Hair Wash Recipe
Posted by SuzetteR on September 10, 1998 at 16:05:15:
In response to What did women used for washing their hair?, written by Constanza on September 10, 1998 at 13:11:26
] I don't think shampoo existed in those times, no?
] And if they had washed it with soap it would have looked horrible
Here's a hair wash suggested in Regency Etiquette:The Mirror of Graces (1811) by a Lady of Distinction
Wash for the Hair
(This is a cleaner and brightner of the head and hair, and should be applied in the morning.)
Beat the whites of six eggs into a froth, and with that anoint the head close to the roots of the hair. Leave it to dry on; then wash the head and hair thoroughly with a mixture of rum and rose-water in equal quantities.
If anyone is adventurous enough to try this; I'd be interested in hearing what the results were.
- Eggs Constanza 16:33:37 9/10/98 (8)
- Eeewwwww! SuzetteR 23:44:54 9/10/98 (7)
- Eggs as conditioner Linda 08:32:04 9/11/98 (6)
- That makes sense... SuzetteR 00:01:25 9/12/98 (0)
- Don't raw eggs cause infections? Misty 16:25:36 9/11/98 (4)
- I'm sure if you think about it... P. Bingham 20:17:42 9/13/98 (3)
- Hair Wash :Eggs SuzetteR 00:22:31 9/16/98 (2)
- you're perfectly safe. P. Bingham 02:17:19 9/16/98 (1)
- Well said. Those were my sentiments exactly. (nfm) SuzetteR 23:12:41 9/16/98 (0)
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