Have you ever watched a movie set in ancient times and wondered “How did those dudes shave way back then?” I have, but I’m a little odd. Seriously, though. With no Gillette Fusion blades, which glide smoothly along my face every morning, what the heck did they do? Let’s learn a bit about the history of shaving.

History of ShavingBefore the advent of razors, hair was sometimes removed using two shells to pull the hair out or using water and a sharp tool. Around 3000 BC when copper tools were developed, copper razors were invented. 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 because he believed it looked tidier. In some Native American tribes, at the time of contact with British colonists, it was customary for men and women to remove all bodily hair using these methods.

Shaving surely was an uncomfortable, if not tortuous chore in times gone by. Today there are improvements coming along all the time that make it easier. Of course there is always a debate between the pro-electric razor forces and the blade men, but we at RazrUp® know that blades are best. And when you shave with a blade one of the things to consider is cost. They aren’t cheap.

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