If i shaved my chest hairs how long will it take to grow back??!!!???

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    Jan 12, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    Hey iv been debating if i should shave my chest or not for a while now And was wondering if any of you guys know how long it will take to grow back and maybe how hairy?
  • RedCedar

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    Jan 12, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    I know that it does come out darker and thicker ( in general ) but that wouldn't be a problem if you just continuously shave it off. When it comes to hair though, it's all genetic. If you got body hair in your mid-teens then it will grow back relatively quicker than someone who started getting some chest hair at the age of 21.
    I know when I lost a patch of hair from some friction on a certain water slide, it came back pretty quickly icon_razz.gif... but it was on my legs T_T
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    Jan 12, 2010 3:03 AM GMT
    Why do you want to shave it?
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    Jan 12, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    what chest hair? ... icon_eek.gif
  • RedCedar

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    Jan 12, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    Zee123 saidI know that it does come out darker and thicker ( in general )

    Sorry, but that is one of the silliest of the silly old wives' tales. There is absolutely no science behind that fable.


    You know what... you're right... but I was speaking from experience concerning my leg and it did feel like it was thicker. Then again it might have been just me icon_razz.gif
    hmm makes me wonder what else I think I "know" is actually right ... shit I'm about to go Plato on myself
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    Jan 12, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    the hair will feel thicker because it has a sharp end to it, not the gentle taper like normal unshaven hair.

    and it'll take a couple of weeks to grow back
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    Jan 12, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    NO! DON'T SHAVE IT! The itching is a bitch! Why would you want to shave the little bit you've started to get? Are you in a body building competition? It looks good on ya' !...it takes several weeks to come back..
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    Jan 12, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    Well to be honest i have a bitter hairy chest for a 18 year old boy and well to late i shaved the top part of my body not my tummy i like that hair on me just the upper chest part. icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 3:54 AM GMT
    *cries for the hair that was just mascaraed* We lost many good hair follicles today boys, let us bow our hair in silence for those we have lost!
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    Jan 12, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    joshypants saidWell to be honest i have a bitter hairy chest for a 18 year old boy and well to late i shaved the top part of my body not my tummy i like that hair on me just the upper chest part. icon_confused.gif

    Have you been drinking? ... icon_eek.gif

    If what I see in your pics is the alleged chest hair, then shave...dont shave... nobody's gonna give a crap, cuz they arent going to miss it.

    joshypants??? ... icon_eek.gif ... you went on an international website and called yourself "joshypants"??? .... I think I see the problem here. ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    It begins to grow back pretty quilck, like less than a week. I am talking about shaving with an electric bodygroomer thingy. A razor shave will last longer, but you might get some nicks. I never like to put a razor close to my nips. If you have thick chest hair it will grow back pretty fast.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jan 12, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
    It will grow back in some amount of time-- usually between 1 minute and 1 year.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:17 AM GMT
    Don't do it! Not worth it. You'll feel nice and soft for a day, and then scruffy and ugly the next.

    Besides, overall, I feel most guys find some hair there attractive.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    when i have to do mine for swimming, i get ingrown hairs on my chest. i could be wrong but this may be because my hair grows out at an angle instead of straight out. i would just trim.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:21 AM GMT
    joshypants saidWell to be honest i have a bitter hairy chest for a 18 year old boy and well to late i shaved the top part of my body not my tummy i like that hair on me just the upper chest part. icon_confused.gif




    sooooooooo....hot




    btw...it will never grow back.
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    Jan 12, 2010 5:24 AM GMT
    I know how you feel .. one week and they will both be back
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    Jan 12, 2010 6:58 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx said
    joshypants saidWell to be honest i have a bitter hairy chest for a 18 year old boy and well to late i shaved the top part of my body not my tummy i like that hair on me just the upper chest part. icon_confused.gif




    sooooooooo....hot




    btw...it will never grow back.


    HA HA (SImpsonĀ“s style).
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:19 AM GMT
    Joshy.....DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!!!! It's your body. I don't understand this whole obsession with hairy or hairless. Shaving or not shaving doesn't change who you are and if the person I'm with is THAT obsessed with if I do or don't have hair on my body, then they are focused on the wrong things. I know my baby doesn't care either way, he love ME not my hair (or lack of).

    As far as the myth of it growing back thicker.....just that, a myth. When I shave it takes about a month for it to grow back but since you're 18 and don't have a ton, probably somewhat less than that. Experiment! It's hair, that's the good thing about it, it grows back!!!!

  • Jan 12, 2010 7:44 AM GMT
    joshypants saidHey iv been debating if i should shave my chest or not for a while now And was wondering if any of you guys know how long it will take to grow back and maybe how hairy?


    Man, forceful responses. You're young, experiment! It's only hair. Shave and see what happens. If you don't like it, you'll get it all back in a short while.

    Body hair grows slower than that on your head, maybe 1/3 of an inch a month. But at 18, you've probably got a while before your full pelt is grown in, which may give you the illusion that shaving increased the amount you have, if you keep it shaved for a while. Happened to me. icon_smile.gif
  • owen19832006

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    Jan 12, 2010 7:51 AM GMT
    dont shave it!! you will get ingrown hairs! and they will come back with a vengeance!
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    Jan 12, 2010 7:56 AM GMT
    If you want to maximize your smooth chest, get it waxed. It may or may not hurt like hell. Anyone that tells you it will definitely hurt is mistaken. People feel pain differently across their body, and a chest waxing could be awful for one person (me) and a piece of cake for someone else.

    Today I just use a trimmer since it is less expensive and allows me to do it myself. But there may be a reputable place in your home town that isn't very expensive.

    Have fun, it's your body.
  • trl_

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    Jan 12, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
    It won't grow back more hairy. And how fast just depends on lots of things: you're nutrition, the climate/season, your genes mostly.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 12, 2010 1:30 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidthe hair will feel thicker because it has a sharp end to it, not the gentle taper like normal unshaven hair.



    exactly

    you're better off buzzing it down then using a product like Neet or waxing it if you want to avoid the appearance of thicker hair.
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    Jan 12, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    Shave it if you want, but be sure to shave downwards if your hair grows down, upwards if it grows up. Better yet, wax or sugar it.

    As for the old wives tale about coming back thicker:

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hair-removal/AN00638
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    Jan 12, 2010 2:01 PM GMT
    Well The whole reason why i wanted to shave my chest was that i wan't more of a hairy chest. icon_biggrin.gif