Anyone who’s experienced the unwelcome surprise of discovering dark hairs sprouting on their chin knows they are annoying and unwanted, to say the least.
However, if you’re spotting more than the occasional stray strand, you may have what’s called “hirsutism” – a condition where women grow stiff, dark body hair in atypical spots.
This isn’t something you need to worry about either, but as Kate Taylor writes for Little Things, it could be an indicator of something more serious.
Unbalanced hormones. The chin hairs might be a result of too much male sex hormones.
Polycystic ovary syndrome. Chin hairs alone aren’t an indicator of PCOS – a disorder that can affect your fertility – but if you’re also experiencing irregular periods, trouble losing weight or trouble conceiving, it’s best to go see your doctor.