A 43-year-old member asked:
if i shave does my facial hair grow back thicker and faster?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Jackson answered
42 years experience Dermatology
No: This not true. If you are female it means something else is wrong.
Answered on Aug 12, 2012
Dr. Michael Sinclair answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: Hair is dead. It does not know if you are cutting it or not. Neither does your body. It is an old wives tale that started because when young boys became men and started shaving, their hair got thicker due to testosterone increases, not shaving. Short hair can feel stiffer but that is a mechanical issue, it just feels stiffer, it is not thicker.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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