Today’s post is all about hair removal using a razor. We all know that shaving is one of the most convenient and common methods of hair removal used by women. Most women have shaved their legs at least once in their lives, even if they don’t do it on a regular basis. However, shaving (in the case of women) is one of those processes that is surrounded by countless myths, which is why a lot of women are hesitant to shave on a regular basis. The truth is that shaving is a very inexpensive, economical and easy way to keep your body free of unwanted hair at all times.
So, let’s take a look at some of these common myths about shaving so that we can get to the facts. Also included are some tips for you to get the most out of your shaving experience.
1. Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker and darker (myth): This is one of the most common myths about shaving. Keep in mind that using a razor to remove your hair does not change the colour or texture of your hair. Your hair will grow back as it naturally would.
2. Shaving makes your hair grow back much faster (myth): This is another very common myth about shaving, but it is entirely untrue. Your hair will grow back at the same rate as it normally does, whether or not you shave.
3. You should save as soon as you get into the shower (myth): Don’t be in a rush to shave your hair as soon as you jump into the shower. Let your skin soak in the moisture and become soft and supple to give yourself a smooth and effective shave.
4. Shaving leads to in-grown hairs (myth): Shaving does nothing to cause an increase in the number of in-grown hair. However, if you find that you have a lot of in-grown hair, it is because of the condition of your skin prior to shaving. You have to make sure you are shaving correctly to avoid in-grown hair.
5. You can use deodorant right after shaving (myth): It’s not a good idea to use a deodorant for at least 12-15 hours after you have shaved your underarms. This will cause your skin to become irritated.
6. You should store your razor in the shower (myth): It may be super convenient to store your razor in the shower area or in the bathroom, but humidity is bad for your razor. Always store your razor in a dry environment.
7. Never dry shave your skin (tip): Dry shaving i.e. shaving without using any cream or gel, is becoming increasingly common nowadays. However, this is bad for your skin as it causes it to become rough, dry and irritated. Always use an emollient for a smooth and effective shave.
8. You can shave using your hair conditioner (tip): Don’t have any shaving cream or gel? Make sure to avoid using soap! Instead, use your favourite hair conditioner for an effective shave and to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth afterwards.
9. Always exfoliate your skin for a smooth shave (tip): One of the most important things to remember before you start shaving your hair is to exfoliate your skin thoroughly. This will give a smooth base to work on and will prevent any in-grown hairs. This will also reduce the chances of scrapes and razor bumps.