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    shaved my legs and never grew back

    crashed a few years back and after painful separation of hair, gravel, etc decided to shave.

    then I took the winter off and noticed something disturbing: the leg hair did not grow back.

    a year went by and it still didn't grow back.

    weird huh?
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    Lucky you. I have to do it every couple of weeks, so you save time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtalinm View Post
    crashed a few years back and after painful separation of hair, gravel, etc decided to shave.

    then I took the winter off and noticed something disturbing: the leg hair did not grow back.

    a year went by and it still didn't grow back.

    weird huh?
    Can I borrow that razor?
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    errrr....ok.

    congrats?
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    How old are you? Is your testosterone low? Diminished leg hair can be a sign of low T. It might have been thinning but not noticeable, new growth struggling to keep up with natural loss. Taking it all away at once showed the problem. Just a hunch. But considering the various conditions it could be associated with, I would discuss it with my physician.
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    oh don't scare him!
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    Document exactly what you did + publish book + ??? = Profit.

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    Whoa. Perma-aero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    How old are you? Is your testosterone low? Diminished leg hair can be a sign of low T. It might have been thinning but not noticeable, new growth struggling to keep up with natural loss. Taking it all away at once showed the problem. Just a hunch. But considering the various conditions it could be associated with, I would discuss it with my physician.
    Or thyroid.
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    I wish!


    But yes ... could be something hormonal. Are you perimenopausal or menopausal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    I wish!


    But yes ... could be something hormonal. Are you perimenopausal or menopausal?
    Due to OP's comment that leg hair had made cleaning the wound harder I assumed we were dealing with a guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    Due to OP's comment that leg hair had made cleaning the wound harder I assumed we were dealing with a guy.
    Not necessarily ... many women don't shave their legs unless they really need to.

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    Shaving wouldn't have any effect on future hair growth. You are just cutting the hair at the skin level, not affecting anything below the skin where growth occurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    Shaving wouldn't have any effect on future hair growth. You are just cutting the hair at the skin level, not affecting anything below the skin where growth occurs.
    Right ... that's why I'm guessing it might be something hormonal.

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    Are you a guy or gal? If a guy, do you shave your face often, and if so, how quickly does it grow back? And your back, how often do you shave your back???

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    maybe you're right, I'll ask the doc. facial hair grows apace. top of the head is thinning for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtalinm View Post
    maybe you're right, I'll ask the doc. facial hair grows apace. top of the head is thinning for sure.
    Head and face aren't good indicators. Loss of head and facial hair follows different rules than body hair. I find the legs are the first to go with aging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Not necessarily ... many women don't shave their legs unless they really need to.
    Very true in many societies. But in the mainstream US, it is the norm. There are certainly outliers, but they are just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    Head and face aren't good indicators. Loss of head and facial hair follows different rules than body hair. I find the legs are the first to go with aging.
    I've always heard something else is the first to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLvector View Post
    I've always heard something else is the first to go.
    They make pills for that now. But they have a weird side effect of your leg hair not growing.

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    if you're older, and are a professional of some nature, and routinely wear tight dress socks, it could also be contributing to the lack of regrowth.

    I know dress socks used to have enough rubbing to help thin out the hair on my legs... and boxer briefs definitely thin it out on my thighs

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68venable View Post
    They make pills for that now. But they have a weird side effect of your leg hair not growing.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by cderalow View Post
    if you're older, and are a professional of some nature, and routinely wear tight dress socks, it could also be contributing to the lack of regrowth.

    I know dress socks used to have enough rubbing to help thin out the hair on my legs... and boxer briefs definitely thin it out on my thighs
    Is that why young men now wear the same 'skinny jeans' that the young women are wearing? It's a form of leg hair repellent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68venable View Post
    Is that why young men now wear the same 'skinny jeans' that the young women are wearing? It's a form of leg hair repellent?

    No clue there.

    me and skinny don't work... unless it's women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    Shaving wouldn't have any effect on future hair growth. You are just cutting the hair at the skin level, not affecting anything below the skin where growth occurs.

    shaving makes it grow back thicker.
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