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Ancient Egypt: Shaving dates back to around 3000 BCE in ancient Egypt, where both men and women removed body hair using sharpened flint or bronze razors.


Ancient Rome and Greece: Hair removal was related with hygiene and attractiveness. Tweezing, waxing, and iron/bronze razors were utilized.


Middle Ages: Body hair removal dwindled in Europe during the Middle Ages, and only royalty and the rich used it.


Renaissance and 18th century: European elites revived body hair eradication during the Renaissance. Scented depilatories were popular in the 18th century.


20th century and beyond: Safety razors made shaving easier in the early 20th century. In the 20th and 21st centuries, shaving became a universal grooming practice for men and women.

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