16 Aug 2022 | 6 min Read
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When it comes to shaving, there’s a minefield of misinformation out there. Whether it’s some of the disaster stories passed on from your older sisters, or articles that you read online, there are probably a few razor-related myths that you believe are true. For instance, razor rash is a fact of life, or shaving your armpits can cause skin darkening. But are these statements really true? Mostly not!
To help you navigate through the world of shaving with razors, we have debunked some of the popular myths and are sharing some must-know facts that will save you from the pain and discomfort of waxing and epilators.
11 Common Myths About Hair Removal With Razors
To make shaving with razors comfortable and smooth, you need to separate fact from fiction. Here are some common misconceptions about using a razor for hair removal you need to stop believing ASAP.
Myth 1: Your hair grows back darker and thicker after shaving
This is one of the most common misconceptions people fall for, mainly because of how the hair feels when it grows back after shaving. But the truth is that it’s your hormones and genetics which impact body hair color, thickness, and growth; not shaving.
Your hair may feel a tad bit thicker when it’s short. But when you grow it out, it will feel exactly the same, as it was, originally. To get a clean and efficient shave, use a razor with a stainless steel blade and a lubrication strip, such as Sirona’s 4-blade cartridge razor. It’s designed ergonomically, has a pivoting head, an anti-slip finish, and a lubrication strip with aloe vera and Vitamin E to moisturize the skin as you shave. It checks all the boxes required to give you a smooth shave and can be used on armpits, legs, bikini area, and arms.
Myth 2: Pressing hard on a razor will give you a closer shave
Not true. In fact, applying too much pressure on your razor blade increases the risk of nicks and cuts. As long as your razor blade is sharp, pressing it lightly on the handle will do the job for you, and give you a clean shave.
Myth 3: Using a sharp razor blade causes more nicks and cuts than a dull blade
Using a dull razor can actually cause more nicks, cuts, and skin irritation than a sharp blade. Dull blades can pull at your body hair and feel rough while gliding across the skin, making the skin more irritated post-shave. On the other hand, sharp razors glide more smoothly, and you just need to put a gentle touch on the handle to get the shaving done.
Moreover, using a sharp razor can lead to a better and quicker shave, unlike the dull ones, where you have to shave the same area repeatedly to get a clean finish. Use Sirona’s Aloe Boost 4-blade Reusable Razor to get a clean shave every time. It has four Swedish stainless steel blades that are sharp and give a clean and smooth shave in minutes. Its superior design ensures an easy shave, long-lasting use, and good grip. The reusable razor is suitable for arms, underarms, legs, and bikini areas.
Myth 4: Borrowing someone else’s razor is OK
Not at all. Sharing razors should be strictly avoided for sanitary reasons. Using somebody else’s razor can give you infections and rashes. Yes, we understand that carrying a razor everywhere you go can be a tad bit inconvenient, but nowadays, there are many travel-friendly razors that fit perfectly in your bag. For instance, Sirona’s Mini Travel Cartridge Razor is perfect for a precise shape, anytime and anywhere.
The mini razor has a compact design and easy-to-carry. It has a replaceable cartridge and an aloe vera-infused lubrication strip that nourishes the skin while shaving.
Myth 5: You can shave without water when you are in a hurry
Shaving without water can cause razor burns, irritation, and ingrown hair. Therefore, you should always soak the areas you plan to shave for 3-5 minutes to let the hair follicles soften. This will also allow the razor to glide across your skin smoothly and give you a smooth shave.
Myth 6: If you shave your face with a razor, you will grow a beard
This is 100% untrue. You won’t magically grow more hair on your face if you decide to shave it. There isn’t much difference between shaving your body and facial hair. Your facial hair will grow in the exact same way your body hair does. Just the equipment you use to shave your facial hair is different.
Use Sirona’s Blink And Glow Facial Razor to get a painless upper lip, forehead, and chin shave. It takes out all the fuzz from the face and shapes eyebrows without any nicks and cuts. It has a fine-tooth protection guard, and an anti-slip grip handle to make facial shaving easy for you.
Myth 7: Using shaving cream isn’t necessary, water and soap work just fine
Shaving creams help retain moisture and protect your skin from irritation. However, shaving with soap will dry out your skin more and increase the chances of cuts. Therefore, always use a shaving gel/cream before using a razor.
Myth 8: Waxing doesn’t cause ingrown hair, only shaving does
Both waxing and shaving can cause ingrown hair. To protect your skin from bumps and ingrown hair, exfoliate first to remove dead skin cells, and then shave.
Myth 9: Shaving sensitive areas such as your bikini line is a big no-no
Gone are the days when you would have to rely on painful bikini wax to get a smooth shave. Now, there are razors, specially designed for your bikini line. For instance, you can use Sirona’s Bikini Razor, with aloe vera and Vitamin E to get a painless and smooth shave down there. The razor has an anti-slip handle and a protective blade coating to ensure a precise shave.
Myth 10: Shaving every day is bad for your skin
Your method of shaving is more important than how often you shave. You can shave every day, as long as you use the right tools, a good-quality shaving cream, and a post-shave gel to safeguard your skin from irritation.
Myth 11: Shaving leaves skin dry and flaky
Your skin loses moisture when you shave, making it dry and itchy. What’s important is that you use a nourishing post-shave gel to moisturize your skin. Use Sirona’s Post Wax And Shave Gel to soothe and heal the skin. The gel is formulated with botanical ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, chamomile, and Tasmanian pepper fruit that calm the skin and reduce rashes and inflammations.
Using razors for hair removal is perfectly safe. In fact, the multipurpose razors from Sirona give you a precise, clean, and smooth shave every time, without any nicks and cuts.