Does body hair really grow back thicker each time you shave?

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12 Nov 2017, 1:28 pm

Does body hair really grow back thicker each time you shave it? I hope this is just a myth. It's gotten me worried about shaving my facial hair too much.



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12 Nov 2017, 11:25 pm

Hair is thinist at the tip and thickest at the follicle. The thickness of a shaft of hear where it emerges from the skin remains the same thickness.



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12 Nov 2017, 11:28 pm

NewTime wrote:
Does body hair really grow back thicker each time you shave it? I hope this is just a myth. It's gotten me worried about shaving my facial hair too much.


No, don't worry.



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12 Nov 2017, 11:29 pm

NewTime wrote:
Does body hair really grow back thicker each time you shave it? I hope this is just a myth. It's gotten me worried about shaving my facial hair too much.

No it does not, it can look like it's thicker when its growing in but its not actually thicker.



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12 Nov 2017, 11:33 pm

As others have said, it doesn't grow back thicker. It just looks that way the first time because the thinner tips of the hairs have been cut off.


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12 Nov 2017, 11:35 pm

Not thicker, just scratchier.


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12 Nov 2017, 11:51 pm

It looks thicker because its bushier. Each hair is like a splint end. A split end right next to your skin.



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12 Nov 2017, 11:54 pm

No it doesn't. Shaving is not the same as cutting grass


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12 Nov 2017, 11:59 pm



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13 Nov 2017, 1:21 am

most old wives tales are false.

shampoo doesn't make your hair fall out. swimming after eating is usually safe.


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13 Nov 2017, 1:27 am

NewTime wrote:
Does body hair really grow back thicker each time you shave it? I hope this is just a myth. It's gotten me worried about shaving my facial hair too much.

Thats why all the men have thick, bushy beards these days.
Too much shaving.


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13 Nov 2017, 2:44 pm

I read that it isn't really true. Mothers who thought their teen daughters were too young to be shaving their legs must have once commonly told them their hair would grow back this way.



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13 Nov 2017, 3:49 pm

It doesn't grow back thicker. It grows back the same.


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14 Nov 2017, 12:10 am

The illusion of increased thickness comes from the blunt ends created by the razor. At least, that's what I read somewhere.



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14 Nov 2017, 2:30 am

Depends how cheap and rusty the razor blade is, sometimes it seems behind the beard or stache are standing the vengeful and viciously insulted extended family of the chunks of stubbornly affixed hair you just ripped off!


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