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Does Waxing Reduce Hair Growth?

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ANSWER:

Waxing DOES reduce hair growth.

More Info: The waxing procedure literally rips your hair right out of the follicle.  This causes damage to the hair follicle, which then tend to produce thinner and finer hairs at a slower rate than normal.  Waxing over long periods of time will greatly reduce the hair in areas that are waxed regularly.

Does Shaving Reduce Hair Growth?

Many people swear that after they shave the hair returns darker and thicker.  Though technically this is not true, the razor blade cuts a square blunt end on a fine point of hair that can create this affect.

Does Laser Hair Removal Reduce Hair Growth?

Professional laser hair removal can have astounding results, but is not a quick fix.  The procedure does reduce hair growth but requires many visits to achieve desired results.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology, you can expect to see 10-25% reduction in hair growth with each session.

 

Resources

Beale, Lucy, and Angela Jensen. The complete idiot’s guide to better skin. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books, 2004. Print.

“Is it true that shaving unwanted body hair makes it grow back thicker and darker?.” Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Jan. 2012. <www.mayoclinic.com/health/hair-removal/an00638>.

” Laser hair removal | aad.org.” American Academy of Dermatology. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2012. <http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/cosmetic-treatments/laser-hair-removal>.

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