Leg hair

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Leg hair
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Hair on the human leg
Anatomical terminology

Leg hair is hair that grows on the legs of humans, generally appearing at the onset of adulthood. Male legs are most often hairier than female legs.[citation needed] The amount of hair on an individual's legs can depend on their ethnic background.[citation needed]

For hygienic, aesthetics reasons and for some sports, women and men shave, wax, or use hair removal creams to remove the hair from their legs: see leg shaving.

The current Guinness World Record for world's longest leg hair belongs to Wes Pemberton of Tyler, Texas at 6.5 inches (16.51 cm).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Longest Leg Hair". Guinness World Records. Archived from the original on 19 Mar 2010.