I’m starting a new beauty series where I unveil common beauty myths or misconceptions and get down to the truth of them all.
Myth or Fact?
Shaving or waxing makes your hair grow back thicker and darker.
When you shave or wax, hair essentially is growing back shorter, giving it the appearance of thicker hair. The base of the hair is thicker than the tip and so it appears to be thicker once it starts growing back (similar to the hair on your head!) Notice how if you let the hair grow for a while, it appears thinner than when it first started growing? When you cut or pull the hair out, what starts surfacing is naturally going to be thicker since it is new hair, but that doesn’t mean your hair became thicker just because you removed it.
So there you have it beauties, shaving or waxing does not change the thickness or pigmentation of your hair.
Shaving, Waxing, Epilating, or a Depilatory – What’s your preference?