Why did we start removing our body hair

It starts as far back as the Stone Age: Hair removal was present, though not prominent, through ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire.

Signifier of class: Ancient Romans also associated smooth, hairless skin with class and purity.

Threading: In the Middle East, as well as East and South Asia, threading in which a thin thread is doubled, then twisted and rolled over unwanted hair.

Unibrows: Unibrows were actually considered alluring for both sexes, and were even accentuated with early versions of eyeliner.

Adulthood and marriage: In Persia, hair removal and brow-shaping signified that a woman was an adult who was about to be married.

Middle Ages hairline alterations: Catholic women in the Middle Ages were expected to grow their hair as a form of femininity.

Taking off your eyebrows was fashionable: Thanks to Elizabeth I, who came to power in 1558, eyebrow removal became fashionable.

Up until the late 18th century, hair removal wasn’t essential: European and American women were not yet pressured to remove their hair.

Then Darwin entered the picture: The modern-day notion of body hair being unattractive can reportedly be traced back to Charles Darwin's 1871.

The theory of natural selection: According to Herzig, Darwin’s famed theory associated body hair with primitive.

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