Many women wonder, “Will shaving make hair grow faster and thicker?” This worry keeps some women from shaving certain areas of their body, and many choose a different hair-removal method altogether. But, there is good news; it’s clinically proven that shaving does not affect the texture of your hair or the speed of its growth. Where did this rumor come from? What makes people think shaving makes hair thicker? What causes hair to grow? Luckily for you, we’ve got answers!
Hair runs in the family.
Hair texture and regrowth is determined by your gene pool. Some people come from hairier backgrounds and will have to shave more often, while others have fairer colored hair and barely have to shave at all.
Here’s the blunt truth.
Do you swear that your hair is thicker after you shave? Believe us, it’s not. When shaving legs, arms or your bikini area, the razor cuts the hairs cleanly, leaving blunt ends. Then, when hair grows back, the blunt ends make the hairs feel thicker. Underarm hair grows about 50 percent faster than the hair on your legs, which is why you might have to shave your underarms more often than other areas. Finally, shaving cuts hair at the skin’s surface, not at the root, like epilation does. This causes the hair to reappear sooner, but rest assured – it’s not growing faster.
Get a closer shave.
Still not convinced? Though shaving doesn’t make hair grow back thicker, your hairs might feel that way because of the quality of your shave. Make sure to shave with clean, sharp razor blades to get as close a shave as possible. The Venus Swirl is our best razor for women – and it’s made just for you. It features our revolutionary FLEXIBALL™ and five Contour™ blades that move individually to glide over curves for smooth skin and virtually no missed hairs. For more shaving tips for women, click here.
Say goodbye to hair forever.
If you’re tired of shaving, there are several hair-removal methods that will get rid of your hair for longer periods of time or even permanently. From epilating to laser hair removal, many of these methods can be done in the privacy of your home and for a fraction of the cost of salon services. For permanent hair reduction, we recommend Braun Silk-expert IPL, which uses an intense pulsed light system to permanently remove hair by breaking the cycle of hair re-growth. Unlike many other laser-based products, however, the Venus IPL reads and adapts to your skin automatically for safe and effective results at home.
Now you know the answer to the question, “Does shaving make hair grow faster and thicker?” With this knowledge, we hope you view shaving in a whole new light.