Is it true that shaving your legs makes the hair grow faster?

@oarnamav (2708)
India
March 31, 2007 6:20am CST
I think this is not true but I met so many people say and claim this to be. What's the fact?
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• India
1 Apr 07
i dont know if it is true or not but i have heard it many times and now i am bound to believe it
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• Malaysia
31 Mar 07
Some people say that is true.. they said especially if u use the cream or the spray type. Within a month they grow even more than before. They said it is better to use the strip wax, because the hair will take longer time before coming back to haunt you.. (heheheh). But the strip wax will come with the package of pain... :) I don't have experience though...
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@seamonkey (1982)
• Ireland
31 Mar 07
I don't buy it. My hair grows faster when the weather is warmer and slows down during the winter. I don' think the amount of shaving I do has any effect whatsoever. I looked it up at dermatology.about.com and this is what they say, "Shaving is the most temporary method of hair removal because it merely cuts the hair off at the skin surface. Shaving does not make the hair shaft thicker, darker, or grow faster or slower. However, the short hair shaft may be more noticeable as it grows out because it has a blunt tip instead of the normal tapered tip." So, it looks like we are right! Can anyone find any information to the contrary?
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@umitcicek (464)
• Turkey
31 Mar 07
Well,of course it is true.I am very hairy man.I once make me shaved my body to my brother.Aftethat,they grow faster.I think to use chemicals lead to disapperance of hairs.I think the remedy of this is laser technology.Laser can soften the roots of hairs and distruption of them.
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• Singapore
31 Mar 07
Nah, it's not true. Just a myth. When you shave, the shave is not "clean" or "deep" enough. So when the hair grows a wee bit, it would push out the remaining bit that you did not manage to remove and it would appear as if your hair has suddenly grown longer. But if you are just bothered about appearance, I guess you can take that you should not shave your legs if you don't want the hair to *appear* growing faster.
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@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
Yup, yup! It's true! I don't know scientifically.. but yeah.. it will make your hair grow faster and thicker? LOL.. All I know is that I don't shave my legs!
• India
15 Dec 07
In our family it also is hereditary. My brothers and sisters started having grey hair when they were still teenagers. What was surprising, it was only I who only started to have grey hair when I was past 40. All my brothers have now totally grey hair. I am the youngest brother in the brood. The greying hair on me is in patches, so I need to dye my hair. One thing I like though, a good many people say that I don't look my age even with the partial greys showing.
@Sikh_Boy (231)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Yes I feel that shaving makes the hair grow faster. here is the deal i have just turned 18 and started shaving like 4months back and i have noticed that my bearded is growing really fast and now i have to shave like almost every third day. Take care Good Luck from Sikh Boy
@maxxine (612)
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
yes its true.... ishave mylegs every 4 days......