What’s All This Body Hair FOR?
Every hair on your body — from head to toes — served an evolutionary purpose. Here’s how all that fur helped your distant ancestors weather the storm.
As you enter the shower to remove all your unwanted body hair with our new super-comfortable Body Shaver Handle(!!!), let’s take a look at why that hair’s there in the first place.
While scientists aren’t certain why head hair grows longer and thicker than body hair, they have a few theories. The most likely is that the hair helps to insulate our heads a little, and the development of clothing replaced the need for excessive hair anywhere besides our heads. Another theory suggests that because our ancestors evolved on the coast, gathering food from the sea, being covered in body hair would have made it more difficult to wade around in the water, so evolution favored those with less of it from the neck down.