Which One Is The Most Skimpy Shave?
A lot of people have shaved their heads for religious reasons, and now, it’s also a trend for some other religious reasons.
According to data from the National Association of Social Workers, more than 1.4 million Americans have shaved since 2010.
And they’re all women.
But some women are choosing not to shave.
That’s because they say it’s not about the hygiene of their head.
Many women also say it can be embarrassing, like a stubble that’s sticking out of their eyes.
And if you’re wondering if the idea of shaving your head is really just for religion, the answer is no.
Some women just don’t want to be seen in their natural state.
“They’re just scared of what’s going to happen,” said Dr. Rebecca Davenport, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School.
And some women aren’t just afraid of being recognized for being clean.
The fact that women who do it are often not seen as clean may have something to do with it, said Davenpool, who specializes in birthing, parenthood and health care.
“There’s also cultural factors,” she said.
For some women, it may be because shaving their heads makes them feel less masculine, or less masculine-looking.
Some may not feel comfortable shaving their face or hair because it would make them feel “unclean.”
Davenport said the idea that shaving your hair is just for religious or aesthetic reasons is also not entirely accurate.
“We know that hair shedding in the United States is very common among women of color and transgender women, and those who don’t shed hair are actually less likely to experience infections than other women,” she explained.
For the people who do shed hair, the benefits are obvious.
Shaving helps your hair feel more feminine, said Dr of Prenatal Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Leventhal, an OB/GYN at St. Luke’s Mercy Hospital.
“Shaving is a natural way to have a more masculine face.”
Shaving your hair can also be a healthier way to look.
It can make your face feel more supple, which helps protect against infections and prevent premature aging.
“It’s really important to understand that people who have naturally hairy bodies can be at a much greater risk for infection and have higher rates of skin cancer,” said Leventhl.
She also said shaving helps your scalp heal.
“It allows the hair to return to its natural state,” she added.
But for people who don, there are benefits, too.
Shaved heads help protect the scalp from harmful bacteria, and the appearance of natural hair can make you feel less self-conscious, Leventha said.
“A shaved head can feel like you’re just in a different body,” she noted.
“The way your body looks is what matters.”
Some people think the idea shaved heads are just for aesthetic reasons isn’t entirely true.
They say the natural looking hair of some women can feel too full and unattractive.
But that doesn’t mean you should shave your head for that reason alone, said Leveht.
For one, shaving your scalp doesn’t just feel better, it feels great.
It also looks better than if you didn’t shave your hair at all, said Prenatius.
Shave that way, said Breen.
It’s also important to note that your natural hair will always look different from what you want it to look like.
Shaves, she said, are about the texture and look of your hair, not the way it was shaved.
For women who shave their head, Leveta said the most important thing is to understand your body.
You need to know the body’s structure and function.
“For women with facial hair, for example, it can help them feel comfortable with their body and their hair,” she stressed.
And women who aren’t interested in shaving their head are probably doing it for aesthetic and personal reasons, too, Levereh said.
“So, you might have your natural look and not want to shave your body or your face, and you’re still not shaving it for health reasons,” she told ABC News.
But if you do shave your face or head for aesthetic or health reasons, you’re likely doing it to protect yourself from infections, said St. Johns University’s Leventhi.
You can still get a clean shave by using a non-porous razor or a hairbrush.
But what you’re really doing is shaving your body, Leverhal added.
“Your body is going to feel better when you shave,” she advised.