Doesn’t everybody want beautiful hair? How to make your hair grow … in the Victorian and Edwardian era!
Victorian and Edwardian women prided themselves on their long, luxuriant hair. But not all women (and men) had beautiful hair. Read on to find out what was recommended in the Edwardian era to make your hair grow!
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The most popular hairstyle in the Edwardian era was the pompadour. But not all Edwardian pompadour hairstyles require teasing, hair combs and hairpins. These Edwardian instructions from 1907 show you how to create an Edwardian pinless pompadour with only a ribbon! The
Edwardian pompadour hairstyle is easy and fast to make and can still be worn today!
Edwardian pinless pompadour with figure “8” bun
‘Dressing the hair without a hair pin […] an innovation which every woman will appreciate […] To be able to dress one’s hair without the aid of hairpins sounds too good to be true. To know that one’s coiffure can be neatly and becomingly arranged and fastened securely without a single wire or shell pin being required brings joy to the heart of womankind. […]
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I love the
boho hairstyles by Mara Hoffman which are made with Indian camel swags! 😀 And finally I made my own pompom hair accessory. Yay! I love it! In this tutorial I’ll show you how you can make your own and how to use the pompom hair accessory for a cute boho hairstyle. Continue reading DIY Boho Pom Pom Hair Accessory
Yarn braids are so fun and colorful – perfect for summer and festivals! 😀 And they’re easy to make. In this tutorial I show you how.
Continue reading Tutorial: Boho Braided Updo With Yarn
Metal hair cuffs seem to be all the rage at the moment! In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a real metal hair cuff from scratch: Turn a copper sheet into a beautiful shiny copper hair barrette! 😀
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A while ago I made my own no-sew reusable makeup remover pads and I love them! 😀 Reusable makeup cleansing pads are so easy to make, cheap and eco-friendly. And they’re a great way to
reuse old T-shirts or use up jersey knit scraps. Continue reading DIY No-Sew Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own mascara or liquid eyeliner. It’s an
Edwardian recipe for eyelash stain. The recipe is similar to traditional India ink or homemade lampblack calligraphy ink. India ink is made with lampblack, gum arabic and distilled water. The same ingredients which are used for this Edwardian mascara. ‘To Darken the Eyelashes use a little diluted India ink.’ ( Three Meals A Day, 1902) Continue reading DIY Natural Edwardian Mascara Recipe
Black grease paint was used in the Edwardian era as alternative to liquid eyeliner to accentuate the eyes. Grease paint was usually sold in sticks covered in paper, sometimes protected by a cardboard tube. Grease paint sticks looked like wax crayons (here’s a picture of
1930s stick grease paints). This Edwardian black grease paint recipe is from 1916. Continue reading Homemade Kohl Recipe – Edwardian Black Grease Paint
I was surprised when I found
Victorian recipes for hairspray! 😀 In Victorian times, hairspray was called bandoline which was used to set curls. Victorian hairspray was made with quince seeds, gum arabic or gum tragacanth. Here I tried a Victorian recipe for ‘Rose Bandoline’ made with gum arabic and rosewater. Continue reading DIY Hairspray Recipe – Victorian Rose Bandoline
Turkish Rouge is a Victorian liquid blush which is naturally tinted with alkanet root. In the Victorian era, Turkish rouge was called ‘the simplest and one of the best’ (
A Perpetual Calendar, 1896). Turkish rouge ‘is a superior rouge; it will not rub off, and is in no way injurious to the face.’ ( Arts Revealed, and Universal Guide, 1855) Since ancient times, alkanet root was used to color cosmetics: ‘Galen in his time, noticed the root as a cosmetic, and the rouge made from it is said to be the most ancient, as well as the most innocent of all the paints for the face.’ ( The Songs of the Seasons, and Wild Flowers of the Months, 1851) The natural liquid blush recipe is easy to make, with just two ingredients. Continue reading Victorian Turkish Rouge – Liquid Blush Recipe