Does Hair Shaving Promote Hair Growth?


People often get depressed when they start losing hair. Most of us may rush to get immediate cures in order to overcome their sudden hair loss condition, but some of these cures may even worse your condition. Therefore, it is important to look for the triggers behind your hair loss condition before opting for a remedy for that.

There are plenty of reasons you might be losing your hair including dietary deficiencies, an autoimmune disorder, reaction to some medicines such as chemotherapy and other underlying conditions.

People losing their hair can choose from plenty of options as potential remedies. Some of the individuals also shave their head as it is assumed that shaving the head helps in avoiding the hair loss condition.

The truth behind head shaving

If you are suffering from hair loss and planning to shave your head in order to get rid of the hair loss condition, then your efforts might go in vain, as shaving the head does not play any role in stopping hair loss or restoring the lost hair.

The fact is after shaving your head, the short and thinned shafts become more noticeable making your hair loss condition look even worse. Also, shaving has no relevancy in improving the health, thickness, and growth of the health.

The growth of the hair is dependent on your genetics. The diameter of a hair follicle cannot be enhanced by shaving it off and it grows out again from the same follicle with the same texture and color. Also, the hair follicles exist deep inside the skin of the scalp which is a clear indication that shaving has nothing to do with the hair loss or baldness.

What shaving actually does?

Shaving the head only helps in the growth of new hair from the follicle without any damage. Since the new hair is not affected by a chemical process or day to day wear and tear, it looks amazingly fresh and healthy. However, it is only an illusion that shaving the head does help in preventing the hair loss condition.

Why does hair look thicker after shaving?

After shaving, the hair looks thicker because thin part of the hair is its edge which is removed due to shaving. This, as a result, exposes the thicker part of the hair. So plenty of stubble in the scalp make it look fuller and thicker.

Try real remedies

If you are losing hair and want to overcome that condition, the best way to overcome such condition is to look for the real remedies.

If you are really interested in maximizing the hair growth, try to undergo some non-invasive hair loss therapies such as Mesotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. For more information and guidance about your hair loss condition, you can book a free consultation session with an expert trichologist at Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic. You just need to fill in the form and we will get back to you soon after that.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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