What Ethnicities have the Hairiest Women?

I know it crosses peoples’ minds from time to time; what is the smartest race? Dumbest? Best looking? Most likely to go to jail? Yadda Yadda…
But how often do we ask which race (or in this case ethnicity) is the hairiest?!
Now this blog post is NOT intended to offend anyone. This is just an interesting hirsutism topic I decided rap about that clearly is not discussed in many other similar blogs or websites.
It is well know that with hirsutism, especially idiopathic hirsutism, genetics play a huge part in the hair distribution make up on a woman.

Cute Turkish girl. Courtesy of loginlove.com

The worst parts for a hirsute woman are typically her face and abdomen area. I have seen hairy women of all ethnic backgrounds.
From my own personal analysis, I cannot pin point any type of race that may be deemed hairier than the other because some of the most hirsute women I have ever seen in my life were all from different backgrounds.
I recall a long time ago being in a restaurant and standing next to a friendly Hispanic woman who had obviously just finished shaving her thick facial hair. The stumble was growing from her sideburns down her neck. This particular woman was heavy set so looking back on it, she could have had a more serious underlying cause for her hirsutism.

Pretty black girl. Courtesy of black-women-beauty-central.com

The thickest mustaches that I ever seen were on two black women. I remember seeing a woman at Wal Mart and another woman at a local university, both with mustaches made of very thick, black hair against brown skin. The crazy thing was they seemed to actually like their staches! The staches were nicely trimmed and neat! They almost seemed proud parading their mustaches in public! I was almost more fascinated with their self-confidence than their cleanly shaven mustaches!
White women, particularly blondes, got it a little easy. All the hairy blonde women I ever seen had very light hair against very fair skin. A white girl I worked with a few years back had dark hair but very heavy facial hair, but the facial hair was extremely light. The naked eye probably could not tell she may have been a bit hirsute. I did have an Italian women work in my doctor’s office who had pretty fair skin but very dark hair who admitted to getting laser hair treatments on her arms and face. She and I chatted about hirsutism for a few minutes and she sympathized with my pain, claiming to be the hairiest woman in her clan too!
I recall seeing an Indian girl on my college campus several years back who was extremely pretty, mocha skin, thick, shiny long hair and very soft-haired sideburns. They were very thick, but the hair was so soft, sweeping underneath her earlobes, it truly did not look that bad in my opinion, even on days I recall her pulling her hair back.
But according to a study published in the Human Reproduction Update on November 6, 2011, the Ferriman-Gallwey scale and other logical subjective factors rate these ethnicities of women from hairiest to least hairiest (of the racial groups tested):
1.       Turkish women (of Middle Eastern backgrounds)
2.       Mexican, Iranian, Spanish
3.       Italian
4.       White (of Hispanic and Caucasian backgrounds) and Black Americans
5.       Asian (of Chinese and Thai backgrounds)

The study itself admitted its shortcomings such as the subjective view of numerous physicians trying to decide what is a hairy woman and what is not? How hairy is she? How thick is the hair? How dark?

Lovely Indian woman. Courtesy of articles.businessinsider.com

That is probably why there is not a lot of solid data on our condition because the conditions of determinacy have to be subjective. A well-qualified doctor will have to be able to determine what is hairy, what is not, and then that doctor would have to even be educated and experienced enough in hormonal disorders. I went to one endocrinologist who did nothing for me, but the second one I chatted with gave me the medication I needed right away!
In addition, even if these determinations from the Human Reproduction Update are accurate, it certainly does not deem one group of women or men more attractive than the other. There are different strokes for different folks and no two people are meant to look the same anyway. What is a turn off to you might be a turn on to someone else. Therefore, before you claim all Turkish women are weird looking and all Asian women are perfect, make sure your own flaws are in check!
Thanks for reading!


  1. pregoandtheloon

    December 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Your comments have encouraged, inspired, and overall put a smile on my face. I am nominating you for the Prego Project Award as a BIG thank you for your support… It means the world to me!! http://pregoandtheloon.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/prego-project-like-support-reblog/

    • Mo

      December 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm

      that’s awesome. Thank you!!!!!

  2. Tiffany

    December 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, very interesting question! I can’t say this for all black women, but the women in my family (particularly on my dad’s side) tend to have very thick, coarse hair. I am hirsute and I have this thick black hair all over my chin and upper lip. No fun at all. Coarse black hair is much more noticeable and irritates my skin when it grows out…I always thought that at least if my hair were finer/less coarse then the hirsutism would be a bit more bearable.

