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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2120487/Closest-shave-Scientists-invent-gel-stops-beards-growing-ladies-work-legs-too.html
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Based on a drug used in the treatment of AIDS, the gel may soon remove the need for shaving entirely.

Trials conducted using the new cidofovir based gel demonstrated that a 3% concentration provided significant reduction in beard growth. Scientists are now hoping to refine the treatment to halt beard growth completely, opening up the possibility of a future in which shaving will become a thing of the past.
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Pretty epic. Can't wait to use this on my... you know! thumb.gif
Switching someone's shampoo with this stuff would be one hell of a evil prank!
Edited by revamper - 3/28/12 at 5:08pm
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We could just start wearing fake beards and keep shaving so that evolution does it for us?

(mind you, might take a while)
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I'm going to wait a while on trying it out...being Murphy's Law incarnate I have a feeling it would do something else to my face besides just get rid of the need to shave.

Kudos though if they really get it to work.
     
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I like my beard, thanks tho! biggrin.gif

Probably good for the women on their lady bits though thumb.gif
    
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Originally Posted by MasterFire View Post

We could just start wearing fake beards and keep shaving so that evolution does it for us?
(mind you, might take a while)

Pretty sure that's not how it works (or my sarcasmeter is broken).
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I like my beard, thanks tho! biggrin.gif
Probably good for the women on their lady bits though thumb.gif

Seconded. Whoever decided that this should be used on beards instead of on women from the nose down can go to hell. mad.gif
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It would be fun to slap this stuff on top of an Emo's head.
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Pretty sure that's not how it works (or my sarcasmeter is broken).

Well, not that I followed extensive courses or something, but from what I understood was the reason we used to be much hairier (millions of years ago for instance) is because we didn't wear clothes, or it was colder. So the more hair, the better insulation. So if we start wearing clothes for over our face (mainly the beard area) it could happen.

In no way though, am I an expert, since what I am going off here is something I learned a decade ago.

(and also since it's not a very viable option short term, you could say that was sarcasm)
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Seems that you'd still need to shave? Curious--does this slow the hair growth, thin the hairs, or reduce the overall hair count in the areas applied?

Regardless, I dunno, unless it's all or nothing then it's a waste.
    
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