Many causes, such as hormone imbalance (during puberty, pregnancy and menopause), biology and ethnicity, inherited, medicine or topical stimulation, e.g. waxing or tweezing, may cause superfluous hair growth. Therefore, electrolysis-the only permanent hair removal process, is a treatment that is in great demand by female and transsexual clients and more recently the number of male clients is growing due to the attitudes of the society.Do you want to learn more? Visit type of hair removal.As always there have been many hair reduction steps to address this need, some of which go back in history for decades. Hair removal has been around since time of caveman but interestingly the areas of the body from which we remove hair have changed over the centuries. Removal of hair from men’s head and face was initially not for purposes of beauty but for survival. There is evidence that this was performed by cavemen, but also by the ancient Egyptians, and it was conducted for safety, we believe, as scraping off the beard and hair on the head would take away the benefit of having more to hold on as well as getting fewer mites!
Removal of body hair was essential in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Middle Eastern countries. Such women reportedly cut off much of their body hair, except for eyebrows. Egyptian women stripped off their head hair and both sexes found pubic hair uncivilized! Having hair on her face was often deemed uncivilized for people. Facial hair was the trademark of a slave or servant, or of a lower class male. The ancient Egyptians used a type of flint or bronze razors, because the razor was not invented by French barber Jean Jacques Perret until the 1760s.
They also used a temporary hair removal process, called sugaring. A sticky paste would be added to the skin (bees wax was also used), a strip of fabric was pushed onto the wax and yanked off – the equivalent of waxing today. Roman Empire’s wealthy women will strip their body hair with pumice stones, razors, tweezers and pastes. There was also another technique called threading that is seeing a revival in popularity recently. Thin string or yarn would be put through both hands ‘ fingertips, and stroked quickly over the area. This repeated method caught the hair, effectively tweezing, cutting or dragging out the unwanted hair. Throughout the Elizabethan era, to give the appearance of a longer brow and forehead, the custom of hair removal (not of leg, armpit or pubic hair), of their eyebrows and the hair from their foreheads was popular. It’s surprising to remember from the very beginning the apparent role ‘ fashion’ has played in hair removal.
Waxing, sugaring, depilatory creams, bleaching, shaving, sugaring, plucking, threading and even multiple-plucking battery-powered tweezers are all temporary methods which many people are trying today. Indeed new hair removal tools appear as buses-every 20 minutes or so! Technology has moved on, however, and with it, it appears that hair removal methods are limited and questionable. X-ray and photodynamic approaches are in a restricted category as in certain nations, such as the USA, the former has been banned and the latter are in experimental phases only. Several of the questionable approaches are electrical tweezers, transdermal electrolysis, and microwaves in that there are no known data on their effectiveness.
Electrolysis is still the only known permanent hair removal procedure and this tried and tested technique has helped many women, and indeed many people. This is also the case that electrologists have the pleasure of experiencing a remarkable change in their clients, from a reserved, introverted personality at the beginning of a treatment course to a confident and satisfied individual once the procedure is underway and the results become visible.
Whatever your hair view,’ removing it’ is a multi-million pound business in our western culture. However, such a massive money-making machine must have more than its fair share of misunderstandings, misunderstandings, myths and legends, none of which have anything to do with the hard truth of fact. The immense profit driven hair removal industry has its fair share of charlatans and scams all drawn by the massive potential for profit.