The Story Behind How The Brazilian Wax Got Its Name
Just mentioning the words Brazilian wax can make many women cringe, yet its popularity is spreading. But where did the Brazilian wax come from and how did it get its name? Culture Trip rips off the mystery and gets to the bare truth of the matter.
Centuries before the Brazilian wax graced the fashion world, girls were getting their bits waxed in Brazilian-style equivalents, yet it was generally considered practical for hygiene purposes, especially in hotter climates. In Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Persia, a full wax was commonly performed using a paste made from sugar and lemon. In Egypt, this was, and still is, known as sugaring and was popular at pre-wedding ceremonies.
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