A new program aimed at teens (16-19) was started at my gym and I noticed how “groomed” the boys are.
I got to wondering at what age do boys start growing hair on their chest. I realize not every man has a hairy chest, but I was wondering as the trend now a days is to shave everything. These kids seem to have very little hair and what is there (eyebrows, underarms, legs) is definately trimmed.
But manscaping in teens is another thread LOL, I was just wondering about the hairy chest part, at what age? When I was a girl I don’t recall seeing any boys in my high school with a hairy chest, so does it come later on after the teen years?
I don’t know if I’m a freak or not, but while this might be technically true in that I got my first whispers of hair around that age, I wouldn’t say that I (or many people I’d notice at that age) had “chest hair” until closer to 18-20. On me it grew in slowly, not in a big surge like other things and wasn’t noticeable from across a room until maybe 4 or 5 years after the first sign.
My husband is getting hairier over the years. When we first got together he was 29/30 and had a regular amount of chest hair but now at 46 there’s a LOT more. And more leg hair, and his eyebrows and nose hair is starting to get out of control!
Why is that? My dad mourned the loss of his head hair and said it was all migrating to his chest, and that was in his 50’s and 60’s. Do most men go on getting hairier?
Yeah… but there’s a huge gap and appearance difference between “appear” and “filled in”. I’d say most men don’t get their full chest until sometime in their early to mid twenties. I had chest hair at 18, but was considerably more filled in by my early 20’s.
For whatever reason it also seems to grow faster the older I get. I have to keep it trimmed down more often than I did when i was younger.
Damn! You’re doing pretty good to have your kind of ride. At twenty five I had a 77 Lincoln towncar. You know, opera windows and rear wheel skirts. It was clean so I had delusions of grandeur. Got in a lot of trouble in that car. You need any thing you think I can help you with for yours you let me know.
If you go down to nothing it will itch. When it starts to get puffy and tickle my chin I use a clipper and mow it all down to about 1/2 an inch or so. You need to be careful and keep the clipper contoured to your body so you don’t get bare spots. It doesn’t itch at that length.
For those that wish to remove chest/back/shoulder hair and don’t want it to itch I recommend hair removal cream (nair/veet). It’s very quick, doesn’t hurt and the hair grows back weaker each time you do it so if you’re doing it regularly you don’t have to do it so much anyway. I use it every three months or so, takes me about half an hour and a couple of showers. It doesn’t itch when it comes back.