    • Mo

      December 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks for the comment Tiffany! Yes, my facial hair is very coarse and thick especially underneath my neck, but elsewhere on my body, the hair is getting to be more and more fine. In my case, the women on my mom’s side of the family are hairy, possibly because of her mix racial makeup; I’m not terribly sure. I don’t even want the hirsutism to go away, I just want the hair to be alot softer and finer! I would be happy too!

  3. Random dude

    August 21, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Kurdish girls r hairier than turkish

  4. Jimbo

    November 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Had a Greek girl. Soooo hairy. I loved it.

  5. Jimbo

    November 29, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I found that any hot country had the most hairy women. This is to be expected as hair is both a skin potector and cooler.
    My meditteranian ladies of the past had a profuse growth. Softish in texture.
    Now despite this, the strongest and most wire like hair belonged to a lady from Sunderland with no ethnic connections other than white english albeit she was very dark haired and had an olive complexion which tanned lovely on holidays.Truly a one off.

    • reneleft01

      November 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      Jimbo, I have heard that the hotter areas have hairier women. I am of African descent and I don’t know where my hairiness comes from but I am starting to suspect I may have Middle Eastern genes too…which, if true, would explain everything!!

      • Jimbo

        August 24, 2014 at 7:41 am

        Dear reneleft01Sorry I have no returned sooner . Please describe your areas of concern to you, if indeed they are a bother or do u just not
        shave? ×

        • reneleft01

          September 19, 2014 at 9:16 pm

          Oh I shave. It’s just there’s a lot of hair!

  6. Reevnat

    April 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Friends..I have seen many races, but I saw the hairiest women in Pakistan,Iran and Turkey. Although, it is difficult to see their body naked but if you find them and luckily if she doesn’t shave then they are the best.They are more in number then other races.

  7. Mike

    July 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Actually I’m looking to hook up with a women whos extremely hairy from her belly down to her thighs and ass. Had no luck though, but if your out there email me at michaelides62@gmail.com

  8. Emma

    February 5, 2015 at 7:55 am

    I’m purely of Finnish and Swedish descent, but I’m extremely hairy. I went to the dermatologist to discuss hirsutism, but he said I was hairier than most, but not a hirsute. I think the main factor is that my hair, while dense and long, is very thin. Also, my pubic region and face are relatively normal in terms of hair. It’s just insane on my arms, and I grow it long on my fingers and toes as well. It’s relatively dark against my pale skin– I have dirty blonde hair, but my eyebrows are nearly black and my body hair dark brown. People have definitely noticed and mentioned my body hair to me, much to my embarrassment. I now spend a lot of time and money shaving pretty much everything so I can feel like a woman. I’m wondering if something got mixed in with my ancestry, because this is not typical for a Scandinavian woman. It’s clearly passed down from my dad, who is extremely hairy, so I don’t think it’s a hormonal issue or birth defect.

    • The Hirsutism Hub

      February 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      I thought the same thing for a while, Emma. I’m mostly African American, but I cannot help but to wonder could I have some Middle Eastern blood in me too. Before my electrolysis and laser treatments, I truly did have a damn near perfect beard! I was definitely hairier than most and it was clearly obvious. Perhaps you may have some Italian or Turkish blood in you? They are known to be a pretty furry bunch too.

  9. CG

    February 15, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Found your site through a Yahoo article. Thank you for bringing light to this topic!

    I’m a 25yo female of European descent, Scottish and Irish for sure. I have very pale, thin skin and thick, black hair. It’s really frustrating. I remember shaving my legs and being able to see the hairs in the follicles below the skin, so I had to start waxing myself. Then it became hair above the lip, on the chin… thinner and sparser on the face but still aggravating.

    It finally hit me how abnormal it wa when I compared my legs to a male friend’s in the dead of winter and he said, “Wow! I didn’t believe you, but you really ARE hairier than me!”

    Anyway, I guess what I’m saying is I totally relate and am happy to see women speaking up about this. It’s inspired me to ask for a referral to am endocrinologist because the hair and my acne makes me wonder if my hormones are out of whack! So thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

  10. Jeff

    February 15, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Emma many men including myself find it attractive so please don’t be embarressed be proud… 😉

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