Shaving Myths demystified

With plenty of info out there about shaving, it’s hard to determine fact from fiction. So here’s the truth about getting a smooth, close shave.

Common shaving myths

MYTH: Shaving every day causes hair to grow back thicker, darker and faster.

Shaving does not cause hair to grow back thicker, darker or faster. Hair regrowth is determined by what's on the inside—your genetics and hormones. So why do people think this? As hair grows back, the blunt ends make it seem thicker but the myth is definitely untrue so shave away!

MYTH: A new razor blade causes more nicks and cuts than a broken-in razor blade.

It’s actually the opposite. Shaving with an old, dull razor is blade actually results in even more nicks and cuts and we highly recommend against it! It also causes you to go over the same area multiples times which causes a larger possibility for more razor bumps so be sure to replace your razor or the blade very regularly.

MYTH: Pressing hard will give a closer shave

Not so! Putting too much pressure on your razor can cause nicks and cuts and cause more hairs to be cut too close under the surface which creates more razor bumps. Choose a great razor and let it do the work for you. Keep the blades flat against your skin so the razor can do its job. Use a light touch to get a relaxing and close shave.

MYTH: Shaving over the same area repeatedly will give me a closer shave.

False! Shaving one spot over and over will irritate skin—fast and definitely cause razor bumps. If you’re having trouble with rough spots or stubble, it may be time to change your blade and you should probably be exfoliating that area before the shave.

Shaving prep myths

MYTH: Shaving cream isn’t necessary; soap and water works just as well.

Shaving cream tend to be less drying than ordinary soap and Camellia Alise creams are specially made to help decrease the possibility of razor bumps so you should definitely use it as part of your normal routine. The shaving cream lubricates to help provide a layer of protection against nicks and cuts and also helps you keep track of where you’ve shaved to help you avoid missing any spots.

MYTH: It’s okay to shave without water if I’m in a hurry.

We wouldn’t recommend it! Water and shaving cream is critical for a comfortable shave. It helps the razor glide over skin.

MYTH: Waxing won’t cause ingrown hairs.

While waxing keeps legs smooth, it can definitely cause ingrown hairs. Whether waxing or shaving is your go-to hair removal method, starting with clean, exfoliated skin is the best way to prevent ingrown hairs so be sure to use the “Fresh Start” and “Bold Start” scrubs to start your shaving and waxing routines.

Bikini shaving myths

MYTH: Shaving my bikini area is too tricky to do myself.

We don’t agree! Just try it. We recommend trimming first, then shaving. Start with slow short strokes and take your time you will get the hang of it!!!

Skincare Myths

MYTH: Shaving every day is bad for the skin.

Not true! If you have fast-growing, thick hair you may be comfortable shaving every day. Plus, shaving with a razor actually helps skin look and feel smoother by exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells.

MYTH: Shaving leaves skin dry and flaky.

On the contrary—shaving with the Camellia Alise system can be your skin’s best friend! Shaving helps skin feel smooth by whisking away your top layer of dead skin and our products are designed to replace the moisture you lose when removing the dead skin cells.

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