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Encyclopedia > Shaving
A man shaving using a straight razor.
A man shaving using a straight razor.
Closeup of a disposable razor shaving stubble off the underside of a chin. Note the direction of razor travel is the same as the direction as the stubble hairs.

Shaving is the removal of body hair (depilation), using a sharp blade known as a razor or with any other kind of bladed implement, to slice it down to the level of the skin. Shaving is most commonly used by men to remove their facial hair and women to remove their leg and underarm hair. A man is called clean-shaven if he has had his beard totally removed.[1] For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... A Japanese plane in use A plane is a tool for shaping wood. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3039x2014, 691 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Shaving Straight razor Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3039x2014, 691 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Shaving Straight razor Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... A straight razor Straight razor is the name given to a reusable knife blade used for shaving facial hair. ... Download high resolution version (1128x846, 133 KB) A photo I took of a razor shaving stubble. ... Download high resolution version (1128x846, 133 KB) A photo I took of a razor shaving stubble. ... This image shows stubble after a few days without shaving Stubble on a persons face is the unshaven hair growth that exists before it becomes long enough to cover the skin and be considered a full beard or moustache. ... Hair is also a musical: see Hair (musical) and Hair (movie) Hair is the filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis found in mammals. ... Depilation is a generic term for hair removal which affects the part of the hair above the surface of the skin. ... Collection of Modern Safety Razors - Gillette Fusion Power, Gillette M3Power, Mach3 Turbo Champion, Schick Quattro Chrome, Schick Quattro Power, Gillette Mach3, Gillette Sensor, Schick Xtreme3, Schick Xtreme SubZero, and Schick Xtreme3 Disposables A razor is an edge tool primarily used in shaving. ... One kind of modern beard. ... Leg hair of a 17-year old white male Leg hair is hair that grows on the legs of humans, generally appearing at the onset of adulthood. ... Underarm hair of a female human Underarm hair of a male human First advert for depilatory powder in a Bazaar Magazine 1915 Underarm hair (Axillary hair) is the composition of hair in the underarm area. ... For the slang term, see Beard (female companion). ...


Both men and women sometimes shave their facial hair, chest hair, abdominal hair, leg hair, underarm hair, pubic hair or any other bodily hair.[2] Head shaving is much more common among men. It is often associated with religious practice, the armed forces and some competitive sports such as swimming and extreme sports. It has become common for men with partial baldness. Head shaving has also been used to humiliate, punish and show submission to an authority.[3] The term chest hair is generally used to describe hair that grows on the chest of human males, in the region between the neck and the abdomen. ... The term abdominal hair refers to the hair that grows on the abdomen (belly) of humans and non-human mammals, in the region between the pubic area and the thorax (chest). ... Leg hair of a 17-year old white male Leg hair is hair that grows on the legs of humans, generally appearing at the onset of adulthood. ... Underarm hair of a female human Underarm hair of a male human First advert for depilatory powder in a Bazaar Magazine 1915 Underarm hair (Axillary hair) is the composition of hair in the underarm area. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... Head shaving is the practice by some men and women to shave the hair on their head. ... Alternate cover US 1979 and 2002 reissue cover, also known as paint spatter cover For the military meaning, see Armed forces. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... Extreme sports (now also known as action sports) is a general, somewhat hazily-defined term for a collection of newer sports involving adrenaline-inducing action. ... Bald redirects here; for other uses see Bald (disambiguation). ...


In most societies there is a social stigma around the presence of perceptible beard growth on a woman and strong pressure to remove it. Social stigma is severe social disapproval of personal characteristics or beliefs that are against cultural norms. ...

