Your entire life, you’ve been told not to pluck hairs because they’ll multiply or grow back thicker and darker. But does plucking really affect how many hairs grow back in a plucked hair’s place or how the hair appears once it grows back?
Here are the answers to those questions and the truth about other hair-related myths.
Myth 1: Shaving or Waxing Makes Hair Grow Back Thicker
Reality: Untouched body hair feels soft and lies flat against the skin. Once a razor or wax has been taken to it, the hair will grow back with a sharp, blunt edge that stands up.
Myth 2: Double-Dipping the Wax Stick Is No Big Deal
Reality: Despite popular belief that the heat of the wax is enough to kill the bacteria on a double-dipped stick, it actually isn’t even hot enough to kill the wart virus. While it’s rare, certain fungi and virus can be transferred by double dipping a wax stick, so if you see your technician using your stick twice, you’d better run out the door and never return to that salon.
Myth 3: The Younger You Begin Hair Removal, the More Hair You’ll Have
Reality: Mothers around the world have been telling their daughters this myth, likely in an attempt to keep boys away for as long as possible. The truth is, how body hair grows is strictly hereditary and won’t be affected by shaving at a young age. Any sudden, excessive hair growth is probably a result from reaching puberty.
Myth 4: Shaving and Waxing Cause Hair to Grow Faster
Reality: Shaving and waxing actually have zero effect on the rate that hair grows back. There are other factors that can influence this, however, including your age, gender, the location of hair on the body, and even the weather. Body hair tends to grow faster during warmer months.
Myth 5: Laser Hair Removal Is Painful
Reality: Laser hair removal hurts less than waxing, but it produces a different sensation than waxing. The sensation of the laser pulse is often described as feeling similar to a small rubber band being snapped against the skin. Since each pulse affects many hair follicles at once, up to the size of a quarter, treatments are performed quickly. While most patients don’t require numbing cream, these are often available when receiving treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about the best permanent hair removal and how it works, the licensed technicians at Body Details True Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal are highly knowledgeable and available to answer any questions you may have. We’re located in the South Florida area, and we’re the only laser clinic that provides a free lifetime guarantee for all of our laser hair removal clients. With convenient night and weekend hours, it has never been easier to make an appointment. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 866-708-8645 or one of our cosmetic laser centers today.