Parents all over the world have been telling their daughters that shaving their hair will make it grow back thicker, stronger and faster. Is this true?
Contrary to common belief, it has been proven by numerous studies that shaving has absolutely no effect on your hair growth rate or its thickness.
Hair growth is controlled by hair follicles found just underneath the skin. These follicles are not in any way affected by shaving. Only the outer part of your hair that is already dead is getting cut with shaving. The follicles underneath that determine the thickness, color and growth rate of your hair.
However, shaving facial or body hair gives the hair a blunt tip. The tip might feel coarse for a time as it grows out. During this phase, the hair might be more noticeable and perhaps appear darker or thicker but, as a matter of fact, it's not.