People often get depressed when they lose a lot of hair every day. People experience severe hair loss due to several reasons. Some of them are side effects of a medicine, chemotherapy, a surgical procedure, an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata, pollution and stress cause hair loss.
They try a lot of methods like using hair regrowth creams, hair thickening serums, and home remedies to regain the lost hair strands.
However, people are not lucky enough to get back their lost hair. It is important for them to realize that they are not alone, as 25% of the people are suffering from hair loss before they reach the age of 30 years. 60% of the people have very less hair when they reach 60 years of age.
So, when none of the hair regrowth methods work, people often try the option of head shaving.
Everyone from childhood has heard in their lives that “shaving head makes your hair faster growth” and this belief is spread from generation to generation.
The thought of shaving these days for many people are the cause of worries. They think that what other people think about it.
Since hair loss is a progressive condition, many people think that it is better to just let the hair loss happen gradually, but some people decide to take the plunge and shave it all off.
Many people also say that shaving head can boost hair growth. Many of us must have experienced that in our childhood too.
So what is the truth behind it about shaving head?
Truth Behind Head Shaving
If you are looking for more hair growth and if you are planning to shave your hair and going bald then might be your effort may go in vain.
The fact is, after shaving the hair the short hair shaft becomes more noticeable and head shaving has no relevance to hair growth. It also has no role in improving the hair pattern, its thickness, and color.
The growth of the hair mainly determines on your genetics. The diameter of hair follicles cannot be increased by shaving. When the hair grows after shaving, it comes from the same follicles from the scalp. The hair pores or follicles are present deep inside the scalp skin. So, it is clear that shaving cannot reach to the deep root of the follicle. And these hair follicles are only responsible for hair growth, hair thickness, and color of the strands.
You can found that after a few days, the hair starts appearing from the follicle.
In a nutshell, going bald is not helpful for hair growth totally.
What shaving actually does?
It only helps to grow the new hair without damage. When new hair grows, it away from chemical treatments and regular day to day wear and tear. That is why the appearance of new hair looks amazing and healthy.
It is only an illusion that it makes the hair look thicker and voluminous. But in the reality, the hair does not get thicker at all.
Moreover, regular hair trimming or cutting chop off helps to remove the split ends from hair.
But apart from that, if somebody is having dandruff on their scalp then shaving hair is a great move. It even makes sense to go bald. The clean scalp is better to remove dandruff from the core.
Why Hair Appears Thicker After Shaving?
After shaving, the hair appears to be thicker because the hair is tapered at the end. While shaving, the thin hair shaft is moved down, resulting in blunt ends. This, in turn, exposes the thicker part of the hair above the skin. So, the stubble on the scalp appears thicker and has a fuller look, as the hair is very short.
If you are really interested in maximizing your hair’s growth potential, approach it from a practical level. Keep your scalp clean and healthy. Keep the hair that grows clean and well-conditioned. Make sure you get proper nutrition by eating a well-balanced diet rich in proteins and getting the recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals.