The History of Waxing
No hairy women in the harem of Ramses III
Waxing originated in Egypt. In 1150 BC, it was reported that the bodies of women in Ramses III harem were smooth and hairless. It is possible that body waxing was practiced even earlier in Egypt dating back to 3000 BC. Most areas of concern were legs and underarms.
The Roman Empire and waxing
The handsome Roman bourgeois men liked their legs smooth. Methods of hair removal ranged from cocoa shells to resins and at times extreme to include bat’s blood for waxing eyebrows. Emperor Augostos (63 BC) caused scandals with his waxings. For beauty conscious Romans waxing the entire body was common. In their political campain especially Neron and Popee’ waxings was evident; it included the waxing of chest, underarms, legs, arms, upper lip and nose.
Waxing in the Middle Ages
During the Middle Ages hairy skin ruled. But that changed with the return of the crusaders from Africa who brought natural resins that revolutionized the practice of waxing. Women began to detest unpleasant body hair and went through extremes to prevent the re-growth of hair after waxing. Unusual ingredients such as arsenic sulfur, liquid chalk, bats, frog blood and ash with vinegar were among many practices.
Experience Waxing today
Since the 80’s body waxing saw an increase in the numbers of women that wax. Today intimate waxing (known as Brazilian) is wildly popular followed by legs, underarms, facial and backs.
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