Neanderthals Had it Easy
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Okay folks so as human beings in theory we’ve come a long way from our walk on all fours, knuckle dragging past. Consequently we still carry some of those wonderful traits from that by gone era, mainly hair from our head to our toes. Most of it, especially making an appearance on our legs, backs [...]

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Neanderthals Had it Easy

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Okay folks so as human beings in theory we’ve come a long way from our walk on all fours, knuckle dragging past. Consequently we still carry some of those wonderful traits from that by gone era, mainly hair from our head to our toes. Most of it, especially making an appearance on our legs, backs and chests is a left over from our hairy ape days. In fact, the hair on our armpits and crotches served two purposes; mainly catching pheremones to attract the opposite sex or in this case ape like friends and to reduce friction when we were running on all fours. I guess useful when trying to escape those Saber Tooth Tigers.

Regardless, many people remove hair from their bodies for either cultural, sexual, aesthetic, comfort or religious reasons. Hair Removal has been a part of our society since the very beginning of civilization. Evidence of crude razors to remove hair exists going back to the Bronze Age.

Moving up the history channel, it is believed that Alexander The Great attributed the smooth sensation he received from a close shave as the reason behind his victories on the battlefield. Recent research indicates that men who shave regular get sex more regularly. So it is little wonder that in today’s society so much emphasis has been placed on personal grooming/shaving turning it into a billion dollar industry for both Men, Women and Ape alike.

In Modern times, the whole shaving shtick really took off in 1895 with the introduction of the Gillette razor.  Those early versions were a bit dicey and only the brave (mainly a guy named William Nickerson) in 1901 was willing to use the tool. After several modifications and improvements, it was made commercially available and produced by the Gillette Company. In fact the 1904 patent #775,134 was granted to the owner of the Gillete Company, King Camp Gillette. Nowadays many famous brands other than Gillette are present in the razor industry like Schick, Wilkinson Sword, Derby and Merkur.

With the advent of technology and the move towards electric based small appliances, a guy named Jacob Schick in 1920 had been credited with creating the first electric shaver. In 1928 Schick patented it and soon after electric shaver products from Remington and other top electronics manufacturers such as Panasonic and Braun quickly made their way to market. Nowadays there are literally hundreds of electric razor brands and products to choose from.

Razors and Shavers come in a host of different colors, shapes, functions and categories and address the needs of the individual as it pertains to hair growth across different parts of the body. In proceeding articles I’ll outline the different types of razors and shavers and the general purposes of each. In addition, I’ll try my best to articulate the how-to and wherefores of shaving so that you can make an educated decision when making your next purchase.

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