Today, we can easily use hair care products and countless dyes from many different brands. However, in ancient times, when people did not have these hair care products, they had to think of many different ways to nourish their hair as well as beautify themselves.
Use bricks to quickly grow long hair
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A recipe for hair growth that was widely circulated in the 17th century was the use of red bricks. Accordingly, this recipe indicates that you can mix crushed red brick with bright yellow wax. However, until now, it was not clear whether this “drug” could cause people with alopecia areata to grow their hair back.
Styling hair with… swallow droppings and fat
In ancient times, people used only natural products to create the necessary hairstyle. According to Bright Side, during the Renaissance, women styled their hair with swallow droppings and lizard fat.
Or as in the days of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I, women used to use lard to style their hair. However, the downside of this is that lard often attracts rodents. Therefore, when they go to sleep, they are forced to wear large hats to protect their hair from rats.
Wash your hair with ash
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The ancient inhabitants of the Indonesian island of Java would burn dried rice stalks and soak the ashes in water, leaving overnight. They will then wash their hair with this solution. To make the hair more beautiful, they will continue to apply coconut oil to the hair after washing it with ash water.
Only wash your hair once a year
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According to ancient beliefs, being immersed in water a lot is not good for health. Therefore, many people only wash their hair once a year. In the nineteenth century, clean clothes were more important than hair.
Meanwhile, at the beginning of the seventeenth century in England, women instead of washing their hair would use linen towels to wipe their heads. Then they will start combing their hair. The comb of this era can be considered a multi-functional tool when it comes to removing dirt, lice and dandruff from the hair, and can also help with styling.
Curling hair with steel shavings
In the seventeenth century in England, one of the most popular methods of curling hair was the use of steel shavings. These steel filings are soaked in herbs and leaves, then boiled until the herbal juices are as thick as honey. After 1 night of curling with this steel chip, the hair will become curly and bouncy.
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