1. Shaving makes hair grow back faster and darker
This is completely untrue! Your hair will always grow back the same colour it is naturally. Sometimes it can appear darker because the hair is shorter and more exposed. As it gets longer, it will appear lighter in colour.
2. Shaving makes hair grow back more coarse
Again, untrue. Short and stumpy hairs will always feel more coarse, but they’re actually just spiky as they start to grow. When they get longer, they feel thinner.
3. More pressure means a closer shave
Not only wrong, but unsafe! The blades are designed and positioned to give you a close shave, applying pressure will only cause unwanted cuts.
4. Shaving encourages in-growth
This is not true at all. Infact shaving is one of the recommended treatments by dermatologists if you have a chronic in-growth. Make sure you do not shave with blunt blades and do not shave over and over again on the same area since that may cause trauma to the skin or hair.As much as possible, avoid shaving against the grain as it will only cause skin irritation and bumps.
5. Shaving should only be reserved for hands, legs, and underarms
You can shave every part of the body without causing any harm to the skin. The key is to use the right shaving technique and the right tools.
Until next time
A Mysterious GirlTags: #shaving, #shavingmyths, #smoothskin, mythsbursted