Many people believe that once you shave off the hair on your legs and armpits, the hair will return with a vengeance – thicker and coarser than it was to begin with. And this is why a lot of people would rather suffer through painful waxing sessions or IPL treatments to make sure that the regrowth wouldn’t make them resemble a gorilla.
HOWEVER, researches show that shaving does NOT change the thickness, colour and rate of growth of hair. A normal hair shaft tapers at the end so what you see poking from your skin would be the thinnest portions of your hair. When you shave, you cut the shaft in the middle and when your hair grows out, what will come out from your skin would be the thicker, bluntly cut part of the hair which makes it look thicker and coarser, and makes it feel stiffer than normal.
If shaved hair really does grow back thicker and coarser and darker, then people suffering from baldness would be shaving their bald spots endlessly to grow luscious locks, right?