I wanted to debunk a couple of shaving myths for you guys. Ever since I have mentioned that I shave my legs I have been getting a lot of questions about it and there are a few things that I wanted you guys to know.
The first myth is that shaving does cause hair to grow back thicker, darker of faster. It is not thicker, only the blunt ends make it seem that way. Once it grows out it takes the shape of your regular hair. It is also not darker as your genetics and DNA determine the colour and growth of your hair and not just shaving. Hair growth is constant for every individual so it isn't faster as well.
The second thing I get asked a lot is does shaving leaves the skin dry and flaky skin? Actually, shaving helps your skin feel smooth by whisking away the top layer of dead skin. You are actually exfoliating your skin, getting rid of the dead skin cells on the top layer and this is why you get a very smooth feel.
The third myth is that shaving causes the skin to darken. It's actually the opposite since it is very exfoliating. Just make sure to use fresh razors, as old ones can cause cuts on your skin resulting in bruises and pigmentation.
Lastly, I've heard people discussing that shaving frequently is bad for the skin. It isn't true. If you have fast-growing, thick hair you may be comfortable shaving every day. Just make sure you're exfoliating your skin on the days after you've shaved and kept it very well moisturized.
That's all for this blog post, let me know if you have any other question in the comments below.