Let’s just get it out there; ladies, shaving your face is not weird. A couple of months ago I watched Amber Scholl’s video on how she shaves her face and I was so confused. For years (probably my whole life) I’ve been told you should NEVER shave your face, that it will make the hairs grow faster and darker, basically saying you’ll have a beard. So, I decided to do a little research to find out what was fact and what was just a myth and I was SHOOK. Now when my eczema flairs up I have to put some pretty strong cream on some sensitive areas of my face and as they have steroids in, they began to affect my little peach fuzz (we all have it on our cheeks…unless you shave it) so I’d been contemplating hair removal for a little while.
When I told people I was thinking about shaving my face they all said “don’t do it, it will grow back ever thicker!” and this seems to be the most common myth. So here it is; when you shave any part of your body, it does NOT affect the hair molecule. They are layers beneath the skin, of course they can’t affect them! When you shave you are cutting at the base of the hair, which is thicker, so when it re-grows it might at first look thicker but it actually hasn’t changed at all.
As this was holding me back the most, after I found out it wasn’t true I went out and got myself a little No!No! 4 in 1 Perfection Trimmer and it is one of my favourite purchases ever. Instead of cutting the root of the hair it leaves a tiny tip so yes there is a little texture but that means during re-growth the hair doesn’t appear any thicker than normal. It’s so fantastically simple to use I love it and it comes with a smaller head for when you want to be a little more precise. Shaving my peach fuzz has made so much difference I wish I’d have done it sooner. My complexion looks a lot better and make-up applies so much better and easier now too. I’ve experimented using the No!No! on my eyebrows and upper lip too and can confirm that it is great for those mornings where you forgot to wax and are running late to work already.
I decided to go for the nono! instead of regular razors because it is designed specifically for sensitive areas like the face. My skin can become sensitive when I use a razor (even after shaving my legs for about 10 years) so I didn’t want to damage the skin on my face in this way.
One point of caution I will point out that if you are thinking about shaving your face, do a little research, make sure you actually want to and how. Once you start, you can’t really stop. I touch up my face every 1-2 weeks and I don’t have a problem with this as it’s so easy it literally takes a couple of minutes max. However, if you think you won’t do the up-keep I wouldn’t bother as it won’t be that much of an issue for you. I’ve been using this little shaver for a few months now and have absolutely no regrets, if you’re seriously thinking about starting I would 100% recommend the nono!.
Do you shave your face? If so, what do you use?
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