Bizarrely, shaving is a topic that generates lots of rumours, half-truths, and myths.
For instance, it’s often claimed that hair grows back thicker and darker after shaving, and that sharp razor blades will result in more nicks and cuts.
But is there any truth to any of this? With over 115 years’ experience in the shaving business, we’ve learnt a thing or two about male grooming, so we’ve taken a closer look at ten common shaving myths to uncover the truth.
Myth 1: Hair Grows Back Thicker, Darker and Faster After Shaving
If old wives ever did sit around telling shaving tales, this would be number one. Hair growth, thickness and colour are controlled by genes, not by how often you shave.
This myth likely originates from the fact that the first little bit of facial hair that grows back after a shave will be healthier than the longer hair you removed. This can give the illusion thicker, darker facial hair. What’s more, when you shave, you’re left with blunt ends of hair that can naturally look thicker and darker than what was there before.
Myth 2: You Should Only Let a Barber Trim Your Beard
When you’ve got access to the innovative technology and superior comfort of Gillette razors, you don’t need to pay for a barber to trim your beard. In fact, today, guys have plenty of tools at their disposal to craft the look they want from the comfort of their own bathroom:
- Experience the soothing sensation of a hot towel shave in your own bathroom with the GilletteLabs Heated Razor
- Benefit from a razor that mimics the movements of a barber’s hand with the Fusion5 ProGlide with FlexBall technology
- Trim evenly, shave closely and edge precisely with the Gillette All Purpose Styler and Beard Trimmer