There are a lot of myths that float around, one of them being that shaving can make your hair grow back thicker. If you’ve been under the impression that there is truth to this myth, you’re not alone, but there’s a reason why it might appear to be true. When it initially grows back in, the blunt hair is coarse and may appear to have a darker appearance than hair that’s been growing in awhile, so while it may look darker or thicker, in reality, it’s not. While we’re on the topic, let’s talk a little more about what you should know regarding shaving as well as a few other myths that might be floating around.
Avoid Shaving With a Dull Blade
There are those who believe that shaving with a dull blade means that it’s more user-friendly, that’s it’s going to work just as well as if the blade were brand new but with fewer chances of getting Nicks, but that’s not true. The blade won’t shave nearly as well and you might find yourself getting more nicks in the process which could lead to infections.
Don’t Share Razors With Anyone
Sharing razors might seem like an innocent enough habit, but that essentially means you’re sharing bacteria which could lead to an infection and other issues. It’s not a good idea even if you don’t notice any nicks because a problem of some sort could still happen making it best just not to risk it.
You Don’t Necessarily Need to Change Your Razor Every Week
The truth is that there’s no set amount of time by which you should change out your razor, and one reason is that not everyone shaves the same amount of times per week. For example, if you shave once a week, you’re not going to just toss the razor, but if you’re shaving every day or every other day, then changing the razor once a week might not be a bad idea. Typically, changing it after five shaves or so could be beneficial, however, if you find that your razor is rusted, giving you nicks or the blade is dull, you should change it out right away.
Store Your Razor Properly
Leaving your razor in the soap dish or laying down on the side of the tub is, unfortunately, not the right way to go about storing a razor. And yes, it does matter how the razor is stored not just to extend its life but also to help protect it from bacteria. Once you’re done using your razor, use hot water to thoroughly clean it out, blot it, then once it’s dry put on a blade guard and store it in a dry place. Using a blade guard can also help protect the blades from coming in contact with any dust or dirt, not to mention it can help you avoid cuts if you happen to accidentally grab the razor the wrong way.
Should you have any questions about the best way to shave for your particular skin, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional who can provide you with personalized answers.