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Welcome to my Shaving Glossary! If there are any shaving terms that you are unsure of, they will surely be explained here. If not, or if you want more information, feel free to contact me here.
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This is the technical name for removing the hair follicle above the skin only – leaving the rest of the hair intact. Depilation occurs from shaving and the use of depilatory creams.
See also Epilate.
This is the technical name for removing a hair completely, all the way from the root. Epilation occurs during waxing and use of epilators.
See also Depilate.
This is an electronic device that is used to pull hairs out from the root (epilate). These are widely available, usually used by women to remove the hairs from their legs. See also Epilate.
A hair that has failed to break through the skin when it grows back, growing instead beneath the skin. Sometimes causing infections like Razor Bumps. Read here for more information about Ingrown Hairs.
See Shaving Mug.
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This is a special kind of oil used before applying shaving cream. It is designed to protect the skin from the razor and to soften the hairs.
Acne-like bumps that are often infected, are the result of improper shaving technique and ingrown hairs. Read more about Razor Bumps here.
Mild rash/irritation that can occur from improper shaving technique. Usually accompanied by Razor Bumps. The skin usually has a red appearance along with slight pain. Read more about Razor Burn here.
This is the name given to the regular shaving involving cream or some kind of 'wetting' of the face before applying the razor. As opposed to a Dry shave.
See also Dry Shave.
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