IT'S an awkward and embarrassing problem that many women face - hairy nipples. And we aren't just talking about wispy, light hair that's not easily seen, some women have dark hair hiding in their bra. It is not unusual for nipples to be hairy, after all every part of human skin is covered in hair follicles. For most it is not a cause for concern and can be easily managed with the usual hair removal methods, but sometimes hairy nipples can be a sign of a more serious problem and may require a trip to the GP. Body hair growth for both men and women is controlled by our hormones and becomes more prominent when we hit puberty. If a woman experiences an over production of the male sex hormone testosterone - yes, all women produce it - then this can overstimulate hair growth.
Why some women have hairy nipples - and when it could mean something serious