I have heard rumors that when you shave something, it grows back thicker and worse...
is this true?!
Ask anyone thats ever shaved something off
The answer is no. It does not grow back thicker and worse.
Nothing to add to ghostface's post except complete agreement.
Old wives tale.
ditto.. altho I'd suggest that you don't start shaving your back
try it yourself, shave one arm and compare in a month, nothing beats an experiment
correction... Nothing beats an expirement that could make you look stupid
even better.. shave off one eyebrow!
How can you say this. Anybody that has ever shaved anything would know that IT DOES grow back thicker, but not neccasarily longer. We actually did an experiement in High School where we shaved our right arm and weighed the hair, then let it grow back for one month and re-shaved/weighed, then waited one more month and re-shaved/weighed again. Each time, the weight increased suggesting that it does grow back thicker.
Well, all I can tell is my experience. I do shave my legs and no, it doesn't grow back thicker. You have my word. And it's a really vain woman's word.
What does weight have to do with it? Why didnt you just mesure the diameters directly? Micrometers are easliy obtained and could give you a real number to work with.
I think youll find that it looks darker only because you have a cut end instead of a tapered end to your hairs. Any other change in thickness, amount, color, etc is going to happen anyway, due to your changing homone levels.
I read somewhere, that hair does not grow back thicker when it has been shaved. It looks thicker because the end is blunt making it look darker.