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DIY Quince Seed Hair Gel – Victorian Bandoline

Make DIY quince seed hair gel at home with just 2 ingredients: quince seeds and water! DIY quince seed hair gel – in the Victorian era called quince seed bandoline – helps to set your curls.

DIY Quince Seed Hair Gel Victorian Bandoline

‘Of the many preparations recommended to keep the hair in curl none is easier for amateurs to make, or is more effective, even in damp weather, than bandoline, made from quince seeds. It is harmless, and keeps straight locks in curls.’ (Health And Beauty Hints, 1910)

Victorian and Edwardian ladies loved curly and wavy hair. Sausage curls were popular in the Victorian era, while Edwardian ladies preferred a fluffy, wavy or formal, Marcel waved pompadour with neck curls. Continue reading DIY Quince Seed Hair Gel – Victorian Bandoline

How To Make Your Hair Grow – Victorian And Edwardian Hair Care

Doesn’t everybody want beautiful hair? How to make your hair grow … in the Victorian and Edwardian era!

How To Make Your Hair Grow - Victorian And Edwardian Hair Care

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! Continue reading How To Make Your Hair Grow – Victorian And Edwardian Hair Care

DIY Hairspray Recipe – Victorian Rose Bandoline

DIY Hairspray Recipe - Victorian Rose Bandoline

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

Homemade Natural Green Soap & Soda Shampoo Recipe

Homemade Natural Green Soap & Soda Shampoo Recipe

Because just soap didn’t clean my hair thoroughly, I came up with this natural soda & soap shampoo recipe. It cleans the hair just like store-bought shampoo, and because it’s thickened with starch, it’s easy to distribute in the hair. And it’s naturally green! 😀 Continue reading Homemade Natural Green Soap & Soda Shampoo Recipe

Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair

Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair

I tried the Victorian ‘Hair Wash For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair’. This hair wash is a bit more complicated than other Victorian homemade shampoos I tried because it involves a 2-step hair cleansing process: First washing the hair with boiled wheat bran and soap, and then washing the hair with an egg yolk. But because the hair wash was advertised as producing thick, soft and glossy hair, I had to try it. 😀 Continue reading Victorian Bran Egg Shampoo For Thick, Soft And Glossy Hair