Does shaving make hair grow faster?
There is no evidence to prove this. Hair growth takes place in the hair follicle so any speeding up of hair growth would be due to changes in the hair follicle.
Shaving removes the tapered end of the hair so it feels sharp and stubbly when it appears again above the skin. This can give the impression it is growing out fast.
Also, hair that has been shaved will soon become visible again giving the same impression.
When the hair on your scalp grows by a couple of millimeters you hardly notice it. When freshly shaved hair grows by the same amount you immediately notice it as it reappears above the surface of the skin.
Final word: It must be said that every individual responds to shaving differently. This is because a person's hair texture, rate of growth, and skin sensitivity are different from the next person. So give shaving time and experiment with various accessories until you find the ones that really suit you giving you a close shave with minimal damage or irritation to the skin.
Nov 23, 2010 |
Health & Beauty