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From head to toe: the big quiz of body hair

From frizzy fanny fuzz to fabulous tumbling tresses, us girls sure are hairy creatures once it starts growing. Fact. And whether you like to trim your bush, whip off your pit hair, or let it all grow long and free – you’ve got to admit that body hair is kinda cool.

But how much do you actually know about the sometimes fluffy, sometimes wiry, sometimes soft and shiny stuff that sprouts and covers our bods?

Let’s find out!

What kinda body hair *usually* comes first during puberty?

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How long do you reckon the hairs on your head can live for?

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Every day, we shed body hairs *everywhere* (ew), but how many?

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Pubic hair is a special kind of hair that’s officially called...

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Body hair stands on end because…

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So, what’s the *real* reason we have pubes?

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A follicle is the sac from which a hair grows, but do you know which girls have the most hair follicles?

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Hair doesn’t grow *everywhere* you know. What part of the body CAN’T you sprout from?

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Which of these ISN’T an actual way of removing body hair?

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Armpit hair, pubes and your mane are the same colour…

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What’s a merkin?

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Hair is mostly made from keratin. Yikes, that's the same tough material as animal horns, hooves and claws…

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