I am an 18 year old male. I have hair arund my nipples, two really dark long strands on my stomach, and some thinner hairs below my belly button, and some above. My Dad is not very hairy, but remarked that I have very hairy legs. My younger brother is pretty hairy. Am I growing chest hair? Can people tell me if this happened to you, what happened next? Do you think I am growing chest hair? Is this familiar?
U are probably gowing chest hair. It happened (and its still hapening) to me. I ll be 18 soon. Very hairy legs( dark hair, with red highligths), a lot of pubes, some niple hair and a good (growing) portion of chest hair. Came recently(chest hair)...´bout 2 years after the belly button hair n the niples hair...
My father is VERY hairy in the chest...not so much in the legs...its most likely a familiar thing I guess...
[This message has been edited by Miguel Antunes (edited 09-05-2003).]
Yes, you are growing chest hair. Chest hair doesn't always grow in the areas we want it to. Nipple hair is chest hair.
The way your chest hair is growing sounds very similar to the way mine came in, only mine came in a year or two later than yours. Around 18-19, I started getting nipple hair. Then, around 21, I started to grow a line of hair from pubes to my belly button. Gradually over the years, the hair around my nipples increased and spread ******ds. At about 27, I started getting hair on my upper chest. I'm 29 now, and I'm still noticing my chest hair increasing. Some of my friends of the same age seem to be experiencing the same thing - chest hair sometimes keeps increasing as you get older.
I have very hairy legs too - much hairier than my father's were. That must have been a gene I got from my mother's side of the family. Although I think I have the hairiest legs out of all of my male cousins and uncles on both sides of the family, so who knows.
Chest hair growth is hereditary. If your father is a hairy guy, chances are you will be too (but no guarantees), and vice versa. Chest hair is not a puberty thing - it goes way past that.
I have no idea. I gave you kind of a run down of what I got, but everyone is different. Probably the only one who could give you a clue as to how your chest hair will grow in is your father, and an older brother if you have one. Sorry, but there is no set course for how chest hair grows. Its all genetic and different from person to person.
I have more of a beard than you described and more hair on my stomach, but I too have just hair on my nipples. I am 23 and I would say that it probably will grow there sooner or later. I read somewhere that men's chest hair growth peaks at 30 as well as guy's beards. I wouldn't worry it will grow eventually.
Aren’t you getting a little stressed over this? As you can see from the posts, everyone has a different pattern of how their chest hair grows. Some chests are completely covered, others just on the upper chest or a little patch in the middle, some just on the stomach, or just sparse all over -- then there’s back hair, and that’s another story altogether!
I had a friend in high school who had a chest full of hair by about 17. He had very dark hair and was Armenian. The rest of the guys, myself included, didn’t get it until our late teens and well into our 20’s. Some guys get more than others, and sometimes it’s hereditary.
For example, my dad and the other men in my family have very hairy chests, but I’m not as nearly as hairy as them. So much for genetics! They also have darker hair, so that may have something to do with it. It’s weird but my legs are way hairier than any of my male relatives.
Darker hair is also more noticeable than lighter colored hair. Think of women that have dark hair above their lips and on their arms. When they dye it, it’s less noticeable but it’s still there.
You’re only 18. Maybe you’ll get more and maybe you won’t, and nobody can predict how it will come in.
I can’t figure out if you want it or don’t??