Do you believe this leg-shaving myth? (Source: iStock.)
Perhaps you’ve noticed it on your own legs, or even on other parts of your body where you shave. Well, we’ve got some good news for you: it’s not caused by shaving, so you can keep using your favourite razor whenever you want.
The truth is, you had the double hairs the entire time, and you’re only just noticing it now thanks to the shorter, more bristly hairs that grow back post-shave.
“Multiple hair growing from one hair follicle is not particularly common in Caucasians, but it does happen,” explains trichologist Anthony Pearce.
“It’s far more common in Asians, especially, and southern Europeans.”