The term shave comes from the Latin rasura = scratch, scrape. The first tools for removing the male Beard growth were actually made of flint or seashells, which our ancestors used to make theirs thousands of years ago Whiskers scrape off.
Already around 1500 BC There were the first foldable ones razor. Over time, beard fashion has been subject to various trends. At first it was hygienic aspects that required scraping off the whiskers, later aesthetic and fashion criteria were added. Wearing a beard has always been a sign of power or wisdom in different cultures.
The folding one came in the 17th century razor to new fame. The barber profession developed from a dishonest and dishonest profession to an independent barber with his own salon, which the gentlemen visited around them professional beard grooming to add. We can still find such salons today or again in all cultures.
Shaving yourself in front of the mirror at home every day did not become fashionable until around 1900after Mr. King Camp Gillette's double-sided razor blade hardened steel and a matching one Safety razor had invented.
The first came in 1976 Disposable razors and in 1977 the first razors with a movable head that could easily be exchanged. This started the habit of simply throwing away interchangeable heads or entire razors.
At this time of technical progress, no one thought about the dimensions our throw-away behavior would one day reach.
There were always new innovative razors on the market, first with two blades, then 3, 4, 5, etc. We always buy the latest model, the old one is completely disposed of.
Today will be countless Razors offered in extravagant, colorful hard plastic packaging and in turn Replacement razor heads in dispensers made of PVC and Disposable razors made of PVC. Sooner or later, all of this ends up in the trash.