Happy Trail

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    Dec 12, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    OK, guys. Like some advice. Any suggestions for growing a thicker happy trail? I've shaved mine a few times and it has definitely helped, although I know there is no scientific evidence that shaving makes any difference. All I can say is that it has definitely helped mine. Still, it's there but would like it a little thicker. What about coconut oil? Have also read an anti-fungal cream may help too. And, what about Rogaine? Any suggestions?

    Thanks for any replies!
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    Dec 12, 2015 10:42 PM GMT
    I don't think you can change genetics.
  • run26

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    Dec 13, 2015 8:48 PM GMT
    hairy is hairy

    smooth is smooth

    enjoy / be happy with what you have!
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    Dec 14, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
    ScubaTN saidOK, guys. Like some advice. Any suggestions for growing a thicker happy trail? I've shaved mine a few times and it has definitely helped, although I know there is no scientific evidence that shaving makes any difference. All I can say is that it has definitely helped mine. Still, it's there but would like it a little thicker. What about coconut oil? Have also read an anti-fungal cream may help too. And, what about Rogaine? Any suggestions?

    Thanks for any replies!

    I went to school for this. I hate disappoint you, but the idea of shaving hair making it come back in thicker is actually a myth. If this were true then balding guys who shave their heads should be growing hair back that is thicker then before. There isn't much you can do over the counter at all. If you are really dead set on a thicker happy trail you could pay for a hair transplant. There's men who do this for thicker beards, eyebrows, chest hair, & of course on their heads. The only other option that MIGHT wirk is to use the eyebrow thickening prescription Latissee on it. It won't grow new hairs, but it can possibly grow thicker, darker hair that has a longer life span from using the medication. No guarantee though as thus would be off label usage. Good luck
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    Dec 15, 2015 10:05 AM GMT
    Thanks for the suggestion. I still think shaving has helped in my case. Thanks for taking time to comment.
  • Purrimalion

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    Dec 27, 2015 12:25 AM GMT
    castor oil might help..

    taking biotin might helps..
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    Dec 27, 2015 3:44 AM GMT
    Eat something impossibly juicy, Ike a sweet watermelon, or an over-sized ice cream cone. Then let the cat sleep on your stomach.

    Works for me.
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    Dec 27, 2015 4:25 AM GMT
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    Dec 27, 2015 9:11 PM GMT
    I need some Tebow too.
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    Dec 27, 2015 9:33 PM GMT
    Shaving does not increase a hair's thickness. That's an optical illusion.

    What happens is that hair that grows in naturally is initially finer at the tip, and then the hair thickens from the root as it continues to grow out. Sorta like some plants do. It's tapered, from where it emerges from the skin to the hair end.

    When you shave it at the skin you're cutting it at its thickest section. As it begins to grow back the entire hair shaft is fully thick, no longer tapered. It often feels a little coarser & prickly to the touch.

    But that only lasts until that hair falls out naturally, as all hair does over time. Then it emerges very fine again, and begins to taper thicker as it grows.

    One tactic can be to trim the hair with an electric hair trimmer or one designed for the beard. Just trim off the hair ends, don't shave to the skin. That removes the feathery taper at the tip, and as the hair continues to grow it will be at full shaft thickness. You'll see results a lot quicker than if you shave.

    But body hair only grows to a certain length, not as long as on the head or face, so genetics again plays a role. You may be creating thicker hair, but also shorter hair, and the visual affect may still not be what you want. Personally, I'd just let it grow as long as it can on its own.

    I don't know of a way to make the shaft naturally thicker. Darkening helps, again an optical issue, but dyeing is not a good idea on the stomach.