How Did the Ancients Remove their Unwanted Hair?
Throughout history, many have tried many different hair removal methods which can be classified as weird. Below are some of the popular methods of removing hair in ancient times.
People in the ancient world used rocks to remove their unwanted hair which will make people of our day cringe at the thought. In ancient Egypt, women used pumice stone to remove underarm and leg hair by rubbing them off. While men used sharp stones and used them to trim their beards. Tweezer-like clamshells were found in Egyptian tombs and were believed to also be used for hair removal.
The use of arsenic is the most dangerous of all hair removal methods. A solution is made of arsenic and quicklime to make the hair disintegrate. The method involves smearing the solution of the area where you want to remove unwanted hair. If you don’t want your flesh to come off, you need to be quick in washing it off with hot water when you ski starts to feel hot.
Chinese people, for a time believed, that altering any part of the body would bring bad luck. So, they didn’t remove their hair at all.
There is another weird method of hair removal and this is by hair threading. In this method, two pieces of thread are used to remove the hair. Here, the hair is pulled out by twisting the two threads around the hair by the hair threader. This hair removal method is ideal for women’s eyebrows because it is a very precise method.
Although waxing is not weird, some methods of obtaining wax, are. They obtain their honey buy searching for beehives, remove the honey ,and melt down the honey and use it to remove unwanted hair.
In ancient Egypt, they are used sugaring as a method of hair removal. In this method, you melt together sugar, water, and lemon juice to form a hot paste. This is placed on the hair just like wax and removed with a cotton cloth.
IN ancient England the fashion was not to have a single hair in your face, not even eyebrow. To prevent hair from growing, faces of children will be rubbed with a rub compound made from walnut oil and ammonia.
Rubbing feline feces on the face is another method they use from preventing the growth of hair on your face.
The first shaving cream used was recorded in Mesopotamia. Before shaving a man, wood alkali is rubbed over a man’s beard and let it sit for awhile. Leftover ash from a wood fire is what wood alkali is and it is said that this substance has softening qualities.
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