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Does Hair Grow Back Thicker After Shaving

Self Shaving Your Back / October 26, 2020

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There are a lot of beauty myths knocking about on the internet.

Call them old wive’s tales if you want, but most of us have learned out beauty rituals though our mothers, and their mothers before them.

So it makes sense that a lot of us believe some pretty old fables, like pulling out a grey hair will make three grow back, which is commonly believed, and totally unfounded.

Another of these old wives tales suggests that shaving our body hair will make it grow back thicker, but does this statement ring true?

The short answer is no, not really.

You see, your natural hair is tapered at the end to a point, just like your eyelashes.

But when you shave your hair, the razor cuts the strands bluntly so that the hair above the epidermis is removed.

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Because the root is still attached below the skin, this allows the root to grow back, and when it does, it looks thicker because the new blunt end has taken the place of the original.

So while your regrowth may not actually be thicker or stronger, it can certainly feel like it.

If you hate that thick stubbly feeling, there are plenty of other hair removal options, including waxing.

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When hair grows back after waxing, the new tip usually means it feels softer and finer than after shaving.