Conversation with My Son

Ermenegildo: Should I shave my sideburns?

Me: If you want, most men shave them.

Ermenegildo: But if I start to shave them they will grow out stronger and stronger all the time, and the more I shave them the more I will have to shave them.

Me: Then don’t shave them.

Ermenegildo: But they are very noticeable.

Me: Then shave them.

Ermenegildo: But if I start to shave them they will grow out stronger and stronger all the time, and the more I shave them the more I will have to shave them.

Me: Then don’t shave them.

Ermenegildo: But they are very noticeable.

Me: Then shave them.

Ermenegildo: But if I start to shave them they will grow out stronger and stronger all the time, and the more I shave them the more I will have to shave them.

3 thoughts on “Conversation with My Son

  1. Haha, aw, very funny and sweet :).
    I know a year passed, so maybe he already shaved, you could ask him if “but would you stop shaving if it growed back the same, if you don’t want hair there in first place?”
    If he says yes, he might be not ready yet. If he says no and that he’s keep shaving anyway, then you can tell him “cool, then just start shaving them, however it grows back you’d be shaving it again anyway when that happens, so it doesn’t matter if they grow back a bit stronger everytime, as you’d keep shaving them anyway, so they won’t be noticeable when that happens :)” just like legs and underarms for girls.

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    • Hi Antonymous! He’s still the same today, still hates shaving but also hates having a beard haha. Thanks so much for dropping by, I LOOOVEEE to receive comments! I’m not on the blog much anymore, but I still love to receive comments. Take lots of care of yourself these days (well all days of course, not just now)!

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      • Hi again, thank you for your kind reply and happy new year! At least happier than the last, not even others, would be great. The beginning of the light outside the tunnel, so to say. Sorry if I didn’t find time to respond when you did!
        and he’s quite likely gonna keep sprouting more hair all over his face and neck even if he doesn’t shave in first place, at most just a bit less and softer, maybe shorter, like a more vague face fluff haha, because that’s just puberty and what happens to body hair in general to boys and to a smaller extent, girls. So shaving is not gonna stimulate hair that much and make it that much stronger, that’s a myth and misconception, also considering shaved hair loses its tapered end and then all hair is as thick as the root. Over time, shaving contributes less and less to the overall hair growth and it eventually stops having any further effect, so he doesn’t have to worry about having to shave more everytime, that happens for other reasons. For instance, it’s true that lots of women who stopped shaving their underarms (who have all my support) seem to grow a bit more hair there than some men who never did, but not by much, just a little, but lots others still grow less hair however long they have shaved :).
        If he still has soft and light vellus hair in some zones, he might simply not run his razor there yet, to not touch them. but only where and when it’s already very visible or enough terminal hairs are growing among the vellus.

        I didn’t touch my neck as long as hair there, though increasing, stayed short and fuzzy, sideburns were the first zone I shaved even before the mustache, while it took 4 years before I needed to shave my neck and Adam apple! Never needed to shave over my cheekbones. I sort of get the sense of the recommendation for girls to not shave above the knee since the first time, the mistake has been making it about modesty and not just about not adding unnecessary upkeep before seeing how it evolves ^_^.

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