Shaving is super easy, quick and painless. But haven't you ever experienced thicker hair after shaving? This is why.
I find shaving the most convenient hair removal method – it is easy, and quick and it doesn't hurt as laser waxing or sugaring. But the myth is that if you shave regularly, it could cause your hair to grow faster, and thicker. Is that so?
Why do we feel hair grows thicker after shaving?
Before you get rid of your trimmer and razor, let's see why you get that feeling. According to experts, shaving doesn't change its thickness or the rate at which hair grows, but it does leave it with a blunt tip.
Shaving does not affect the root of the hair beneath at all, but as the hair grows back, it feels stubby and coarse – this is why we feel it might have thickened. When hair grows also it appears darker because it hasn't been exposed to any environmental factor that can lighten the strand. This applies to any area of your body, once it grows out, it will look just the same as before.
The bottom line
Body hair shouldn't change its texture because it's been shaved. If you experience a sudden increase in body or facial hair, consult a doctor as this could be a sign of an underlying medical condition.