The video-sharing app tik tok had suddenly got popular during the pandemic. People were usually staying at home, and tik tok served the purpose of entertainment for many. The app is also loaded with many clips, showing weird but useful tricks and tips to make our life easier.
One such video, shared by a woman with a user name @Jules49 revealed that she has found a novel way of hair removal by following various accountants on tik tok.
See the video here:
"I'm watching this girl, she's an accountant, and she starts talking about shaving her legs with sandpaper!" she said.
@Jules49 further claimed that the trics works, "She used 600 grit sandpaper on her legs. She said to circle this way 10 times, and then do the same thing in the opposite direction 10 times. "I have been using a fricking razor all this time - didn't need one! All I needed was 600 grit sandpaper. Thank you, accountants, of TikTok" she added.
For centuries, there has been a particular image that has been set by the society for women. The people around would always come up to a girl dictating her choices, and telling her she needs to be ‘proper’ at all times. As a result of this, the women have always been under a pressure to look ‘presentable’ and be ‘ladylike’. Hair removal has been a big part of a woman’s grooming regime. Let’s look at some more bizarre yet surprising hair removing techniques, used by women from ancient times.
Hair Removal In Ancient Egypt
Egyptians have been famous for their effective beauty rituals, and one such known skincare routine in Egypt was hair removal. The women in ancient Egypt used handmade tweezers made up of seashells, pumice stones, beeswax, or wax prepared with sugar to remove body hair.
The woman in this period also used depilatory creams made from burnt lotus leaf, tortoiseshell, and hippo fat to get rid of body hair, except for their eyebrows.
In Roman Empire
During the Roman Empire, body hair defined the class of a person and how civilized he/she is. In fact, all the wealthy men and women in this period used razors that were made with flints or tweezers, and they even used creams and stones for removing excess body hair. Public hair during this period was looked down upon, which is why the famous statues or paintings of this era are mostly depicted as hairless.
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During The Middle Age
The Egyptian queen Cleopatra was a trendsetter for creating beauty standards, and so was Queen Elizabeth 1 in the middle ages. Both the queen set precedence for the women who followed their lead and removed hair from their bodies. Queen Elizabeth believed that the hair on the face needs to be groomed regularly, that required the eyebrows to be shaped, and hair from the upper lips and forehead to be removed. The wealthy women of this era rubbed walnut oil, and the less financially privileged used ammonia-soaked bandages to prevent hair growth.
Hair Removal In Ancient India
Women in ancient India relied upon pumice stones, and cotton threads to remove any unwanted hair from their face and body. The Threading method is still considered as the safest option to get rid of facial hair, and the result lasts up to four weeks on average.
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