Myth: “Shaving speeds hair growth, or makes hair grow fuller and darker.”
Dermatologist Michael Ioffreda, M.D., says hair that has never been cut has a fine, tapered end - and freshly cut hair attains a blunt, squared-off tip that is thicker than a tapered hair. The result is that a grouping of such hairs would appear fuller and darker. This fallacy, like the appearance of cut hairs, is just an illusion.
See more here: “The Medical Minute…Debunking Old Wives’ Tales”, where physicians from Penn State Hershey Medical Center tackle the misinformation of some common beliefs.
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