In these modern times it’s not that hard for women to remove unwanted hair from our bodies. There are a whole range of hair removal products from the humble razor to the high tech laser device. The only question you have to ask yourself when choosing one of these products is how permanent do you want the hair removal to be. Some methods only last a day, while others can last up to several weeks. And if you’re really tired of removing hair on a regular basis, you can always get it removed permanently.
Hair removal for women has not always been that easy, despite how tiresome you may think the process is today. Take a look at some of the hair removal products used in the past and judge for yourself.
Ancient Egyptians – tweezers made from seashells, and pumice stones. They were also the first known society to use beeswax and sugar waxes.
Ancient Romans – Flint razors, depilatory creams, tweezers and stones.
Renaissance – walnut oil and ammonia soaked cloth was a favorite way to get rid of unwanted body hair.
1700s up to the present – straight razors, depilatory creams, modern razors, waxes, electrolysis and laser hair removal products made their way into the market. These products also began making hair removal easier and quicker.
The next time you feel like there must be a better way than shaving to remove hair, think about some of the other ways people have removed hair in the past and maybe it won’t seem like such a drag. And, of course, you can also be thankful that there are other, more permanent laser hair removal products for women on the market that you can take advantage of.