If you’ve ever noticed a stray, random, dark hair growing on your chin, you’re certainly not alone. It turns out most women have one someplace on their body. They’re fond of popping up on chins, but you can get one on your cheek, arm, and belly button area, too.
And we can thank hormones for these rogue hairs - specifically androgens, the sex hormones we all produce. Genetics partially determines how your hair follicles react to the hormones, and you might notice them more during pregnancy or menopause, when your hormones are all over the place.
When you find one on your body, feel free to tweeze that sucker off. Despite the urban legend, plucking an unwanted hair won’t make it grow back thicker or cause more to grow. And you can always talk to your dermatologist about more permanent options, like electrolysis, if it really bothers you. Otherwise, just tweeze it and move on.