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Will my beard get thicker if I shave more often?

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Your beard won't get thicker by shaving more. Base your decision on how often to shave on how you want to look.

From: Facial Hair FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Understanding Puberty."

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "The Growing Child: Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)."

TeensHealth from Nemours: "Shaving," "Hygiene Basics," "What Can I Do to Prevent Razor Burn?"

Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology: "Secondary Characteristics."

Palo Alto Medical Foundation: "Teen FAQ."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Men's skin Care."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 06, 2017

SOURCES:

KidsHealth: "Understanding Puberty."

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "The Growing Child: Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)."

TeensHealth from Nemours: "Shaving," "Hygiene Basics," "What Can I Do to Prevent Razor Burn?"

Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology: "Secondary Characteristics."

Palo Alto Medical Foundation: "Teen FAQ."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Men's skin Care."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 06, 2017

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