For more than a hundred thousands years man has at one period or another removed unwanted hair purely for the purpose of human hygiene and today not much had changed. Razors seemed to quickly elvove from the beach shell to metal and become quite sharp around the 18th century.
French inventor Jean-Jacques Perret had come up with the idea of removing the facial hair while in the bathroom, along came the safety razor, he installed a wooden guard onto a straight razor and from there the design kept evolving well into the 19th century, into a straight razor with swivel guards which was also had become the handle. The problem which people faced now was that the blade would have to be removed regularly and hand sharpened on stone, Wallah then came replaceable blades a bright idea from salesman known as King C. Gillette in 1895.
Nearly a decade later and some help from some friends it eventually turned out to be a money making win that never ended for Gillette, he eventually worked out how to make them smaller thinner and sharper. Gillette was selling more than 300,000 razors a year and over a decade later it was a leading brand around the house.
By the mid 50’s hair removal came in all shapes and forms from electric to wax from colour and design to cordless rotating heads, the advertising is mind blowing but some things just stay the same after using all these methods, we like to keep it simple when it comes to a nice clean shave.