I’m afraid she’s lying to make me feel better.

Don’t fret, girly! First off, your mom didn’t lie to you. Even though it can be hard to tell, it’s totally normal to have hair on your stomach. While some people may have tummy hair that’s thicker or darker, and therefore more noticeable, everyone has at least a little.

So how can you get rid of it? If it’s really bothering you, a quick trip to your local drugstore should do the trick. In one of the aisles, you’ll stumble upon a bunch of hair bleaches, waxes and hair removal gels.Talk to your mom before you try any of the products though.

Waxing will keep the hair away for longer, but be warned: it is a bit more painful. If you go with the bleach or hair removal gel, make sure to test it out on a small patch of hair first to make sure you aren’t allergic to the chemicals.

But in the end, don’t forget that you’re not alone. Stomach hair is completely normal, so don’t worry.

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by Kristen Yeung | 4/5/2019