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Men have had to get their heads shaved during basic military training for decades -- so long that it's become almost a rite of passage even though the original reason for doing it isn't as worrisome as it used to be, the tradition continues. So, a reader asks, why don't women have to do the same? There are several reasons.
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But while most women have fair hair on their faces that is barely noticeable — usually short, light-coloured baby fine hair also known as vellus hair — many women with dark facial hair also seek ways to remove it by using the usual tried and tested hair removal methods of threading, waxing, and lasers. According to recent reports, however, more women are shaving their faces, and some beauty experts even say it could have anti-ageing benefits. According to common beauty folklore, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Cleopatra all shaved their faces. A quick online search reveals that many modern women do it too.
Sometimes a hashtag sums it up perfectly. A phrase topped the quartet: "The future is female, and it doesn't have time for styling products. The message is clear.
Best of both worlds…not scratchy, not clammy, not able to hide a fully stocked British warship. So pretty much just shave a line down the middle. My buddies and the one girl that saw it think its hilarious.
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A full head of hair on a man has long been associated with vitality and virility — think of the Biblical hero Samson, whose strength was in his tresses. But new research suggests that when balding sets in, men might do better to just shave it off. Call it the Bruce Willis effect: men with shorn heads are seen as more dominant, confident and masculine than men with hair, according to a new study published online in July in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
There's a good chance you've been shaving your legs for years — maybe even decades! But how you were taught to shave way back when might be the root of your problems, from razor burn to ingrown hairs. If you're still struggling with irritating bumps, missed spots, and other less-than-ideal results, here are the mistakes you'll want to remedy the next time you grab your razorplus tips on the best ways to get your smoothest, longest-lasting shave, from dermatologists and Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab experts.