MYTH: Shaving makes hair grow back faster.
FACT: We are hearing this for ages but fact is that shaving does not make hair to grow back faster and darker. Rate of hair growth depends on many things like age, genetics, hormones, gender and temperature as well. Be it waxing or shaving, underarm hair grows faster than hair on your legs or arms, so why blame shaving!!
MYTH: Shaving makes hair coarser.
FACT: Shaving doesn’t result in coarser or thicker hair. It’s only the blunt end of the hair which makes it look thicker.
MYTH: Pressing hard gives a closer shave.
FACT: Do you think so!! You know putting too much pressure only causes cuts and nicks. Instead try to keep the blades flat against your skin and shave it with a light pressure instead.
MYTH: Shaving repeatedly gives a closer shave.
FACT: It will only irritate your skin. If the results are not smooth then better change your blades or razor than shaving over and over again.
MYTH: Shaving fades away the tan.
FACT: How can it be possbile to simply shave the tan!! The fact is regular shaving only increases your chances of getting tanned.
MYTH: It’s okay to use a men’s razor.
FACT: You should know that a women’s razor is designed specially for the soft skin and lovely curves of a women, so its always advisable to use a women’s razor. Also, women have got more area to cover, so razors should be special too!
MYTH: It’s not necessary to use shaving cream; instead you can use soap and water.
FACT: Ordinary soaps are more drying than shaving creams/gels. Soap and water can never give a close shave. So its advisable to use shaving creams for a smooth shave and finish. It also lubricates the skin, which helps razor glide more easily. I personally have noticed a major difference in the finish and after effects.
MYTH: Waxing doesn’t cause ingrown hairs, it’s the outcome of shaving.
FACT: I agree waxing makes legs more smooth, but it does result in ingrown hair like shaving. Whatever hair removal method you use, the only key to avoid ingrown hair is exfoliation.
MYTH: Shaving results in dry and flaky skin.
FACT: Its just the procedure or method of shaving which results in flaky and dry skin. Shaving removes the top layer of dead skin cells and thus results in a smooth skin and for even silkier skin, you must moisturize afterwards. But its to be done for any process you opt for hair removal, be it shaving or waxing.
Which method of hair removal do you prefer? Did you ever tried shaving, how was your experience?
Wish you all a blessed weekend