depilatory is an alkaline substance that is spread on the skin. The depilatory
dissolves any hair with which it comes into contact. It also dissolves skin, as
hair and skin are both made of keratin. A depilatory is often harsh and can burn
the skin. however, the regrowth is not as scratchy as in shaving because the
hairs were dissolved, rather than blunt-cut. It takes the hair off at skin
level, so regrowth is soon apparent, as with shaving.
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