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My grandmother says to shave my 1 year olds head in order to make her hair thicker.  is there any truth to this?

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Dr. Allen Fein
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Hairs are thicker at their base, and thin out, taper out and get softer at their ends.
So while the hair may seem thicker as the initial stubble grows out, ultimately with time, the same lovely child's hair will gradually reappear. Hair is important to protect the delicate baby's scalp from damaging sun rays, so that makes shaving a baby bald very unwise. I am glad that you came to healthtap!

In brief: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Hairs are thicker at their base, and thin out, taper out and get softer at their ends.
So while the hair may seem thicker as the initial stubble grows out, ultimately with time, the same lovely child's hair will gradually reappear. Hair is important to protect the delicate baby's scalp from damaging sun rays, so that makes shaving a baby bald very unwise. I am glad that you came to healthtap!
Dr. Allen Fein
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Old Wive's Tale-1

This is strictly an old wive's tale.
See dr. Fein's answer for the reason.

In brief: Old Wive's Tale-1

This is strictly an old wive's tale.
See dr. Fein's answer for the reason.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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