Why Are Indians So Hairy?

Indian Hair

Asian men are least likely to go bald sooner in life. Often many of them can never grow a full beard. It’s pretty thin if they can, and they don’t have much hair. But again, they’re less likely to go well, so there’s a definite trade-off. Do you think that there’s a specific nationality or particular place that that hairy ness comes from? Where does this hairy gene come from?

Indian men don’t refer to themselves as white. They have a unique tradition of keeping their fur as a beard or mustache. Looking at the Tamilians, you will see that a long mustache and short beard are the traditions that all men do. Also, Mexicans have the same tradition.

Why Are Indians So Hairy?

Body hair growth, including the amount and distribution of hair, is primarily determined by genetics, hormonal factors, and individual variation.

Genetic factors: Hairiness, including body hair, is primarily determined by genetics. Different populations have distinct genetic backgrounds, which can influence their physical traits.

Hormonal factors: Hormonal levels, particularly androgens like testosterone, can also influence hair growth. Hormonal variations can exist among individuals, regardless of their ethnic background, and can affect the amount and distribution of body hair.

Individual variation: Not all Indian descent have excessive body hair, and there is considerable diversity within the Indian population.

Cultural perception: Cultural perceptions of beauty and grooming practices can vary across different regions and communities within India. Different cultures may have different norms and preferences regarding body hair, which can influence individual grooming habits. South Indians follow the long beard and mustache culture.

Avoiding stereotypes: It is essential to avoid broad generalizations about any specific ethnic or cultural group based on physical characteristics. Human diversity is vast, and individual variation exists within every population.

We all know our bodies look and function the way they do because of evolution. But did you know there are body parts that may not function? These are our so-called vestigial or useless features. Things like your appendix or wisdom teeth have fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin wrote about them in the 19th century when they were thought to be a hangover from our evolutionary past. The long list of body parts that Victorians thought were poorly suited to their tasks included the muscles that make our hairs stand on end when we shiver, the tailbone, the prostate gland, ear wiggling, and even body hair.

Scientists think we lost our dense hair covering when our ancestors stood upright and began to walk on two feet millions of years ago on the African Savannah. It probably allowed them to keep their bodies cooler when walking and running long distances for food. But we’re surprisingly hairier than you’d think when we look closer, especially for Indians and Mexicans.

Our hairs are rather short, except for the hair on our heads. The human body has around five million hair follicles, small organs in the skin from which hairs grow. After the hair is on your head, believe it or not, the highest concentration of hair follicles is on the wings of your nose or your nostrils. What does our sparse body hair do? Is it as useless as Darwin believed?

Our fine hair helps us maintain body temperature and acts as a sense organ that protects our eyes and the insides of our nose from dirt and other particles. That allows the body’s defenses and immune system—the mysterious hair sprouts in puberty around our genitals and armpits. Scientists still have no idea why pubic hair evolved.

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Human Hair Evolution

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Julia Rose

My name is Julia Rose. I'm a registered clinical therapist, researcher, and coach. I'm the author of this blog. There are also two authors: Dr. Monica Ciagne, a registered psychologist and motivational coach, and Douglas Jones, a university lecturer & science researcher.I would love to hear your opinion, question, suggestions, please let me know. We will try to help you.

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