That is the question. There are many reasons why one shaves, and there are many reasons one does not shave. Let’s discuss the reasons why one shaves and the reasons why one does not.
Why You Must Shave Your Unimportant Ingrown Hair
If you are a man, or a woman, your ethnicity, your physiology and your lifestyle will determine how often you shave your body, and how much hair you shave. For men, it is rare that they will shave all the hair from their bodies. For women, who have much thicker hair, shaving is a daily occurrence.
How Shaving Affects the Hair
Before we discuss how shaving can harm the hair, we must first discuss how it affects the hair in the first place. When hair is shaved, a small portion of the hair shaft is exposed to the open air. This area is also commonly referred to as the shaving area. The underside or base of the hair is barely exposed. This area is also the most sensitive area, and is the reason why women, who shave daily, must deal with ingrown hairs.
What Shaving Does
It is necessary to shave the hair in order to paliate the shaved area. This removes the hair completely, making it look like a small cut. In turn, the hair will not grow back in the exact location, but it will grow around the hair, which leads to the ‘pre-shave’ area, which is a small area of bumpy, oily skin, which is the result of the hair halting production, and beginning to grow out from the base.
Once the hair has been completely removed, the skin must now be prepared for the next step – the hair removal step. There are basically three things that can happen in hair removal – the first is the actual removal of the hair from the root. The second is the ‘inkering’ or chimming process, where the hair is removed, but is underneath the skin – much like a dentist cutting a bone without a scalpel. The third process is called the post-shaving stage, and is simply the process of waiting for the hair to grow back, because the underlying skin has been softened, and the hair can begin to grow out from the base.
Hair Removal Quality
First, it is important to know that the effectiveness of the hair removal technique depends entirely on how skilled the technician is. Hair removal is not as easy as it seems, because it consists of many separate procedures, and some are easier than others. Those factors affect both the ease of use and also the overall success rate of the technique.
It is important, in any removal attempt, to follow the manufacturer’s directions meticulously. This includes following the right procedure, and the right procedure only. For example, scissors can break the skin, or cause bleeding, or else the hair will simply grow back, and this time, it will be red and different.
After the removal attempt, carefully remove any jewelry or clothing in the area where the hair was. Check the vanities and cleaning details of the makeup you are using, and also the chemicals in the make-up. Remove all jewelry, including glasses or gloves, if you are going for a swim. Swimming removes oils from your skin, and causes unsightly puddles and bumps on the face, hands, and other parts that are covered with hair.
Make sure that you rinse your body with plenty of water, and use a gentle cleanser or soap to restore the moisture to your skin.
Try out several different creams or lotions that are popular for removing hair – may be a great choice, or it may not. It is definitely advisable to avoid chemicals and solvents – these can be harsh and cause harm to your skin.
Also remember to avoid always using products that are ordinary, and do not use a towel to dry the skin after a shower. Instead, use a dry skin towel, and pat dry – do not rub, as this can cause irritation and or break the skin. Finally, to avoid any risks of cuts, scratches, or sheeps milk, try out a variety of shaving techniques, and let the razor do the work – this is certainly a great way of avoiding any irritation!