Saturday, May 14, 2005

Mailbag: Various questions

Here's a reply to someone who emailed me, but gave me an invalid email address (so my reply couldn't reach him).
Ok, I shave every two days, and it continues to grow. Is there any way I can get it to slow/stop growing, I really like being bald. And how do I get it to shine.
No matter how often you shave, your hair will continue to grow. It's the nature of hair, and it's difficult to stop intentionally. There are 'permanent' methods of hair removal, like electrolosis and laser hair removal, though I don't recommend them. There's an article on my site about these methods that describes them briefly and has links to some other sites.

There are products that claim to reduce hair growth, but they are not proven, to the best of my knowledge. I've written about herbal hair inhibitors before, if you're interested. I recently tried Aveeno Positively Smooth shaving gel, which is supposed to reduce hair growth, but while it's an excellent shaving gel, it did nothing to slow my hair's growth that I could perceive.

There's an article on my site about shine that you might want to read. It has some suggestions for producing and/or reducing shine.

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