When I was younger, my pubic hair was soft, wavy, and about 4 inches long and very thick and bushy. Now that I'm older, my pubic hair doesn't seem to grow nearly as long, only about an inch or two long, and it is much more like a brillo pad, very coarse and wirey where it kind of clumps up and creates bald looking spots. It just looks spotty and thin and balding now. Is this part of the normal aging process?
It sounds reasonable that pubic hair might thin out as a man ages, I don't know for sure. I'm 42, and when I was in my 20's for example, my pubic hair was so thick, bushy and widespread that my wife would actually comment on it. In an experiment once we both shaved our pubic hair and it seemed that when mine grew back it wasn't nearly as thick, healthy and bushy. I noticed it and one day decided to trim all of my pubic hair back to half it's length. I can't say for sure that's what did the trick, but when it grew all the way back out, it was as thick or thicker as it ever was.
As I said, I'm 42 now and my pubic, chest, beard and body hair has started increasing considerably. I'm still seeing new growth in the pubic and abdominal region presently.
I've also heard that some men get hairier as they age. That's what started my initial thread here and my name, hairier yet.
Last edited by hairier yet..; 12-20-2006 at 01:37 PM.
It has to do with the fluctuations of testosterone in the body, and also DHT levels. When DHT levels rise, the hair on top of the head thins, gets less soft, more wiry. More hair grows where you don't want it, the back, chest, ears, etc. No matter what people say,shaving does NOT change how much hair grows or doesn't grow. Shaving can toughen up the skin, but does not permanently change a hair follicle. If you get hairier after shaving repeatedly, it would have happened without shaving or with.
If only our hair could stay the same as when we were 20.