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questions about shaving/tweezing

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 16, 2007
  • 09:04 AM

i have a some really small thin hardly noticeable hair around my belly area and there were times when i thought about shaving or the tweezing but i'm worrying that the hair will grow out more thick later. the same with mustache if i use the tweezer will it still grow out thicker later as if i shaved? or is there any other bad effect? thanks

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  • Hello,I can tell you from first hand experience, NOT to pluck anything. I have plucked some very fine hairs on my lip and chin, and they grew back thick black and wiry. I have never waxed, but I think that is most common. If I were you, I would call a beauty salon that does hair removal, maybe a laser spa, and ask them. They should be able to help.Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 02:32 AM
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  • Hello,I can tell you from first hand experience, NOT to pluck anything. I have plucked some very fine hairs on my lip and chin, and they grew back thick black and wiry. I have never waxed, but I think that is most common. If I were you, I would call a beauty salon that does hair removal, maybe a laser spa, and ask them. They should be able to help.Good luck!waxing has the same effect,don't do it!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 02:52 AM
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  • This is actually a very common myth! It is not true that hair once plucked or waxed will grow back thicker. Think about it. If that were true we ould have already found a cure for male pattern baldness! Same thing with shaving. Now, after having shaved, it will appear that the hair is coming in thicker but that is not the case- the hair is simply blunt cut. When plucked or waxed you are pulling the whole hair out from the root so when the hair grows back it will then look thinner. It could also be the case the the previous posters are not taking into account the different phases of hair growth. Not all of our hair follicles are active 100% of the time. About 25% of them are in a resting phase where there is no hair at all.BTW, the best time to wax is the week after your period ends. This is also the best time to have a pap or mammogram.
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