Some of us are still confused over whether shaving makes hair grow back thicker, or even what areas can be shaved. We're here to remove the guesswork, and separate the fact from fiction.
Scroll down to hear which common shaving myths we've debunked.
This is one of the most common hair removal myths most people fall for, but according to the pros, shaving has zero effect on hair regrowth pigment/color.
"Shaving only removes hair from the surface of the skin, so it doesn't affect the colour or the thickness of the hair, which is determined deep down in the skin, in the hair follicle", says Briar Keen, Co-Founder of Friction Free Shaving. "If you allow your leg hair to grow out, it would be exactly the same as it was originally."
In other words, the notion that shaving causes hair to grow back darker is merely a misconception. You can now shave with the peace of mind knowing that your hair will grow back exactly the same color. That's a fact!
Like we mentioned before, shaving doesn't impact hair thickness or color. Genetics and hormones impact body hair color, thickness and growth. Although it may sometimes look thicker, that's only because your razor blade cuts hair at the skin's surface, which makes hairs appear blunt and thicker.
How fast hair grows back also depends on the individual. Armpit hair, for instance, grows about 50 percent faster than leg hair. Then again, different people's hair grows at different speeds, so it's not the same for everyone.
Go ahead and shave. Don't worry, you're not going to end up with gorilla legs by next week.
You can quite literally shave anywhere -- your legs, underarms, bikini line, and even your face.
It's a popular shaving myth that shaving your facial hair will cause hair to grow back faster and darker, leaving you pretty much with a beard. Facial shaving is actually is a huge trend in the beauty industry. Youtubers like Huda Kattan and Chloe Morello swear by shaving their face for a smooth, flawless makeup canvas.
Besides leaving you smooth, shaving is a form of exfoliation which can help remove dead skin cells, leaving you softer, and allowing skincare products to work harder. Double win!
Shaving does not cause acne, but it can cause razor burn and bumps which look a lot like acne. But it's really only skin irritation.
Razor burn happens when you use a dirty razor, do dry shaving, or use poor shaving techniques like shaving against the grain or skipping the shaving cream.
The best way to prevent razor burn is to follow a proper shaving routine. Start by exfoliating the skin, applying a generous coating of shaving cream, and using a a new razor to shave with the grain. This will also help prevent nicks and ingrown hairs.
Regardless of what anyone says, you don't need to shave or wax. Long body hair isn't unhygienic nor is it something to be ashamed about. Celebrities from Bella Thorne to Cardi B encourage their fans to rethink society's stigmas and do what they want to do. It's all down to your own personal preference, and what makes you feel comfortable. You don't need to feel bad about keeping or removing your fluff!
According to a study by Mintel, around 25% of women have stopped shaving their underarm hair. And a consumer survey showed 48% of women revealed that they groom body hair only for themselves.
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Whether or not you're a shaver, there's so much inaccurate information out there regarding hair removal practices like shaving that you really need to know about. We decided to do the research for you so you can finally get answers to your burning questions about shaving.
Speak to your dermatologist if you have any concerns regarding shaving or side effects from shaving. You may have an underlying skin condition that needs to be treated.
In the meantime, happy shaving!