My BF shaved his arms clean & I got 2 questions. Please help me out?

  • Flamesoul

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    Nov 01, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    Well, yesterday, my BF shaved his arms. He uses a Phillips Bodygroom, which is a razor made specifically to shave body hair. (FYI, he uses it to shave hair in the pubic area and it easily does the trick.) He doesn't even need to let some warm water run on him before using it... It works very well.

    This time though, it's his arms he shaved clean, with the same razor. After he was done, he didn't have any bumps, and cuts or anything. Just super smooth shaved arms, which showed off his muscles more. (which was one of the reasons he did it, he told me.)

    Yesterday (the same day he shaved), he showed his arms to two girl-friends of ours, and they said that if you shave, when the hairs grow back, the hairs on his arms would be longer, thicker, and that there would actually be more hairs on his arms. I thought that they were wrong since the roots of the hairs are actually still under the skin, right ?

    Well here's my first question:

    1) Were they right ? Will his arm hairs grow back to be thicker and longer, and will there be more hairs than there used to be before he shaved ?

    2) If you just TRIM your body hair (manscaping, I think it's called) will THAT also make the hairs grow back thicker and longer, with more hairs than before ?

    ...'Cause you know, his arms feel really smooth and I might like to try to trim my hairy forearms a bit.... But I don't want to have more hair than before if I do that...

    Thanks in advance for the help!
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    Nov 01, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    The hairs will appear thicker, but they should return back to "normal" after a while due to environmental exposure and whatnot. There certainly will not be more hairs, unless your boyfriend grows extra hair follicles every time he shaves icon_lol.gif
  • rnch

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    Nov 01, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    Flamesoul saidWell, yesterday, my BF shaved his arms. He uses a Phillips Bodygroom, which is a razor made specifically to shave body hair. (FYI, he uses it to shave hair in the pubic area and it easily does the trick.) He doesn't even need to let some warm water run on him before using it... It works very well.

    This time though, it's his arms he shaved clean, with the same razor. After he was done, he didn't have any bumps, and cuts or anything. Just super smooth shaved arms, which showed off his muscles more. (which was one of the reasons he did it, he told me.)

    Yesterday (the same day he shaved), he showed his arms to two girl-friends of ours, and they said that if you shave, when the hairs grow back, the hairs on his arms would be longer, thicker, and that there would actually be more hairs on his arms. I thought that they were wrong since the roots of the hairs are actually still under the skin, right ?

    Well here's my first question:

    1) Were they right ? No[/b ]Will his arm hairs grow back to be thicker and longer, and will there be more hairs than there used to be before he shaved ?

    2) If you just TRIM your body hair (manscaping, I think it's called) will THAT also make the hairs grow back thicker and longer, with more hairs than before ? [b]NO


    ...'Cause you know, his arms feel really smooth and I might like to try to trim my hairy forearms a bit.... But I don't want to have more hair than before if I do that...

    Thanks in advance for the help!
  • Flamesoul

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    Nov 01, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    So then they were wrong.... Hmm, then trimming won't be a problem either.

    Also... Can you get ingrown hairs if you just trim instead of shaving ?

    Though my bf doesn't seem to get any from shaving clean... (Maybe it's because he uses a razor made specifically for body hair...?)
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    Nov 01, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    Flamesoul said
    Also... Can you get ingrown hairs if you just trim instead of shaving ?
    How close to the skin do you trim your hair?
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    Nov 01, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    Flamesoul said
    1) Were they right ? Will his arm hairs grow back to be thicker and longer, and will there be more hairs than there used to be before he shaved ?

    2) If you just TRIM your body hair (manscaping, I think it's called) will THAT also make the hairs grow back thicker and longer, with more hairs than before ?


    Everytime I've heard that 'if you shave your hair it will grow back longer, thicker and more' I've always said 'in that case why isn't it a cure for baldness??!!'

    Ask your friends that question.
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    Nov 01, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    I can't believe that ignorant old wives take still circulates.
  • Pontifex

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    Nov 01, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    It is true. I shaved my big toe once and now I have to buy a left shoe that is a size bigger to accommodate all the extra hair.
  • kevmoran

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    Nov 01, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidI can't believe that ignorant old wives tale still circulates.
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    Nov 01, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    If what you said was true then baldness' cure would be shaving your head periodically to make your hair grow more and thicker.

    So no. Both 1) and 2) are wrong.
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    Nov 01, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidI can't believe that ignorant old wives take still circulates.


    That's because it's true for some old wives.
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    Nov 01, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    makavelli said
    Ariodante saidI can't believe that ignorant old wives take still circulates.


    That's because it's true for some old wives.


    You actually hit on a point. Body hair density and distribution does actually change throughout your life, but this is completely separate and unaffected by if/how/when you shave/trim it. It has to do with your internal hormonal chemistry.
  • Flamesoul

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    Nov 01, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    Okay, guys, thanks, that clears up a lot of things, and that ''cure for baldness'' joke actually makes a lot of sense, I hadn't thought about that...

    In any case, thanks a lot for answering my questions!