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Does it matter how many blades are on your razor?

Getting rid of your five o'clock shadow or perfecting your bikini line probably isn't one of your favorite things to do. Do more blades equal a better shave and less time devoted to making you look fabulous?


5 Facts to Know About Hair Removal Creams

Trying to get rid of excess body hair? Learn all about hair removal creams – and how to pick out the most effective one for you!

5 Things You Should Know About Brazilian Wax

Brazilian waxes are becoming more popular. But what do you need to know before you sign up for this type of bikini wax? Get the latest Brazilian was info.

Do men and women need to shave differently?

Many razors, foams and other shaving products out there are tailored specifically toward men or women. Is there really much difference in the way men and women need to shave?

Does it matter how many blades are on your razor?

Getting rid of your five o'clock shadow or perfecting your bikini line probably isn't one of your favorite things to do. Do more blades equal a better shave and less time devoted to making you look fabulous?

Top 5 Tweezer Tips

Whether you're trying to keep your brows perfectly arched or dig out a splinter, tweezers are amazingly handy. How can they become even handier?

Will bleaching body hair hide it?

Few people admire the combination of facial hair and lipstick outside of the circus, but unwanted facial hair is a fact of life. Will a little bleach do the trick, or should you resort to other methods to get rid of it?

Is a reusable razor or a disposable razor really cheaper in the long run?

Either way, razors are freakishly expensive. But one's got to be cheaper in the long run than the other, right? Which type of razor should you invest in to save money?

5 Historical Hair Removal Methods

We seem to be perfectly comfortable with the fact that we've got hair on our heads, but we'll do just about anything to get it off other parts of the body. How did the Neanderthals remove unwanted hair?

At what age should boys start shaving?

Lathering up with shaving cream and using a razor for the first time is often a much-anticipated step toward manhood. But at what age should boys start shaving?

At what age should girls start shaving their legs?

Shaving is a rite of passage into adolescence for many girls, but many parents are wary of letting their daughters grow up too fast. At what age should girls begin shaving their legs?