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History

Alexander the Great's shaven image on the Alexander Mosaic, 2nd Century BC
Alexander the Great's shaven image on the Alexander Mosaic, 2nd Century BC

Before the advent of razors, some humans removed hair using two shells to pull the hair out.[4] Later, around 3,000 BC, when copper tools were developed, humans developed copper razors. The idea of an aesthetic approach to personal hygiene may have begun at this time, though Egyptian priests may have practiced something similar to this earlier. Alexander the Great strongly promoted shaving during his reign in the 4th century BC. Image File history File links BattleofIssus333BC-mosaic-detail1. ... Image File history File links BattleofIssus333BC-mosaic-detail1. ... The Alexander Mosaic, dating from approx. ... Various seashells Danielle A shell is the hard, rigid outer covering, or integument, allanimals. ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... Aesthetics (or esthetics) (from the Greek word αισθητική) is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty. ... Hygiene is the maintenance of healthy practices. ... Roman Catholic priest A priest or priestess is a holy man or woman who takes an officiating role in worship of any religion, with the distinguishing characteristic of offering sacrifices. ... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ... The 4th century BC started the first day of 400 BC and ended the last day of 301 BC. It is considered part of the Classical era, epoch, or historical period. ...


Shaving methods

Shaving can be done with a straight razor or safety razor (called 'manual shaving' or 'wet shaving') or an electric razor (called 'dry shaving'). If a manual wet razor is used, some lathering or lubricating agent such as creams, soaps, gels, foams or oils is normally applied to the area to be shaved first with a shaving brush; this helps avoid a painful razor burn. These lubricate the area to be shaved, moisturize the skin and lift, soften and swell the hairs. This enhances the cutting action and sometimes permits cutting the hairs deeper below the surface of the skin. Collection of Modern Safety Razors - Gillette Fusion Power, Gillette M3Power, Mach3 Turbo Champion, Schick Quattro Chrome, Schick Quattro Power, Gillette Mach3, Gillette Sensor, Schick Xtreme3, Schick Xtreme SubZero, and Schick Xtreme3 Disposables A razor is an edge tool primarily used in shaving. ... Collection of Modern Safety Razors - Gillette Fusion Power, Gillette M3Power, Mach3 Turbo Champion, Schick Quattro Chrome, Schick Quattro Power, Gillette Mach3, Gillette Sensor, Schick Xtreme3, Schick Xtreme SubZero, and Schick Xtreme3 Disposables A razor is an edge tool primarily used in shaving. ... Collection of Modern Safety Razors - Gillette Fusion Power, Gillette M3Power, Mach3 Turbo Champion, Schick Quattro Chrome, Schick Quattro Power, Gillette Mach3, Gillette Sensor, Schick Xtreme3, Schick Xtreme SubZero, and Schick Xtreme3 Disposables A razor is an edge tool primarily used in shaving. ... Shaving cream is cream that is applied to the face to avoid razor burn. ... This article is about the use of a razor. ...


Wet shaving

Collection of modern cartridge razors.
From left to right: Gillette Fusion Power, Gillette M3power, Gillette Mach3 Turbo, Schick Quattro Chrome, Schick Quattro Power, Gillette Mach3, Gillette Sensor, Schick Xtreme3 System, Schick Xtreme3 SubZero and Schick Xtreme3 Disposables

There are two types of manual razors: straight razor and safety razors. Safety razors are further subdivided into double-edged razors, injector razors, cartridge razors and disposable razors. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (889x844, 164 KB)My collection of Safety Razors I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (889x844, 164 KB)My collection of Safety Razors I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...


Straight razors are still made today, notably by Dovo, Zowada Razors, Thiers Issard, and Feather. Shaving with these razors requires some practice but one can pick up the art very quickly. Once it was more commonplace but now is seen mostly in use in barber shops wielded by a skilled barber. DOVO Solingen, or DOVO Steelware, or DOVO, is an independent German company based in Solingen that manufactures high-quality hair and thinning scissors, open razors and wet shavers, shaving equipment, household and professional scissors, skin and nail scissors, cuticle and nail nippers, and manicure sets. ... Thiers Issard or Thiers Issard Sabatier is a famous French cutlery manufacturer. ... A boy visiting a barber A barber (from the Latin barba, beard) is someone whose occupation is to cut any type of hair, give shaves, and trim beards. ...


