December 06, 2004

*Ask Jen: Shaved Edition

The Viking wants to know if it's true shaved hair grows back thicker and darker.

No, it's not. Think of a tapered candle...with the base being the same size all the way towards the top, but the top coming to a point. Hair is similar in that way. You shave it off bluntly, and lose the tapered end. So the stubble that then grows back out of the skin looks thicker at first, but it's not really.

Posted by Jennifer at December 6, 2004 09:47 AM


it may grow back faster if you shave more frequently though.

Posted by: pylorns at December 6, 2004 10:05 AM

'cause Jen's all about shaving.

Posted by: Kin at December 6, 2004 12:41 PM

I can now rest peacefully knowing this. Thanks Jen!

Posted by: The Viking at December 7, 2004 09:00 AM

hmm. i assumed the wrong answer.

Posted by: sarahk at December 8, 2004 08:17 PM