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Old 04-14-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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Facial hair and growth spurt

When do guys typically begin shaving? Do guys stop growing taller when they start growing facial hair?

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Old 04-15-2004, 02:30 AM   #2
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Re: Facial hair and growth spurt

This is different for each of us, puberty happens at varying times and with varying degrees of development. Most of us probably start shaving around 13/14 but for some it could be earlier and for others a bit later. Facial hair and the hair that grows in other places (legs, chest, underarms etc) are also genetically driven so some of us are going to be more hairy than others. Height isn't effected by any of this so the two aren't related. The official end of puberty is age 21 although most of us are done with all of the development and growth by our late teens for sure.

Old 04-16-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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Re: Facial hair and growth spurt

Well, when do guys typically stop growing taller?

Old 04-18-2004, 02:58 AM   #4
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Re: Facial hair and growth spurt

There may be a scientific answer to this question, but experientially it is a little difficult to say.

During a growth spurt you notice yourself buying bigger clothes etc.

But then your growing stops... gradually.... I'm 22 and have no when I stopped growing. All I know is that my growth spurt is over!

Old 05-16-2005, 06:02 PM   #5
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Re: Facial hair and growth spurt

Doesnt there seem to be some correlation between the end of the growth spurt and the beginning of facial hair growth?

Old 05-17-2005, 11:16 AM   #6
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Re: Facial hair and growth spurt


There is no specific correlation between the two. When a guy stops growing taller, this does NOT mean he will next start growing facial hair. In fact, more the opposite is true -- facial hair generally comes first, growth continues into the late teens or sometimes very early twenties. Facial hair will develop more during this time, too.

If you suspect a growth deficiency, see a doc.

But don't worry about having each new thing happen at a specific time; everyone responds differently to the changes of adolescence.

Old 06-03-2005, 09:31 PM   #7
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Re: Facial hair and growth spurt

I'm 24 and never developed facial hair. My puberty started right on time at around 13. I grew the most in height from 14-15 and gained a little afterward with a final half inch by about 18, maybe 19. Now whether I'M normal, well... But no I wouldn't say height and body/facial hair growth have any real parallel or that one necessarily preceeds the other. I had friends who started shaving at about 12 but didn't gain full height until 20-ish. And then again another friend shot up before any of us but didn't start shaving until 18.

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