While straight razors did give a good shave, there was the task of sharpening and honing the razor from which the invention of the double-edged razor offered freedom.[5] Double-edge razors are also readily available and are still made by Merkur in Germany, Antique Gillette, Schick, and Feather (a Japanese company). Moreover, safety razors, old and new are readily available on eBay. Double-edge razors are named so because the blade that they use has two sharp edges. Many are returning to the art of using the double-edge razor because replacement blades are cheaper than the cartridge razor replacements and result in closer shaves with minimal or no razor burn.[6] [not in citation given] DOVO Solingen, or DOVO Steelware, or DOVO, is an independent German company based in Solingen that manufactures high-quality hair and thinning scissors, open razors and wet shavers, shaving equipment, household and professional scissors, skin and nail scissors, cuticle and nail nippers, and manicure sets. ... Global Gillette is a business unit of Procter & Gamble. ... Schick, a brand of Energizer Holdings, is a well known manufactuer of safety razors. ... This article is about the online auction center. ...


Cartridge razors are the most expensive type as the blades are designed to only fit the razors of the manufacturer. Current multi-bladed cartridges claim to improve shaving and have seen a design war with manufacturers adding greater numbers of blades than competitors.


Disposable razors are the cheapest available and have a simple handle built into the blade. Purchasers are not tied to a single manufacturer but can easily switch to cheaper or better brands thus keeping prices low.


These methods can be used with disposable cartridges, disposable razors, safety razors and straight razors.[7]


Shave once method

References [8]

  1. Wet face (or other part of body to be shaved) with warm or hot water[9]
  2. Apply shaving cream or lubricant
  3. Shave once in direction of the hair nap (grain) (Use the fingers to detect the direction of nap by rubbing over the skin. One direction will feel more resistance than others, that direction is against the nap)
  4. Rinse razor often
  5. Rinse face or area of skin being shaved in cold water[9]
  6. Apply aftershave if desired

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Shave twice method

Some tough beards may get a closer shave by shaving again immediately after the first shave, but this time going in the direction across the grain or against the grain. (Some find that shaving against the grain leads to cuts, soreness and ingrown hairs.) Ingrown hair is a condition where the hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. ...

  1. Omit the cold rinse and aftershave application after the first shave
  2. Apply shaving cream or lubricant again
  3. Shave again in direction against or across the grain.
  4. Rinse face or area of skin being shaved in cold water[9]
  5. Apply aftershave if desired

Shaving soap or cream

Shaving cream acts as a lubricant and a moisturizer, and also as an indicator of which areas have not been shaved.[10] Shaving gels may dry out the skin. The modern shaving cream may be slightly more expensive but offers a more comfortable shave; they are often found to be enriched with aloe vera (soothing) and/or tea tree oil (natural antiseptic). A cheaper alternative is to use any soft soap and a brush with long soft bristles (called a Shaving brush). The soap is worked up into a foam by the brush, either against the face, in a cup or bowl, or in a Shaving scuttle. The most popular of the shaving soaps (no longer available) was made by Old Spice. An antiseptic solution of Povidone-iodine applied to an abrasion Antiseptics (Greek αντί, against, and σηπτικός, putrefactive) are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A shaving scuttle is a shaving tool developed in late 19th century. ...


Aftershave

Main article: Aftershave

Many men use an aftershave lotion after they have finished shaving. It may contain an antiseptic agent such as isopropyl alcohol to prevent infection from cuts, a perfume to enhance scent, and a moisturizer to soften the facial skin. Aftershave is a lotion, gel, or liquid used mainly by men after they have finished shaving. ... An antiseptic solution of Povidone-iodine applied to an abrasion Antiseptics (Greek αντί, against, and σηπτικός, putrefactive) are antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection, sepsis, or putrefaction. ... Isopropyl alcohol (also isopropanol or rubbing alcohol) is a common name for propan-2-ol, a colorless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odor. ... An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign species. ... Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the human body, objects, and living spaces a pleasant smell. ... Moisturizers are a complex mixture of chemical agents specially designed to make the external layers of the skin (epidermis) softer and more pliable, by increasing its hydration (water content). ...


