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depilatory

(dĭpĭl`ətôr'ē), substance used to remove hair. In preparing hides for tanning, lime is the chief depilatory. For the removal of superfluous hair from the human body, metal sulfides such as barium sulfide, sodium sulfide, calcium hydrosulfide, and strontium hydrosulfide are used. The powdered material is usually combined with other substances (lime, sugar, chalk, perfume) and made into a paste which is spread on the skin. The hair is dissolved into a gelatinous mass and is removed along with the paste. However, these reagents do not prevent regrowth of hair and are potentially dangerous. Wax depilatories that harden on the skin and pull up the hair by the roots when peeled off delay but do not prevent regrowth of hair. The only permanent method of removing hair is by cosmetic electrolysis, in which a weak electric current, passing through a needle, destroys the hair follicle.

depilatory

[də′pil·ə‚tȯr·ē]
(materials)
A chemical that removes hairs from skin.

depilatory

a chemical that is used to remove hair from the body
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In 2013, the leading company in depilatories was The Gillette Co, with a 32% value share.
Depilatories face increasing competition, however, from shaving products developed specifically for women's skin.
Skip the depilatories until your skin heals completely.
Advertising the products is also vital to the success of this category, though many industry observers say that price is not the primary reason consumers decide where and when to purchase depilatories.
As a result women wore shorts and skirts more frequently and for longer, helping drive demand for depilatories.
Depilatories in Morocco registered value sales growth of 6% in 2015.
Hence, depilatories are not popular, and the category remained small.
UKPRwire, Mon Sep 15 2014] Depilatories was dominated by two leading companies, each one leading its respective sub-category of either hair removers/bleaches or women's razors and blades.
NEW YORK -- Depilatories is a category rife with change, those in the industry say.