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Do I need to shave for kinesiology tape?

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Do I need to shave for kinesiology tape?

Body hair has an extremely important role in how the human body interprets its surroundings …so much so that it creates a dilemma regarding removing it when it comes to using kinesiology tape.

In 2012 neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School uncovered more details about how the skin and brain “wiring” collects and interprets from hair. Every hair is a unique mechanosensory organ itself.

While excessively dense or long hair will deter tape adherence to the skin, leaving some stumble may be the best compromise between adhesion and sensation.

Want to know more about tips and tricks when applying kinesiology tape, check out this blog!

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