Moisturizing the skin

One of the most overlooked aspects after shaving is moisturizing the skin. The skin ends up damaged and dry after shaving, so in order to give back its natural moisture levels moisturizer must be applied. It's better if your moisturizer has solar protection included, because the dryness and sun damage can lead to faster aging.


Electric shaving

A rotary design electrical shaver
A rotary design electrical shaver

The Electric razor consists of a set of oscillating or rotating blades, which are held behind a perforated metal foil that prevents them coming into contact with the skin. Bristles poke through holes in the foil and are sliced by the moving blades. In some designs the blades are a rotating cylinder, in others they are one or more rotating disks, and in others a set of oscillating blades. Each design has an optimum motion over the skin for the best shave and manufacturers provide guidance on this. Generally for circular blades it is a circular motion and for cylindrical or oscillating blades it is up and down. The first electric razor was built in 1928. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (691x911, 75 KB) Description: Philishave HQ-5426 picture, taken by user Carioca License: GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: Philishave Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (691x911, 75 KB) Description: Philishave HQ-5426 picture, taken by user Carioca License: GFDL File links The following pages link to this file: Philishave Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Occams Razor or Hanlons razor A razor is a an edge tool (primarily, used in shaving). ...


The primary disadvantage to electric shaving is that it is not as close as wet shaving. The advantages are as follows: fewer cuts in the skin, no ingrown hairs (also called razor bumps or pseudofolliculitis barbae), less pain and redness. [11]


Many pre- and post-electric lotions are sold but electric shaving does not usually require the application of any lubrication to be effective and can be done dry.


There are special electrical razors available for use by women, but these are essentially no different to those made for men.


Shaving aids

Shaving without the aid of shaving cream, gel, soap, or oil is known as dry shaving. Electric razors are typically used without external shaving aids, and were originally called dry shavers. However, modern electric razors often lubricate the skin slightly, and pre-shave lotions which provide some lubrication without clogging electric razors are available.


The removal of a full beard often requires the use of scissors or an electric (or beard) trimmer to reduce the mass of hair, simplifying the process.


Side effects of shaving

Shaving can have numerous side effects, including cuts, abrasions, irritation and the feeling that something is missing. Some people with curly hair have an adverse response to shaving called pseudofolliculitis barbae, or "razor bumps" due to ingrown hairs. Many side effects can be minimized by using a fresh blade, applying plenty of lubrication, and avoiding pressing down with the razor. A shaving brush can also help. There are many products on the market to get rid of them, they commonly dry the affected area and some help to lift out the trapped hair(s). Some people choose to use only single-blade or wire-wrapped blades that shave farther away from the skin. Others cannot use razors at all and use depilatory shaving powders to dissolve hair above the skin's surface. Pseudofolliculitis barbae (pronounced //) is a medical term for persistent inflammation caused by shaving. ... Pseudofolliculitis barbae (pronounced //) is a medical term for persistent inflammation caused by shaving. ...


Many people traditionally believed that shaving would cause the hair shaved to become thicker and darker. However, this bit of conventional wisdom has been disproven. The resulting stubble only makes the hairs seem to be thicker, as a shaved hair has a blunt end as opposed to the tapered end of an unshaven hair, and because hair is often darker in color near the root. Clinical studies have demonstrated that shaving does not have an effect on hair growth rates or density.[12] Conventional wisdom is a term coined by the economist John Kenneth Galbraith, used to describe certain ideas or explanations that are generally accepted as true by the public. ...


