Interesting Hair History That Can Impact Us Today
Here are a few interesting facts about hair and its historical past. Did you know that a wooly mammoth was found recently with strawberry blonde hair? Or how in ancient Greece, the women thought blonde hair was the most beautiful, and so devised a way to dye their hair using arsenic and plant extracts? Yes, and the ancient Roman women made a dye by feeding leeches (blood), and then putting them in vinegar and letting them ferment for months. Then they would apply it to the hair as a paste. Abraham Lincoln was clean shaven up until 1860, when he received a letter from 11-year-old Grace Bedell, who advised him to grow a beard so he would appear more trustworthy to voters! From then on, he grew and wore a beard for the rest of his life. Much to Marie Antoinette’s hairdresser’s chagrin, minutes before her execution her own hair was unceremoniously shaved off while she waited, in prison. Before that, her hairdresser Leonard Autie was known for his revolutionary and gravity defying hairstyles for the Queen, some rising nearly 4 feet above her head. And the longest reigning female Pharaoh in Egypt, Queen Hatshepsut, had herself depicted with a fake beard and male body. She also wore a fake beard during official business sessions, to be more acceptable for her all-male counterparts.
Hair Extensions History
The origins of hair extensions dates all the way back to the days of Cleopatra. The first documented proof of hair weaves was seen in 3400 B.C. among the Egyptians. They used hair pieces made from human hair and dyed sheep’s wool, and they were attached with beeswax and resin to attach them to their real hair. Cleopatra’s favorite color was peacock blue! Red, gold and black were also popular colors. Soon the trend switched to powdered wigs, and so on. But hair extensions are nothing new, and have been used for centuries.
Hair Extensions Today
Hair extensions today have come a long way. Places like The Lauren Ashtyn Collection have designed a line of luxury human hair extensions that are perfect for just about everyone. Their unique clip-in design attaches securely in just seconds, and does not damage your real hair. They are fully customizable with regard to color, cut and style, and should you need any assistance with any aspect of your extensions, there are lots of tutorials on their website. These clip-in hair extensions are also easy to care for, and made from the highest quality European Remy human hair on the market today. With good care they can last up to 3 years, so make an excellent investment, as well. Hair extensions have been around forever, and they are gaining popularity again in today’s ever-changing fashionable world. They’re versatile, easy to attach and remove, and can help you achieve the look you want to be the best version of yourself possible. They even offer a free hair consultation if you like, so what are you waiting for? Schedule one today at no obligation.