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Wax stripping on Shabbat

Stripping hair is forbidden on Shabbat because of the melacha of gozez. Doing so with a tool explicitly meant to strip hair is a Biblical prohibition. From chabad.org Shearing, the av melachah of ...
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Kosher Electric Shavers

In a recent book on the topic (The Halachic Haircutting Handbook: A Breakthrough Exposure of an Obscure Mitzvah by R Chaim and Binyamin Jachter), the authors conclude that almost all electric shavers ...
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Hair spray on Shabbat

Shmirat Shabat kHilchata writes (14:50 in the English edition, 14:56 in the Hebrew) It is forbidden to spray the hair or a wig in order to stiffen it and preserve the coiffure. as you wrote, this is ...
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Using depilatory cream during mourning

This is not permitted. From the language of the Rambam (MT Avel 5:2), one sees the prohibition is not just in the act but also in the result. As such a depilatory cream which gets him to the outcome ...
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