Does Shaving Cause Hair to Grow Back Thicker, Faster and More Coarse ?
Alpha debunks the myth that shaving causes the hair to grow back thicker, faster and more coarse. Hair may give the illusion that it is, but it’s not. Here’s why.
When a hair has never been cut or trimmed, the point of the hair is fine. The hair appears thinner and softer. When shaved, the fine point is gone. Visually, you see a cross section of the hair – more surface area of that hair. Short hair is more coarse (aka stubbly). When you pluck or waxed, you are removing the hair from the follicle base (root). The point is what grows back.
When men shave their eyebrows or between the eyes with a razor, black dots show all at once. Same happens with a cheap pair of tweezers as the hair snaps. High quality tweezers are important. GorillaKilla ApeX Tweezers are Alpha’s favorite.
With nose hair, plucking or pulling them can cause ingrown hairs. Alpha has been cutting his nose hairs since the waxing fail (see video).
Bottom-line, your hair follicles are not growing back thicker, stronger, or more abundant from shaving, pulling, or removing the hair. Alpha gives the example of a bald man or a man losing his hair. If he shaves his head, wouldn’t his hair grow back thicker if that myth were true? Alpha has now officially debunked this bitch!