Will I still grow if I don’t have much arm and leg hair?



I’m 15 years old. I hit puberty somewhere around January. I grew from 5’0 to 5’3 or 5’4. I don’t have any facial hair but I’ve grown a tiny bit on my legs and arms. I have a deep voice. What stage am I in? Will my body still grow since I don’t have much hair on my arms or legs?


Since you have grown 3 or 4 inches since the first of the year, you are in stage 3 of development. You probably started puberty when you were 12 or 13, but since the initial changes are not dramatic, you didn’t take note of them. Each stage takes about 2 years to get through them.

About mid-way through stage 3, you will start to see a faint mustache on your upper lip (unless your lineage doesn’t typically have much facial hair). About the time you start to see a faint line of hair going from your genitals to your naval, your growth will slow back down.

Body hair is more a factor of your genes that you received from your parents. It is not an indication of how much you will grow.

If you are interested in getting a detailed estimate of your progress, you can use the Tanner Stage Calculator for Boys.