The Indians’ lack of body hair is attributed to their Asian ancestry. What little they had, they usually plucked. Some tribes wore wispy mustaches: Navajos, Utes, Cherokees and some Northwest Coast tribes and Inuits.
Ethnicity Your race can have an effect on your facial hair growth. People from Mediterranean countries tend to be able to grow thick beards compared to people from other regions. According to a 2016 study, Chinese men generally have less facial hair growth than Caucasian men.
Cut hair is never thrown away by Native Americans – this is considered to be disrespectful. Instead, it is treated with the respect it deserves: ceremonially burned with sage or sweetgrass, releasing the hopes, prayers, thoughts, and dreams of the owner to the Creator.
Native Americans do not appear to have facial hair because they are not genetically predisposed to growing thick hair everywhere on their bodies. And, no. It is not because of ethnicity, as a matter of fact, Native Americans do have facial hair, but it is very soft and sparse.
H. Harris, publishing in the British Journal of Dermatology in 1947, wrote American Indians have the least body hair, Chinese and Black people have little body hair, white people have more body hair than Black people and Ainu have the most body hair.
Native American Facial Features A typical Native American’s head shape is oblong with a bit of forehead, extended eyebrow ridge, and cheekbones, protruding and lifted. Native Americans also have distinct. It’s long and dark brown to off-black; the brown is not as conspicuous as other ethnic groups.
Our hair is considered sacred and significant to who we are as an individual, family, and community. In many tribes, it is believed that a person’s long hair represents a strong cultural identity. This strong cultural identity promotes self-esteem, self-respect, a sense of belonging, and a healthy sense of pride.
It’s the other way around: Caucasians have the most body hair. Africans and Asians have less. The amount of chest hair a man has is due to genetic factors, mostly, followed by hormones.
Although there is some controversy on the subject of “racial” variation in body odor, it is determined that African blacks probably produce the greatest amount of apocrine sweat, which is the known substrate for axillary odor.
Journal of the Royal Society 2009;6:377-92. Trusted Source. Ethnic background also comes into play: People of East Asian descent tend to sweat less and have less body odor than those of African and European descent.
Race. Your race can also influence your beard growth. Caucasians and African Americans can usually grow thicker beards, while Asian men have a harder time developing a full beard.