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Will the hair above my lip grow back thicker if I pluck it?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
This is an old wives’ tale! Hair tapers as it grows in and only seems thicker at the root. For a less painful way to pluck hair, numb the area with an ice cube for three minutes and pluck in the direction the hair grows.
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