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The History of Hair Removal by Women By George Katsoudas

  in Women's Interest | Published 2019-02-12 04:51:13 | 80 Reads | Unrated


Nowadays, women remove their body hair for both hygiene purposes and visual appeal. It’s also undeniable that there is some stigma for women who have body hair. Whether it’s prominent facial hair, armpit hair, leg hair, etc., it has been etched into many ideologies that being hairless

is attractive for women.

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Nowadays, women remove their body hair for both hygiene purposes and visual appeal. It’s also undeniable that there is some stigma for women who have body hair. Whether it’s prominent facial hair, armpit hair, leg hair, etc., it has been etched into many ideologies that being hairless is attractive for women.


It is fortunate that these days, there are many women who are fighting this stigma. However, being hairless for women remains to be an attractive option because of its hygienic advantages.


Furthermore, due to genetic reas

ons and hormonal influences, some women grow more hair than others, and may feel uncomfortable because of this. Hence, there remains a need for hair removal solutions for women.


Nevertheless, hair removal for women goes way back to the ancient times. Reasons for removing hair have also varied between different cultures. Here are some of the reasons why women (and even men) removed their hair in the past.



Majority of us might envision cavemen as hairy in almost all parts of their bodies. This is true to some extent, as cavemen didn’t have proper cutting or shaving tools in the past.


However, evidence has been discovered by archeologists pointing out that humans already started removing their hair 20,000 or so years ago. Other archeologists and researchers have theorized that they removed their body hair because of bad odours associated with it, as washing still wasn’t a norm back then.


Further theories also suggest that prehistoric people removed their hair because of lice. However, due to the lack of existing of proper tools for hair removal, their methods may have been painful and included using sharp stones, which may have also removed bits of their skin.


Ancient Egypt

The Egyptians of the past were intent on removing unwanted body hair, even to the point that facial hair on men was considered to be uncivilized. The same went for women with visible hair in the bikini line.


Beards were also associated to servants or the lower class. Women even removed the hair on their heads using tweezers and waxes.


Roman Empire

Have you ever noticed that paintings and statues of Grecian women showed off flawless, hairless skin? That’s because being hairless in the Roman Empire meant you were of high class. These wealthy ladies used pumice stones and tweezers to get rid of unwanted body hair.



In today’s world, women want thick and dark eyebrows. However, the trend in the era of Queen Elizabeth I was the complete opposite.


In her time, women removed their eyebrows and forehead hair to make it look bigger. To achieve this, they used vinegar, ammonia-soaked bandages and walnut oil.

The 1700s, 1800s and 1900s


In 1760, the world was introduced to the classic L-shaped razor, which was invented by the French barber Jean Jacques Perret. In 1880, the first T-shaped razor, which remains popular to this day, was invented by King Camp Gillette. He then created the Milady Decolletee, the first-ever women’s razor.


The Women of the War

1940 marked the creation of the first electric razor for women. This was mainly due to product shortages during World War II, including shortages of nylon, thus forcing women to say goodbye to pantyhose.


Women also used razors and tweezers in the 1950s because creams often caused allergies and irritations. Then, in the 1960s, wax strips became a trend.


Growing Fashion

Over time, hair removal for the underarms and the legs became a norm due to the rising popularity of shorter dresses, sleeveless, halter and tube tops. Women’s magazines also contributed to the encouragement of being hairless, with ads frowning upon visible hair on legs and arms. Bikinis also became more popular, prompting women to get clear and smooth bikini lines.


In conclusion, hair removal has a long history, with various reasons behind it; however, the main reason behind hair removal for women was the beautification process. It is also evident that the past, practices and methods for hair removal were painful and inconvenient.


Luckily for women today, there is an easier and permanent solution for unwanted hair removal with a treatment called electrolysis. Women in Australia can benefit from the efficient and effective solution offered by us at Permanence.


More importantly, women can be assured that our methods are safe and effective, as we take into consideration different types of hair and growth. Truly, beauty and hygiene have improved in the modern times.


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