Does Shaving Hair Really Make It Grow Back Thicker?

With so many misconceptions in the beauty world, it’s challenging to know what to believe when it comes to hair removal in particular. There are top tips on the best ways to remove hair, debates about which method is most painful and also conflicting advice on whether shaving does actually cause your hair to grow back thicker. So what information should we listen to? Will shaving make your hairy situation a little bit hairier?

Will The Hair Grow Back Thicker? 

If you shave any of the hair on your body, this does not mean that the hair will then grow back twice as thick. When you shave, you are simply removing the hair from the skin, leaving a blunt tip rather than extracting it from the root. However, this does not mean that the hair that grows back following shaving will become even thicker.

Will The Hair Grow Back Quicker? 

The rate at which your hair grows following shaving can vary between individuals. Some people find that their hair grows back almost immediately after shaving it, or other lucky ladies can get away with not touching the razor for weeks at a time! It shouldn’t grow back any faster than your own normal growth once shaved.

Will The Hair Grow Back Darker?

You may notice stubble growing pretty quickly and your hair feeling ‘spiky’ after you have shaved. It may also appear dark, particularly if you have naturally dark and thick hair. If you shave, you shouldn’t find that the hair grows back darker or a different color at all, it might just feel like your hairs are darker, longer and thicker due to you being much more aware of them because of their stubbly feel.

So there you have it, shaving doesn’t make your hair grow back quicker, darker or thicker, which is excellent news for anyone wanting to shave but is also worried about the results they might see!

2 Comments
  1. I started shaving my arms a few years ago. I haven’t shaved them in over a year now, and I had always heard your hair will grow in thicker and darker, which in fact I have medium brown hair. But to my surprise, they are still light brown to blonde. I believe the more sunlight you get on any body hair lightens it.

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