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Why Do Women Grow Beards? All you need to know

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Have you ever wondered why some women grow beards? Well, I was in the same shoe as you until I did research and found out what I needed to know.

So why do women grow beards? Some women grow beards as a result of a high level or unbalanced male sex hormones known as Androgen. This condition is known as hirsutism, which is a symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

What Is Hirsutism?

Hirsutism is a condition where unwanted hair grows in woman’s face, chest and back. It sounds abnormal and embarrassing when a lady grows hair on parts of the body like the opposite sex.

However, nature makes it work that way and there is nothing we can do about it.

Here are some factors that contribute to the growth of beard in women.

Causes Why Women Grow Beards

It is medically proven that excess androgen secretion to female leads to this condition.

Research also shows there are other reasons why women grow hair on chest and beards like men.

1. Genetics

Experts confirmed that genes characteristics are passed from parents to offsprings.

Hereditary is one of the most common factors that contribute to beard growth in women. So if you have beards as a lady, It’s either your father, mother, grandfather, grandmother or any other person in the tree had the experience.

2. Corticosteroid Medications

Experts said this isn’t common, but Corticosteroid medications can cause Cushing syndrome that produces unwanted facial hair in females. In some cases, drugs also fasten the process.

3. Old Age

This doesn’t happen in all women. But if you escaped the Hirsutism effects at your youth age, their tendency you will grow the missing hair as you grow old.

4. Overweight

Did you ever notice that some fat or chubby ladies grow hair on their chin or face? Although studies have not proven this, But I still think this could be one of the cause.

Is Growing Beard In Females Reversible?

Nature isn’t reversible, so there is nothing you can do to reverse any condition programmed by nature for now. Maybe before 2070, Experts will be able to reverse some conditions caused by nature.

You can alter the growth rate, But thinking of reversing it is a No!

What Does Public Think About Women Growing Beards?

Some ladies with beards do find it embarrassing to move around the public, while some accepted their fate.

What the public thinks about growing beards is none of your concern. Every man has his or her point of view when it comes to a situation like this.

Some community of people sees it as taboo or demon’s art, while some see it as nature. I have seen a good number of women with beards moving freely and confidently in the public.

To even surprise you,  while researching, I noticed that influential bearded ladies love themselves and their fans also love them for that.

So if you have beards whether sparse, thin or thick, Never worry about the public, just move on confidently.

How To Remove The Beards In Females

For overweight women, just go and reduce your weight, shave it off. This may help but I am not sure it will rid of it totally.

  1. For a quicker, cheaper and easier method, I think shaving, plucking, pulling and cream usage will work fine.
  2. Another way out is Laser Hair Removal or Electrolysis, but are not cheap and it’s not even recommended for everybody. Just remember to consult professionals to discuss this before you tamper with your skin or beard, else you won’t like the outcome.

At What Age Should I Start Removing My Beards?

You can remove unwanted beard at any age by waxing or plucking. But If after 40 and it’s still growing out like before, then I will suggest you leave it that way.

I believe that I have cleared the question of the day.

Now I would love to hear from you:

Did you find our article on why women grow beards helpful?

Or maybe you have something to contribute to my research.

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I am Stanley. A Unisex Hairstylist, Writer, and book lover. After 12 months of the apprenticeship program as a stylist, I started working with my boss for an extra one year. This time frame made me accumulate knowledge and experience in the hair industry, of which I will love to share with friends all over the world through my blog.

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