Shaving is a quick and instant beautification process. It is also a great emergency back-up and can be used as a top-up quick fix between longer methods of removal. Shaving also leaves the skin silky and gleaming. It is also inexpensive and easy to use. Of course if you’re tired of shaving and want to get rid of that hair once-and-for-all, make an appointment with us today for laser hair removal treatment.
9 Razor Myths Debunked
- To begin with, shaving DOES NOT cause hair to grow back thicker, darker and faster. When you use a razor, you cut off the hair at the skin’s surface level. The razor has no effect on the root of the hair follicle and therefore cannot have any effect on re-growth. Determinants of hair re-growth include genetics and hormones. The reason why hair may feel coarse is because when the razor cuts the hair in the middle of the shaft, the flat surface makes the hair feel sharp. The hair follicle tapers as it grows out and become smoother.
- Shaving DOES NOT make the skin dry and flaky. Infact shaving exfoliates the skin as it removes the top layer of dead skin, revealing softer more radiant skin. Moisturising after shaving is recommended to keep the skin supple.
- Shaving DOES NOT make your hair grow faster. Our hair grows at different rates depending on one’s age, hormones and gender. For example, underarm hair grows 50% faster than hair on your legs.
- A new razor blade DOES NOT cause more nicks and cuts than a razor that has been broken into. On the contrary, shaving with an old, dull razor blade may lead to nicks and cuts so it is important to change your cartridge when you’re not getting optimal results. Other culprits include putting too much pressure on the razor or using a single-blade razor.
- Pressing hard will NOT give you a closer shave. Putting too much pressure on your razor can cause nicks and cuts. Keep the blades flat against your skin so that the razor can do its job. Use a light touch to get a relaxing and close shave.
- Shaving over the same area repeatedly will NOT give you a closer shave. Usually this is not required when using a razor. So if you’re having trouble with a rough spot it’s probably time to change the blade.
- It’s NOT okay to borrow your partner’s razor. Firstly, it is not hygienic and secondly, a woman’s hair removal requirements are different so it’s best to use a woman’s razor as they are specifically designed for female curves and contours.
- Shaving every day is NOT bad for you. How often you shave is a completely personal choice. So, if you choose to shave everyday it won’t have any detrimental effects on your skin. Just be sure to moisturise daily.
- You CAN shave on the day of your event. The great thing about a razor is that it is great for beauty emergencies. As long as you don’t have hypersensitive skin, it is absolutely fine to shave on the day of your event and get gorgeously smooth results. But, it is best to shave sensitive skin a day before to avoid irritation.
Now that we’ve cleared up these myths, whip out that razor and shave away. Afterwards, don’t forget to moisturize! You can find our moisturizers by clicking here.