Nightcaps or sleeping caps were worn while sleeping to keep the hair tangle-free and – especially silk nightcaps – to make the hair glossy. Nightcaps have a long history and even today silk caps are recommended for long or curly hair. Read on to find out why and how Edwardian and WW1 women wore nightcaps and how to make a vintage silk sleeping cap for yourself!
History Of The Nightcap
In the Victorian era, nightcaps were worn by all women, young and old.
Continue reading History Of The Nightcap – Victorian And Edwardian Hair Care
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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I love to make my own natual beauty products. Below are 11 of my favorite natural beauty hacks and recipes! And there are many more on my blog!
11 Homemade Natural Beauty Products
DIY No-Sew Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
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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
It’s the first homemade shampoo recipe I tried which is actually better than store-bought shampoo. 😀 And it can’t get easier than this to make shampoo!
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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
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
I made the
homemade Victorian bran shampoo again. Last time the shampoo was too watery, so I adjusted the recipe slightly. Now it has the consistency of commercial shampoo. For this DIY shampoo you’ll just need 2 ingredients. Continue reading Thicker Homemade Bran Shampoo Recipe
I’ve tried out the
1872 ‘Prepared Bran for the Hair’ (in the middle of the page). It sounds as if the recipe is meant to be a dry shampoo. But I’ve made a liquid bran hair wash before, so I’ve turned the dry shampoo into a violet scented bran shampoo.
Continue reading Homemade Violet (Orris Root) Bran Shampoo Recipe