You shave your son’s head regularly to keep him cool, but an aunt warns that this might make your son bald later. Is she right?
Shaving has no effect on the follicles responsible for hair growth, so it actually doesn’t cause any damage, says Dr Natalie Epton, a specialist paediatrician and neonatologist.
In fact, the hair will appear thicker when it first grows back, since the cut end has a greater diameter.
Hair that is allowed to grow longer will naturally taper at the end, making it appear softer and thinner.
The choice to continually shave your son’s head comes down to personal preference.
Always follow safety precautions. And if in doubt, ask a professional hairdresser to do it for you.