Hair removal has a long history. Here is a short rendition:
The first hair removal was done when cavemen scraped hair off their faces using flint blades or sharpened rocks or by plucking their facial hair with two sea shells held together.
Bronze razors found in Egyptian tombs dating back more than 3,000 years proves that hair removal was important then.
Greeks believed being civilized meant being smooth so they practiced hair removal.
Romans believed the first hair removal of a masculine youth was the arrival of adulthood. It's known that Julius Caesar practiced hair removal by having his facial hairs plucked.
Because of the extreme heat, both Egyptian men and women practiced hair removal on their heads.
Dating back as far as 4000-3000 B.C., an alternative hair removal method we now know as a depilatory, (from the Latin, "completely deprive of hair"), sugaring, was most popular.
The hair removal method of threading came from Arabia. Women laced cotton string through their fingers and ran it briskly over their legs to grab and pull out the hair.
In the mid 15th century through Elizabethan times, women plucked their front hairs to have a high forehead. Mothers of this time used outlandish hair removal poultices to prevent hair growth on their children's foreheads.
In Europe during the early 18th century, homemade depilatories for hair removal included applying a paste made of "quick lime", a caustic substance from limestone or shells that develops active, burning properties when mixed with water, and basically, burns the hair off.
North American women in the 1700's used hair removal poultices of caustic lye to burn away hair. Native Americans removed their facial hair, one by one, with two clam shells held together.
Finally, in 1762, methods of hair removal progressed when a French barber designed the first safety razor.
Powdered depilatories for hair removal were marketed in the United States by 1844.
In the late 1800s, physicians developed a hair removal method which involved inserting and twisting a barbed needle with sulfuric acid into the hair follicle.
In 1900, hair removal was done by the local barber for most men.
There was a real hair removal revolution when a razor with disposable blades was created in 1903.
Once clothing fashions allowed bare arms and legs in the 1920s, leg and underarm hair removal began.
In 1931, the razor blade was challenged by the invention of an electric shaver for hair removal.
A primitive hair removal method still used by many women as late as the 1940's was rubbing off hair with abrasive mitts that felt like fine sandpaper.
Wartime shortages of stockings meant legs went bare. The result was the first modern hair removal depilatory in 1940.
Mechanical hair removal saw little advancement until electronic tweezers in the late 1950's.
Derived from the ancient process of sugaring, the wax strip hair removal method appeared in the late 1960's.
The first disposable razor for women's hair removal debuted in 1975.
Another variation of the form of hair removal sugaring, warm/hot wax arrived in the 1980's from Australia.
1981 brought a facial hair remover for women.
Today, we have electrolysis and laser treatments as accepted methods of hair removal, although these methods are well known for being difficult, time consuming, expensive and downright painful at best.
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