There are two idea I’ve heard (mostly from electrologists) that I’m seriously doubting the veracity of.
Firstly, I’ve heard that tweezing hairs causes blood to rush to the area and activates inactive hair folicles thereby making hair grow back thicker.
But if this is the case, why do old ladies who plucked their eyebrows their whole lives end up losing their eyebrows. If this myth is true, shouldn’t they have Groucho Marx brows?
Secondly, that tweezing makes it harder to get electrolysis in the future. This one at least slightly makes sense since the hairs might grow back crooked, but if tweezing damages the root, might that not make electrolysis easier?
Of course, electrologists have a fairly obvious reason for badmouthing other forms of hair removal. I’ve read conflicting things about both claims and I can’t find any actual scientific basis to back up either. Are they just myths?