Developing breast hair might seem alarming to a woman. However, hair on the breast is actually typical, and happens to most women during their lifetime. Sometimes it starts at puberty, but it might appear later in life, usually when hormone fluctuation occurs. This hair on breast might occur right around the nipples, and the hairs are usually darker than what you see on the rest of your body. There are times you need to worry about breast hair.

Is It Normal to Have Hair on Breast?

Breast hair is a very common situation for women across the world. It often happens right around the nipples, but sometimes it might be between the breasts. Hormonal changes are usually the culprit, which is why it often shows up during puberty, pregnancy, or later in life, as menopause causes changes in the body. But it can also be caused by things that surprise you, such as using a new birth control method.

There are a few times when breast hair might be abnormal. If you have very coarse, thick hair growing in quickly, or if you have hair growing out of your nipples themselves, that might be a problem. When that happens, it’s important to talk to your doctor to figure out what might be causing the excessive hair growth.

How to Deal with Hair on Breast

Fortunately, there are many ways to deal with breast hair. How to remove hairs from breast is one of the most common concerns, but it’s actually a very easy thing to handle. Here’s how:
  • If you have a single hair here and there, it’s best to simply pluck them out with a strong pair of tweezers. Wait until their hair is long enough, and then grasp it firmly with the tweezers and pull it straight out with a sharp motion. By pulling it this way, you prevent the risk of painful ingrown hairs.

  • Cut the hair with a sharp pair of scissors. Be very careful not to get too close to the skin! You will have to do this every few days or weeks, depending upon how fast the hair grows.

  • Shave away the hair very carefully with a razor. Use a shave gel that doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. Shave in the direction of the hair growth. Be sure to keep your hand over your nipple as you shave to avoid any cuts or nicks on that very sensitive area. You will need to shave every few weeks, more than likely, depending upon how fast the growth comes in.

  • If you do choose to shave you’re the hair around your nipples, be very careful to use a sharp razor and use it carefully to avoid razor burn in that area. Serious razor burn can eventually desensitize the area.

  • You could opt for hair removal treatment if the problem really bothers you. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help you with this. It is very helpful if you have a great deal of hair on breast that causes you some psychological or physical discomfort.

When Is Hair on Breast Abnormal?

Though most women have hair around their nipples at some point in their lives, when do you know that it’s becoming a problem? Excessive growth is what should make you wonder about whether this is normal or not. That’s because excessive growth is often caused by male hormones, and that can mean an underlying condition.

Cushing syndrome

Cushing syndrome is a rare problem that results from high levels or the cortisol hormone. This can be caused by numerous issues, such as tumors or overuse of medications that contain steroids. If you are noticing significant hair growth that reminds you of a man’s chest, it’s time to talk to your doctor.

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a very common condition that affects one of every fifteen women. It can cause excess hair everywhere, not just around the nipples or on the chest. Women might also experience other symptoms, such as decreased fertility, acne, weight gain, hair loss on the head, or depression. Even more serious problems can result if left untreated.

Before you choose how to remove hairs on breast, take a good look at them and the rest of your body. Are you dealing with a problem that is more than just a hair or two? If so, it’s time to make an appointment with your doctor to talk about the issue.


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  • KJan.17 05:59
    I'm 14 and I've been growing hair on m chest like not on the nipple but on my whole entire boob area but its very light wat should I do
  • Marilou Jan.6 06:38
    I also experience this hair on breast.Actually, there are 3 quite long hairs near my breast and sometimes I feel pain on my breast I don't know why and I really felt curious and become problematic about this.How will I solve this kind of problem ? I am asking for your advice as soon as possible ???????? please.I am begging ????????
  • AntonymousJan.12 16:45
    @ : It could be hormone imbalance, but see the doctor, I dounb we will be of some actual help though I'd like to.
  • coleenDec.5 11:54
    There is more hair on one of my breast also om y chest my under my chin and neck do I need to worry
  • cassandraNov.8 05:02
    I do not recommend plucking out single hairs with the tweezers! My problem started a few months ago when I had about 5 stray hairs and I read on other blogs to pluck the single hairs on your breasts with a tweezers and right after a hot shower is best. I woke up the next morning with 5 painful infected hair follicles/ingrown hairs on my chest and now I have twice as many hairs on my chest. Gently shaving them works best for me. Unsure of the cause as I'm in my mid 30's and not going through menopause quite yet, spoke to obgyn and she said it's normal.
  • CakesJul.19 14:22
    @nope EXACTLY that's why shaved hair does grow back faster because it's already at the surface so it comes out first a plucked hair has 2 grow back out from the root so it will take longer @pussy is correct
  • AntonymousOct.29 17:02
    @ : The correct word is then sooner, not faster. As they grow back at the same speed, when they start to show. They *show* faster.
  • PerchNov.16 16:35
    @ : They grow faster too, as the hair plucked out is not growing at all, it can be then said that one is growing at a faster rate then the other as long as it gets there first, doesn't matter are all ridiculous, correcting grammar, English, spelling????? this is not helpful to the topic!!! And even if it did not grow faster, everyone obviously knows what she is talking about, except you so please stop correcting people, or go teach in a classroom if it is that important to you. Sorry ladies, the gull of some people........thank you @ Cakes and @ Ugh for being decent people
  • AntonymousJan.12 16:40
    @ : Well it's not just a detail perch, but I accept corrections. If I point out a detail it doesn't mean the other is ignorant.
  • pussyFeb.24 19:35
    Best way is to remove hair from breast is remove hair from root so next time it wil not grow. It will pain a little then next time it will be good. Dont use razor by using razor orblade it grows 10x faster then normal. Hope u would like it. Best of luck to u all.
  • NopeJun.6 21:04
    @ : Sorry, but that's false. Shaved hair grows back no faster than any other kind of hair. It only seems like it because you *notice* its growth, unlike, for instance, a hair on your head, where it's hard to tell when it grows a few centimeters. Think about it, it makes no sense for that to happen since the hair grows from the root and shaving doesn't affect the root.
  • UghNov.16 16:26
    @ : @ Nope Yes shaving does cause it to grow does for most woman, I will say. The five woman in my household are all this way. If it doesn't for you, then that's awesome, you are one of a kind. More power to you and your offspring!!! Plucking is best, it will not grow back in the same area at all or for a very long time. Do not shave, it DOES cause to grow back faster and thicker!!!
  • AntonymousJan.12 16:43
    @ : I doesn't as it only looks that way, though some don't mind it, as the plan shaving whatever happens, then they don't bother with verifying it ;).
  • CJan.28 23:28
    About using a razor: just use an eyebrow razor! I use persona eyebrow razors for shaping. It's the closest you get & much safer than plucking. They're very sharp, so be sure to glide along the skin. Don't point the sharp edge at your skin. Hopefully you understand.
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