Does Tweezing Make Hair Thicker
Unwanted hair is one of the biggest female problems. Whether it be on the eyebrows, upper lip, chin or anywhere, hair can be a big problem. Shaving is the quick and easy route, bu who wants to shave their face and continue shaving everyday? Waxing is another way, but can be painful and expensive. That is why tweezing seems to be the go to method for women who want to get rid of their unwanted hair.
However, with tweezing comes the little voice in the back of your head, or your friends in your ear, saying that the hair will grow back thicker. That is the last thing that you could want. However, is it really true? Will the tweezed hair grow back thicker than before?
The first step in debunking or proving this myth is to understand what tweezing the hair does. When you tweeze the hair, you are not breaking it at the surface like you would with shaving. Instead, you are pulling it out at the follicle. That is why it takes more time for it to grow back. Tweezing the hair will cause trauma to the follicle. The trauma will prevent the hair from growing back quickly. It interrupts the hair growth cycle and therefore, more time is needed for it to grow back. The amount of time it will take for the hair to grow back depends on the individual person.
There have been numerous studies conducted to see whether or not hair grows back thicker. There are two different kinds of facial hair. For women, the hair that comes from the scalp is called terminal hair and the other facial hair is called vellus hair. The vellus hairs are much more fine and soft to the touch. When you continuously tweeze the vellus hair, some people believe that it tricks the body into thinking it is terminal hair and causes it to grow back more quickly. However, this has not been proven and therefore does not prove the myth.
There is a possible reason why it may appear that tweezing hair can cause it to grow back thicker. This is likely due to the uniform growing speed. When you tweeze the hair, chances are you are going to tweeze each hair that you see no matter what the length. When they return to their growing cycle, they will all start to grow at the same time. This will cause more hair to be present and at the same level. This is the main reason why people feel that hair grows back thicker.
The myth that tweezing hair will cause it to grow back more quickly have never been proven. In fact, it has been debunked many times. The most likely reason that hair grows back thicker is the change in the body’s hormone level. So don’t worry if you grab your tweezers to get rid of unwanted hair. You will not be changing the width of the hair.