Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Ancient Fun Fact: Egyptians Hated Body Hair
Or, at least, it sure seemed that way--especially since they had so many tools to help them get rid of it. The most popular: razors and tweezers, which look very much like our own.
Priests were said to shave their entire bodies--including eyebrows. Men and women shaved their heads--some say in order to keep lice away. Egyptians wouldn't dare enter a temple with stubble of any kind.
They also hated fabric made from wool (preferring linen)--perhaps because they thought wool was too much like hair!