Holiday Hair re­moval myths de­bunked

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‘Shav­ing Will Re­move My Tan’

Myth! Nat­u­ral tans re­sult from melanin pro­duc­tion deep within the skin. Shav­ing only ex­fo­li­ates the very top layer of skin, mean­ing it ab­so­lutely won’t re­move a tan.

‘Shav­ing Daily Will Make My Hair Grow Back Thicker, Darker And Faster’

Myth! Sci­en­tists at Gil­lette have tested the ef­fects of shav­ing on hair growth, tex­ture and colour. Re­sults proved that shav­ing does not af­fect hair re­growth in any way. Shav­ing may al­ter the way hair ini­tially feels af­ter re­moval be­cause it’s al­tered the tip shape of the re­grow­ing hair.

‘Laser Hair Re­moval Causes In­grown Hairs’

Myth! It’s ac­tu­ally the com­plete op­po­site. Laser hair re­moval sig­nif­i­cantly re­duces the chances of get­ting in­grown hairs be­cause it de­stroys the hair fol­li­cle, ef­fec­tively killing the in­grown hair.

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