Cuts

Cuts from shaving can bleed for about fifteen minutes. Cuts can be caused by blade movement which is parallel to the blade or to the presence of bumps on the skin which are sliced by the blade. Common methods used to stop bleeding include putting alcohol on a cotton swab and pressing it onto the cut until the bleeding stops, as well as tearing off a small piece of toilet paper and placing it onto the cut. Products such as styptic pencils and styptic liquids can also be used to stop bleeding. Placing a small amount of petroleum jelly on a cut after most of the bleeding has ended can stop the bleeding without forming a scab. Shaving in a cold shower can help prevent bleeding as well, because blood flow to the skin is reduced in these conditions due to vasoconstriction caused by the cold water. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A styptic or hemostatic pencil is a short stick of medication, usually containing alum, which is used for staunching blood by causing blood vessels to contract at the site of the wound. ... White Petrolatum Petroleum jelly, vaseline, petrolatum or soft paraffin [2] is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons (with carbon numbers mainly higher than 25),[3] originally promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties. ... Scab can refer to the following: Look up scab in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Vasoconstriction is the constriction of blood vessels, in other words, when the lumen narrows. ...


Razor burn

Razor burn is an irritation of the skin caused by shaving either at sensitive areas or not using proper technique. It appears as a mild rash and usually disappears after a few hours to a few days, depending on severity. In severe cases, razor burn can also be accompanied by razor bumps, where the area around shaved hairs get raised red welts or infected pustules. A rash is a change in skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture. ... Pseudofolliculitis barbae (pronounced //) is a medical term for persistent inflammation caused by shaving. ... An abscess is a collection of pus collected in a cavity formed by the tissue on the basis of an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e. ...


Razor burn is a common problem, especially among those who shave coarse hairs on areas with sensitive skin like the bikini line (This includes, pubic hair, hair around the penis, hair around the scrotum, and hair around the anus.), underarms, chest, and beard. The Bikini line refers to the exposed skin of female humans at the boundary of bikini style undergarments, both along the lower abdomen and between the legs. ... The armpit (or axilla) is the area on the human body directly under the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder. ... Male Chest The chest is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals. ... For the slang term, see Beard (female companion). ...


The condition can be caused by shaving too closely, shaving with a blunt blade, dry shaving, applying too much pressure when shaving, shaving too quickly or roughly, or shaving against the grain.


Ways to prevent razor burn include keeping the face moist, using a shaving brush and lather, using a moisturizing shaving gel, shaving in the direction of the hair growth, resisting the urge to shave too closely, applying minimal pressure, avoiding scratching or irritation after shaving, avoiding irritating products on the shaved area (colognes, perfumes, etc.) and using an aftershave cream with aloe vera or other emollients.[13] Also it is good to prepare the skin for shaving by cleaning the area you are going to shave with a face wash that contains some kind of salicylic acid to remove dirt, oil and dead skin. Then hold a warm wet towel over the area to be shaven to soften the hairs or shave in the shower.[14] For the 1968 stage production, see Hair (musical), for the 1979 film, see Hair (film). ... For other uses, see Cologne (disambiguation). ... Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the human body, objects, and living spaces a pleasant smell. ... Aftershave is a lotion, gel, or liquid used mainly by men after they have finished shaving. ... Binomial name (L.) Burm. ... Emollients soften skin (and moisturisers add moisture). ...


Ways that may help heal and soothe razor burn include applying witch hazel, mild salicylic acid solutions, aloe vera gel or cold water. The best solution, however, is learning how to shave properly to avoid irritation in the first place.[15] Witch hazel is an astringent produced from the leaves and bark of the North American shrub, Witch-hazel. ... Salicylic acid is the chemical compound with the formula C6H4(OH)CO2H, where the OH group is adjacent to the carboxyl group. ... Binomial name (L.) Burm. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ...


Shaving in religion

Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama shows a shaved face and a shaved head.
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama shows a shaved face and a shaved head.

