I don't have thick dark hair but I do have thick brown hair. I'm also hairier than my husband. I mean my legs and pits are HAIRY. I don't show my hair much in public because of the way I dress anyway. I don't much care for sleeveless and always wear long hippie type skirts. If I did wear sleeveless and shorter skirts I would definitely be stared at even more than I am. I wear my head hair clipper short,isn't that funny?