Hair removal | Shaving Myths

Have you ever heard shaving myths? Good! It’s time to eliminate them. Continue reading.

We’ve all heard women in our house and beauticians tell us not to wax our bodies with a razor. Although shaving is a painless, economical and hassle-free method of hair removal, many myths prevent many women from opting for this method. With this article, we are going to debunk some of the shaving myths. Continue reading.

Myth 1: Shaved hair gets darker and thicker

Shaving does not alter the quality and color of your hair. It does not affect how your hair will grow back. Therefore, there is no harm in shaving your armpits, legs, bikini area or any other part of your body.

A razor only cuts hair, and everything else regarding color, quality and growth is entirely genetic. The only thing a razor does is dull hairs, making them more noticeable when they grow back.

Myth 2: Shaving irritates the skin

Irritation after shaving is not a by-product of the method per se. If you’ve shaved a sensitive area multiple times, used a dull razor, or haven’t used proper products before and after the process, you’re bound to experience itching, redness, and irritation.

Therefore, you should always use a sharp blade, apply shaving foam before sliding the razor, and use appropriate skin care products to soothe the dermal layer after shaving.

Myth 3: It’s OK to dry shave

Accepting this myth causes irritation in you. Dry shaving is a big no-no. You should soak the dermal layer in water for at least 3-5 minutes before running the razor over it. Shaving foam is a better option than any other product.

Myth 4: Soapy water is an alternative to shaving foam

The thing about shaving foam is that it moisturizes the skin and allows the blade to glide smoothly over the skin. On the other hand, soapy water only helps in smooth gliding of the razor, but it dries out the skin. Therefore, to achieve flawless and smooth skin, you should always use shaving foam.

Myth 5: A new razor causes cuts

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If you accept this myth and use a dull razor, you will end up with cuts, irritated skin and a rough shave. The new razors are sharp, allowing you to tweeze sensitive areas with ease.

If your razor has dull edges, you need to replace it with a new one now. Plus, it will give you a clean, smooth shave. You can then use baby oil or soothing aloe vera gel to get rid of the redness.

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Myth 6: You can share a razor

On the contrary, you should never share a razor with anyone. Blades can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Therefore, sharing a razor would also mean sharing germs.

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Therefore, razors are private property that you should keep out of reach even from your partner. Also, sharing a blade quickly makes it dull.

Don’t believe any of the myths and start shaving. This is one of the most convenient ways to get rid of body hair.


Your skin and your body like you are unique. Although we have taken every measure to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social networks is credible and verified by experts, we recommend that you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying any home remedy, a quick hack or exercise regimen. For any comments or complaints, contact us at [email protected]