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Does waxing your hair make it darker, thicker and grow faster?

Updated: Mar 17

Long story short, no, it doesn’t!

Waxing is a method of hair removal that removes the hair from the root, resulting in smoother skin. When you wax, you are pulling the hair out from the follicle, but this does not affect the colour, thickness, or growth rate of the hair.

Over time, repeated waxing can sometimes damage the hair follicles. The regrowth may become finer or thinner, this is likely due to the hair being removed from the root, which can make it softer and tapered at the ends. However, the actual hair structure and growth pattern are not altered by waxing.


Here are a few more factors in hair growth rate and colour:

Genetics: The pattern of hair growth is largely determined by your genetics. Some individuals naturally have patchy hair growth or thinner hair in certain areas. 

Hormonal factors: Hormonal imbalances or changes in hormone levels can impact hair growth. Conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or certain medications can affect hair growth patterns, leading to irregular or patchy regrowth.

Skin conditions: Certain skin conditions like folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) or scarring can affect hair growth. If you have any underlying skin issues in the areas where you notice patchy regrowth, it’s possible that these conditions are interfering with the hair follicles’ ability to produce hair.

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