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    Question Hair growth on upper cheeks! To shave or not to shave?

    Hey guys, i'm a newbie here, sorry if this question's already been discussed before! Okay, so i've just started shaving. Had a total of 4-5 shaves, with a normal double bladed disposable and shaving foam. I have a medium hair growth on my jawline till my mid neck. Above the jawline, at the lower cheek area, i have a okay-like hair growth which i'm sure will get thicker over time. I noticed that i have hair growth till my upper cheeks! Not THAT noticeable, but they can bee seen in good light and/or if you get close, like 'giving me a kiss' close. I was wondering whether to shave them or not! I've defined a line over my cheek and i don't go above it. I'm scared that if i shave my upper cheeks the hair'll come back darker and thicker like a beard! They're present like up really high, like starting just below the dark cricles of the eye though they're not THAT noticeable, but still...
    Should i thread, wax, shave or let them be? Help!! Thanks a ton in advance!!
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    How old are you ? As you grow older your facial hair will change, thicker, darker, until you're my age and it becomes gray.

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    I have the same and have been shaving it for 33 years, and no it has not ever changed

    Except as Jimmy already posted about the Gray

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    How old are you ? As you grow older your facial hair will change, thicker, darker, until you're my age and it becomes gray.

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    Jimmy, use your contacts to get a soap maker to come up with a jet Black shaving soap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    Jimmy, use your contacts to get a soap maker to come up with a jet Black shaving soap.
    Would love to see whiskers in my soap again
    Yes, that is satisfying isn't it.

    In answer to the question, if you are uncomfortable with them, shave them off. I don't know that I would want to wax my face and unless you can afford relatively regular treatments anything bar shaving is going to start getting pricey I would have thought. Though in saying that I have no idea of the costs of the alternatives to shaving.
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    Don't worry about shaving making it thicker & darker. As you mature, that will happen or not. But shaving will have no effect on the growth.
    Keep your pivot dry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greezmonkey View Post
    Hey guys, i'm a newbie here, sorry if this question's already been discussed before! Okay, so i've just started shaving. Had a total of 4-5 shaves, with a normal double bladed disposable and shaving foam. I have a medium hair growth on my jawline till my mid neck. Above the jawline, at the lower cheek area, i have a okay-like hair growth which i'm sure will get thicker over time. I noticed that i have hair growth till my upper cheeks! Not THAT noticeable, but they can bee seen in good light and/or if you get close, like 'giving me a kiss' close. I was wondering whether to shave them or not! I've defined a line over my cheek and i don't go above it. I'm scared that if i shave my upper cheeks the hair'll come back darker and thicker like a beard! They're present like up really high, like starting just below the dark cricles of the eye though they're not THAT noticeable, but still...
    Should i thread, wax, shave or let them be? Help!! Thanks a ton in advance!!
    Its a myth/old wives tale, think about it this way...does your body sense the hair has been cut? No...if it grows cut it. Cutting hair doesnt make it grow faster, you just notice it more...its a relativity thing...if the hair is 6 inches and it grows a quarter inch its not noticable as it has only grown 1/24 more overall length....hair that is an inch or less...if it grows a quarter inch its grown 1/4 more length, pretty sure the old fable came from observations like this.

    Hormones make hair grow in odd places on us men...I grow a crazy beard but middle of my moustach has never grown in....yet I have always shaved it...hope this makes sense.

    As a barber of 15 years ive heard a million people ask this question and it is false.

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    Sorta like I shave my head all the time, and no matter how much I shave the top of my head...........it just never grows back. So yeah old wives tale

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    Video idea[emoji33] why stop at the upper cheeks???

    http://youtu.be/e8IbccdJe4I

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