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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Here are some things that count as ‘showing off’: loudly telling everyone your mock results when they didn’t ask. Doing perfect cartwheels during hockey practice. Instagrams from your beach holiday when you know it’s raining back home.

Here’s something that doesn’t count as ‘showing off’: lifting up your arm when there is some entirely natural hair underneath it. Nope. Not even a little bit. That’s called, well, lifting your arm up when there’s some perfectly natural hair underneath it. Ipso facto, Lourdes Leon isn’t ‘showing off’ her underarm hair any more than I’m showing off my elbows by wearing a t-shirt. Or showing off my nose by… having a nose.

But we’re all agreed on that, aren’t we? Because we’re all cool with the fact that bodies have hair in all kinds of places, and that it’s 100% up to us whether we choose to get rid of it or embrace it tenderly. Shave it, wax it, trim it, grow it, plait it, glitter it, or just let it do its sweet thing.

Sadly though, certain corners of the British media are still playing catch up as far as being chill about women’s bodies goes. And so when Madonna’s daughter went on a lovely beach holiday this week, she made headlines in loads of tabloid papers for ‘flaunting’, ‘parading’ and yep, ‘showing off’ her unshaven pits on the beach. Boring, guys. We are bored.

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Instead let’s take a moment to salute Madonna Junior for following in her mum’s iconic footsteps – by not giving a s**t, doing her own thing, and being fantastically hirsute while she does it. Besides, Lourdes, you’re just saving yourself a load of painful shaving cuts. And nobody has time for this kind of hassle.

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Images: Instagram.com/lourdesmariacicconeleon