5 Myths & Facts about Shaving, Waxing and other Hair Removal Techniques
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Have you heard about this myth before? Human hair continues to grow after death
The truth to this myth is that when the heart stops beating, the body will no longer supply oxygen. Thus, the skin will dry out and will sink in the skull making the hair appear longer. Now, isn t it helpful to know the facts?
Although we are in the era of advanced technology not just for hair removal but also for aesthetic treatments, there are still people who believe in these kinds hair-related myths. Here are 5 common myths about shaving, waxing, and other hair removal techniques and the facts that comes with it.
MYTH#1:Shaving & waxing will make your hair grow back faster, thicker and darker
Some parents warn their teens to refrain from shaving or waxing unwanted hair as it may grow faster and thicker than normal.
FACT: This is not true because shaving can only remove the hair on the skin s surface. It cannot affect the hair follicles that are skin deep. The truth is hair-growth happens deep beneath the skin with the help of our follicles. Hair follicles are also responsible for determining thickness, colour and growth rate of our hair.
Although waxing can pull the hair from the root, it is not capable of changing the qualities and appearance of the hair itself. Hair growth is also affected by the individual s biochemistry and hormones such as heredity, genes, race, medications and many others.
Think of it, if shaving and waxing will make the hair grow faster, thicker and darker then the problem on baldness is already solved!
MYTH#2: Using hot waxing technique will burn your skin
FACT: Did you ever experienced touching a hot melted candle or maybe a hot drink that was accidentally spilled into your skin? This type of burning sensation is something that you would feel instantly.
Some people thought that the pain they felt from waxing is because they were burned from the treatment but this is not the case. Waxing works by applying either warm or cool wax in an area and it is moderately painful because the wax needs to be pulled off the skin to remove the hair out of the root. The process of pulling the wax from the skin may cause the skin to have scab-like or burned appearance.
MYTH#3: One laser/ IPL treatment will do the job
FACT: One laser or IPL hair removal treatment is not enough as your hair will continue to grow after a few weeks. The number of treatment will vary depending on the type of skin or hair type of the person. But for sure, one treatment will never be enough to keep the hair from growing back.
MYTH#4: Your hair will never grow again after series of Laser or IPL Treatments
FACT: There is no treatment yet that can guarantee permanent hair removal. Probably it s best to say that Laser or IPL hair removal treatments can provide \”permanent long-term hair reduction\” instead.
The hair growth cycle is continuous depending on the age, hormones, or genetics of the person. Laser and IPL hair removal treatments both work by damaging the hair root to further delay future growth. Laser produces single wave length of light that treats darker skin and thicker hair while IPL produces broad spectrum of different wavelength that treats medium to light skin types and coarse to fine hair.
MYTH#5:Laser / IPL Treatments on the private areas will affect fertility
FACT: Different hair removal machines have different wavelengths but relatively all of it are designed to target only the hair follicle to effectively damage the root of the hair and inhibits it to grow. It can only penetrate until the dermis layer of the skin which is not deep enough to affect any organs.
Removing unwanted hair is part of our regime to have a clear smooth skin. It s better to look for a safe and effective hair removal treatment that is provided by specialists such as certified hair removal salon, spas or ever laser clinics. Choosing the right hair removal treatment is crucial otherwise it can give negative side effects such as damaged skin.
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