A while ago, I tried the no-poo method and wanted to wash my hair without store-bought liquid shampoo. But I live in an area with hard water! So here are my tips what worked for me and what didn’t if you want to wash your hair without shampoo in hard water. Continue reading How To Wash Your Hair Without Shampoo In Hard Water
Make homemade flaxseed hair gel! It’s an easy and simple recipe with only two ingredients!
DIY flaxseed hair gel is often used in the curly girl method to define your curls or waves. And flaxseed hair gel also protects your hair from damage. It’s easy and quick to make flaxseed hair gel at home. And what’s best, you only need two ingredients to make flaxseed hair gel! 😀 Continue reading How To Make Flaxseed Hair Gel
How I care for my waist-length hair: A simple, old-fashioned, natural hair care routine for healthy long hair.
I often get asked about my natural hair care routine and how I grew my hair to waist length. My hair care routine is super simple. You don’t need special, expensive hair products for my natural long hair regimen: all you need is (homemade) shampoo and vegetable oil. You don’t even need a blow dryer! Continue reading My Hair Care Routine For Healthy Long Hair
200+ DIY natural beauty products & hair care products – made and loved for centuries! It’s easy and fun to make your own DIY natural beauty products at home!
Victorian and Edwardian women wanted to look their best. But makeup and beauty products weren’t always readily available. So they made their own DIY natural beauty products at home.
Learn to make your own makeup, kohl, lip balm, blush, tooth paste, shampoo, hairspray and much more! It’s easier than you’d think to make your own DIY natural beauty products and it’s so much fun!
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.
‘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
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! Continue reading How To Make Your Hair Grow – Victorian And Edwardian Hair Care
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! Continue reading Homemade Easy Egg Shampoo
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
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