nona it's a common misconception people have, you'd be shocked how many adults still believe shaving can have an effect on your overall hair growth. give her a break.>>262684
which types of exfoliation have you tried? I always found most types to be less than ideal. I bought a salux cloth last year, the super hard kind. I keep it in the shower and give my chest, back and legs a good scrub with it, I get less ingrowns now. I also recommend using a lotion or moisturiser with an AHA, or as >>262730
said, a BHA like salycilic acid in it, it's a chemical exfoliant and helps to slough away the dead topmost layer of skin. don't use it the day you've shaved though, it'll sting. also it's fine to be a little vain, but please don't think you'll suddenly stop being hot or attractive just cause you're over 35 or whatever, don't buy into that bullshit!