You’re up close and personal with a magnifying mirror doing your weekly eyebrow cleanup when you start surveying the rest of your face. You spot some surprise little visitors on your chin. Sure, you can pluck ’em. But now you’re thinking, Should I be worried? Does this happen to other people? Will it come back?
Unlike Kanye, I’m not going to let you finish but rather just go right ahead and interrupt what could turn into a very unnecessary worry spiral (you’re welcome). Growing the occasional chin hair or two is fairly common in women and shouldn’t warrant concern.
First off, all women have some amount of chin hair in the form of thin, faint strands that you probably ID as “peach fuzz.” But you may also notice random dark, coarse chin hairs from time to time, and these are also totally normal. Certain hormones—specifically androgen or other “male hormones” like testosterone—can cause you to grow some thicker and darker hairs here and there if they ever get out of balance.