Tonsure is the practice of some Christian churches, and some Hindu and Buddhist (only monks or nuns) temples of shaving the hair from the scalp of priests as a symbol of their renunciation of worldly fashion and esteem. Image File history File links Tenzin_Gyatzo_foto_2. ... Image File history File links Tenzin_Gyatzo_foto_2. ... Tenzin Gyatso (born 6 July 1935) is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama. ... Tonsure is the practice of some Christian churches of cutting the hair from the scalp of clerics as a symbol of their renunciation of worldly fashion and esteem. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by...


Islam

Muslim men and women are required by the Sunnah to remove their pubic hair and underarm hair.[16] Muslim men are discouraged from shaving their faces. Some legal schools include the moustache in this definition while others encourage the moustache to be shaved. [1] There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Sunnah(t) () literally means “trodden path”, and therefore, the sunnah of the prophet means “the way of the prophet”. Terminologically, the word ‘Sunnah’ in Sunni Islam means those religious actions that were instituted by Muhammad(PBUH) during the 23 years of his ministry and which Muslims initially received through consensus... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... Underarm hair of a female human Underarm hair of a male human First advert for depilatory powder in a Bazaar Magazine 1915 Underarm hair (Axillary hair) is the composition of hair in the underarm area. ...


Judaism

Main article: Shaving in Judaism

Jewish men are forbidden by the Torah to shave their facial hair with a razor.[17] Whether it is permitted to shave with an electric razor is a matter of debate among Jewish legal decisors, but most are lenient.[18] Shaving in Jewish law or Halakha is a subject of much debate and scrutiny. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... The Torah () is the most important document in Judaism, revered as the inspired word of G-d (the vocal is never spelled), traditionally said to have been revealed to Moses. ... Collection of Modern Safety Razors - Gillette Fusion Power, Gillette M3Power, Mach3 Turbo Champion, Schick Quattro Chrome, Schick Quattro Power, Gillette Mach3, Gillette Sensor, Schick Xtreme3, Schick Xtreme SubZero, and Schick Xtreme3 Disposables A razor is an edge tool primarily used in shaving. ...


Sikhism

Sikh men and women are forbidden to shave any body hair because hair (called Kesh) is one of the Five K’s which all baptised Sikhs keep in the way they believe Waheguru [God] intended. Sikh's believe that, since God created the human body with hair, it is against his will for them to remove it. Hair is also considered part of man's natural beauty that should not change. Having long head hair is one of the reasons why Sikh men and women wear turbans to cover their hair. Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... Waheguru (Punjabi: , or , ) means The Wonderful Lord in the Punjabi language. ...


Historically however, Sikhs were required to wear a turban and beard primarily to stand out among the rest as a protector and guardian for the early Sikhs and Hindus who sought protection against the then-ruling Muslim forces in India.


See also

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Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hair removal describes any method of removing hair, especially from the human body. ... A boy visiting a barber A barber (from the Latin barba, beard) is someone whose occupation is to cut any type of hair, give shaves, and trim beards. ... Collection of Modern Safety Razors - Gillette Fusion Power, Gillette M3Power, Mach3 Turbo Champion, Schick Quattro Chrome, Schick Quattro Power, Gillette Mach3, Gillette Sensor, Schick Xtreme3, Schick Xtreme SubZero, and Schick Xtreme3 Disposables A razor is an edge tool primarily used in shaving. ... Shaven female legs Leg shaving is the practice of removing leg hair using a razor. ... Head shaving is the practice by some men and women to shave the hair on their head. ... Burma-Shave was a United States brand of brushless shaving cream that was sold from 1925 to 1966. ... La Naissance de Venus by Eugène Emmanuel Amaury-Duval (1808-1885) shows a woman portrayed with no genital hair. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... Distribution of androgenic hair on female and male body Androgenic hair is caused by the rising level of male hormones (androgens) due to puberty that causes a transformation process of vellus hair into terminal hair on several parts of the human body. ... The Beard Liberation Front is a British pressure group which campaigns in support of beards and opposes discrimination against those who wear them. ...

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