Why do men have facial hair but women don’t?

Do you wear a Fu Manchu? Sideburns? A soul patch? If so, you may attribute your ability to grow facial hair to your hormones.

Sex hormones called androgens, which promote the development of male traits, are the main reason why men generally grow facial hair and women generally don’t. We’ll get into why in a moment, but first a warning: hair follicles aren’t as simple as they seem. For some, androgens stimulate hair growth. In others, they reduce it (hello, male pattern balding!). And in others — say, in the ear canal — androgens grow hair, but on a delayed schedule, decades after the same sex hormones trigger a beard to sprout.

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Russell Falcon

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